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The City of Medicine Hat and Cypress County’s Southern Alberta Summer Games Office is NOW OPEN! We are looking for athletes to compete on both Team Medicine Hat and Team Cypress County in Taber at this year’s games.

The registration deadline for athletes is Monday June 3th, 2013 at 4:00pm.

This year the games will take place from July 3-6th in Taber with 18 different events to choose from!

The events that athletes can participate in include:

5/10km Run Cycling Tennis
Athletics Equestrian Trapshooting
Badminton Golf Rugby
Ball hockey Handgun Cribbage
Baseball Mini Soccer  
Basketball 3 on 3 Photography  
Beach Volleyball Soccer  

Athletes from Medicine Hat who are interested in participating in the games can contact Allie Laurent by phone at (403) 502-8570 or email Athletes from Cypress County and Redcliff can contact Cody Nicoll by phone at (403) 525-2315 or email We also welcome participants to drop by the Summer Games Office which is located in the Medicine Hat Arena or Cypress County Building.

Check out our website for updates at

There are events for ALL ages. Let’s put together the best team yet and celebrate the 44th anniversary of the Southern Alberta Summer Games!

Loud As Hell Heavy Metal Festival

Loud As Hell Heavy Metal Festival

CCE productions, We Party Productions and Jurassic Ink are proud to announce the return of this year’s 2013 Loud As Hell Heavy Metal Festival in Drumheller, Alberta at the Dinosaur Downs Stampede Grounds.

With 3 days of face melting metal from August 23-25 in the heart of the Canadian badlands, LTH is one of the biggest metal shows in Alberta showcasing some of Canada’s most talented bands and this year will feature 3 Inches of Blood, Into Eternity, Divinity and All Else Fails among many more.

Moving into its second year Loud As Hell Heavy Metal Festival promises to be bigger and better than last year with three full days of metal, onsite camping, vendors, tattoo artists, models and everything else that the big guy probably doesn’t approve of. Last year’s Loud As Hell hosted artists such as Kill Devil Hill, which features Rex Brown (Pantera) and Vinny Appice (Dio, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell), Titans Eve, West of Hell and many more up and coming metal acts over its two day run. THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »

Medicine Hat’s outstanding young talent, the 18-year-old Paul van der Sloot joins the CPO as special guest at the Esplanade Theatre on May 9th. Winner of the coveted Rose Bowl at the 2012 Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival, for being the most outstanding performer during the entire completion, Paul started playing the cello at the age of 7 under the teaching of John Kadz at the Mount Royal University Conservatory.

In 2012, Paul competed in the finals for the National Music Festival, both solo and in his chamber group, placing 1st with his string trio. He recently won the Calgary Youth Orchestra’s Frank Simpson Concerto Competition and the Calgary Civic Symphony’s C3 Competition. In 2012, he performed the Elgar Cello Concerto with both orchestras. Accepted as one of 13 cellists from around the world, Paul traveled to Washington D.C. in 2012 to compete in the finals of the prestigious Johansen International Competition and in May 2013, he will be competing as one of 6 finalists in the Shean Strings Competition. Praised for his sound and colorful interpretations, Paul has attracted many with his playing.

Tickets available now. Get your tickets by calling The Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre at 403.502.8777 or order online.

Thursday, May 09, 2013 – 7:30 pm
Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre

Mélanie Léonard, Associate Conductor
Paul van der Sloot, Cello

MESEUM-Poster-03Medicine Hat College has put the ME in museum with this year’s Visual Communications grad show. Visual Communications Instructor, Poul Nielsen explains, “This year’s exhibition, MESEUM, is centered on the individual student and its theme is simply, ME. I believe that it is essential that each student / artist enter into the mystery of their own existence and unique identity.“

MESEUM is an art and design exhibition showcasing the work of 21 graduating students from Visual Communications program at Medicine Hat College. On display April 13 to 25, 2013 with the opening reception on April 13 beginning at 7 p.m. Opening night will give you attendees the opportunity to speak with the artists and designers about their current work. Live performances and refreshments will be included in the evenings events.

Graduating students have recently wrapped their first community campaign, “Pop Up Portrait Studio”. Students volunteered to attend local events with a large gold frame and photographer to provide free portraits. All portrait participants will be displayed in a photo installation as part of the art and design exhibition, MESEUM.

MESEUM will be launching its “Frame Me” campaign the first week of April. Visit for more information about exhibitors and to follow and participate in our events.

Reception starts on Saturday, April 13 at 7PM.
Show open daily from April 14 to April 25.

Centennial Hall
Medicine Hat College
299 College Drive SE
Medicine Hat, Alberta

The notorious Medicine Hat zombie musicians Rex Stiff and The Kinky Morticians have come back from the dead and are performing their 10th anniversary show on April 20th 2013 at Liquid Nightclub in Medicine Hat. 

