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This seems to be the season for tradeshows and expos. Here’s another one to mark down for Saturday, November 6th from 10AM to 5PM at the Cypress Centre Pavilion.

At the Home Business Christmas Show & Sale there will be more than 40 home businesses. The show is in support of the Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society and the Medicine Hat Food Bank! There is no cost for entry, but donations to one of the charities would be appreciated.

Door Prize Tickets $4
(all proceeds to charity!)

For more information contact Cris @ 403-488-4168

Operation: Bella Bomb Poster

Operation: Bella Bomb Poster

We haven’t really posted anything about the Gas City Rollers before on Medicine Hat Media and when I take a look back, I can’t really think of why. I might do a follow up post about the Gas City Rollers in a more in-depth look, but for right now, all you need to know is: They are a roller derby group based in Medicine Hat who are participating in their debut bout as a team facing off against Calgary’s B52 Bellas.

The all-ages showdown will be taking place on Saturday, February 20th at the Cypress Centre. Admission will be $5.00, doors open at 6:00 and the game starts at 7:00.

Operation: Bella Bomb Program PDF

The Medicine Hat Community Celebration Committee is finalizing plans with the Vancouver Organizing Committee preparing for the arrival of the Olympic Torch.

The Torch Relay route for Medicine Hat on Saturday, January 16th begins at 16th Street S.W. at approximately 6:00 pm and arrives at the Saamis Teepee Site at 7:00 pm. An outstanding celebration will be held at this site from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with Terri Clark being the featured entertainer.

The Torch Relay Route for Medicine Hat on Sunday, January 17th, begins at the Cypress Centre at 7:30 am and reaches the outskirts of Medicine Hat on the Trans-Canada Highway at approximately 8:47 am.

Olympic Torch Relay Routes #1 Olympic Torch Relay Routes #2

For further information please contact:
The Chair of the Medicine Hat Celebration Committee, Jeremy Thompson at 403-581-8098 or Project Manager, Frank Merkl at 403-502-8599.

Akon in Medicine Hat on November 1, 2009.

Akon in Medicine Hat on November 1, 2009.

Singer-songwriter, Akon is coming to Medicine Hat to perform at The Medicine Hat Arena with Danny Fernandes and Girlicious on Sunday, November 1st, 2009.

*UPDATE* The show has now been moved to the Cypress Centre.

Akon is a Senegales-American R&B singer-songwriter who rose to recognition in 2004 and has since put out a number of radio-recognized songs that, like most rap, include a large amount of sexual innuendo, as well as typical rap-stereotype references to drugs, alcohol, f-words, n-words, and much more (you can already tell I am a fan… Sarcasm intended).

Some hit songs include: Right Now (Na Na Na), Smack That, Gangsta, Ghetto, most of the content of which can easily be guessed by the name of the song.

Tickets are $49 or $69 and can be purchased at

Here’s another one of those bigger name bands showing up in Medicine Hat in 2009. Vancouver band, Marianas Trench will be playing an all ages show at the Cypress Centre on October 30th, 2009. With them, are three guests: The New Cities, Carly Rae Jepsen (of Canadian Idol fame), and The Mission District. All of the bands are in or around the same genre: that pop-punky rock type stuff, some might reference “emo” as well with except Carly Rae Jepsen who is more folk-pop. They are also all Canadian bands ranging from all over the country.

Tickets will be $25 and you can get them by calling 403-527-1234 or online here. Seems pretty worth it to me, $25 for a big line-up like this?

Marianas Trench @ MySpace
The New Cities @ MySpace
Carly Rae Jepsen @ MySpace
The Mission District @ MySpace

The Marianas Trench song you probably know, “Cross My Heart”:

I’m a little late on mentioning this massive live performance, as most of you probably already know about it, but the event coordinator did give me an email, so I will oblige.  Canadian-born Sean Kingston will be performing live in the Cypress Centre on September 30th (located on the Stampede grounds). The concert, like most big ones in the city, is presented by My96FM and tickets are available by phone call at 403-527-1234 or online here.

Even though it’s not entirely my most listened to type of genre, I admit, I’m a sucker for “autotune” and electronic beats/rhythm, mix that with some reggae fusion and you have Sean Kingston’s “Fire Burning” single, which I add, I do personally think is quite catchy.

YouTube: Sean Kinston – “Fire Burning” (Embedding was disabled)

Official Site
Buy Tickets Online

Collective Soul is coming to Medicine Hat on October 20, 2009 and they will be rocking up the Cypress Centre at the Stampede Grounds.

