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Heartland Recreation Commission

Curling Crypt

Spooky, thrilling& terrifying is back this Halloween season. Our version of a haunted house, the curling crypt will be open Oct 26 – 6 – 8 pm, Oct 27 5 – 7 pm, Oct 28 3 – 5 pm and 7 – 9 (13 plus ONLY) this is located at the Stride Centre in MacGregor.  Cost is by donation and bring a nonperishable item for the CRC.



There is nothing better than having a safe place to walk, rain or shine. Join us at the Stride Centre in MacGregor Monday to Friday at 9 am (except holidays), we use a Walk at Home app to follow.  This class is open to all age’s walkers, strollers, etc.  This is a safe ice-free walking surface and temperature controlled.  Cost is by donation. 


Healthy Baby

The Healthy Baby program encourages early regular prenatal care and promotes and supports healthy outcomes for moms, babies, and families. If you’re pregnant or have a baby under the age of one, you are invited to a Healthy Baby community program: *Ask questions about your baby’s development learn about nutrition and health for you and your family*Get parenting tips*Do activities with you baby *Meet other new parents *Receive milk coupons (44 weeks) during pregnancy and until baby is 6 months *Enjoy healthy food Come join Healthy Baby Community program on November 7 & 21, December 5 & 19. Starting at 10 till 11:30 am At the United Church in MacGregor for more information contact Public Health @ 204-685-5705


Vaccine Clinic

Flu and covid vaccine clinics will be held in MacGregor Nov. 6 from 12 pm till 6pm at the Heartland Multiplex and in Austin Nov. 14 from 2 till 6pm at the Austin Hall.  Walkins only, no appointment necessary.  See you there.



Do you know what North Norfolk rural school had to be cut in half to move it down the road? 

Do you know what North Norfolk rural school, at one time, had a tennis court for school and community use?  Find the answers to these and other stories in the "Life in a Rural One-Room School in North Norfolk" calendar.  More than a calendar, it is a two-year calendar featuring 25 rural schools in North Norfolk for each month.  Included are photos as well as a short history and stories relating to that school.  Launch date will be Tuesday October 24, 1-4pm and 6-7:30pm at the NN-M Library; Wednesday October 25, 10am at the Sidney General Store; Wednesday October 25, 1-3pm at Phil's Fine Foods.  Also, from October 26 on, Thursdays 10-12pm and 1-3pm at the Archives in the NN-M Library.   This a fundraiser for the mowing of the school cairns to make the mowing sustainable. Would make a great Christmas gift!



The North Norfolk Childcare Centre is hosting an End of Harvest Breakfast at the new centre on 52-1st Ave in Austin on October 28 from 8 am till 11 am.  Come out for breakfast, visit with others celebrating the end of harvest and support the childcare centre. Contact 204-870-1401 for more details.



Did you enjoy the Fireworks Show at MacGregor Family Fun Day on September 16th? We are looking forward to putting on another AMAZING display in 2024!  Personal donations and corporate/organization sponsorships are accepted year-round: In-person:  At Stride Credit Union (to the MacGregor Chamber of Commerce, Fireworks Account) By Mail: to MacGregor Chamber of Commerce at PO Box 685 MacGregor, MB R0H 0R0 E-Transfer:

Thank you so much for your support!  


Comedy Show

The MacGregor Hotel is hosting a Comedy Show “The Bad Apples” on Nov 3 at 10 pm, doors open at 9 pm.  Tickets are $25 and available through EventBrite.  This is 18+ performance, for more info. check out Youtube/facebook/Instagram – TheBadApplescomedy. 


Resthaven Meals

They serve a well-balanced delicious meal Mon. to Friday at 5 pm at Resthaven. They are offering anything from Salisbury steak to shepherd’s pie – all meals include meat, potatoes, veggies and a dessert.  To book call 204-685-3158 the evening before. Leave a message with the date, name and how many people you would like to book for. They offer eat in or pick up at 4:30 pm. For more info call Karen 204-685-2083.


Hall Walking

Hall walking is back at the Austin Elementary school Tuesday and Thursday – 3:45 till 5:30 pm & MacGregor High School Monday to Friday 3:45 till 5:30 pm. When there is no school then there is no hall walking.  Must wear clean shoes.



Lynne Bereza is returning to MacGregor to offer 1 hour Hatha yoga classes connecting breath, body, and mind.  Wednesday evening at 5:30 pm drop in $15.  Bring your blanket, yoga mat and water. See you there.


Victoria Place

Did you know that Victoria place has foot care, a hairdresser, exercise classes, movie nights and other activities for seniors.   If you would like more info call Karen 204-685-2083.


Chase the Ace

Austin Chase the Ace is back up and running at Austin Arena on Fridays at 6:30 pm.  Come check it out.


