Connecting Community Brings Hatters Together
Medicine Hat – A new community initiative aims to bring Hatters together and start conversations about what makes us who we are.
This project appears throughout the community and online. Large-scale posters are now on display at several City facilities, including City Hall, the Family Leisure Centre and the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre.
“We wanted to create a campaign that built on the meanings of community, as both a place and as a feeling, through the stories of fellow Hatters. Our city is comprised of so many great people and lots of diversity. We are all more than what you see,” said Leslie Jerry, Community Inclusion Coordinator for the City of Medicine Hat. “We all call Medicine Hat home.”
The City also collaborated with Shaw Spotlight TV to produce a series of #imahatter videos.
“Everyone has a story to share and we want to support the community in having conversations that connect us,” said Jerry. “Small moments can leave a big impression. A smile and a wave can easily start a conversation with someone new.”
To participate in the conversation, an online community forum is active on Shape Your City. Residents can also share their story through social media by using the hashtag #imahatter.
Funding for this project is provided by the Alberta Human Rights Education and Multicultural Fund, and by Family and Community Support Services.
For information on upcoming events and ways to get involved, visit the City website.
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For media inquiries, please contact:
Community Inclusion Coordinator
City of Medicine Hat