I have not listened to Collective Soul in years years, but still listen to a few songs every now and then when they come on the radio. I used to listen to them all the time way back in the day when I used to play Starcraft and Alt-Tab to chat on ICQ (around 1998 or 1999), even before I met Vaughn and got into Punk Rock from his musical influence.

Collective Soul will no doubt be playing some of their bigger hits at the show, including “Run”, which is probably their most recognizable song.

Tickets are $42.50 and available at the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede website:

New Years Eve live recording of “Run”:

2009 Medicine Hat Stampede & Exhibition

2009 Medicine Hat Stampede & Exhibition

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With the 2009 Medicine Hat Stampede & Exhibition well under-way, many are excited for this weekend when they will get the chance to visit the Exhibition portion of the event. The grounds officially opened today at noon. The festivities began with a pancake breakfast served at the Medicine Hat Lodge from 7AM to 10AM this morning where an estimated 2,500 people attended. There’s also another breakfast coming up on Friday if you missed this one – make sure you get the details in the guide supplied below.

Many people (like myself), wait until the weekend to enjoy all the festivals. This year it will be running until the 25th (Saturday). There’s plenty to do including rides, shopping, sightseeing, and don’t forget to spend a couple dollars trying to win overpriced stuffed animals! I’m a sucker for those coin pushing games, I probably spent like 25 dollars last year on them. How could I forget about the food? With a concession and/or food and drink place every couple steps you are sure to get your “eat” on. Some of my favourites include the real lemon aid stand with a side of Elephant Ears! Mmmm…

Already concluded in this years festivities was the Stampede Queen Contest, won this year by Candice Wutch followed up by Stacey Kading (crowned princess), and Cymara Shock. The event was on Saturday, July 18th and you can check out the Medicine Hat News video on the event here. Another one already finished is the annual Visual Arts Show which I sadly didn’t enter this year due to time. Dusty didn’t enter this year either; however, she won 1st place last year. I’ll post the results of that event here when I find them out. Most of the works should still be up though for viewing in the Cypress Centre – don’t quote me on that though.

There’s really too many events and things going on to talk about here though. If you want anymore information, please be sure to check out the official website, or grab yourself a PDF copy of the Stampede Event Guide 2009. Careful with the PDF. There’s some huge complex artwork included in it that brought my computer to a slowed halt. *Update* Alternatively, you may view Medicine Hat Media’s compressed computer-safe version here.

Official Medicine Hat Stampede & Exhibition Website (brace yourself for loud Country music)

Stampede starts on full stomach – Medicine Hat News by Alex McCuaig

It’s almost that time again! Every year on the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede grounds in the Cypress Centre hosts the Farmer’s Market (for the last 12 years). The hours are from 9:00am to 1:00pm every Saturday from May 23rd to October 3, 2009 with the exception of Stampede Week (July 25th, 2009) when the market will close at 11:00am.

Cypress Centre Entrance (photo via official website)

Cypress Centre Entrance (photo via official webpage)

In the true spirit of the phrase “shop locally”, the Medicine Hat Farmer’s Market features tons of local retailers for meat, vegetables, candies, baking, crafts, art and more! All retailers are made up of people from and around the Medicine Hat community.

From the website:

Good reasons to shop at the Farmers’ Market:

  • Fresh produce
  • Quality products
  • Price savings
  • Specialty items
  • Unique products
  • Personalized service
  • Social atmosphere
  • Supporting our community

Medicine Hat Farmer’s Market official webpage

Tomorrow is the last day you will get to check out The Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede’s 11th Annual Christmas Market located in the Cypress Centre Pavilion and Auditorium. The market itself features things such as baking, jewelery, artwork, crafts, candies, clothing and much more. It’s focus is homemade and handcrafted items. You can kind of thing of it as a “Farmer’s Market” which is also hosted in the same place actually, except this is more geared towards the theme of Christmas and the holidays in general.

Christmas Market

Christmas Market

The 11th Annual Christmas Market runs Friday, November 14th from 12:00PM to 8:00PM and then Saturday, November 15th from 9:00AM to 6PM. Admission is $2, unless you are 12 and under, in which case it’s free. For more information call the Stampede Office at 403-527-1234 (that’s a pretty sweet number if I do say myself).

Christmas Market’s Official Page

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