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Recreation Programs

Stretch Your Muscles or Stretch Your Mind!

MHRD offers a wide variety of sports, recreation, fitness, arts, crafts and special interest classes to keep you on your toes all year round. We strive to offer you fun, exciting and quality activities through trained and certified instructors.

Our program guide is published three times a year a delivered to over 4,400 mailboxes throughout the district and surrounding areas.

Registration, Payments & Receipts

General Information
  • All programs & schedules are subject to change in dates, location & instructors.
  • Pre-registration is required for all programs.
  • Participants registering in a fitness program are also required to complete a Par Q. (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire)
  • Higher risk activities will require a signed consent form.
  • It is the participant's responsibility to inform MHRD staff and program instructor of any medical problems that may be a limiting factor to full participation in a program.
Method of Payment

Payment may be made at the time of the first class. Post dated cheques are accepted. Cheques are made payable to the "Macdonald-Headingley Recreation District." Any NSF cheques will be charged a $25 administration fee.

eTransfers

We are now accepting eTransfers as a method of payment. Simply send your payment transfer to ! Please call or email to confirm the security question and password.

Receipts

Receipts will be issued upon request.

Receipts

Recreation is for everyone- lack of financial resources should not stop you from participating in a recreation program or being active. MHRD can help you and your family. For more information, please contact the MHRD office to discuss options.

Program Cancellations

All classes are subject to cancellation if there are insufficient registrations. We will notify you as soon as a decision has been made.

Rescheduled Programs/ Inclement Weather

Every attempt will be made to reschedule classes that are canceled due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather, facility or instructor conflict. In the event that the rescheduled class does not suit the program participant, a refund will be provided for the class/classes missed. When schools are closed due to inclement weather, any MHRD programs taking place within those schools will be canceled. If you are unsure whether your program has been canceled, please contact the MHRD office.

Program Transfers

Participants may transfer programs, provided there is available space. Registration may not be transferred from one participant to another.

Participant Substitutions

As part of our policy, we do not allow participant substitutions.

Non Resident Registrations

All fees listed are the resident fee rate. Residents are people residing within the corporate limits of the Macdonald-Headingley Recreation District (RM of Macdonald and RM of Headingley). Non residents will be required to pay an additional 20% per program registration fee. Exceptions will be given to individuals and families residing within the designated "Starbuck Recreation Area" as defined through joint agreement by the RM of Macdonald and the RM of Cartier. Individuals who own land or a business within the district will be exempt from the "out of district" fee.

Student Rate

Students (ages 12-17) participating in any healthy living class will pay 50% of the registration fee.

Free Trial Class

Are you curious whether or not a program is for you? Give it a try...the first class is on us! Customers are allowed to attend one session of a multi week program at no charge to determine if they would like to join the program. Customers must contact the MHRD office prior to trying the program. If the customer decides to continue with the program, the appropriate registration fees will be charged.

Buy What You Need

Look for the programs that qualify for this flexible pricing option. Customers can identify the number of classes they wish to purchase in a multi class program. The fee will be pro-rated for the number of classes requested. Refunds will only be considered for medical reasons or on a case by case basis.

Cancellations, Withdrawals & Transfers

Program Cancellations

All classes are subject to cancellation if there are insufficient registrations. We will notify you as soon as a decision has been made.

Rescheduled Programs/Inclement Weather

Every attempt will me made to reschedule classes that are cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather, facility or instructor conflict. In the event that the rescheduled class does not suit the program participant, a refund will be provided for the class(es) missed. When schools are closed due to inclement weather, any MHRD programs taking place within those schools will be cancelled. If you are unsure whether your program has been cancelled, please contact the MHRD office.

Withdrawals

If the course has not yet started and you wish to withdraw from the program you have registered for, please let us know in advance of the program deadline.

Program Transfers

Participants may transfer programs, provided there is available space. Registration may not be transferred from one participant to another.

Things to Know

We make every effort to ensure the information printed in the guide is the accurate and therefore assume no responsibility for errors, changes or omissions. To ensure the sustainability of our programs and activities, we are unable to honor incorrect pricing.

Commitment to Inclusion

People with disabilities are encouraged to participate in any of our recreation programs, at a level suitable to their ability, program choice and facility access. Please disclose your disability at the time of registration in order for us to work together to meet your needs.

Facility

Please be aware of the ongoing support each facility provides by allowing these programs to take place. Please respect all signage, ensure proper footwear and remain within the designated program area.

Arrive on Time

Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to the start time of your class. Late arrivals are disruptive to the instructor and the other students.

Respect to All

We want to create an environment where everyone can participate end enjoy MHRD programs and events.

Nut Free

If a child/youth program or event involves the participants bringing lunch, please be mindful in your preparation of the food to ensure that it is nut free.

Scent Free

Did you know that your perfume may be making some people sick? Please do your best to minimize your use of scented products as they may cause serious health issues to others in the class.

Be an Early Bird!

Many programs fill quickly. Registration is accepted on a first come, first served basis. Program size is managed according to instructor and facility guidelines.

Why Good Programs Get Cancelled

All classes are subject to minimum and maximum registration. If there are not enough participants registered, the program may be cancelled or postponed. Registering at the last minute may not save a great program...so register early!

Share Your Skills

Our programs are fun, informative and recreational. If you have an expertise or a passion to share, we are always on the lookout for instructors to deliver programs in the district. Prior experience is preferred but not required. Classes may be a one time workshop or a series. For more information on becoming an instructor, please contact the MHRD office.

Give Us Your Best Smile!

We like to show everyone how much fun our events and programs are and like to take pictures to be used for our website, the Program & Community Resource Guide, social media or other promotional material. If you object to having you or your child's picture taken, please let the photographer and MHRD office know.

Tell Us How We're Doing

We value your comments and feedback. Please let us know how we are doing.

Forms and Waivers

Forms Available for Download
These are forms that are required for some programs. They will be made available for those programs upon registration.
2017 ParQ+ 1.22 mb PDF Hit The Ice Waiver 0.03 mb PDF