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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Calgary poet Kirk Ramdath presents a reading of his work at Medicine Hat Public Library on Tuesday, September 18 at 7.00 pm. The reading will take place in the Honor Currie Room.

Kirk Ramdath is the author of Love in a Handful of Dust, published in 2011. He was born in Trinidad and Tobago and moved to Canada with his family in 1989. Since 2005 he has been a regular presence at Calgary art, poetry and music events as a performer and as a publisher and organizer of events.

Kirk Ramdath’s visit is made possible through funding from the Canada Council of the Arts and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

Kirk Ramdath may be contacted at or at 403-714-5517. For more information go to

For more information, call Hilary Munro at 403-502-8533.

Saturday, October 13, 2012
11:00am until 4:00pm

Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Grounds Kinplex Kin Social Room

A great variety of local area vendors including:

  • Runwayz Boutique
  • Epicure
  • Tealicious
  • Never Too Much Jewellery
  • Visi
  • Scentsy
  • Arbonne
  • Pat’s Sweets and Treats
  • Charm Me Women’s Accessories
  • Toe Business Airbrushing and More (Airbrush Toes & Tattoos, Feather & Hair Extensions)
  • Ayen Beads and Prints Collection
  • Appeeling Apples
  • Gold Canyon
  • Cutco
  • Nucerity
  • Juice Plus

… more to be announced!

Free Admission

Great Gift Ideas … and much more!

For further info please contact Angela at (403) 866-9299.

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Friday, August 3 @ 9 PM (Grab FREE tickets @ Pub) – MAD JAKE’S Pub & Grub 9 – 181 Carry Drive SE, Medicine Hat


Paul Kuster — A First Nations comedic talent with the commitment to take the comedy world by storm. Paul is originally from Saskatchewan and thinks his last name is quite crazy for an Indian. Paul is a FUNNYFEST favourite, Aboriginal Comic; TV ACTOR – “North of 60”; 12 year Global TV Reporter,


Stu Hughes (an over-the-top original)


Come have big belly laughs as 2 FUNNYFEST hilarious stand up comics perform. Plenty of good times and great food and tasty beverages are offered in this casual environment. Rye $3.75 !

Tickets: FREE at Bar ($15 value)


West 49 LRN2SK8West 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:

West 49 LRN2SK8

Medicine Hat Registration Link

Calling all Tweens, Medicine Hat Public Library has a new program for 10-12 year olds. MHPL will kick off our Tween Nights with a Harry Potter event on Monday July 9th. Join us from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm in the Honor Currie room (lower level) for a night of Harry Potter, Hogwarts and magic!

Magical and muggle tweens are welcome to come test your knowledge of Harry Potter and the wizarding world. Test your ability to guess which Harry Potter character you’re given in transformation dilemma. In teams, you’ll be challenged on your knowledge of the magical world in Dumbledore’s jeopardy. Try to win some edible wands in Burrow bingo. Jump on your broom or get in your flying car and come join us for a night of Hagrid size fun at Medicine Hat Public Library’s Harry Potter Tween night!

Mark your calendars for Graphic Novel tween night Monday July 23rd, Live Clue tween night Monday August 3th, and Old Skool Tech Crafts Monday August 27th.

For more information about tween nights, please call the library at 403-502-8526.

Newly known to me this week is the Medicine Hat Fan Roundup event taking place this weekend on Saturday, June 23rd from 10am-10pm at the Medicine Hat College (F Wing). The entrance fee is $5, but kids under 11 get in free! So what exactly is the Medicine Hat Fan Roundup? Well, it’s a bunch of different things focusing on everything from anime, to board games, to retro gaming and more. It’s a pretty interesting/surprising mix of geek culture taking place in Medicine Hat. Best of all? Sushi Hat is catering for the event! From the Facebook page:

Medicine Hat’s own Fan Convention. A one day Expo in Medicine Hat for Fans of Fantasy, Sci-fi, Comics, Video Games, RPG, Card Games, Steampunk, Anime and Manga !

Activities include:

  • Video games from PONG to modern consoles.
  • Board games from Risk to obscure German titles.
  • Anime from the newest releases this year.
  • Indie films from studios and the Net.
  • Special events like contests and panels with professionals in art and writing.

