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Alternative Water FuturesFriday, December 9
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Room S154, Medicine Hat College
299 College Drive South East

In 2008, the Alberta government announced it would review and update the water allocation system in the province, a system that is proving increasingly incapable of dealing with the challenges of today’s emerging water crisis. Policy recommendations released by the government in late 2009 suggest it is moving toward a province-wide deregulated market for water in the province, turning critical decisions about who will be able to access water over to the market.

With long-delayed public consultations promised in the new year by Premier Redford, it’s more important than ever for Albertans to explore and discuss alternatives to water markets that will build a water allocation system on the principles of equity, fairness, sustainability and respect for treaty obligations.

Join the Our Water Is Not For Sale network and Jeremy Schmidt, author of the soon-to-be released report Alternative Water Futures in Alberta, for an exploration of the challenges for water in Alberta, why markets aren’t the answer to Alberta’s water challenges and what alternative allocation systems that protect our water commons for ecosystems, our communities and future generations could look like.

Presented by the Our Water Is Not For Sale network, with support from the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Council of Canadians, Parkland Institute, Public Interest Alberta and Sierra Club Prairie THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »

Community welcome at college for event

Job seekers planning on attending Medicine Hat College’s upcoming annual career fair can expect a wealth of information and networking opportunities with a wide range of prominent local, regional, national and international employers. The event takes place on Tuesday, November 1 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Centennial Hall foyer and B-Wing hallway.

This year will mark one of the largest career fairs ever held by MHC, with over 60 organizations already registered to participate. With employment and the current labour market on the minds of students and the public alike, the college is pleased to open its doors to the community and help employers meet their recruitment needs.

Exhibitors will be discussing their career and job opportunities, company perks, application process, and offer tips for obtaining employment within their organizations.

“These employers represent a variety of different fields,” said Stuart Riley, coordinator of financial aid and employment at MHC. “Industries such as health and human services, police and security, engineering, oil and gas, business, accounting, finance, construction, trades, administrative, government and marketing will all be represented at the career fair.”

In addition, MHC is also welcoming numerous career-related service providers to the fair. They will offer job seekers support and resources to utilize within their employment search. From resume and cover letter assistance to training workshops and job leads, these organizations provide a variety of comprehensive employment services within the community. For attendees considering heading back to school, MHC staff will have booths set up to offer information on their programs, courses, partnerships, and Entrepreneur Development Centre.

“As we witness the job market starting to turn around, it is becoming more important for job seekers to develop strong networking skills,” said Riley. “Some statistics show that nearly 80% of all jobs are not advertised. Tapping into this hidden job market can give job seekers an edge over their competition and help fine tune their job search strategies.”

With many attendees receiving actual job offers each year at this event, job seekers are asked to come prepared to make the right first impression. Riley suggests that students and job seekers bring several copies of their resume and dress in interview-appropriate clothing.

For more information, visit or call (403) 504-2208.

MHC Career and Information Fair
Medicine Hat College Centennial Hall & B-Wing Hallway
Tuesday, November 1
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

It’s time for the 7th annual One Book One Community (OBOC) in Medicine Hat. Winner of the 2010 in Canada First Novel Award, Newfoundland author Jessica Grant’s quirky Come, Thou Tortoise is this year’s featured book. This delightfully offbeat story features an opinionated tortoise and an IQ-challenged narrator who find themselves in the middle of a life-changing mystery.

The OBOC festivities will begin with ‘An Evening with Jessica Grant’ on Friday, October 14th at 7:30 pm in the Medicine Hat College Theatre (refreshments and book signing to follow).

On Saturday, October 15th, facilitated book discussions, readings from the novel by FUT in the Hat, and fun activities take place in Medicine Hat College, beginning with coffee at 9:30am. Everyone is invited to this book club! All events are free with the exception of Saturday’s lunch (tickets now available at Medicine Hat Public Library and at Medicine Hat College Vera Bracken Library).

For more information about Come, Thou Tortoise, Jessica Grant, and One Book One Community, visit the website at

This event is sponsored by the City of Medicine Hat, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Medicine Hat College, Medicine Hat Public Library, L.E.A.R.N., Medalta, Coles, and Safeway.

