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Persian Dreams and Canine Themes Rescue SocietyPersian Dreams and Canine Themes Rescue Society is holding an indoor garage and craft sale on June 7th 10am to 4pm at the Kinplex Social Room, 2055 21 Avenue SE. Concession will also be available: taco in a bag, hot dogs, chips, baked goods, drinks, and more!

If you would like to donate gently used items, please drop off at the Kinplex Social Room Friday June 6th noon to 7pm or call 403-529-2287.

For more information, please visit

Coats for Kids - West 49

West 49 staff Steve Bartu and Amanda Wheeler helping with the 11th year of the West 49 Coats for Kids campaign.

West 49 has kicked off their 11th year off their successful Coats for Kids campaign back in October, but there’s still time left to get your coats in!  This year, West 49 has been collecting coats for the Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society. With less than 7 days to go, West 49 encourages tweens, teens and adults to add clean, insulated winter coats to the collection barrel until November 20th and receive $25 towards a new coat from West 49.

A bit of information on West 49 Coast for Kids:

  • Since 2002 more than 85,000 kids have received winter coats as a result of this program.
  • West 49 Coats for Kids campaign begins on October 17th and runs through to November 20th.
  • Coat collection barrels will be placed in each and every store.
  • Everyone who brings in a clean, insulated gently used winter coat to any West 49 store across Canada will receive $25 off any winter jacket.  Donated jackets will then be given to various youth shelters and charities across the country.

West 49 is also encouraging customers to share photos of them donating a coat in store through: via social media with the hashtag #W49C4K

An Invitation from your Palliser Friends of Medicare to…

An evening with Colin Zeiber, Executive Director of Seniors Health for Alberta Health Services, South Zone

Where he will discuss:

  • Budget Cuts
  • Defining Levels of Care
  • Quality of Staff and Services
  • Timely Access
  • Navigating the System

7pm, Monday June 10th at the Strathcona Centre, 1150 5th St SE, Medicine Hat
Free to the public – all ages welcome. Refreshments to follow.
Please come with questions.

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The POST has been getting some big renovations lately. The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has just announced the re-opening of this great downtown thrift store taking place this Friday, March 1st. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. Lavar Payne and the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce will be on-scene to help them celebrate. The ceremony will be followed by coffee, snacks, tours of the store, and a massive 50% off blowout sale.

The renovations were made possible thanks to the generous support of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta which provided the CMHA a $6000 grant which was used to make floor plan changes, repaint the interior of the 14,450 square foot store, and create new in-store signage.

“We are so appreciative that the Community Foundation provided us with this funding. By helping us make improvements at The POST, we can continue to provide the community with a wide selection of merchandise at affordable prices, a supported work program that helps individuals experiencing mental illness get back into the workforce and an excellent volunteer opportunity,” said Executive Director, Sharon Hayward. “The POST also provides our Association with dependable revenue that we can use toward operating our various mental health programs and services in Southeastern Alberta.”

A little bit more about The POST:

The POST is a social enterprise owned and operated by CMHA that provides a supported work environment for several individuals experiencing mental illness. In doing so, revenue is generated to assist the non-profit with the ongoing provision of its programs and services. The store is staffed by a mix of paid employees and volunteers.

The furry visitors at the SPCA in Medicine Hat are in need! Help out the Medicine Hat SPCA and most importantly, the animals, by donating a Kuranda Dog or Cat Bed! These beds are chewproof designs for kennels, shelters and chewing puppies. They also:

  • Keep pets comfortable and dry off the cold, hard floor
  • Easy to keep clean, deodorize, and are odor free
  • Top choice of kennels and shelters worldwide
  • Soft, off the floor comfort
  • Replaceable fabrics and parts
  • Last for years
  • 1 year warranty

You can make their stay more comfortable today! Please visit to donate a cat or dog bed to SPCA Medicine Hat.


$5 • Crave Lounge, MHC Campus • Doors open @ 8:00

3rd street effort is proud to kick off spring with a bang…  followed by some snot-rockets, and sweating.

If you’ve never experienced a BA show, you’re in for a treat! His wild antics include everything from fireworks and writhing shirtless on the floor, to singing his final number from the washroom or the roof of his van – don’t worry he brings the crowd with him! His music tackles the difficult topics of the day, bedroom deep fryers, his roommate – “mother”, and the Zombie apocalypse. This born-showman is difficult to describe… So check out the clip to see what you’re in for.

Tickets available downtown at Madhatter Roastery or at the Student’s Association on the MHC campus.

Visit regularly for upcoming shows we’re promoting locally as well as updates on shows happening in the surrounding area. Or check us out on Facebook.

3rd street effort is a not-for-profit group of volunteers working to bring Canadian Indie music to Medicine Hat. We’re always looking for more suggestions, bands people want to see, and volunteers, so get in touch.

The Medicine Hat Cubs and Paradise Valley Par 3 Golf Course are teaming up for a fundraiser on Tuesday, November 29th at Paradise Valley Par 3 Course. The event will run from 5:00pm – 9:00pm at Paradise Valley Par 3 Golf Course. There will be a silent auction as well as a live auction. The live auction will begin at 7:00pm. This is a huge event and is open to the public. The Cubs coaching staff, players and board will all be present for this special evening.

Here is a list of some of the items available at the auction:

  • Calgary Hitmen Tickets
  • Medicine Hat Tiger Tickets
  • Medicine Hat Cubs Tickets
  • Wine
  • Various Hockey and Golf Items
  • Medicine Hat Cubs Game Worn Jerseys
  • Tons of Gift Certificates
  • Spa Gift Baskets
  • Grocery Gift Cards
  • And Much More…

This is a night you won’t want to miss, there will be several door prizes, autographs from Cubs players and half of all the server’s tips from the night will go towards the Movember Prostate Cancer Fundraiser. Don’t forget to vote on which Cub has the best movember stash.


Any questions, please contact Kim at:

The Boob Tour is coming to Medicine Hat Friday, October 14th. It’s a mostly stand up comedy show with a few twists, in support of The Medicine Hat Cancer Clinic Fund* and in collaboration with Bustin’ Loose Race to End Breast Cancer.

This comedy tour has traveled around Canada and raised over $130,000 directly towards local cancer causes. The show will Feature Star Search Winner Tracey MacDonald, and Breast Cancer Survivor Allison Lane who will be on Oprah this October.

The show will also star James Uloth who has done over 2,000 shows in 4 different countries and Lars Callieou who has a special on the Comedy Network and performed at the Just For Laughs festival. For more info check out The show will also be in Taber, Brooks, Lethbridge, Stavely, Strathmore, Canmore and Calgary.

Tickets are available at Runner’s Soul, Medicine Hat Hyundai, Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre and the Bustin’ Loose Committee. Call 403-526-6089 or email for more information. The show is at The South Side Events Centre, 4 Strachan Court S.E.

Tickets are $30, seating first come/first serve. Buy a table of eight and the table will be reserved for you. Cash bar and small appetizer menu will be available.

The Boob Tour – Fight Cancer With Laughter

*The funds are used for direct treatment related costs for those who have a demonstrated financial need. The donated funds will be used for direct patient costs such as, travel and accommodation if required to travel outside of the patient’s home community for treatment. The fund will also be used for meals, medication, and help for a caregiver who may be needed to accompany the patient to their appointments. The fund may also be used for emergency needs to see that treatment is accessible.

Contact info for James Uloth – 323-202-0997

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 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

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