Heartland Recreation Commission


A dessert and music evening is being held at the Austin hall on Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. This is a fundraiser by donation for Lacey Loewen and family hosted by the Austin Hick Chicks. Country and gospel music by The Blue Collar Harmony Boys, Margaret Anderson and the Sharpe Sisters. Everyone welcome. For more info contact Sarah Wieler at 204-871-0371.


Applications are now available for North Norfolk Christmas Cheer Board Hampers. If you live in North Norfolk and need a hamper please call Julie at the CRC office by Dec. 7 at 204 685 2977 or stop in Tues. or Fri. from 9 till 4.

MacGregor Chase the ace


Get your tickets from 5:30 till 7 p.m. every Thursday at the MacGregor Golf Course. Win $50 and a chance to cut the deck.. Draw the ace of hearts and win the jackpot. Jackpot is over $800. So come for a drink and a chance to win some money. Tickets are $2 each. Snacks available for purchase.




Austin Chase the ace


Is running on Fridays at the Sidney Community Hall at 5:30 and draw is at 8:30 p.m. The jackpot is over $4000. The second Friday of the month there is a Community 50/50 and the last Friday of the month there is a meat draw. Reminder there is $5 supper. Plan to stop in.




PD Days


Once again HRC will be holding PD days on the Fridays there is no school at the rink.  There are themes for each day, it is $15 per child and they need lunch and snacks for the day. Next day is Nov. 16 and it is jersey day.




Senior Jammers


They are back Nov. 16 at 1:30 at the MacGregor Drop In Centre. Bring your love for music and your instrument (if you play) with you. Come enjoy the beautiful sounds. Everyone welcome to come.




Stitch night returns


Fire up those needles and hooks and dig out some yarn/ thread. Stitch night the Nov. 20 at 6:30ish to 8. Looking forward to seeing everyone again




Start Program


Set time aside to read together a family literacy program at the North Norfolk MacGregor Library. Mondays at 10 a.m. till noon starting Nov. 5. To register please stop in at the library or 204-685-2796 or email




Hall Walking


The weather is crappy outside so the AES and MCI are opening their doors for hall walking. 3:45 till 7 p.m. If there is no school then there is no hall walking. Must wear clean shoes.




Christmas Shopping


On Dec. 5, there will be a last minute Christmas shopping evening at the Heartland Multiplex from 6 till 9 p.m. There will be a silver collection or bring a canned good for the Christmas hampers at the door. There will be vendors selling all kinds of last minute gifts for everyone on your list. If you would like to set up a table please contact Shelley 204-871-9814.




Come see the Wild


The MacGregor Wild hockey team is back in action. There is a game Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. So come on down and see our local guys back on the ice. Next game is Nov. 30 at 8 p.m.




North Norfolk Christmas Holiday Hour Tours


The annual Holiday Home Tour in North Norfolk will be Dec. 1. Tours will be at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., tickets will be available at the MCI Band Crat Sale for $10 each, these tickets can be used for the afternoon and evening tours. All proceeds are split between the Kinette Emergency Fund and the North Norfolk Cheer Board.




Christmas in MacGregor


Santa Parade will be at 6:30 p.m. then come to the Stride Centre to skate with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus and have a treat and don’t forget about the Carol Festival Dec. 2.




Lights on


Let’s light up our community and get in the Christmas spirit. Join in the fun and you could win. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated house (outside) in MacGregor and in the North Norfolk. And the best business float in the annual Santa parade on Dec. 1 in MacGregor. To be eligible for these prizes you must be registered with HRC. You can nominate your neighbours and friends – let us know.




Pet photos


Join us on Dec. 2 for pet photos with Santa with Sierra Jade Photography at the Hub in MacGregor from 1 till 4 p.m. Cost is $20 and includes two images. Contact Kenny K9 to book your pet in 431-336-0115




Walking program


Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9 a.m. at the Stride centre. Cost is by donation. This is open to all ages.




Seniors Exercise Program


The MacGregor & Austin Senior Support Program have exercise classes at the Austin leisure centre on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. and MacGregor drop in on Wednesday at 10 a.m.




Appetizer & Dessert Workshop


Join your friends for two hours of fun and food prep and go home with 9 appetizers and 2 desserts. Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. $78.84 per person. Register with Karla before Nov. 16.




Child Program


Preschool literacy and numeracy program at the Austin Elementary. Shake, Rattle, and Roll starts this Monday at 6 p.m.. Have fun playing games with your child in the gym, have a snack, and choose a book to enjoy at home. On Nov. 14, there will be a C.H.I.L.D. program in the canteen at 10 a.m. Enjoy a morning of animal themed activities and crafts. Snack will be provided as well as a book to read at home. Lego Club will run the last 2 Wednesday mornings of Nov. at 10 a.m. Kids can come for a morning of building and creativity with Lego. Snack and a book will both be provided.




Don’t miss


The Annual Southend Band Concert and craft sale at the MacGregor Collegiate Gymnasium! There will be many home based businesses, handmade crafts, a bake table, lunch and of course GREAT music. See you there. Nov. 17 10 a.m. till 3 p.m.




Buying the farm


The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre will be coming to MacGregor on Feb. 26, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at MacGregor Collegiate. Tickets available at the North Norfolk Municipal office, McKelvy Agencies and Bison Boutique. Tickets are $20 adults and $15 students and seniors.






Tuesdays at 5:30 at the Heartland Multiplex, starting Nov. 20 till Dec 11. Four weeks for $50 or $15 drop in. Come join the class.




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The Heartland Recreation Commission is a partnership formed between the communities of MacGregor and North Norfolk. The Commission has a full-time Recreation Director, Monday to Friday. The mission of Heartland Recreation is to encourage the development of social, recreational, artistic and cultural opportunities in order to enhance the wellness of our communities.

The Recreation Director ensures that there are recreational opportunities for all members of the communities, no matter your age or ability. These opportunities include aerobic classes, evening sport events, children's programming and  regular popular sport nights. Other programming includes art, such as dance classes, and many children's programs, especially throughout the summer months.
The Recreation Director is also available to provide information about grants for various groups, be they service groups or non-profit groups or sport groups. The Director also acts as a liaison between local groups and the Provincial and Federal governments with regards to programs and grant administration.
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For more information , please call:
Karla Gurke
Recreation Director
Heartland Recreation Commission
Box 837
MacGregor, MB R0H 0R0
685-2202 or