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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.

Have you ever wanted to get involved in the community, tell a story, or advertise an event or a band? Well, we are always looking for more content to publish on Medicine Hat Media, and that includes anything you might have to offer!

If you are reading this, then you have probably read a few Medicine Hat Media articles and know what we are all about, but in taking a look behind the scenes, you can quickly come to realize that Medicine Hat Media is a fantastic resource for public awareness and promotion, and best of all, it is completely FREE.


  • We are currently partnered with 21 other Medicine Hat-based websites, including the City of Medicine Hat website itself.
  • We currently receive about 4000 unique viewers per month, which equates to about 6,000 page views per month.
  • We have many regular contributors who have wrote 731 posts in total, which have received a total of 1,371 comments.
  • Aside from Google and directly going to, most of our users come from following us on Twitter, which automatically updates with every new post we do. Our twitter currently has 1,178 followers. Our Facebook group currently has 83 members.

From these 4 facts, it is evident that Medicine Hat Media is the mecca of Medicine Hat-based advertising.

What you can achieve:

By writing and advertising on Medicine Hat Media, you can can achieve a more public awareness – completely free of charge – for any events you may be hosting or advertising, including bands, trade shows, art shows, new restaurants, and the list goes on…

The events that are advertised do not necessarily have to be in Medicine Hat. If there is a big event going on anywhere in southeastern Alberta, we love to create awareness of it.

What we will do for you:

If you are interested in becoming a writer for Medicine Hat Media, all you need to do is email us at and let us know that you want to get involved. We will then set you up with an account, and if need be, assist you with logging into the website and navigating through the back end to post your stories. Normally, if you are tech-savvy enough, you can do this all by yourself with no need for our approval before registering and logging into the back-end, both of which can be done here. Alternatively, you may submit content using our online submission form.

If you plan to be a regular contributor, you can also submit a biography and/or photo for yourself and we will add it to the About page.

Things to note:

Medicine Hat Media tries to maintain a level of professionalism in its articles. This is achieved by writing our articles with completely original content and attempting to maintain proper spelling and grammar. If we receive an article that needs editing, we will generally clean it up before posting.


Advertising can be expensive, but with an ever-growing number of readers, your articles are guaranteed to be read by members of the Medicine Hat community, and best of all, it is completely free!

Contact us at with any questions or concerns.

Over the last few days a website called What’s Up in the Hat? has debuted using the Ning social networking service. I will be running  and managing the website and social media presence. We have also debuted our Facebook & Twitter pages this morning.

We will be providing updates for events happening in the Medicine Hat area stretching all the way into Southwestern Saskatchewan. Our duty is to be committed to you! If you have anything you want to post on the website feel free to do so and if you can’t drop me a line at Facebook or Twitter and I am sure you can contact me somehow through our main website.

We are providing local events, possibly local news coming soon, a blog, a chat to speak with other members who are online, groups for different communities/regions and more!

Please check us out at our main website, Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace

This is the first post I’ve done of this kind on Medicine Hat Media. Small tweaks and changes over the sites short history were always just done and never commented about. The changes done in this case are more important – or important enough to do a post about.


New Logo

New Logo

Somebody recently asked us for our logo which made us come under the realization that our “logo” was more of just a site header rather than a traditional logo-type that could be used in multiple applications. Which really was bad considering I never do that for any of my projects and I did graduate from the Visual Communication program after all. I was also never satisfied with what I created in the first place – it was just too busy and meaningless for the sites function.

Although I’m traditionally opposed to using the “tipi” imagery since it’s so cliche; I think it speaks more about our site than anything else ever could. I also wanted to add things like “art” and “music” symbolism into the logo but was too busy and maybe was too specific anyways since this site ranges topics a lot more now than it did in the past. So more than anything, this site is about commenting about Medicine Hat – the reference that the speech bubble with the tipi conveys.

Old Site Header

Old Site Header

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