This show is a benefit event for the Medicine Hat Hempology Chapter an anti-prohibition organization in support of Sensible BC. Tunes For Tokes 4/20 Benefit Concert will also feature special guests The Hicks, Illusion of Daylight and Morbidly Depraved. As well as  feature the DJ stylings of  Electric Jesus, The Big Funky Couch and D6lack!

(If the description of this event sounds like a foreign language to you- you might be getting too old for this…)

If this event sounds like it is in your realm of interest, or if your just looking for something original to do on Saturday night be sure to come out and continue to support local musicians and this non profit organization.

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The cool guys at Third Street Effort are delivering another big double bill to Medicine Hat!

On Thursday April 18th check out Two Hours Traffic and Rah Rah at Schooners Pub. Event details here via Facebook. Come out and continue to support our local music scene! It is sure to be an excellent show.

Apparently Medicine Hat Musical Theatre is having auditions for The Rocky Horror Show this month! That can only mean one thing, we can all look forward to checking out this classic some time in the near future. If your wanting to stretch your acting chops and get involved auditions are being held April 29th and 30th at The Playhouse.

You can find more details here via Facebook.

Join the Miywasin Society and the Esplanade Archives on Tuesday April 2, 2013 at 5:30 PM for a feast and Round Dance at the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre.

Participants will join hands in a circle and dance around the drummers and singers. The beat of the drum is like the heartbeat of the community, and everyone moves as one. It’s a dance for everyone: children, friends, families, youth and Elders.

Buffalocalf Crossing will kick off the dance at 7 PM. Participants will experience the traditions of First Nations Dance as well as teachings and customs.

This event also showcases Profit & Ambition: The Canadian Fur Trade Exhibit, organized by the Canadian Museum of Civilization.  This exhibit is currently on display in the Esplanade Museum’s Heritage Gallery until April 27, 2013.

Everyone is welcome to gather with us to share this evening at no charge!

The Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre and The Hive Artists’ Hub Society are pleased to announce the official opening of The Hive Gallery & Boutique in the gift shop area of the Esplanade.

The new boutique is the perfect place to find unique local and regional artwork as well as handmade products such as paintings, photographs, jewelry, woodwork, one-of-a-kind clothing books on local history and more. The presence of The Hive in the Esplanade makes sense as both actively promote local artists and artisans. The consigning artists are mainly from Medicine Hat and area, and most of the sales items are created in The Hive Studios located at 569 Second Street Southeast. Hours of operation of The Hive Gallery & Boutique are Wednesday through Friday, 11 AM to 4 PM, Saturday, noon to 4 PM and during most Esplanade events.

“We are very pleased to welcome The Hive Gallery & Boutique to the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre. We’re certain our patrons will enjoy the access they provide to local handmade products,” says Manager of Cultural Development Carol Beatty.

The Hive is regularly seeking new consignment artists and artisans for the Gallery & Boutique. For more information, interested parties may contact The Hive at and/or attend the first Annual General Meeting taking place on Friday March 29th, from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, at The Hive Studios location (569 2nd Street Southeast).

Local Art Studio provides artists with space, opportunities, and community

The Hive Artists’ Hub Society is excited to announce a call for applications for studio artists and submissions for consignment work from artists and artisans!

Located in historic downtown Medicine Hat, The Hive is Medicine Hat’s premiere non-profit independent artists’ hub. Founded in 2011, The Hive Artists’ Hub Society offers safe and affordable studio spaces and a window into the art community for local artists of all ages and professions. The Hive has recently created additional studio spaces, and is now accepting applications for studio membership for their vibrant Second Street location. Studio members benefit from an energetic and supportive working studio environment, as well as from unique business, educational and promotional opportunities.

 “The Hive is an active member within Medicine Hat’s art community, offering classes and workshops, participating in many local festivals and events, and acting as an important catalyst for the revitalization of downtown Medicine Hat,” says Stephanie Dalla-Longa, a Hive studio member.

In addition, The Hive strives to support and promote local and regional artists and artisans through the sale of artworks in The Hive Boutique, located in the Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre on first street. With the spring season fast approaching, The Hive Boutique is currently seeking work from artists and artisans for new consignment opportunities.

All artists, artisans, musicians, fashion designers, graphic designers, photographers, tattoo artists, illustrators, painters, sculptors, jewelry designers, ceramic artists, woodworkers, printmakers, students, and any other creative individuals that are searching for a studio or a venue to display and sell their handmade and original work are encouraged to contact The Hive today!

For more information, please feel free to contact:
The Hive Artists’ Hub Society