Heartland Recreation Commission

Nursery school

MacGregor Nursery School Registration is May 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the nursery school room at MacGregor elementary school.

Summer staff

The North Norfolk MacGregor Library are now accepting application for a summer student to run their TD summer reading club.  Email maclib@mts.netor stop by the library for more info. Deadline is May 18.

Bracelet workshop

Essential oil diffuser bracelet workshop with Daniella of Tanglewood Essentials will be on May 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Heartland Multiplex. $45 to make two essential oil gemstone bracelets or $60 to make a 5 layer bracelets wrap. Register with hrc.

Donut day

Our donut day fundraiser is Thursday, May 9 from 9 to 4 at our office in MacGregor. Delicious homemade donuts by donation. If you are interested in having your own plot at the community garden let Julie know by May 17. 204.685.2977.

MacGregor Handivan

The MacGregor handivan board is looking for new drivers. If you would like more info please contact Don 204-239-7837. Did you know that you can rent the handivan for day trips? The board of Nor Mac Handi Transit Inc. is pleased to announce the purchase of a Ford F 250 van. This van has carrying capacity of 3 walk-on persons and one wheelchair; it has an electric wheelchair lift for easy access to the van for wheelchair bound clients. To book this van call McKelvy Agencies at 204 685 2390.

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. So come for a drink and a chance to win some money. Last Thursday of each month the MacGregor Kinettes will be having a meat draw.

Austin Chase the ace

Is running on Fridays at the Sidney Community Hall at 5:30 and draw is at 8 p.m. 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.

Austin preschool connections

There are lots of great activities planned for preschool children and their parents/caregivers this spring. Whether it be wiggle, giggle and much or kit and caboodle. For more info. on any of these programs, please contact Erika Pugh at (204) 385-2629 or email

Healthy baby

This program is held in the Austin Elementary school. If you have any questions contact Martha 204-871-0106.

Exercise program

Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9 a.m. at the Stride centre. Cost is by donation. This is open to all ages. Stop and see what we are doing.

Boots, jeans and Manitoba dreams

The theme for this year’s MacGregor Fair on June 22 is boots, jeans and Manitoba dreams. We have over 30 classes for this year’s home craft classes, so get busy during these spring days and get your entries ready. Would you like to see something new at the fair this year? Contact us for more info email macgregorfair@hotmail.comor visit their website at

Start program

Set time aside to read together a family literacy program, this 6 week parent-child interactive play group program has fun with rhymes, song books, bookmaking crafts and much more. At the North Norfolk MacGregor Library starting Monday, April 8 till May 13. For more info or to register please stop in at the library or 204-685-2796.

Bull bash

Bull riding is coming to MacGregor on June 1, doors open at 5 and show starts 7 p.m. This is a Bull Riders Canada Inc. event, this is going to be an amazing bull riding event. There will be a cash canteen and bar; tickets are available at Bison Boutique, McKelvy agencies, Reimer Antenna (in Portage) and the North Norfolk Municipal office. Money raised is going to the MacGregor fire department, MacGregor Kinettes and the North Norfolk Ag Society. There is lots of sponsorship opportunities for businesses, if you are interested please contact hrc, poster are here and tickets are out.

Senior’s day

All seniors and their families are invited to the Manitoba Agricultural Museum in Austin on June 4. It is $18 per person, includes coffee, donuts and fresh cinnamon buns, cold plate lunch and access to the grounds and all the activities. The day starts at 9 a.m. and then are finished at 4:30 p.m. For more info or reservations please call the office 204-637-2354 or email Immerse in old memories and create new ones in an event filled of nostalgic entertainment.

Rec baseball

HRC is now accepting registration for Austin Rec. baseball; it will be starting May 13 till June 12 at the Austin baseball diamonds. Monday and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. cost is $20 per child. Contact hrc to sign up.

Rec Soccer

Starting May 21 in Austin and May 23 in MacGregor both at 3:45 p.m. at the elementary school, Rec soccer is all about learning the basics of soccer and having fun with Jacie Leckie and Amy Wiebe. Cost $20 per child and includes a soccer ball. Contact hrc to sign up.

Community garage sales

The town of MacGregor is hosting their community garage sale on May 25; there will be sales all over town. MacGregor fire department will be having a car wash and bbq lunch. Register your garage sale with the MacGregor Stride Credit Union for $5 to be put on the map. If you don’t live in town and want to sell some items, you rent space at the Heartland Multiplex. Contact hrc for details.


Preschool children born in 2014 and 2015 that are from the Pine Creek school division are invited to attend the pre-school wellness fair in Austin elementary school on May 7 starting at 9 till 2 p.m. There will be goodies bags, door prizes, clowns, face painting and snacks. For more info contact the public health nurse at 204-685-5705.

Summer jobs

The Municipality of North Norfolk is looking for a few summer students to fill various jobs in MacGregor and Austin for the summer, if you would like more info please contact the North Norfolk office at 204-685-2211 or

Thank you

A huge thank you to the MacGregor Lions Club for recognizing me (Karla Gurke) t the fish fry on Saturday evening they presented me with the certificate of recognition, for the exceptional service to the communities of MacGregor and North Norfolk, above and beyond the call of duty. I love my communities and the people I get to work with each day.

Another thank you

We hosted a Farm safety day last Thursday in MacGregor for all the grade 3 and 4 kids of the pine creek school division. We would like to thank the numerous volunteers and presenters who helped make it a great day as well as Karen Kruck and Amy Wiebe for all their helping planning the day.  Thank you so much.

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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.



 Heartland 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