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City Makes Decision on Cultural Centre Use

Medicine Hat College approached the City of Medicine Hat last year with a proposal to gain full use of the Cultural Centre for the expansion of the Visual Communications Program. The City agreed to work with the College and key stakeholders to look at viable solutions to relocate the current City supported user groups, but City Council has determined it is not financially feasible for the City to relocate the groups from the Cultural Centre.

“The College has been notified of the City’s decision and operation of the Cultural Centre will continue to be a shared responsibility of the City and the College,” said Ray Barnard, Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Medicine Hat.

The Cultural Centre opened in 1983 as a shared project of the City and the College and will continue to be a place for Arts and Culture to thrive in the Medicine Hat Community.

“Our goal has been to find an affordable way of serving the needs of our students, and I offer my thanks to the City for the energy and time they committed to their evaluation,” said Dr. Ralph Weeks, President & CEO of Medicine Hat College. “Our motivation to steward resources intended for post-secondary education, and provide appropriate space for our students, continues.”

User Comments

One Response to “City Makes Decision on Cultural Centre Use”

  1. April 5th, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Chickster says:

    Well the whining arts groups got their way. I don’t think Hatters would be on their side if they knew how much tax dollars went to keep that place operational. No other hobby or activity gets that kinda support and the thing that bothers me is lots of those people sell their arts and crafts for money using a free space we all pay to let them use. Not fair.

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