Time to sign up for the 2019 MACHS Graduation Recognition

Are you or your kid graduating in 2019? Along with the special ceremony at Victoria Inn where graduates and their parents will be recognized in front of all the Conference attendees, graduates have a chance to hang out with their fellow grads, and MACHS will be taking professional photos of graduates and their families!  Register now to get early-bird pricing!


Fill in the form below and we will be in touch with more details soon!



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Field Day 2018 ~ Pictures

We had another great Field Day weekend this year. Because we are all running around there are not that many pictures. But you can get a sense of the day from the shots and video below.

Gaga Ball!

Hot Dogs for all!

Start with races…

                            And play volleyball late into the night.

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Get some of those Steve Demme books that got lost heading for the Conference.

Dear Friends in Manitoba,
As you may remember, we had a difficult time shipping my books to the conference. I had ordered three boxes of books and only one box made it in time for the convention.
Then a few weeks later, I received an email that the missing books finally made it to Canada. Yay!
My printer has already resent the missing books to me in Pennsylvania so these books are available to you in Winnipeg.
After some deliberation with the MACHS board we have decided to offer them to anyone who is interested, with the proceeds being given to GHEC through CCHE. (CCHE is the charitable division of HSLDA Canada and GHEC is the Global Home Education Conference in which Gerald Huebner is involved.)
Here are the books which are available:
20 Speaking the Truth in Love
30 Crisis to Christ
30 Family Worship
10 Hymns for Family Worship
10 His Story My Story
Cost:  $10 each, $15 for 2 books, $20 for 3 books
Payment:  cash or cheque
If you would like to purchase one or more, please email [email protected]MACHS.ca to make arrangements.
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2017 Field Day!

This post is really late. We promise to get photos from the upcoming 2018 Field day up a lot faster. 🙂

This year’s field day is on the 18-19th of August. Registration will open at the beginning of June. See you there!

Last year we did some sky writing as our unique activity.

Each field day weekend contains a lot of races, sports, and fellowship.

More great memories will be made this year!

Photo credits go to: Rachelle Louden, Caleb Mogilevsky, Lily Friesen, and Carolyn Hamm.

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Walking on Eggshells

Ross McCallum

Friday, March 23, 2018 11:00 am

Click here to listen to and download: Walking on Eggshells. 

Do emotions run your home? Do you fear your child’s tantrums, tears and/or terror when the school books come out? Or the chores? Or when you won’t let them put on that shirt that hasn’t fit since Kindergarten? Or… (fill in the blank)? This presentation will discuss how kids learn to regulate their feelings and what you can do to help them move from ruling your roost to ruling their spirit (Prov 16:32).

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How Your Child Thinks: Keys to Learning Success (Part 2)

Dr. Ian Mogilevsky

Friday, March 23, 2018 10:00 AM

Click here to listen to and download: How Your Child Thinks: Keys to Learning Success (Part 2)

Although this is part two, it is also a stand-alone workshop. We’ll learn more about how your child thinks or ‘cognitive processing’ that will help you teach your kids the skills to see how parts are related as a whole and to work with information that is arranged in a specific order.

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Homeschool Film Fest 2018

Join us for Homeschool Film Fest 2018!

At 9 pm on the Friday of the Homeschool Conference (March 23), after the keynote, you can come and watch some of the latest and greatest short films made by homeschoolers in Manitoba. Kick back and relax after a full and exciting day at the conference and enjoy! If you are attending the MACHS conference, no further registration is necessary to attend this event. The short films will be presented with a bit of commentary about them. This is a great opportunity to watch and discuss these films with friends! If you are a homeschooler and have made a short film, feel free to consider your involvement at this event. Please send the short film to [email protected] with Homeschool Film Fest 2018 in the subject and a brief description. This does not guarantee your film will be shown, but we will get back to you with more info. Don’t miss Homeschool Film Fest 2018. It’ll be a blast!


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Getting to know Steve Demme

Let’s get to know Steve Demme! He will be joining us as our keynote speaker at the 2018 MACHS Conference. Come hear him sharing the story of his personal journey toward a vibrant daily life in Christ and the impact the love of God has made on his parenting.

Click here to take a deeper look into Steve’s ministry.
He has a great podcast that you should check out, and
a facebook page.

His desire is to strengthen, teach, encourage, validate, and exhort parents in Manitoba to follow the biblical model for the Christian home.


Steve and his wife, Sandra, have been married since 1979. They have been blessed with four sons, three lovely daughters-in-law, and three special grandchildren. Their fourth son, John, has Down Syndrome and lives with them in Lititz, PA.

Steve is the creator of Math-U-See and the founder of Building Faith Families. He has served in full or part-time pastoral ministry for many years and has served on the board of Joni and Friends Eastern PA.

And you get to meet him this March…

Laugh, tell stories, and hang out with one of the homeschooling pioneers.  Get a selfie with the home educator’s favorite math teacher.  It’s going to be Steve-U-See!

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Homeschool Short Film Challenge

Wondering what could get 30 homeschool teens and alumni waking at the crack of dawn to drive across the province?  Manitoba has a thriving community of filmmakers, and on Saturday, October 28th, a 13-hour film challenge was the draw.

This was the second film challenge hosted by Liberty Film, with the goal of bringing filmmakers together to learn how to work under pressure, and of course, have fun. Caleb Mogilvesky did an excellent job of planning and running the whole affair.   

The group of thirty was divided into 4 teams.  By the end of the day, each team was to have produced a short film over 45 seconds long.


The morning was dedicated to brainstorming, settling on an idea, outlining and scripting, as well as preparing any props and locations that would be needed.  The whiteboard was a key part of that process.


After lunch, the filming began. In a team leaders meeting during the noon break, we found that every team was planning to shoot most of their film outside in the blasting wind and freezing cold.


Wearing the headphones was a real privilege in the wind.





Some did enough filming inside to keep ears and toes warm.




The short time demanded operating a camera at the same time as coaching acting.  



As soon as each team completed shooting, editing could commence.

Sometimes editing is tedious for the young siblings of the host family.  It took about 3 hours to get all the clips together, the sound right, and the music slapped on top. 


The only time to socialize was over supper and lunch so we all made the most of it.




Once all the films had been edited everyone piled into the living room and watched all the films on the Tv. It’s a great reward after a long day of work.



If you would like to watch the films click here. 


Mercer Lawrenson lives with his family on their farm near Sanford Manitoba. He spends his days farming, making YouTube videos, and volunteering with MACHS.  His personal blog is TheMercerReport.com



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