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With another busy summer of artists putting in long hours in Medalta’s contemporary artists’ studios (and putting miles on those bikes so many of you generously donated to us), we want to make sure every artist who comes to Medalta has a comfortable place to sleep in Medicine Hat.
Although these artists do work very long hours in our studios, they actually do sleep. And although one of our studio couches make do as a spot for a quick nap, they really prefer a bed.
We keep a list of Medalta supporters who are willing to take in a visiting artist during their stay. Over time, that list has slowly shrunk as peoples’ lives have evolved.
Now, we want to add that list. If you have a spare room in your home and are interested in hosting a visiting artist, we would love to hear from you. If you decide to be a potential host, we will ask you how long you’re comfortable having one of these artists in your home (we have artists who come anywhere between one month and one year). We will make sure that whoever you welcome into your home is a good match for you.
These artists pay to stay with you and you set the rate. Given that these people have taken time away from their families, careers and home, we do suggest that you set a rate in line with the current market while making it something that both you and the artist are both comfortable with. Most of our current hosts charge between $400 & $500 per month for a room (while some simply ask the artist to pay what they’re able to pay). Again, it’s up to you.
They generally take care of their own meals (lots of meals are eaten at our studios with the other artists), laundry (we have laundry at Medalta), transportation, etc. THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »
It’s only fitting that during this continued cold snap and on a day with temperatures nearing -40 including the windchill, 40 Below is announcing a Alberta-wide follow-up to its successful first publication.
The first 40 Below anthology, released November 1, 2013, is a collection of poetry, non-fiction stories and essays, and short fiction focusing on winter in Edmonton. A total of 300 submissions were entered, and eventually 70 submissions from 55 writers/artists were chosen. The book sold out its first run and is now into its second printing.
Now, editor Jason Lee Norman is putting out a call for submissions for winter poetry and stories from writers and artists from all across the province, including Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Grande Prairie, Jasper, Banff and everywhere in between.
Submissions will be open until July 31, 2014 and can be submitted online here:
40 Below will publish the second book, to be titled ’40 Below: Alberta’s Winter Anthology’ in November of 2015.
Time to polish up those pitches; DRAGONS’ DEN producers are hitting the road this January to find the brightest business ideas in Canada. The 2014 Audition Tour will be visiting more than 30 cities from coast-to-coast in search of enthusiastic entrepreneurs hoping for a chance to enter the Den and make a deal with a Dragon.
Open auditions are coming to Medicine Hat at the Esplanada Arts and Heritage Centre (401 First Street SE) on February 21 from 11:00am-6:00pm. Complete audition dates and locations are listed below. Tour dates will continue to be updated on the website at www.cbc.ca/dragonsden/auditions.
The audition tour welcomes participants of all ages, with no prior television experience required. With the highly-rated ‘All-Student’ episode and the recent launch of Kevin O’Leary’s Future Dragon Fund, DRAGONS’ DEN continues to seek out and support young Canadian entrepreneurs.
Aspiring entrepreneurs should be prepared to pitch their concept to the DRAGONS’ DEN producers in five minutes or less. If they show the producers that they’ve got the chops to land financial backing for their business venture, they could be invited into the Den to brave the Dragons. Prospective pitchers are encouraged to apply online and bring a completed application form to the audition.
Find the show online at:
The current season of DRAGONS’ DEN airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT), with an encore episode on Sundays at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC Television.
The City of Medicine Hat and Cypress County’s Southern Alberta Summer Games Office is NOW OPEN! We are looking for athletes to compete on both Team Medicine Hat and Team Cypress County in Taber at this year’s games.
The registration deadline for athletes is Monday June 3th, 2013 at 4:00pm.
This year the games will take place from July 3-6th in Taber with 18 different events to choose from!
The events that athletes can participate in include:
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Athletes from Medicine Hat who are interested in participating in the games can contact Allie Laurent by phone at (403) 502-8570 or email email@example.com. Athletes from Cypress County and Redcliff can contact Cody Nicoll by phone at (403) 525-2315 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We also welcome participants to drop by the Summer Games Office which is located in the Medicine Hat Arena or Cypress County Building.
Check out our website for updates at www.medicinehat.ca/summergames
There are events for ALL ages. Let’s put together the best team yet and celebrate the 44th anniversary of the Southern Alberta Summer Games!
The POST has been getting some big renovations lately. The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has just announced the re-opening of this great downtown thrift store taking place this Friday, March 1st. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. Lavar Payne and the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce will be on-scene to help them celebrate. The ceremony will be followed by coffee, snacks, tours of the store, and a massive 50% off blowout sale.
The renovations were made possible thanks to the generous support of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta which provided the CMHA a $6000 grant which was used to make floor plan changes, repaint the interior of the 14,450 square foot store, and create new in-store signage.
