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Heartland Recreation Commission

Pet Licenses

2023 pet licenses are now available at the Municipal office in MacGregor. 


Before and After

We have before and after school program in MacGregor and after school program in Austin. You can sign your child up for one day or multiple days.  Please register with HRC.


Public Skating

The Stride Centre in MacGregor is now open and again this year the MacGregor Lions Club has sponsored FREE public skating for the season.  Public skating will be Fridays from 5 till 6pm and Sunday’s 12:30 till 1:45 pm.   Thank you to the MacGregor Lions club.


PAL Course

The next Pal Course is on January 23 & 24 in MacGregor. For more details contact HRC.


Emergency Coordinator

The Municipality of North Norfolk are now accepting resumes for a Municipal Emergency Coordinator. For more information contact Municipal office. 



Come join the Bittersweet cross country ski club on Feb 19 for their Family ski day and Poker Rally. Poker derby will be from noon till 3 pm, hands are 3/$10. Join them for an hour or come for the whole day. This is a day for fun, socializing and good food.  Free lunch included: chili, buns and a hot beverage.  All ages welcome.


MacGregor Curling

Curling in MacGregor is back!! Wednesday night curling is back at the Stride Centre in MacGregor. League begins 7 pm. Enter as a team or an individual. To sign up or for more information please contact HRC  Curling Lessons - Have you wanted to learn to curl? Not sure if this is for you. Contact HRC for more details.


Items needed

The CRC Food vault needs pasta, pasta sauce and cereal this month.  Please give generously.


CRC Shuttle Rides

Shuttle dates are Jan. 20, 27, Feb 24, March 20, 29, April 20 & 26. $10 per ride to Portage from MacGregor, Austin and Sidney. Contact CRC for more information 204-685-2977.


Mixed Bonspiel

Austin mixed bonspiel is on March 17, 17, 19 so come celebrates. Patricks day at the Austin Rink. They want their teams to show their green imagination. To enter call Cheryl 207-871-0667 or Krysta 204-526-7191.


Sticks and pucks

A huge shout out to Rosehill Woodcrafters Co. for sponsoring Sticks and Puck again this year at the Stride Centre in MacGregor.  Sticks and pick are each weekday at the Stride Centre starting at 3:45 pm for an hour.   Open for all ages and a helmet must be always worn.  See you there.


Come play cards

The MacGregor Senior drop in center is welcoming people to come play cards or a game of pool on Monday and Wednesday at 1pm. 



Bring your beer bottle and beer can empties to the MacGregor arena anytime – just leave them in front of the front doors of the area. All proceed are going toward the development of a trail system in the Municipality North Norfolk. All this money is going directly to Active Transportation in the Municipality of North Norfolk. Please continue to drop off your empties. Thank you everyone.


MacGregor Chase the Ace

The MacGregor Chase the Ace on Thursdays, selling starts at 6 pm and draw is at 7 pm at the MacGregor Golf Course. Each week we have a different local service group who sells 50/50. Come for a drink, a laugh, and a chance to win some cash!


Jam Sessions

The next Senior Jam session is on Jan. 20 at 1:30 pm at the MacGregor Drop in Centre. All are welcome!


Jacksons lake

The Austin fire department is hosting a Ice Fishing Derby on Feb 25, 8 am till 2 pm. See you there.


MacGregor Handivan

The MacGregor handivan board is looking for new drivers. Drivers require a class 1 or 3 driver’s license, must be courteous and will help riders/clients door to door. Did you know that you can rent the handivan for day trips? To book this van call McKelvy Agencies at 204 685 2390.


Walking Group

There is nothing better than having a safe place to walk rain or shine. Fitness walking is the #1 way to stay healthy and active. So join us at the Stride Centre in MacGregor on five days a week at 9 am and let’s get walking.  This class is open to young and the old. Cost is by donation.


Small Town Fitness

Fitness classes are instructed by Jordyn Nicoll, 6 am and 6 pm on Tuesday and Thursday at the Heartland Multiplex.  Drop in is $15 per class.  For more details find us on facebook.


Stitch/Knit group

Any kind of stitcher (cross-stitch, embroidery, crochet etc.. as well as knitting) any level is welcome… informal get together of people who enjoy stitching and bring you’re their own projects along. Meeting at the North Norfolk MacGregor library on Tuesday, Jan 31 and every second Tuesday after that from 6:30 till 8 pm.


MacGregor Wild

The Wild are back on the ice! Next game is Feb 3 at 8 pm against Carberry. Come cheer on our locals!! 


Live theatre 

The Royal MTC Regional Tour will be in MacGregor on Wednesday, February 8th, 2023. Starting at 7 pm.  This year’s production is Assassinating Thomson. Tickets are available at McKelvy Agencies and the Municipal office.


Cross Country Skiing

The ski trail in MacGregor has now been groomed (Thank you Kevin Henry), there are three loops, and they all start behind the Stride Centre in MacGregor. If you would like to borrow equipment and go skiing – stop into the Arena and see arena staff and they will show you were the room is and the equipment. Once your finish please return equipment to where you found it. The equipment and trail are free to use but donations are always greatly appreciated.


Austin Arena

The ice is now in at the Austin Arena, Public skating is Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 7 – 9 pm. Five and under free & $5 per person. For ice rentals please contact Ed Sattler.


Interesting facts about January

The month of January was named for the Roman god Janus. Janus had two heads, symbolizing one head looking backward and one looking forward.

January originally had 30 days, until Julius Caesar added the 31st day.

Ellis Island opened on January 1st, 1892. Since the opening, over 20 million people have immigrated to the United States.

It is considered the coldest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. It is considered the warmest month of the year in the Southern Hemisphere.

In leap years, January always starts on the same day as April and July.

Alaska became a state on January 3, 1959

Some celebrities whose birthdays are in January include - Elvis Presley, Oprah Winfrey, Dolly Parton, Betty White, Justin Timberlake, Ellen DeGeneres, Bradley Cooper

The Portuguese landed in South America (now Brazil) on January 1, 1502. They named the city Rio de Janeiro, which means 'River of January.'


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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