Neat to Know: January 23, 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. 

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The 59th annual Jam Pail Bonspiel 

Medicine Hat’s longest running sporting event, the Jam Pail Bonspiel, will take place this year on February 21 and 22 at the Kinplex. Registration is now open for students in Grades 3 to 6!

Register now

Camping registration opens February 1

Online reservations for the 2024 camping season at Gas City Campground (GCC) and Echo Dale Regional Park (EDRP) will open on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 7 a.m.

Learn more  Camp in Medicine Hat

Municipal Mingle at the Esplanade

The City of Medicine Hat is inviting residents to ‘Municipal Mingle’, a public engagement event, at the Esplanade Studio Theatre on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. The event is an opportunity for community members to connect, engage, and share their feedback on a range of local initiatives. 

Learn more

Outdoor rinks and ponds

It's winter out there and many of the City's outdoor rinks are ready to be used including: Crokicurl RinkHeald RinkKensington ParkKiwanis Central Park, and Palliser Crescent. Our rinks and ponds are managed by volunteers through the Adopt-a-rink program and ice conditions are reported weekly on rinks and ponds map. 

Outdoor rinks and ponds map

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We need your feedback

Shape Your City is the City's online engagement hub to learn about projects and topics that affect our community. Here's are some current projects:

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Struggling to pay your utility bill?

If you or someone you know is experiencing financial hardship or crisis, you may be eligible for one-time emergency funding to assist with utility bills through the Community Warmth program.

Learn more and apply

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Medicine Hat Tigers Pre-game Buffet
January 27 at 5 p.m. at Co-op Place
Buy Tixx

The Sheepdogs
Genre: Canadian Rock 
January 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Esplanade Theatre
Buy Tixx  Watch on YouTube

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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 1: Workforce development

Attracting and retaining skilled labour is a key element of a strong economic development strategy.

Watch the video to learn more

Stay tuned next week to hear about Pillar 2.

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