Community Appreciation

Owner, Giving and Receiving, Ryan BartsoffMarch 11, 2022

Local entrepreneur, Ryan Bartsoff, has lived in Medicine Hat for 18 years and has always enjoyed the city’s downtown core for its historic beauty and potential.

On July 1, 2018, Bartsoff took the leap and opened, Giving and Receiving Ltd., located on 2nd Street one block away from City Hall.

Bartsoff specifically chose the downtown neighborhood to operate a business, because he wanted to help strengthen the existing downtown core and help make Medicine Hat a better place to live one interaction at a time.

“Our downtown is constantly growing. It’s a vibrant area that offers more opportunity than ever before,” says Bartsoff. “My goal is to help contribute to the diversity of the community and to be a positive force towards the success of the cit’ys core”

With the all the progressive developments in the industry, Giving and Receiving is able to offer a wide variety of products; featuring everything from bath bombs to face masks.

Bartsoff says the support from the local community is especially heartwarming and he hopes to eventually expand the business to a larger location giving him the opportunity to grow and pivot the business.

With the downtown revitalization continuing, Bartsoff highly encourages local residents and tourists to come and explore downtown.  

“I love everything about Medicine Hat. My daughter and I utilize the beautiful parks, paths and facilities around the community all the time,” says Bartsoff. “Raising a child here in a smaller town allows for my daughter to partake in a number of activities like dancing, voice, swimming and so much more. I’m a really proud Dad and feel privilege to live here to support both our residents and the business community.”

Giving and Receiving is looking forward to collaborating more with the community and hosting events classes and comedy nights.

Giving and Receiving Ltd. is located at 547 2 Street S.E. and can be found online at Must be 18+ years to enter.