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Pride Week celebrated at MHC

September 7, 2021

The Pride Flag has been raised at Medicine Hat College (MHC) for the week of Sept. 7-10, 2021 to celebrate and promote the benefits to openness, equality, and inclusivity, while acknowledging the history and contributions of the LBGTQ2S+ community.

 “We are fortunate to have an active Students’ Association that encourages our learners to come together in unity,” says Kevin Shufflebotham, president and CEO. “It’s what we strive for at MHC on a daily basis – creating a safe environment, where we can learn from each other and promote diversity, and inclusion, to better grow as a community.”

The Students’ Association at MHC (SAMHC) will host a number of events including: Pride Awareness (trivia, button making and access to booths offering information and supports) on Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the B-wing hallway and food trucks will be available on Sept. 9 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in front of MHC. 

“We felt it was important to show our new and returning students that we strive to be an inclusive campus that accepts and welcomes everyone,” says Veronica Yeoman, president of SAMHC. “Our activities are to provide information about the history and stigma facing the LBGTQ2S+ community and also provide everyone with fun activities that bring us all together, supports and services that ensure our learners know they matter, we are invested in their well-being, and they deserve fair treatment.”

The City of Medicine Hat is also celebrating Pride Week. Events will be happening throughout the week, ranging from live art, a drum circle, food trucks, music and more. Details can be found on the Medicine Hat Pride Week Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MedHatPride.

“We encourage our students to not only participate in the events happening on campus but explore and meet the community in Medicine Hat. There are so many activities taking place with the underlying theme being unity and support,” says Yeoman.  

For more information on the Pride Week activities being hosted by SAMHC, visit www.samhc.ca.

If you are interested in learning about the supports available at MHC, visit www.mhc.ab.ca