Medicine Hat College Visual Communications students will be exhibiting their work from April 9-17, 2011 at Medicine Hat College Centennial Hall. The exhibition is open daily from 9:00am – 4:30pm. The reception is being held Saturday, April 9th at 7:00pm.

For those unfamiliar with Medicine Hat:Rip Off - 2011 Visual Communications Grade Show

  • Medicine Hat College
  • 299 College Dr. SE
  • Medicine Hat, Alberta

“This year’s graduating exhibition for Visual Communications students is an examination, exploration and exploitation into the social, moral, and ethical implications of the business of repurposing these axiomatic brands and compositions. The magnifying lens is on how often and how pervasively our culture uses and reuses images and brands for their own purpose.” Nelson Yuen – Instructor

For more information, please contact

Helen Poster

Helen Poster

I attended the play Helen on Monday, March 30th and on the whole I enjoyed it.

The cast were well versed in their rolls and acted them out to perfection and the set was well put together. The videography was well done and the sound effects were good.

My only quarrels are these:

The play promotes something that seems like a mix of Hollywood and Spartan culture; however, the only time this became apparent really was near the end of the first act, near the end of the intermission, and the start of the second act. During these events, one of the actresses “up and quits” and is replaced by another. Other situations are the main actress being modeled after Marilyn Monroe, and some mannerisms that reflect and parallel the attitudes and actions of present day culture.

These things aside, it was a fun experience to partake in and a welcome change to that of a movie or watching television. It is a different experience entirely to watch something on screen and know how many times it must have taken someone to get the line just right or act their part just right, then sit down to a play, that takes hours, days, or weeks to get down and present that just right for the audience.

It was a great performance, you, the cast and crew of Helen.

Helen Cast - Photo from Facebook

Helen Cast - Photo from Facebook

See the original post for Helen here.
Facebook group (with pictures)

March 27th, 28th and on the 30th the College Players at the Medicine Hat College will be presenting “Helen: A Spartan Love Story”. The show will take place at 7:30PM each night but there will also be a matinee at 10AM on March 31st.

Helen - Email Handout

Helen - Email Handout

Written Description:

“What you might know about Helen of Troy, “the face that launched a thousand ships” is a ruse.  Helen was in Egypt the whole time the Trojan War was being fought. Helen’s image was used as bait by Aphrodite to lure a foreign prince while Helen biding her time awaiting news about the war being fought over “her”. Helen’s rightful husband, Menelaus, is shipwrecked in Egypt and discovers the reason for his entire expedition to Troy (and it’s destruction) was a false trail. The new Pharaoh doesn’t intend to honor his father’s agreement to keep her safe but plans to force her to marry him instead. Will they escape Egypt in time?”

This stage adaption of Helen: A Spartan Love Story is a look into what might of happened if 20th Century Fox asked Marilyn Monroe to film this project. Be sure to come check out this nostalgic mash-up of Sparta, Troy, Egypt and 1950’s actors and actresses. Thanks to Charleen Wilson for this submission.

Blair Lukacs, Deborah-lee Balmer, Ian Wearmouth, Bradford Thomson, Heather Midori Pautler, Dara Sutton, Hannah Rud, Mike Coughlan, Kayla McLeod, Whitney Kambeitz, Amber-Dawn Elizabeth Moore, Riley Schentag, Kristen Olson

College Players presents
A Spartan Love Story
March 27th, 28th and 30th at 7:30 p.m.
March 31st, matinee at 10 a.m.
College Theatre
Tickets $15 + s/c + GST

Facebook group (with pictures)
View Sean’s review of Helen here.

Tomorrow (Saturday, March 7th, 2009) at 8PM there will be a Visual Communications show at the Medalta Squared Gallery. The exhibition will feature best work from the first years in the Medicine Hat College’s Visual Communication program. There will be plenty of art and plenty of snacks.

