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Saturday, October 13, 2012
11:00am until 4:00pm

Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Grounds Kinplex Kin Social Room

A great variety of local area vendors including:

  • Runwayz Boutique
  • Epicure
  • Tealicious
  • Never Too Much Jewellery
  • Visi
  • Scentsy
  • Arbonne
  • Pat’s Sweets and Treats
  • Charm Me Women’s Accessories
  • Toe Business Airbrushing and More (Airbrush Toes & Tattoos, Feather & Hair Extensions)
  • Ayen Beads and Prints Collection
  • Appeeling Apples
  • Gold Canyon
  • Cutco
  • Nucerity
  • Juice Plus

… more to be announced!

Free Admission

Great Gift Ideas … and much more!

For further info please contact Angela at (403) 866-9299.

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The September Threat

The September Threat

The Social Threat, a Medicine Hat-based punk rock band who is no stranger to the seemingly dormant local music scene in the city is putting on shows all through September, starting Saturday night (September 8th) at Starbucks at 7PM. This acoustic set will be totally free, joined by another local talent, Christie Kurpjuweit. Join them this month in reviving the scene a little bit.

From the press release:

The music scene is Medicine Hat used to be strong. Venues like The Doghouse and The Ottoman would host shows every other night of the week. Kids were putting on all ages shows at places like The Legion and The Kinplex. But some of those amazing people, who would sacrifice a lot of their time and potentially money putting on shows, moved on. Some of the venues got sold or mysteriously burnt to the ground. This is the Medicine Hat that The Social Threat was founded in. That was three years ago.

Since then, The Social Threat has been busy. They have recorded two albums, shot a music video and are working on a second, filmed an acoustic ep of some of their songs, toured all around Western Canada, and are on the cusp of their 100th show.

“It’s been a while,” says Kyle Hodgman, The Social Threat’s drummer, “since we’ve played a show in Medicine Hat. It’s time we’ve returned our focus on the city that brought us up.” So The Social Threat came up with the idea of The September Threat, a blitz of concerts in Medicine Hat every Saturday night for the month of September.

“We have a variety of fans, so we wanted to create a show for every kind of fan that we have.” The Social Threat will be playing an acoustic set on Sept 8th, an all ages heavy rock show on Sept 15th, and a concert at Whiskey Creek on Sept 22nd. Their September finale will be on Sept 29th. It will be their 100th concert and will be their 3rd birthday as a band. The pop punk show will be an all ages event at The Kinplex. And there will probably be cake.

The Social Threat’s songs focus a lot on social justice issues. So they wanted to put their rock into walk. The most important part of this series of events is that The Social Threat will be raising money and awareness for Walk for Justice. Walk for Justice is an event held on Sept 23rd that raises money for International Justice Mission (IJM), an organization that rescues people from slavery and the sex trade in 3rd world countries, reunites them with their families, and helps them find jobs so they don’t end up in the same situation they were rescued from. After cost, 100% of admission goes to Walk for Justice and there will be a chance at the shows to donate whatever you want to the cause.

Medicine Hat’s Rhyme & Reason Writers’ Club presents an evening of readings on Thursday, September 6 at 7.00 pm. The program takes place in the Honor Currie Room at Medicine Hat Public Library.

The evening will consist of stories and poetry written by the members of the club. Refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase.

The Rhyme & Reason Writers’ Club is a group of Hatters interested in writing and dedicated to supporting their members in sharing, learning, growing and developing their talents as writers. The members come from many different backgrounds: they are young and old, in the work force or retired. Over the years the club has published a number of anthologies of their work. The most recent, Words in Flight, celebrates their thirtieth anniversary. They meet regularly to share and critique their work.

For more information, contact Shannon Logie at 403-832-2695 or Hilary Munro at 403-502-8533. Visit their website at

As you undoubtedly already know, there’s a rat problem in Medicine Hat. There’s also missing people problems, an event centre problem, multiple road (and bridge) problems, a gas price problem, but who cares about that stuff. RATS!

They clearly didn’t listen to the “No Rats Allowed” sign when crossing the border. What gives? WE GOTTA KILL THEM ALL!

Just when you thought we got everything under control, rats are now even popping up on Twitter!

This has to stop!

The Medicine Hat News is offering a few scholarships to eligible applicants to get a jump on their post-secondary pursuits. There are three for $1000 each and two, in part by the Medicine Hat Tigers, for $2500 each. Some restrictions apply based the field of study, such as Journalism or Visual Communications.

View the Medicine Hat News Scholarship PDF to find one that may be applicable to you:

The deadline is Thursday, August 9th, 2012 (tomorrow!)


Friday, August 3 @ 9 PM (Grab FREE tickets @ Pub) – MAD JAKE’S Pub & Grub 9 – 181 Carry Drive SE, Medicine Hat


Paul Kuster — A First Nations comedic talent with the commitment to take the comedy world by storm. Paul is originally from Saskatchewan and thinks his last name is quite crazy for an Indian. Paul is a FUNNYFEST favourite, Aboriginal Comic; TV ACTOR – “North of 60”; 12 year Global TV Reporter,


Stu Hughes (an over-the-top original)


Come have big belly laughs as 2 FUNNYFEST hilarious stand up comics perform. Plenty of good times and great food and tasty beverages are offered in this casual environment. Rye $3.75 !

