Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede
WHO WE ARE..WHAT WE DO...
Nature of the Organization
The Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede (MHE&S) is a "Not for Profit" volunteer community service organization, established to provide the City of Medicine Hat and District with programs, events and facilities. It was incorporated under the Alberta Companies Act on May 8th 1947. It is also recognized in the Alberta Agricultural Societies Act as an Agricultural Society.
"Not for Profit" means all our revenues are used to sponsor events or are reinvested back into our facilities. Hence, all the facilities and assets of the MHE&S are, in essence, owned by Medicine Hat and District residents.
The Board of Directors of the MHE&S, along with a small core of paid staff, manage these facilities for the benefit of the residents of Medicine Hat and District.
Members of the Stampede Board are community minded volunteers who serve as Directors. In addition to these Directors there are many other members of the community who also volunteer their time to help organize and run various events throughout the year.
As a volunteer organization, our Directors and other community volunteers get the satisfaction they receive from working together to put on successful events for the benefit of the community.
Thanks to our volunteer's time and effort, many of the events we present would be too cost prohibitive for people to attend, so they are a huge asset to our organization.
There are upwards of approximately 800 people who volunteer their time annually to the MHE&S activities. This makes the MHE&S one of the largest volunteer organizations in the City of Medicine Hat and Southeastern Alberta.
A unique aspect of the MHE&S that makes it different from other volunteer organizations is that it owns and operates facilities for the community. Provincial funding has assisted in the construction of some of the facilities and a portion of our operating costs are covered by provincial funding. These facilities are utilized not only for events we undertake but are also rented out for other functions. The profits we do derive from rentals and events we sponsor are used to further maintain and upgrade our facilities.
The MHE&S as an entity also contributes financially to the cultural well being of our community. Events or activities that we either support annually or have supported on an ad hoc basis include:
- Major supporter of the “Leaders of Tomorrow” Program promoting youth leadership in Medicine Hat.
- Presentation of the Stampede Parade which costs in the neighborhood of $25,000.00 annually
- A Scholarship Fund of $30,000.00 at the Medicine Hat College has been established by the MHE&S.
- The annual budget for free entertainment during the annual Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede is about $100,000.00.
Personal Information Protection Policy
At the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede, we are committed to providing clients, customers, members and employees with exceptional service. As providing this service involves the collection, use and disclosure of some personal information about our clients, customers, members and emplyoees protecting their personal information is one of our highest priorities.
Clients, customers, members and employees should direct any complaints, concerns or questions regarding the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede compliance in writing to the Privacy Officer. If the Privacy Officer is unable to resolve the concern, the clients, customers, members and employees may also write to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta.