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The Kinette Club of Medicine Hat proudly presents:

Team Up For Terry! “It’s got to keep going without me” – Terry Fox, 1980.

Get a team of family, friends, colleagues and come out to Kin Coulee Park on Sunday, September 18th 10am to 1pm. Walk, wheel, run, ride… Everyone is welcome, even four legged friends too! MC Tony Allen (Chat 94.5 FM) will be live on the scene.

The warm up is at 10:45AM, hosted by Janine Matwe from Synergy and the official start will be at 11:00AM. Snacks will be provided. There is no registration fee charged to participate, although we do ask that you make a donation at the site or collect pledges, which may be done online at

For more info please contact Saara at or 403-977-0256

When I finished University in 2003, I hopped a plane to Scotland and got a job serving at a hotel in the town of Peebles. It was one of those unforgettable experiences (now if only I could remember…). Most of the staff was foreign and I became good friends with people from around the world.

One of those people was a South African named Andre. When I came back home to Canada in early 2004, we made the same doomed promise that most people in our situation make: to get together again.

It’s a nice gesture to say and there’s no doubt we meant it at the time. But as is often the case, life gets in the way – especially when the distance is so great (Canada to South Africa). I always held out hope that it wasn’t a well-meaning comment and we would see each other again.

And then, out of the blue last night, I got a facebook message from him. On September 10, he is actually coming to North America. He’ll be in New York City for about a week. Now, that’s no where near my neck of the woods but he’s actually coming up to the Northern Hemisphere and across a freaking ocean!

The only problem? I don’t have enough money to make the trip.

To raise enough money, I am offering to rent out my time in New York to you.

  • For $1 I’ll high-five a New York stranger for you.
  • For $3 I’ll tell your favourite joke to a New York stranger.
  • For $5 I’ll mail you something from the streets of NYC.
  • For $5 I’ll also give you one of my NYC memories, personalized for you.
  • For $20 I’ll write a poem for you, about you and recite it in Times Square.
  • For $100 I’ll cut my hair into a mullet and wear it around NYC for the entire weekend.

Everything will be videotaped and photographed so you’ll be able to see which New Yorker heard your joke, got your high-five and heard the poem I wrote about you.

I’m going to travel as cheaply as possible. I plan to Couch Surf, fly Economy and will probably even pack my own meals for the few days I’ll be there. The only luxury will be a few drinks & dinner with Andre, which is the whole reason for this nonsense anyways.

Any surplus will go to the Terry Fox Foundation to fight cancer. So basically, every dollar given to this project will go to a good cause: friendship or the cancer fight.

The clock is ticking; I only have 2 weeks to raise the money. So please, in the name of friendship and keeping promises, send me a few bucks, your names for high-fives, jokes, addresses for souvenirs or whatever else I’ll need to keep up my end of the bargain.

Let’s do this in the name of transcontinental friendship & keeping promises. You can see the entire project and buy whatever you want at my website.

Rumours have been around for years that Medalta is haunted. It can certainly feel like it when you’re here at night.

On Saturday, October 29, we invite you to find out for yourselves. the Medicine Hat Paranormal Investigation team will be leading evening tours of Medalta, including the very-creepy old factory where little has changed since it closed in 1954.

The cost is only $15/person to tour between 8:00pm & Midnight. There is limited space so if you want to register, call Quentin Randall at 403.529.1070 or email Payment can be made in advance or at the door.

Medicine Hat Stampede & ExhibitionThis weekend is usually associated with the largest amount of traffic heading to the Medicine Hat Stampede & Exhibition, even if it has been “officially” opened for two days now. I am grateful, for one, that most of the events are mirrored from Wednesday/Thursdays to  Friday/Saturday for us that have to work. Even so, no matter when you head out, or if you already have, the exhibition to most is about the rides, the games, food, live performances, shopping, animals and most importantly, the fun – which you can experience any time during the annual 4 day extravaganza.

Also, I love the coin pusher games. So satisfying.