Best of First Year Show 2009 - Photograph via

Best of First Year Show 2009 - Photograph via

Medalta Historic Clay District, 713 Medalta Ave. SE

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March is Nutrition Month across Canada. This year the national campaign highlights food to fuel active lifestyles and healthy eating tips before, during, and after activity. The Seminar of Champions will be hosted in the courtyard room in the Medicine Hat College on March 24th, 2009 from 7 to 9PM. Complete and detailed information on power tips, activity inspiration, recipes, guidelines for nutrition and ergogenic aids will be provided by a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Exercise Physiologist.

Seminar of Champions

Seminar of Champions

It will be free to intend, but you have to register. For more information, call Angie at 403-502-8249. This post was suggested by Emily Burt who wrote in to us.

Informational Links
Ergogenic Aid on Wikipedia

There have been quite a few Medicine Hat community sites popping up lately, Medicine Hat Media being one of the new kids on the block. There is also some more long-running community sites you might not be aware of (but chances are that you are). This post is dedicated to listing all the blog-like, social, or community based Medicine Hat sites that are out there. I have even posted some very obscure ones I found on my hunt.

Mad Hatters

Mad Hatters Site Banner

Mad Hatters Site Banner

Also known as “medhatblog”, The godfather’s of all alternatives to Medicine Hat Media, originally started in March of 2006 started with a simple concept, as stated by Skeet (one of the three bloggers):

The concept of this blog is to discuss all things pertaining to Medicine Hat in a candid, mainly factual style with open discussion. Something that you do not receive from the mainstream media. No sugar coating here. We will strive to make at least a post a day.

The general theme of the site appears (by the content) to be largely about breaking news and Medicine Hat/Canada politics, obviously in a less mainstream tone/setting.

Medicine Hat Forums

Medicine Hat Forums Site Banner

Medicine Hat Forums Site Banner

This site (or forum) popped up at about the same time Medicine Hat Media did, but I never found it, even when doing extensive searches until recently when I found it in Google on a random Medicine Hat related search. It’s a Medicine Hat forum, exactly like the name suggests where users can discuss anything relating to Medicine Hat (and other stuff as well).

The Mad-CAPCS Of Medicine Hat

Mad C.A.P.C.S. Site Header

Mad C.A.P.C.S. Site Header

The Mad “C.A.P.C.S.” (Citizens of Alberta for Positive Community Standards) of Medicine Hat is a unique blog about political and social news about  and relating to the C.A.P.C.S. Originally posted and reported in length on the Mad Hatters blog, spider, the owner of The Mad-Capcs Of Medicine Hat started posting on his own site. There’s plenty of good articles on his site if you don’t know about any of this, but chances are you remember the incident when they ruled that bikinis were pornographic and shouldn’t be allowed in view of children (referring to magazines/books).

Now for some of the more obscure ones:

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*Update February 12th, 2009*

Unfortunately, due to low response this has been canceled (for now at least).

Pen & Ink is a new comic and art publication based out of Medicine Hat, run by Kelly Bryksa of KB Graphics Inc. It will be printed six times a year and will feature local artists’ work in the forms of comic strips/art, sketches, or fine art. I think this will be a great thing for all our local artists to either get known or get some of their work published. The deadline for the first issue is quickly approaching, which is Friday, February 6th. The first issue will be released on February 27th. If you just found out about it now, you can maybe work on making the next deadline which is to be announced.

Pen & Ink Logo

Pen & Ink Logo

There’s a couple stipulations for submissions. Currently there’s three rules posted on the official web page: no nudity, no explicit language and the best rule of them all, no use of Comic Sans. I use to write and draw a lot of comic strips as a kid, and I even used to sell them at the school. I swear I made like 20 bucks selling them at 10 cents a piece. Anyways, that’s a little besides the point, but It makes me want to get into it again, at least the writing portion, not so much the drawing. Which is another good thing about the publication, it offers strict writers the chance to get paired up with artists that do not wish to write, or simply aren’t good enough at it (like I’m not good enough at drawing for example).

Also, to those of you “not in the know”, Kelly Bryksa is a 2001 graduate of the Medicine Hat College Visual Communications program. You can get in contact with him at or phone 403-527-3355.



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