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Thursday October 6th, 2011
Chinook Village, Terrace Room
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Tickets are $25 each and include lunch

  • Meet and mingle with your colleagues;
  • Hear what a panel of media personalities has to say about this year’s trending report;
  • Take a look back with five years of trending in this year’s edition of the Medicine Hat Vital Signs Report.

Please purchase your tickets at the Foundation office,
104, 430 6th Ave SE or call 403-527-9038

The fifth annual Medicine Hat’s Vital Signs will be made public on October 4, 2011, but the Community Foundation needs to hear what Hatters think of their city first.

Each year the Community Foundation publishes Vital Signs which looks at various components of life in Medicine Hat including Health & Wellness, Housing, Learning and Safety to name a few.

Residents are asked to go online to and give their opinion on selected statements. These responses will be collected anonymously and collated in order to give a final grade, which will be published in the October publication. Residents have until Friday, August 26 to complete the survey.

We encourage all “Hatters” to participate in the survey and have their opinions heard.

Important note to media: the content of the survey is embargoed for publication until October 4, 2011.

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Tuesday August 9, 2011

Join us at the Brooks Campus for our Fall Grants Seminar. The deadline for Grant Submissions is September 15th. The Seminar will help you to ensure your application is completed properly.

When: Tuesday August 9 from noon – 1 PM

Where: Brooks Campus, Room 111a

Please RSVP to or call 403-527-9038 to confirm your attendance.

Will Planning Seminar

Dis-Inherit the Taxman

How to write your last will & restament to avoid estate taxes. Redirect your tax dollars way from CRA to charitable causes that matter to you!

Todd O’Relly, Investment Advisor, RBC Dominion Securities and Les S. Scholly, Lawyer – Pritchard and Company, LLP will take you through a comparison based approach to reducing your overall estate tax bill through giving to your community.

When: May 24th at 7PM
Where: Terrace Room, Chinnook Village – 2801 – 13th Ave SE, Medicine Hat

The even is free, so invite your friends, family and colleagues.

RSVP by May 20th to or call 403-527-9038.

Proudly supported by RBC Dominion Securities and Community Foundation.

The Community Foundation of Medicine Hat and Southeastern Alberta has kicked off the Vital Signs project!

Express Your View

The Community Foundation of Medicine Hat and Southeastern Alberta are accepting grant applications for spring 2011 grants.

Applications will be accepted until the close of business on March 15, 2011. Organizations must hold a charitable registration number from the Canada Revenue Agency or be a qualified donee under the terms of the Income Tax Act. The Community Foundation awards grants for charitable activities in the arts, education, social services, the environment, health, culture, recreation or any project that will maintain or improve the quality of life in Southeastern Alberta.

During 2010 the Community Foundation was able to make 133 charitable grants to 74 different organizations for a total of $211,802.00.

“We are pleased to give grants to qualified organization in Southeastern Alberta,” said executive director Mike Christie.

Community Foundation donations are held forever and carefully invested, with the principal of the donation never being spent. The interest earned on donations is then used to give grants to community charities.

The grants committee of the Community Foundation will review the spring grant applications and notify recipients in May. Grants will then be handed out to the chosen organizations at the annual Founder’s Day Picnic in June 2011.

To assist in the grant application process, the Community Foundation will host a “Grant Application Workshop” for all interested parties, Wednesday February 9th, 2011 at 12:00pm at the Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce.

The Community Foundation of Medicine Hat and Southeastern Alberta has a large service area. Qualified organizations are welcome to apply for funds. For more information on eligibility or to receive an application, groups may visit or call the Community Foundation office at (403) 527-9038.

For more information, please contact Mike Christie at (403) 527-9038.

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Community Foundation luncheon “A Community Conversation” will discuss Vital Signs 2010

Medicine Hat’s annual community report card will be released on Tuesday, October 5 but it’s time to get tickets to take part in the discussion.

The Community Foundation will hold its annual “A Community Conversation” on Thursday, October 7 at a luncheon in Chinook Village’s Terrace Room. The event, which goes from 12-1:30 PM, will feature a panel of local media figures discussing their personal highlights of the report. Hatters attending the event will also have a chance to review and evaluate the report with those in attendance.

“Medicine Hat’s Vital Signs 2010 will inspire intriguing community conversation at this luncheon,” said Community Foundation executive director Mike Christie. “The fact that this is an election year will make the discussion even more stimulating. This year’s report has many statistics that will particularly interest our local candidates for election.”

Tickets for the luncheon are $20 each and include a hot lunch. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Community Foundation office at 430-6th Ave. SE, Room 104 during office hours of 8:30-4:30 (closed at lunch). For other ticketing options, please call the office at (403) 527-9038. THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »

On June 23, 2010 the Community Foundation announced the Flood Relief 2010 Fund, in support of those affected by the devastating flooding in Medicine Hat, Irvine and Cypress County. Since then the outpouring of community support from individuals, families and businesses has been tremendous.

Most recently the local accounting firm of Johnston Morrison Hunter & Co LLP presented a cheque in the amount of $10,000 to directly support those affected by the flood. This brings the total amount of the fund to nearly $45,000. “JMH is and always has been very involved in our community in our 94 years in Medicine Hat and area. Like many other Hatters, our staff and partners were looking for a way to create an impact that would benefit the most people and we know that the Community Foundation has the capability to ensure this will happen,” says partner Kelly Byers.

Community Foundation executive director Mike Christie highlighted: “We are not a charity that makes knee jerk decisions, we carefully assess what the needs are and how we can best meet those needs with the funds we have available. The municipalities, the Canadian Red Cross and numerous other agencies dealt with the immediate needs, the Disaster Recovery Program is the entity that should provide the bulk of the recovery program and the purpose of the Community Foundation’s funds is to support the medium and long term effects, which can be overlooked. THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »

In continuing its rich history of supporting charitable organizations in the region, the Community Foundation of Medicine Hat and Southeastern Alberta today announced a grants distribution totaling $65,355.

Over half of the grant funds will go toward 11 community projects. Groups applied for these funds in March and the Foundation’s grants committee undertook the process of choosing the grant recipients. These community groups will receive $40,814 of the funds while the other $24,541 is allocated to pre-determined designated grants for charitable organizations in the region.

The Community Foundation has now awarded 619 grants in its 18-year history, worth over $2.7 million. THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »

Community Consultations Set for 2010 Vital Signs: Community Foundation asks for public input.

‘Hatters will have two chances next week to add their input to the 2010 Medicine Hat’s Vital Signs report. The Community Foundation of Medicine Hat and Southeastern Alberta is hosting two separate public consultations in order for citizens to express what they would like to see in this year’s report.

The first consultation, aimed at the business community, will take place in the Chamber of Commerce’s board room on Tuesday, May 25 from 12 – 1 PM. The second consultation is of a general nature and will take place on Thursday, May 27 from 12 – 1 PM in REDI Enterprises’s board room.

Community consultations play an important role in the kick-off to the Vital Signs process.

“These consultations allow us to hear what citizens believe are the strengths and weaknesses of Medicine Hat,” said Mike Christie, executive director of the Community Foundation. “It also helps us create a better report because we hear what issues are important to ‘Hatters.” THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »



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