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Medicine Hat College is just one week away from its annual homecoming celebration, “Shake, Rattler n’ Roll.” The event is aimed at both alumni and the community, and hopes to bring Hatters of all ages to campus.

The event kicks off on Friday September 16 with an alumni cabaret. Local favourites Mahoney will be performing for MHC alumni, and appetizers and drinks will be served. The free cabaret will take place in the new courtyard outside of Crave as well as inside the campus pub. Anyone who attended classes at MHC is welcome to come and renew friendships with former classmates. Alumni can RSVP to

Saturday, September 17 brings the annual Rattlers Hall of Fame breakfast at 9 a.m, featuring the induction of the 1972-73 Kudus women’s basketball team. Community members are asked to come celebrate this historic team with the Rattlers staff and fans. Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the door and can be purchased by calling (403) 529-3834. Proceeds will support Rattlers Athletics initiatives.

The action continues Saturday afternoon as the Rattlers soccer teams play host to the Lethbridge Kodiaks in their home openers. The women take the field at 12 p.m. and the men at 2 p.m. Both games are free for the public to attend.

After the soccer games, the excitement will carry over to the return of the free ATB Family Fun Zone at 4 p.m. This year’s fun zone will feature several stations, including the ever popular face painting, clown, Wandering Wally, inflatable obstacle course, bungee run and castles. Also, the Lion’s Club will be selling snacks in the Fun Zone area to keep everyone ready for a day of entertainment. Families will especially enjoy the addition of acapella group Hoja. The popular group has performed across Canada for more than 3,000 audiences, including several shows in Medicine Hat, most recently at Spectrum. Hoja will kick off an afternoon and evening of live music when they take to the Family Fun Zone stage at 4:30 p.m.

Inside the main concert gates, the Kinsmen beer garden will be open at 4 p.m. with food service by Earl’s restaurant and Local Public Eatery. The main stage will start rocking at 5:30 with Mahoney, followed by the Rob Hudec Trio. In a change from previous years, the entire concert area is licensed for alcohol, meaning no line-ups for the beer garden. Concert goers are welcome to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets for seating.

Canadian hit makers Bedouin Soundclash will take the stage at 8:30 p.m., promising an entertaining close to a full day of community activities. The group will perform hit songs such as “Mountain Top” and “When the Night Feels My Song.” With a modern urban sound mixed with reggae fundamentals, the group is sure to bring a great vibe to the outdoor show.

All of Saturday’s activities are free and open to the entire community, with the exception of the ticketed breakfast. For more information, visit or call (403) 504-3643.

Medicine Hat College is calling all alumni, students, and community members to join us on September 17 & 18, 2010 for Homecoming.

The annual college celebration will feature new activities for families and continue the festival theme of previous years. This year we are ecstatic to announce Canadian band Default will headline the main stage concert.

Default’s career got started when they were discovered by Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger shortly after forming in Vancouver in 1999. Kroeger’s interest led him to support the production of their debut album The Fallout. Their latest album, Comes and Goes, debuted in September 2009.

In addition to the concert, the homecoming weekend will include:

Friday, September 17, 2010

  • 1982/83 Alumni invitation dinner

Saturday, September 18, 2010

  • Rattlers Hall of Fame Breakfast at 9:30 am
  • Rattlers Soccer Action
  • Women’s Game at Noon
  • Men’s Game at 2 pm
  • ATB Family Fun Zone gates open at 4 pm
  • Kinsmen Beer Gardens gates open at 4 pm
  • Concert starts at 7 pm
  • Fireworks to close the show

Homecoming 2010 is expected to be the biggest celebration yet! For more information check us out



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