Daily Events .PDF

Grounds Map

Official Website

There’s only half an hour left before the parade starts downtown to officially kick off the start of the 2011 Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede. In a press release that was sent out earlier this month, it was mentioned that the normal route would change due to road construction. You should go enjoy the festivities If you are lucky enough to have today off, or are employed by somebody that will let you go a long with the 10,000 others that attend every year. From the press release concerning the route change:

The Parade route will follow 1st street westbound to 6th avenue, then a left turn on to 6th avenue, a left turn onto second street, a right turn onto South Railway, a right turn onto 3rd street all the way to 4th Avenue and then right towards the Medicine Hat Public Library where the Parade will disperse. Parade floats, vehicles can then use River Road to get back to the set up areas if needed.

Read more on the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede website.

View the Brochure .PDF

View the Route .PDF

Chartwell Gardens Community MapChartwell Garden Community Open House is touring on this Friday and Saturday (June 24-25).

We invite anyone in the Medicine Hat area to drop by on Friday, June 24th and Saturday, June 25th from 12:00pm – 5:00pm.

We’re holding a community garage sale, and our Adult Village of show homes will be open for guided tours, PLUS sneak a peak at our new garden home!

See what we have to offer and enjoy some free food & beverages! This is a rain or shine event.

Community Garage Sale & Garden Home Unveiling!

Spectrum LogoAlthough it’s been pretty depressing in terms of weather lately, all signs point to some nice sunshine tomorrow for the annual downtown Spectrum event (but ofcourse, with some chance of rain). Officially the Spectrum starts today and lasts until Sunday, but most of the events are taking place tomorrow, except for all the great deals that is. As usual, there’s going to be tons of deals from all the local businesses downtown; however, this year they are opening up the event to take over first and third street as well. Besides the shops, there’s also the events such as, music, magic, fashion, comedy and more.

In typical fashion, the Medicine Hat News has released a Spectrum supplement which details all the different events happening this year: Spectrum 2011 Guide – It truly is a good informational resource for Spectrum.

Medicine Hat News article: Spectrum Festival takes over downtown by Collin Gallant

Spectrum Website

Join Together Alberta Town Hall Meeting – June 7

Join Together Alberta

The Join Together Alberta campaign was conceived and launched jointly by a number of Alberta unions and union groups in cooperation with various community and advocacy groups.

All of the participating organizations share the belief strong public services are important to all Albertans. They also share a belief that Alberta is a very wealthy place and that we can afford them. The only thing that’s standing in the way of maintaining strong public services in Alberta is lack of political will. We can afford to maintain and strengthen public services by fixing Alberta’s broken system for revenue generation.

Come to the Medicine Hat town hall meeting and join the discussion! Help create the Alberta you want.
When: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Tuesday June 7, 2011
Where: Medicine Hat Stampede Grounds, Fireside Room (in the Cypress Centre)

For more information contact:
Julia Dalman, Public Interest Alberta (780) 420-0471

Where: Cypress Centre Pavalilion
When: May 21st 9AM – 3PM
No cost for entry!

Door Prize tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5 and the proceeds will go to the Medicine Hat Parent Link Centre.

  • Charity Bake Table – KIDS! Decorate your own cupcake!
  • Henna Tattoo Artistry
  • Airbrushing – Get those toes ready for summer!
  • Try your hand at cardmaking!

Many great companies to discover including: Epicure, Stampin’ Up, Dress Your Lashes, BeautiControl, Inspired!, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Avon and so much more!

More than 40 home businesses in attendance!

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An Extraordinary Event Spring Gala is a community event and get together for people dealing with Celiac Disease. It is a non-profit event; however, there is a cost per ticket for the meal provided at the event.

Where: The Cracked Peppercorn in the Coast Hotel
When: May 17, 2011 @ 6:30

Tickets ($23.50) are available the Cracked Peppercorn, Friday’s Image or by calling 403-526-9524. The event is presented by the Celiac Assocation Medicine Hat Chapter and sponsored by Ooh La La… it’s gluten free inc.

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