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Saamis Tepee Site to Temporarily Close for Annual Inspection

Post Date:06/24/2020 9:45 AM

Medicine Hat – The Saamis Tepee site will be temporarily closed on Thursday, June 25, in order for the City to conducts its annual inspection of the structure. The work will begin at 6:00 a.m. and will be completed by 2:00 p.m. that day, weather permitting.

“The safety of residents and visitors to the site is our first priority,” said Aaron Nelson, Manager of Community Connections and Support. “We look forward to reopening the site once the inspection is complete.”

The temporary closure includes the area directly below and around the tepee. The parking lot at the site and the trails will remain open. The Visitor Information Centre, including the picnic, playground area and the sanitary dumping station will also remain open during this time.

Originally constructed for the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics, the Saamis Tepee is a tribute to Canada’s native heritage. Built entirely of steel with a concrete foundation, the tepee is ringed with 10 large circular story-boards depicting aspects of native culture and history.

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For further information, please contact:

Aaron Nelson
Manager, Community Connections and Support
City of Medicine Hat

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