Heartland Recreation Commission

Power skating

Up your game this hockey season and sign up for power skating in MacGregor. On Wednesdays in Oct. and Nov. at the Stride Centre in MacGregor. Open to all ages and skill levels $85 per skater, adult special for 30 yrs plus $40. Register with hrc.

Hunter safety

Enroll today if you need your hunter safety for hunting season this year.  Oct 19 starting at 9 at the Stride Centre in MacGregor. $60 per person and must register with hrc.

MacGregor yoga

Nancy Birnie will be returning to MacGregor Tuesdays at 5:30 on Sept 24 at the Heartland Multiplex. Register with hrc.

Holiday homes in North Norfolk

We know it is only September but we are starting to think about Christmas and the Holiday homes in North Norfolk. If you would be interested in putting your home in this year’s tours please contact me. 204-685-2202. Date for this year is December 7, 2019

Soup & dessert lunch

The MacGregor & district health care auxiliary would like to invite everyone to their soup and dessert on Sept. 29 at the Heartland Multiplex from 11:30 till 1:30. Everyone is welcome and cost is by donation. Reminder there is a cookie parade, $5 for a box of homemade cookies and all proceeds for the bursary fund.

Gun course

Non restricted gun course is scheduled for Oct.5 in MacGregor. $100 per person and a limit of 12. Register with hrc.

Deer hides

MacGregor Collegiate is putting out a call for deer hides. They are offering leatherwork in their programming, and have arranged for a trade agreement with La Riviere, MN to process raw hides into leather for student to use I the manufacture of moccasins, mitts and mucklucks. If you are hinting this season and do not plan on using the raw deer hide please consider bring it into the MCI, in a plastic bag, tied shut, with the tag in bag. Leave it at the office.

Austin preschool connections

Welcome to a new year of Austin preschool connections programming. There are lots of great activities planned for preschool children and their parents/caregivers. These programs are free so simply drop in and join in the fun.  Wiggle, giggle and much begins Sept. 16, child begins Sept. 18, kit and caboodle begins Sept.25, pottery painting is Oct. 23 and story box will be on Oct. 30. For more info. Please contact Erika at 204-385-2629.

Small town fitness

Jordyn will be returning on Sept. 16 till Oct. 11 (4 weeks) on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the Stride Centre on the curling side. Come give it a try.

Open to offers

There is a stand up piano at the Heartland multiplex that we would like to find a new home for it. Contact Karla for more info.

Used oil recycling

Trade in your used oil and receive a jug of washer fluid absolutely free. Offer available to Municipality of North Norfolk residents only. While quantities last. Limit 1 container of washer fluid per customer. Minimum 1 litre of used oil returned.

Learn to skate

HRC is looking for a can skate coach for the fall for lessons in MacGregor. HRC is willing to help with training and courses. For more info please contact Karla

Pd days

Sept. 27 is the first pd day of the school year and hrc is changing things up a bit this year and we are planning day trips to fun and new places. Sept. 27 we will going to U-Puttz in Wpg, sign up your kids now. For more info please contact hrc.

MacGregor minor hockey

Online Registration is now up and running!

Deadline is October 1.

Advertising opportunity

If you and your business would like to advertise in the Stride Centre for this upcoming season please contact Karla at This season we are open to many difference venues of advertising, whether it be a wall mural, door signs, stair signage – we have a location and price that would fit any size of business. Contact us.

Family literacy program

The start program (set time aside to read together) is a 6 week of parent-child interactive play groups. Fun with rhymes, songs, books, bookmaking and crafts at the North Norfolk MacGregor library. Program schedule is everyone Monday from Sept. 30 till Nov. 4 (except Oct 17) from 10 till noon. There is no cost to participating families. To register please stop in at the library or call 204-685-2796.

Art in the library

The NN MacGregor library is please to present acrylic and oil paintings by Donella Thiessen. Please plan to stop into the library to see her paintings.


The summer might be gone soon but there are still plenty of opportunities to have fun at Manitoba Agricultural Museum this year. To support our activities and projects and to provide exciting experiences for our guests, we need your help. Here are some volunteer opportunities for the next months. If you are available for some shifts to support them, please contact the office at 204-637-2354 or

Work Weekend – Sept. 21-22 all day

Begin preparing the grounds for winter, finish work from put away day, check supplies in non-winterized buildings and gather to the Pioneer Centre.

Winter Wonderland – Dec. 13-14-15 & Dec. 20-21-22 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Apron Workers - Take admission outdoors, direct visitors

Greeters - Direct visitors, provide information as needed

Parking Workers - Direct and park cars

Pioneer Centre Food - Prepare and sell coffee, tea, hotdogs

Support volunteers - Ensure all is taken care of, lines are smooth, visitors know where activities happen, fill in where needed

Walking program

There is nothing better than having a safe place to walk rain or shine. So join us at the Stride Centre at 9 am on Tuesdays and Thursday to do the 3 mile Walking program dvd’s. Cost is by donation and everyone is welcome to join in.

Dirty pour class

Discover the medium of fluid paint. Mix your colors to compliment your home. Pour your paint and see the magic appear. Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Heartland Multiplex. $60 per person with all supplies included, canvas is 18 x 24. Dirty pour is a crazy fun class. Register with hrc.

2020 MacGregor fair

The North Norfolk and District agricultural society is hosting a meeting on Oct. 9 at 6 at the NN MacGregor Library. Want to get involved in your community? Enjoy working with a great team? The board is looking for people who are interested in joining their board. We are going to be starting to plan the 2020 MacGregor fair, if you are interested and would like to help out, plan to come out.

Community workshop

You are invited to participate in the North Norfolk active transportation master plan. This community workshop will be Oct. 7 from 7 till 9 p.m. at the Heartland Multiplex. The workshop will be a hands-on event to explore better walking and cycling connections throughout the municipality of North Norfolk. For more info contact hrc.

Babysitting course

This rewarding day filled with first aid and safety in the home is open to males and females ages 12 and up. Oct 25 at the Austin School. $40 per person and must register with hrc.

Think you missed something, visit our facebook page for more of what is happening in the municipality of North Norfolk. Please let me know. HRC contact info, 204-685-2202

 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 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

North Norfolk Municipal office (side door)
Box 837 - 27 Hampton St E.
MacGregor, MB R0H 0R0

685-2202 or