Thursday, December 1, 2016

December events at the MRC


December is always a busy month at the Matlock Rec Club.


On December 3rd, we've got Breakfast with Santa from 9-11 am. There will be a Silver Collection.



December 10th is our annual Christmas Dinner & Dance. Tickets are $27 for members and $30 for non-members. Cocktails are at 5:30 pm. A roast beef dinner will be served at 6 pm. Tickets are available from board members or by calling Randy Benedictson at (204) 389-2394.



December 31st, we will be having a New Year's Eve Social from 8 pm until 1:30 am. Tickets are just $15 per person and are available by calling any board member or Dave and Sandy Lobban at (204) 389-4980.



We wish you and your families a very joyous holiday season--in any way you choose to celebrate. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and all the best for 2017.



Sunday, April 17, 2016

You're invited to the Annual General Meeting



"Annual General Meeting May 01/2016  1PM at the club.  All are welcome. Refreshments will be served after the meeting"

"Are you a community group or club looking for a space to hold your meetings or activities? Are you looking for a hall rental for an event? Call the Matlock Recreation Club for further information. 204-389-5450"

Saturday, September 19, 2015

farewell to Donnie Alexander

The Matlock Rec Club lost a wonderful friend on Friday, September 18, 2015, when Donnie Alexander passed from this world.

Donnie really loved dogs and is pictured here with Hero, who will miss him tremendously.

Donnie was a great supporter of the MRC and all community events. He started the Walking Club several years ago, sat on the MRC Board of Directors for the past five years, and volunteered in many capacities including playing Santa Claus at our Breakfast with Santa and selling raffle tickets.

Donnie Alexander (left) selling tickets at the MRC 

Donnie asking Santa for a trip to Mexico at the MRC Breakfast with Santa 


Donnie always had a great big smile, and was known throughout the community as having the best tan in town!

We will all miss Donnie tremendously. Here are a few more photos that will undoubtedly bring a smile too your face.

Donnie really loved his dog Rambo
Donnie's final vacation was to Osoyoos, BC 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Christmas Fun at the MRC

Yes, it's that time of year again! Christmas is just around the corner, and we've got two seasonal events to share with you.


 Breakfast with Santa  will be held this year on Dec 06, 2014 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. 

All children 13 years and under are welcome.
There will be a silver collection at the door.

The annual Matlock Recreation Club Christmas Dinner and Dance will be held this year on Dec 13, 2014.
Cocktails 5:30 p.m.  Dinner at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets $ 25 for members; $ 27.50 for non members.
There will be a Silent Auction.
Contact Doug Newberry at 204-389-3182 or any MRC Board Member for tickets.

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Holiday dates to remember

Hi everyone!

We hope you're enjoying the transition to fall, and that you're looking forward to joining us for these exciting seasonal events:

Breakfast with Santa 
Sat Dec 7 2013 9-11am silver collection

Christmas Dinner & Dance 
Sat, Dec 14 2013 Tickets $27.50 each for non-members and 25.00 ea for members.
Cocktails at 5:30; dinner at 6:30 pm. For tickets, contact Doris at (204) 389-4223 or visit Chambers Corner Store (204) 389-2032. 

We hope you'll join us for these opportunities to celebrate the holiday season. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Come in ... to "The Pig N Thistle!"

Our last post was about the Canada Day event, and incase you missed it ... here's a pic showing how much fun the kids had!



Now, it's time for us big kids to have some fun. Mark you calendars for Saturday, Oct 5th, for "The Pig N Thistle" evening, when The Thistle Band will entertain us with Celtic music and songs by the Irish Rovers, Gordon Lightfoot, Simon & Garfunkel, and more. You can hear a few clips of the band's music by visiting their website.

Doors to the MRC will open at 6:30 pm. The show begins at 7 pm.

Tickets are $12.50 each and available from Georgeanne at (204) 389-5375, Ann at (204) 389-5611, or at Chambers Corner Store in Matlock at (204) 389-2032.

