Neat to Know: February 13, 2024

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Thanks for reading Neat to Know, a weekly roundup of City news, updates, and other important information. You can expect to see the week's most interesting content and even some that may have not been delivered through our regular channels. 

Happening today! Municipal Mingle

Municipal Mingle is an opportunity for community members to connect, learn, and share their feedback on a range of local initiatives. Say hi and engage with the following departments and projects:

  • Community Development: Arts, Heritage, and Entertainment Master Plan and Community Wellbeing Plan
  • Medicine Hat Economic Development: The four pillars of economic development
  • Environment, Land & Gas Production: Commercial and residential lots for sale
  • Environmental Utilities: 2024 Construction projects including 3rd Street SE downtown and 7th Street NW/Altawana Avenue
  • Municipal Works: Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Division Avenue Project, and Transportation Master Plan
  • Planning and Development: Strong Towns and the Land Use Bylaw.

Today! February 13, 2024
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Esplanade Studio Theatre - 401 First Street SE
This event is free, everyone is welcome!

Learn more

Jam Pail Bonspiel registration deadline

 The deadline to register for the 2024 Jam Pail event is Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. 

Medicine Hat’s longest running sporting event, the Jam Pail Bonspiel, will take place this year on February 21 and 22 at the Kinplex. 

  • Grades 3 & 4 - Wednesday, February 21, 2024
  • Grades 5 & 6 and Open/Family - Thursday, February 22, 2024

The event typically begins around 5 p.m. on both days however, depending on the number of teams that register, the event may begin earlier to accommodate all the games. Each team is guaranteed three games.

Register now

Family Day hours and closures

Family Day is on Monday, Feb. 19, and several City facilities will have adjusted hours or will be closed.

Big Marble Go Centre - Hours are 12 - 5 p.m. 
City Hall - Closed  
Co-op Place - Closed
Esplanade - Closed
Landfill - Closed
Medicine Hat Transit - No transit service on statutory holidays 

Please note: there will be no waste collection on Family day. Regular collection resumes Tuesday, February 20 in Zone 3.

A different kind of energy community contest

Medicine Hat has a different kind of energy. Tell us what makes Medicine Hat unique for you and you could win a $1,500 local prize package! Submit your story and/or tag us in your photos/videos using #DifferentKindOfEnergy on social media. Draw date is Wednesday, June 5.

Share your story   Watch our video

Community Warmth: neighbours helping neighbours since 2010

Community Warmth is a program whereby Medicine Hat utility customers subscribe to have a voluntary donation deducted from their utility bill. The Salvation Army administers the program and distributes the donations to those who are struggling to make utility payments. 

Since the program began in 2010, a total of $330,499 has been donated, helping 616 families with utility assistance. Last year (2023), 39 families received support through $31,018 in donations.

There are currently 267 customers donating monthly to the program. It's easy to participate, simply 'set it and forget it'. Even $1 per month makes a difference.

Donate to Community Warmth

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Transportation Master Plan
We greatly appreciate your input. To shape the future of our city's transportation network, the Transportation Master Plan is conducting three, online surveys within the community. Have your say (click on each of the links to fill out the respective surveys):

Transportation Master Plan  Active Transportation  Transportation Safety  

Arts, Heritage, and Entertainment Master Plan
The survey regarding the future of the City's arts, heritage and entertainment is closing on February 19! We encourage you to fill out the brief survey to have your say while there's still time...

Fill out the survey  Learn about the project

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Family Day Fest
Monday, February 19 from 1 - 4 p.m. at Big Marble Go Centre
Big Marble Go Centre will host an array of fun, FREE family activities on Family Day, including: swimming, Nerf Wars, public skating, floor hockey, inflatable alley, and more! Please note: swimming and Nerf Wars will require a ticket to secure a time slot. Free tickets are available now at 

Free Tixx

Pre-Game Buffet at the Medicine Hat Tigers Game
Saturday, February 24 at 5 p.m. at Co-op Place
This is the final buffet of the season! Patrons with a gameday ticket can enjoy a delicious family-style roast beef dinner (with baby potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, vegetables, salad and dessert) for $25.

Buy Tixx

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Medicine Hat Economic Development takes a holistic approach, focusing on four pillars of economic development: workforce development (including rural renewal), business development, investment attraction, and investment growth and readiness.

Pillar 4: Investment growth and readiness

Investment growth and readiness is one of four foundational pillars for creating a strong economic development strategy!

Watch the video to learn more

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