Tickets: FREE at Bar ($15 value)


It’s that time of year, time to DO SOMETHING ABOUT BREAST CANCER – sign up for the 7th Annual Bustin’ Loose Race to End Breast Cancer which will be held September 30, 2012. This is a 3km, 5km & 10km run/walk event in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (Prairies/NWT Chapter).

Over the past six years, the race has surpassed our dreams and has raised more than $396,000 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (Prairies/NWT Chapter). The race provides an opportunity to raise awareness of this devastating disease, offer support to those who are fighting the battle against breast cancer, and strength to those who have lost loved ones.

You can be part of the excitement this year, helping to reach our fundraising goal of $105,000 which will mean over the last 7 years the race has raised more than $500,000 for the CBCF!

Online registration and pledging is open now.

  • We’ll still accept mailed in entries and pledge sheets at package pick up. If you are collecting pledges for the cause, please feel free to use the online option for everyone in your address book as well as carrying a pledge sheet for those friends and family you see in person.
  • 2012 tiered registration fees: Early Bird (Until August 31/2012) – $30.00 / After August 31/2012 – $40.00 / Last Minute (After September 28/2011) – $50.00 *Committing to collect a minimum of $75.00 in pledges waives your entry fee.*
  • For logistical reasons and to ensure the best possible event – PLEASE ENTER EARLY. While we will continue to welcome all participants right up to race time, there will be a limited number of race packages available.
  • Those who wish to raise pledges are advised to register early even if they plan to continue raising pledges up to race day in order to guarantee their spot in the event.
  • The Team registration which was new last year, was a great success, so we will be including it again this year. Round up a group of friends or family and participate as a team – there is always strength in numbers!

With your participation in the Bustin’ Loose Race to End Breast Cancer, you are joining a vast and powerful movement of people who share the vision of a future without Breast Cancer.

For more information, please visit

West 49 LRN2SK8West 49 LRN2SK8 is a one day educational event providing an introduction to the culture of skateboarding and skateboard instruction to beginner skateboarders, age 5 to 15. Starting this June (2012) and running through to Labour Day The West 49 LRN2SK8 Tour presented by Disney XD will be making 40 stops at West 49 locations across Canada (mall parking lots and nearby community centres). The LRN2SK8 program will provide participants a full West 49 skateboard experience in an enclosed mobile skatepark that includes the Sunny D Street Course featuring Element Drop Spot obstacles.

The Medicine Hat event is taking place on July 26th, 2012 at the Medicine Hat Mall.

Managed by eventSing promotions inc. which has more than a decade experience in packaging and producing national action sports events, this program is designed to help youth develop their confidence and skateboard skills and will provide participants with a legitimate skateboard experience in a supervised and safe area. From prize give-aways, sampling opportunities and a mobile skate park set up with all the equipment necessary to develop an individual’s skateboarding abilities, the LRN2SK8 program will be a great opportunity for kids across Canada to really have a true skateboarding experience with access to course components like rails, ledges, ramps and flat bars. The program will include the following elements: mock-classroom lessons where trick description and the history of skateboarding will be reviewed, Build-a-Board Workshop learning how to install bearings and apply grip tape and small group lessons aiding in individual progression execution and analysis will be taught with skate-educated seasoned riders providing the lessons.

There are three sessions available: Session 1: 9:30am to 11:00am, Session 2: 12:30pm to 2:00pm and Session 3: 3:00pm to 4:30pm. Waivers must be signed on site by a legal guardian. The classes will end with a graduation ceremony and each skateboarder will receive a certificate for participating and completing the program.

This program is free to kids aged 5 + across Canada and you can register online on the West 49 LRN2SK8 website:

West 49 LRN2SK8

Medicine Hat Registration Link

The Medicine Hat Public Library is hosting Love at the Library, a singles’ evening, on July 21st 2012 from 7-10pm for singles between the ages of 30 and 49. The event will be held on the lower level of the library and will include speed dating, trivia, games, prizes, and the ever-popular Mix and Mingle Cafe. Please note that regular library services will not be available during this program. To register for Love at the Library, please visit the Information Desk at the library and pay a $20 deposit fee to save your spot. This fee will be refunded upon your attendance or in case the program is cancelled.

For more information please phone the Information Desk at 403-502-8525.

Calling all Tweens, Medicine Hat Public Library has a new program for 10-12 year olds. MHPL will kick off our Tween Nights with a Harry Potter event on Monday July 9th. Join us from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm in the Honor Currie room (lower level) for a night of Harry Potter, Hogwarts and magic!

Magical and muggle tweens are welcome to come test your knowledge of Harry Potter and the wizarding world. Test your ability to guess which Harry Potter character you’re given in transformation dilemma. In teams, you’ll be challenged on your knowledge of the magical world in Dumbledore’s jeopardy. Try to win some edible wands in Burrow bingo. Jump on your broom or get in your flying car and come join us for a night of Hagrid size fun at Medicine Hat Public Library’s Harry Potter Tween night!

Mark your calendars for Graphic Novel tween night Monday July 23rd, Live Clue tween night Monday August 3th, and Old Skool Tech Crafts Monday August 27th.

For more information about tween nights, please call the library at 403-502-8526.