There will be a cash bar and snacks available. Come join the fun!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Happy Canada Day!





We hope to see you at the Canada Day Celebrations on Monday, July 1st:


Opening Ceremonies 12 noon
12:15   Cake and coffee, bake sale and silent auction
 1:00    whist
 2:00    kids games and races
 3:00    grocery scramble
 5:00   Supper 
Adults  $5.00 and children $3.00
Members N/C


Happy Canada Day from everyone at the Matlock Rec Centre!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

see what you missed!

Last night's Ladies Nite with Adam T. Elvis was loads of fun. There were great snacks and prizes, and a free plant for every lady who attended. Oh, and did we mention the chocolate fountain?


Several talented service providers donated their services in support of Breast Cancer/Cancer Care, including Ruth Burse (left) who is a breast cancer survivor and gave an inspirational talk to those in attendance.

Elvis was in great spirits as usual, although a sore throat prohibited him from partying until dawn.

Here are a few pics to share ...
A highlight of the evening was when Elvis serenaded Kath Creasey in celebration of her upcoming birthday.

We are greatly privileged to have a wonderful facility like the MRC right in our community. Please come out to our next event (see the schedule of events in the preceding post) and help support the club. It's better with YOU there.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

fall line-up of events at MRC


Well, summer has come and gone, and wow! Was it a good one!

We hope you enjoyed the great weather of summer and are now looking for some programming and events to take you through fall and winter.

Here are the special events we've got lined up for you:

Saturday, September 8th: Ladies Nite Out with Elvis
This fun evening featuring Adam T. Elvis is being held for the purpose of raising funds for the MRC and breast cancer. Services are being donated by a Hair Stylist, Manicurist, Pedicurist, and a Massage Therapist. These generous folks are donating their time and revenue to the cause. We'll be having a silent auction table and a light lunch will be served. Ticket are $15 and available from the Matlock store, or call Ann at 389 5611. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door. Bring a friend and come for the fun!

Saturday, October 27th: Annual Craft and Bake Sale
We'll have an assortment of vendors to help you stock up for your Christmas shopping and entertaining. Doors open at 10 am and will close at 3 pm. Contact Darlene at (204) 389-3593 if you'd like to book a table. Cost for tables is $20 each. 

Saturday, December 1st: Breakfast with Santa
Santa will arrive at 9 am and be with us until 11 am. There will be a pancake breakfast served for the price of a small cash donation. Call Georgeanne at (204) 389-5375 if you have any questions.

Saturday, December 15: Our Annual Christmas Dinner
Cocktails will be served from 5:30 until 6:30pm. Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $25 in advance. Call Darlene at (204) 389-3593 or Vera at (204) 389-4950 for info.

Mark your calendars for these special events in 2013:

Annual General Meeting: Sunday, May 5th. Details to follow.

Sisters of the Holy Rock: Saturday, May 25th. Details to follow.

Here are our regular weekly activities for the coming year:

Bingo: Every Friday night. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Games begin at 7:30 pm. Hot food is available in the kitchen, and snacks available in the canteen.

Walking Club: Monday, Wed, and Fridays at 10 am until 11 am from Sept 17th until May 24th. Call Donnie at (204) 389-4604 for info.

Whist: Every Thursday at 1:30 pm, October thru May. Call Betty Ann at (204) 389-5225 for details.

Quilting: Every Monday from 11:15 am until 4:30 pm. Call Marilyn at (204) 389-2904 for info.

Zumba: Every Friday at 11:15 am until 12:15 pm beginning Sept 21st. This is a fun, senior-friendly Zumba fitness class for both women and men. Call Donnie at (204) 389-4604 for more info. 

Please remember that MRC members get discounts off the price of our events and regular programming. For just $10 per person, you get a year's worth of membership, a free supper at our July 1st Canada Day celebrations, a $5 discount off the price of your Christmas dinner ticket, and a complimentary light lunch at our annual general meeting. Memberships are good for the calendar year and renewable in December.

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See you at the MRC!