John Johnstone V, the writer/director of the indie Canadian film DungeonCrawl, will be around to talk about making movies and the experience of DungeonCrawl!

Nicole Gauss, the concept artist for My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, will be joining us and discussing her experiences with the show. Bronies welcome!

Medicine Hat Fan Roundup Website

Just in time for the gardening season! Lethbridge horticulturalist, June Flanagan, will present a free program on vegetable gardening on Monday, May 14 at 7.00 pm. This event takes place in the Library Theatre, Medicine Hat Public Library.

From planting to picking, June Flanagan presents an illustrated program with plenty of tips to help gardeners grow fresh homegrown food just a few steps away from the kitchen. Her images of prairie-hardy fruits, heirloom salad greens, crisp root vegetables, fresh herbs and edible flowers will inspire gardeners to create gorgeous growing spaces that yield bountiful harvests.

June Flanagan is a botanist, horticultural consultant, author and photographer with a M Sc. in Plant Science and a B. Sc. in Environmental Horticulture. Her professional career of over thirty years includes work as a botanical garden specialist and as a research associate on studies of native plants as well as temperate and tropical food crops. She has cultivated plants in the challenging Chinook zone of southern Alberta for fifteen years. Her fourth and most recentt book, Edible Plants for Prairie Gardens: the best fruits and vegetables, is a comprehensive guide to growing over 100 fruits, vegetables and herbs using organic and sustainable gardening practices in a short-season climate. THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »

Persian Dreams and Canine Themes Rescue Society is hosting a huge indoor garage and craft sale on Saturday, June 16th, 2012.

Kinplex Social Room 2055-21 Ave SE,
10AM to 4PM.

Concessions are available.


Organizer:  PACE Rotary Club of Medicine Hat

Title Sponsor: Servus Credit Union

When?: Saturday July 21st & Sunday July 22nd, 2012

Where?: Elkwater Lake, AB in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park

What is Dragon Boating?: Dragon Boating was traditionally performed at Ancient Chinese Festivals, and features a long thin boat equipped with an impressive decorated dragon’s head on the boat’s front.  Today it is a competitive worldwide sport, with 20 paddlers, one drummer to keep time and provide motivation, and one steersperson to keep the boat going in a straight line. The goal is to race across the finish line to win, all while being involved in a sport of cooperation and teamwork. Anyone can participate – there have been participants in their 70’s paddling!

How many are needed?: A Team consists of between 16-22 people

Registration Fees: Early Bird Registration Deadline has been extended to June 1st, 2012 ($850/ team); Late Registration Deadline is June 30th, 2012 ($1,000/ team).  Early Bird Registration cost per participant is approximately $45 for two full days of fun!

Details: We have secured sponsorship for the event and are now concentrating our efforts in asking for Community Teams to enter the event, in order to make it a go! You will not need any special training, experience, or equipment to enter this event – all is provided.  In the past, businesses/ organizations/ groups have entered teams into this Festival for Team Building Events, with great success.  There have even been competitions between businesses, such as between different banks!  The weekend consists of: Saturday as a Training day, and Sunday as a Racing day.  There will be fun for the whole family, as well as the opportunity to try out an exciting sport that is growing in popularity worldwide.  Why not make a weekend of it?

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 @ 7.00 pm, Medicine Hat Public Library

Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, has long been known as a city of culture. A slide presentation highlighting some of its attractions will be shown at Medicine Hat Public Library on Tuesday, May 1 at 7.00 pm.

Buenos Aires, with a population of close to 3 million, is the second largest city in South America, second only to Brazil’s Sao Paulo. Its renowned opera house, the Teatro Colon, is one of the five top international venues and has welcomed the world’s performers since 1912. Buenos Aires is known for its many bookstores and houses the largest and best bookstore, El Ateneo, in South America. The city is host to the annual La Noche de Librerias, a night dedicated to celebrating bookstores, with street closures for performances, author readings, entertainment and crowded bookstores. Museums and art galleries abound, the legacy of a wealthy upper class from the 1880s to the 1920s.

The slide presentation will include a side trip to the mighty Iguazu Falls on the borders of Argentina and Brazil.

The presentation will be made by Hilary Munro who spent November in the city and environs.

For more information, contact Hilary at 403-502-8533.

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