MHC alumni Patrick Tolchard and Krista Berg

Patrick Tolchard and Krista Berg’s passion for the outdoors inspired Valley Zipline Adventures, but it was their hard work and entrepreneurial spirit that took the business from a small start up to an award-winning success story in two short years.

The Medicine Hat College (MHC) alumni worked with the school’s Entrepreneur Development Centre to develop a business plan and prepare for its pitch competition where the duo was successful in securing $10,000 in startup funds as well as mentorship support. Together they launched Valley Zipline Adventures south of Radium, British Columbia in July 2017 and operated at almost maximum capacity all summer.


In the Spotlight:

Schae Philpott, alumna and award winning photographer

Life in Focus

Capturing the essence or emotion of a moment equals ‘pure happiness’ for Medicine Hat College business graduate and award-winning photographer, Schae Philpott. Whether she is witnessing a couple’s happily ever after or a family’s special bond, being asked to share and secure those irreplaceable memories is an honour for the young storyteller.


Janae Ulrich, CYCC graduate

Taking Action

Giving kids a safe place to be kids is everything to Janae Ulrich.

As the general manager of the Redcliff Youth Centre, the child and youth care counsellor (CCYC) graduate now sees a different side to her town. During her time in the CCYC program, she worked at the youth centre as a practicum student and quickly learned that not all childhood experiences were like her own.


Shianna Wedrick

Road to Recovery

Shianna Wedrick, a student in Occupational Therapist Assistant/Physical Therapist Assistant (OTA/PTA) program at Medicine Hat College, was in lab when she received a call that would change the trajectory of her, and her family’s, life.