recent happenings

Gallery of Local Photos

Medicine Hat City Hall lobby and

Family Leisure Centre lobby

During July and August, we showed off the winners and honourable mentions of the My Big Picture photo contest in a temporary gallery. Thousands of 'Hatters were able to browse the stunning and creative work of local photographers. Thanks to all contest entrants!

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Community Engagement Session

June 20, 2018  3:30-7:30 pm

Cultural Centre

Crowds of interested people showed up to see the preliminary direction for the myMH plan and to share their thoughts. The imagine-station received lots of traffic, with plenty of folks posting their visions for the city's long-range future. Thanks to all who attended.

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Community Engagement Session

June 12, 2018 3:30-7:30 pm

Esplanade Studio Theatre

Open to the public, dozens of 'Hatters (of all ages and interests) dropped by to learn about the myMH plan and talk with the team. Many people shared their ideas at the imagine-station, and yet more dove into the public survey. Thanks for attending!

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Discussion with ACDI

June 7, 2018

Medicine Hat City Hall

A mini-workshop with the Advisory Committee on Disability Issues, with interesting discussions and well-considered ideas posted by the group on "I imagine" cards. Definitely some valuable input for the creation of the myMH Plan!

Kitchen Table Conversations

May 8 & 20, 2018

Medicine Hat Public Library

Open to the public, residents were free to drop by and discuss their future visions for Medicine Hat. Thoughts included downtown revitalization, help for the disadvantaged, leveraging the City's assets for further economic success, and maintaining a vibrant arts and culture environment.

Advisory Group Forum

April 11, 2018 12:00-2:00 pm

Esplanade

The myMH team met with the Youth Advisory Board, the Social Development Advisory Board, Arts & Heritage Advisory Board and the Urban Environment and Recreation Advisory Board in a workshop designed to generate ideas. "Cardstorming" provided everyone with an overview of various elements of the Plan, and allowed attendees to focus their thoughts and write down their ideas for the future of the city.

Stakeholder Session with Urban Development Industry Committee

February 8, 2018  12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce Urban Development Industry Committee.

Stakeholder Session with Business Advocacy Committee

January 16, 2018  8:00-9:30 am

This session with the Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce Business Advocacy Committee was to introduce the myMH project to the local business community. Items discussed included Plan alignment with the IDP, Medicine Hat's future demographic shift, emerging trends and the future sustainability of the retail sector.

Stakeholder Session with Medicine Hat Construction Association

November 28, 2017   9:00-10:30 am

Discussion involved items of importance to the local construction professionals regarding the long-range future of Medicine Hat, including how population and demographics will likely change, and the city's aging infrastructure (and eventual replacement thereof.)

Stakeholder Session with Canadian Home Builders Association

November 9, 2017   11:30 am-1:30 pm

Presentation and discussion with the Canadian Home Builders Association concerning future demographics and city structure, as well as the potential for significant changes in the types of housing which will be in demand in coming decades.

Great West Home & Leisure Show

October 20-22, 2017

Cypress Centre

With about 400 visitors to the myMH booth, it was an exciting chance to talk to Hatters about the project and hear their big ideas! Congratulations to Kyla B., the winner of our "big pack" of locally made items.

Stakeholder Session with Environmental Groups

October 5, 2017 9:30 am-12:30 pm

SEAWA Headquarters

Groups attending: SEAWA (South East Alberta Watershed Alliance), Grasslands Naturalists. The groups shared environmental initiatives and goals within the City, and the importance of incorporating policies within the myMH plan to preserve and protect natural spaces.