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Arthritis strikes at any age.

Empower yourself with information at a free Community Education Forum Thursday December 9th, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Legion (702 – 2nd Street SE) in Medicine Hat. Questions answered by Dr. Chris Penney, rheumatologist and Wade Bierbach, physiotherapist.

Limited to 150 seats. Call 1-800-321-1433 for information. Presented by The Arthritis Society Alberta & NWT Division.

With “Movember” and the Dusters for Dollars well underway through the month of November, the participants this year have just cleared the $8,000 mark (for both on-line and off-line donations). The participants this year are:

  • Bob Bourke of Re/Max Medalta Real Estate
  • Mike Doll from Chat 94.5 fm
  • John Hamill, City of Medicine Hat Alderman
  • Kim Johnston, My 96 Morning Man
  • Trevor Moore, Magican
  • Inspector Glen Motz of the Medicine Hat Police Service
  • Poncho Parker, Rock 105.3 Morning Man
  • Ian Sharek from Rock 105.3 fm
  • Medicine Hat College Rattlers Men’s Basketball Team
  • Todd Herter of Sihvon Carter Fisher & Berger Barristers & Solictors

Last year’s participants brought in over $12,000 and the target this year is $15,000. The cause for this is of course is in support of the Canadian Cancer Society (although I’m sure most of you know). To end the Dusters for Dollars event this year, on November 27, 2010 a special ceremony will be held at the Medicine Hat Mall at 1:00PM when the participants will officially lose their ‘staches courtesy of Raine from Mall Hair!

To donate or for more information visit:

Run, Walk, Hike or Bike with Team Diabetes across Canada and around the world!!

Learn how you can become a part of a nation-wide group of passionate individuals who are dedicated to supporting the 9 million Canadians living with Diabetes or pre-diabetes. Join Team Diabetes!

Team Diabetes is traveling across Canada and around the world to exciting destinations in 2011. We have an activity and event for all types of interest.

On Thursday, November 25th learn how you can join Team Diabetes, the Canadian Diabetes Association’s national-activity fundraising program, and help raise funds  to support diabetes research, education and advocacy programs, and public programs and services in Alberta. We are having a Team Diabetes Meeting in a webinar-format to allow access to everyone around the province. This web-based program and conference call will allow people to access the information from home or office, anywhere in the province.

What: Team Diabetes Webinar and Conference Call

When: Thursday, November 25th @ 6:00 PM

RSVP: If interested in participating, RSVP to Kristin Andreas at and you will receive all the information needed to participate in the meeting.

Details: After you RSVP, you will be provided with a conference call number, website and participant code and can follow along online as current participants, alumni, and other interested in the program discuss the program. It is a great opportunity for you to ask questions and hear first-hand stories of the Team Diabetes experience

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Medicine Hat & District are teaming up with the Medicine Hat Tigers to raise proceeds for the local non-profit group by offering you a chance to skate with the Tigers (and Rroary, the mascot) as well as a chance to win other prizes.

When: Sunday, Novemeber 14 from 3:30PM-4:30PM
Where: The Arena
What: All are Welcome!

$2 gets you on the ice, skating with The Tigers and Rroary plus a chance to win some awesome door prizes!
$5 gets you on the ice, skating with The Tigers and Rroary plus a chance to participate in a shoot-out to win a team signed hockey stick!

Sponsored by: The Medicine Hat Tigers, Cenovus, and Sports Connection!
All proceeds go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Medicine Hat & District

The Community Foundation of Medicine Hat and Southeastern Alberta released the fourth annual 2010 Vital Signs report, giving Hatters more insight into their community.

The reader-friendly report card tracks and grades Medicine Hat’s quality of life in key areas such as the gap between rich and poor, health, housing, and the environment – transforming local facts and figures into a user-friendly comprehensive report.

“Vital Signs is truly a community publication,” said Les Erickson, chair of the Community Foundation and chair of the Foundation’s community leadership committee. “From the people who provide us with their local statistics to the hundreds of people who spend time grading the indicators, this report is certainly all about Medicine Hat.”

Vital Signs is used year-round by the Community Foundation to assist in its grant giving and community leadership activities, Erickson said.

“The information and knowledge this publication provides enables us to be better grant-makers. Additionally, it positively affects our community leadership functions and we can therefore impact the community on a greater level.”

This year’s report shows that, while Hatters have a stronger sense of community belonging than most Albertans, we have higher physician claim rates for mental illnesses. THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »

Persian Dreams & Canine Themes Rescue Society is a Canadian Registered Non-Profit organization. The society was created in January of 2007, and is located in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Their mission is “To find permanent loving homes for all of the animals in our care and for those yet to come.”

Persian Dreams help cats, small dogs, and animals in distress. They do not have a facility to house the animals so our animals rely on the generosity of foster homes to care, love and train them. The society provides the foster family with basic supplies, veterinary care, and guidance. The animals in their care are spayed or neutered, vet checked, vaccinated, and micro chipped before being adopted.

The Society would like to acknowledge the Government of Alberta, Culture and Community Spirit for the Community Spirit Grant. The funding helped provide veterinary care for some of our animals improving their quality of life. Special thanks goes out to all the community members who donate and to all the volunteers for their hard work.

If you are interested in meeting one of our foster animals or would like to foster or make a donation, please call either 403-526-4399 or 403-529-0707, or email them at

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