“We are so appreciative that the Community Foundation provided us with this funding. By helping us make improvements at The POST, we can continue to provide the community with a wide selection of merchandise at affordable prices, a supported work program that helps individuals experiencing mental illness get back into the workforce and an excellent volunteer opportunity,” said Executive Director, Sharon Hayward. “The POST also provides our Association with dependable revenue that we can use toward operating our various mental health programs and services in Southeastern Alberta.”
A little bit more about The POST:
The POST is a social enterprise owned and operated by CMHA that provides a supported work environment for several individuals experiencing mental illness. In doing so, revenue is generated to assist the non-profit with the ongoing provision of its programs and services. The store is staffed by a mix of paid employees and volunteers.
This is just a quick post announcing that all accounts from Medicine Hat Media who have never posted and/or commented on anything will now be deleted. If this was done in error, please let me know, otherwise, if you want your account back, simply re-create the account. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Also, no the site isn’t dead.
As you undoubtedly already know, there’s a rat problem in Medicine Hat. There’s also missing people problems, an event centre problem, multiple road (and bridge) problems, a gas price problem, but who cares about that stuff. RATS!
They clearly didn’t listen to the “No Rats Allowed” sign when crossing the border. What gives? WE GOTTA KILL THEM ALL!
Just when you thought we got everything under control, rats are now even popping up on Twitter!
This has to stop!
The Medicine Hat News is offering a few scholarships to eligible applicants to get a jump on their post-secondary pursuits. There are three for $1000 each and two, in part by the Medicine Hat Tigers, for $2500 each. Some restrictions apply based the field of study, such as Journalism or Visual Communications.
View the Medicine Hat News Scholarship PDF to find one that may be applicable to you: http://www.medicinehatnews.com/pdf/mhn_scholarship_apps.pdf
The deadline is Thursday, August 9th, 2012 (tomorrow!)
West 49 LRN2SK8 is a one day educational event providing an introduction to the culture of skateboarding and skateboard instruction to beginner skateboarders, age 5 to 15. Starting this June (2012) and running through to Labour Day The West 49 LRN2SK8 Tour presented by Disney XD will be making 40 stops at West 49 locations across Canada (mall parking lots and nearby community centres). The LRN2SK8 program will provide participants a full West 49 skateboard experience in an enclosed mobile skatepark that includes the Sunny D Street Course featuring Element Drop Spot obstacles.
The Medicine Hat event is taking place on July 26th, 2012 at the Medicine Hat Mall.
Managed by eventSing promotions inc. which has more than a decade experience in packaging and producing national action sports events, this program is designed to help youth develop their confidence and skateboard skills and will provide participants with a legitimate skateboard experience in a supervised and safe area. From prize give-aways, sampling opportunities and a mobile skate park set up with all the equipment necessary to develop an individual’s skateboarding abilities, the LRN2SK8 program will be a great opportunity for kids across Canada to really have a true skateboarding experience with access to course components like rails, ledges, ramps and flat bars. The program will include the following elements: mock-classroom lessons where trick description and the history of skateboarding will be reviewed, Build-a-Board Workshop learning how to install bearings and apply grip tape and small group lessons aiding in individual progression execution and analysis will be taught with skate-educated seasoned riders providing the lessons.
There are three sessions available: Session 1: 9:30am to 11:00am, Session 2: 12:30pm to 2:00pm and Session 3: 3:00pm to 4:30pm. Waivers must be signed on site by a legal guardian. The classes will end with a graduation ceremony and each skateboarder will receive a certificate for participating and completing the program.
This program is free to kids aged 5 + across Canada and you can register online on the West 49 LRN2SK8 website:
The One Book One Community Committee is pleased to announce that the 2012 book selection is The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway. The 8th annual OBOC event will take place the evening of Friday October 12, 2012 at the Esplanade and continue on Saturday October 13 at Medicine Hat College with a day of activities and book discussions. Copies of the book are available for loan at the Medicine Hat College Libraries and Medicine Hat Public Library. The book can be purchased at Coles the Book People in Medicine Hat Mall and is included with some Medalta in the Historic Clay District memberships.
Nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2008, The Cellist of Sarajevo is set during the siege of Sarajevo in the 90’s. The book is inspired by the true story of Vedran Smailović, a cellist who plays daily amid the ruins to honour 22 people killed while waiting in a bread line. This gripping and unforgettable novel tells the story of three people trying to survive in a city rife with the extreme fear of desperate times, and of the sorrowing cellist who plays undaunted in their midst.
One Book One Community is organized by representatives from Medicine Hat College, Medicine Hat Public Library, L.E.A.R.N., Community Employment Services, a division of REDI Enterprises Society, the Esplanade, FUT in the Hat, and interested members of the public. Past sponsorship for this event has been provided by the City of Medicine Hat and Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
For more information about One Book One Community, or to be involved in this year’s event, please contact Leigh Cunningham at 403-504-3654 or at LCunningham@mhc.ab.ca or visit the website at www.obocmh.ca.
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