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Duck Race

A HUGE Thank you to the MacGregor Hotel & Bar (Nelson & Jill Strand) for the First Annual Spring mini duck race on Saturday. Congratulations to Wade Johnston, Margo Nichol, Lorraine Chant and the rest of the winners.  It was of a bit of a windy cool day but it was great to see those little ducky's floating. All proceeds went the MacGregor Fire Department. Thank you everyone who purchased ducks, attended the event and stopped into the MacGregor Hotel for a drink or a snack. We encourage everyone to post your pictures or videos on face book or Instagram and tag the MacGregor hotel, Can't wait till next spring!


Hunter safety

All hunters in Manitoba are required to possess a hunter education certificate when hunting in Manitoba. There will be a class on May 6 (7 till 10 pm) and May 7 (9 am till 4pm) at the Heartland Multiplex. $70 per students and must register with HRC.



Registration is now open for Austin minor baseball.   Starting May 3 till June 16 at the Austin baseball diamonds – Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 pm. Cost is $20 per player. Coaches and assistants please Jo-elle and to register contact HRC.



The MacGregor Soccer Association is run by volunteers who work diligently to provide opportunities for children in our area to have fun and play recreational soccer during the months of late April, May, and June. Our teams play in and adhere to the constitution of the Portage Youth Soccer Association (PYSA). Teams travel to Portage, Oakville, and St. Claude in addition to playing in MacGregor.  Registration will be available online and in person; please see the registration page on or HRC.


School reunion

Calling all former students and staff of MacGregor schools. July 1,2, 3, 2022 there will be a school reunion held at the MacGregor Stride Centre/Lions Campground in MacGregor. Registration forms are available at the Municipal office and various businesses in MacGregor or email or


Jam Session

The MacGregor senior drop in center is hosting their monthly Jam Sessions, whether you play an instrument or love the music, come on by on April 22 at 1:30 pm (third Friday of each month) There is a $2 admission charge for everyone to cover expenses.  


Ladies Soccer

Any ladies out there who are interested in joining the MacGregor Ladies soccer team please contact Emily Wright 204-724-7058. Season typical runs mid-May to the beginning of August with a yearend tournament.


PAL Course

The next PAL course (non-restricted or possession and acquisition gun license course) will be on April 25 & 26. Contact HRC for more details.


Spring Production

MacGregor Collegiate presents the play “Typecast”, April 27th and 28th @ 7:00 in the Mark Brown Auditorium at MCI, April 28th features special guests The South End Band & Guitar Program, Silver Collection at the Door


Come play cards

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


S.T.A.R.T. Literacy Program 

April 11-May 16. A 6 week parent-child interactive activity time, for children ages 3-5. Takes place at the North Norfolk Library in MacGregor 9:30-11:30am. No cost, but please register at the Library.


CPR & First Aid

HRC is offering a level c with the emergency first aid and AED course AND a standard first aid. Course will be in May at the Heartland Multiplex. For more information and to register with HRC.



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 dropping off your empties. Thank you everyone.


Chase the Ace

The MacGregor Chase the Ace will be returning on Thursdays at 5:15 pm with draw at 7 pm. at the MacGregor Golf Course. 


Golf lessons

Instructor Brett Janz is offing golf lessons at the MacGregor Golf Course in June for all ages. Lessons will be Tuesday evenings at the golf course. To register contact HRC.


Walking group

Everyone is welcome to join in on Mon., Wed., Fri. at 9 am at the Stride Centre in MacGregor with the walking group who work out to a variety of walking DVD. Cost is by donation only.


Shuttle Rides

The CRC has arranged shuttle rides to Portage with the North Norfolk Handi-transit van stopping anywhere you need to go: appointments, errands or shopping. You will be picked up in your community: Sidney, Austin or MacGregor in the morning and then returned to where you started. Dates are as follows: April 20 & 27. Please call the CRC to book your spot at 204-685-2977.


Bull bash

The bulls are coming back to MacGregor on June 4. Bull Riders of Canada is coming to MacGregor for some great live bull riding. If anyone is interested in being a sponsor please contact HRC.  Stay tuned for more info.


MacGregor Fair

The annual MacGregor fair is planning on coming back June 25, 2022 and we need your help.  Whether you have an idea or event you would like to see happen, or just want to be a helping hand for an hour, day or week. Whatever the reason for getting involved, the MacGregor fair board invited you to be part of this year’s fair.   Feel free to contact Joanne, Jim or Karla for more info. or facebook page.


Perogy Supper

The Annual Austin Christian Academy perogy supper is on April 29th at the Austin Hall from 5 till 7 pm. Come and enjoy a delicious meal of cottage cheese or potato and cheese perogies with cream gravy, fruit sauce & farmer sausage and of course dessert. Cost is by donation and all proceeds go to the ACA school. For more details call the school at 204-637-2303.


Annual meeting

The North Norfolk MacGregor Archives Inc. is hosting their annual general meeting on April 21 at 1 pm at the North Norfolk MacGregor Library. Everyone is welcome.


Breeze yoga

Lynne is returning for another 6 weeks of Hatha yoga, Wednesday at 5:30 pm. Drop in $15 per class or 6 weeks for $75. Classes are at the Heartland Multiplex.


Glass fusing

Come join us for a beginners Glass fusing class on May 16 at 6 pm at the Heartland Multiplex. You can choose between making three plant stakes or a set of 5 wind chimes. Cost of the class is $50 and register with HRC.


PD Day

April 22 is the last PD day of this school year, so we are making pizza at Hampton Café. $25 for the day. Register your kids 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, 204-685-2202 

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, 204-685-2202.

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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