Fall Supper

The MacGregor United Church is hosting their Annual Fall Supper on Sat. Nov 11 at the Heartland Multiplex.  Starting at 4 till 6:30 pm.  Cost is adults $10, 6- 12 $10 and 6 and under are free.  Pre-order take-out meals phone Wendy 204-685-2583, Marion 204-685-2174, Bev 204-685-2746.


North Norfolk Connect

Register with us and never miss out on the latest news, events, weather, and alert messages from the Municipality of North Norfolk.  Also does the Municipality have all your current contact information – email address & phone numbers?  Phone the office 204-685-2211 to make sure.



The CRC offers shuttle rides, $10 per ride to Portage from MacGregor, Austin, and Sidney. The CRC Food vault needs nonperishable food.  Attention faithful grocery buyers! Our biggest need right now in the grocery department is all the soups! Cans, cartons, dry pouches... it’s all good! Contact CRC for more information 204-685-2977.


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. 


Public skating

MacGregor Lions Club has sponsored FREE public skating at the Stride Centre in MacGregor on Friday’s 5 till 6pm & Sunday’s 12:30 till 1:45 pm. Starting on October 6.



Austin bingo is back up on Thursday’s. Doors open at 6:15, Early Bird games at 7 at the Austin Hall. See you there.



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. Thank you everyone.


Sticks and Pucks

Rosehill Woodcrafters Co. is proud to sponsor Stick and Pucks each weekday for all ages 3:45 till 4:45 pm at the Stride Centre in MacGregor.  Helmets must be worn at all times.  Thank you, Rosehill Woodcrafters.


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! 



Victoria Place presents the Gala Night on Nov. 18 at 6pm at the Austin Hall. Vision, achievement, celebrate a fundraising event. For more information contact 204-685-2644.


MacGregor Handivan

The MacGregor handivan board is looking for new drivers desperately. Drivers must be courteous and will help riders/client’s 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.


Canadian Dirt

Join the ride on November 11 to see Gord Bamford at the Glesby Centre in Portage.  $50 person includes pick up and drop off at the Stride Centre in MacGregor and a ticket for the event.  Bus will be leaving MacGregor at 6:30 pm.  Book & pay for your seat now with HRC.  Limited seating and deadline is Nov. 1. 


40th Annual Craft sale

The Southend Band (MCI) are hosting their 40th Annual Craft sale on Nov 25 in the MCI gym, from 10 am till 3 pm. there will be crafts, music, and baking.  Vendors can contact Diana at for more info.


2024 Minor Hockey Calendars

If you would like to order a calendar and have your families birthday/anniversaries added to the calendar, please stop by the municipal office for a form or contact to have a form emailed to you.  Cost are $20 per calendar and deadline is Nov 10. Thank you for supporting MacGregor Minor Hockey.


Knit/Stitch 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 your own projects along.  2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month – 6:30 till 8 pm at the North Norfolk MacGregor Library (Nov. 9 & 23). Everyone welcome.



MacGregor curling is back!  Wednesday night at 7pm at the Stride Centre in MacGregor.   Beginning on Nov 15 at 7 pm.  Fees are adults $100, 12-18 yrs. old $50 and 12 and under free – for the season.  For more information and to register for the curling season –


Fall Market

The Austing Christian Academy is hosting their annual Fall Market on Nov. 4th at the Austin Hall, starting at 9:30 till 3 pm. Come and do your Christmas shopping and take part in the penny parade.   Eat in or take out lunch available.


Quiz Night

The North Norfolk MacGregor Library is hosting their annual Quiz night with Maria & Robin Allan. Nov 4 starting at 7 pm.   Sign your team up your team of 8 ($160) or individual ($20) contact 204-685-2796 for more details.


Paint nite with Oliva

Come join us in painting a night scene with mushrooms and greenery.  Nov 30 at 7 pm at the Heartland Multiplex. $40 per person. Register with HRC.


Freezer Meal Workshop

Register & pay and then receive the prep and grocery list. Then join us on Nov 23 at 7:30 pm at the Heartland Multiplex put all the meals together.  Packages available Dinner Dones, Family Faves or Soup Duper Soup Box.  Register with HRC.


Christmas glass fusing

Come join Loretta for a beginner’s glass fusing class on Nov 21 at 6pm at the Heartland Multiplex.  You can choose 3 Christmas tree stakes or a 6inch plate for $60 – included is all the glass and lots of extra items for finishing the project. Register with HRC.



Free Senior and preschool skating weekdays at the Stride Centre in MacGregor, 9 till 10:30 am. Except holidays and no school days.


Food Safe

Manitoba health certified food handlers training program will be on Nov 27 & 28 from 6:15 till 9 pm each evening at the MacGregor Collegiate.  Course cost is $100 and you can register by contacting HRC.


Perogy Supper

Dine in or drive thru perogy supper fundraiser at the Austin Hall on Nov. 17 5 till 7pm. Cost is by donation and all proceeds go directly to the Austin Christian Academy. For ore info. 204-637-2303.


If you would like more information about these events, please contact HRC.

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