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MHC offers affordable facility access to community groups, particularly those local non-profit clubs, societies or organizations that sponsor recreational, cultural or educational activities. The college is a smoke-free facility and is wheelchair accessible. Whether looking to organize a special event, book a meeting space or host a large conference or workshop, we're here to help.
- Seats 134
- Six wheelchair spaces
- Seats 95
- Three wheelchair spaces
- Seats 80
- Seats 32
Typical classroom space includes desks, chairs, whiteboard, screen, computer video projector, computer, internet access/ network connection, overhead projector,and lecturn.
Please note: The majority of classrooms have a SMART board, a few classrooms have a phone line, video conference and teleconference capable. Please call the Facility Bookings Coordinator for information.
Capacity: 60. Features podium, internet access/ network connection, phone
line, windows, screen, round tables with 60 chairs (permanent set up)
Capacity: 70 (130 available by request only) Features podium, internet access/ network connection, phone line, windows, screen, whiteboard, overhead projector, computer video projector and computer. Table and chair set-ups by request only – capacity of 70. Chair set ups by request only – capacity of 130 with an aisle
Our theatre seats 506 in fixed chairs with wheelchair accessible and overflow spaces for 27, providing an exceptional venue for music, theatre, dance, and community presentations. From staging world renowned performers at the Medicine Hat JazzFest or the phenomenal talent of our very own Conservatory of Music and Dance, the Eresman Theatre is a cultural hub in our community.
To reserve the Eresman Theatre, please contact Facility Bookings at 403.529.3822.
Located in the Cultural Centre, the Recital Hall seats 98 and provides an intimate space for small performances. The stage area is approximately 50 square feet.
The main entrance of the college, Centennial Hall, includes a glassed cuboid with lounge chairs, as well as raised tables and chairs. An art collection, titled “CX Configurations – 4 seasons,” can also be found in the space. This collection was donated by a former visual communications instructor.
One on One Gallery
The Gallery hosts shows monthly and is open to the public. Click here to learn more about the One on One Gallery.
The gymnasium -- known as the “Snake Pit” when the Rattlers compete--is equipped for basketball, volleyball, and badminton. In its sporting role, the facility is also used for open recreation and fitness testing.
The space is also used to host events like convocation and large meetings and conventions. Students have access to the gym on a drop-in basis; just check the schedule with staff in the Weight Room.
- Located in G Wing (lower floor)
- Wheelchair accessible
- 9,540 square feet
- Seating capacity is 1,500 (including pull out bleachers with seating for 500)
The weight room offers students and employees a great venue for strength and cardio training. Rattlers make use of the facility, of course, as do fitness classes. Users must show college ID, dress appropriately, and follow posted rules and instructions from staff. The Equipment Room inside the Weight Room will lend you balls, rackets, birdies and offer advice and instruction.
- Located in G Wing (ground floor)
- Over 20 Strength training sessions
- Free Weights ranging from 1 lb to 100 lbs
- Olympic Bar - 45 lbs each
- Easy Curl Bar - 20 lbs each
- Leg Press - 70 lbs without plates
- Exercise Balls
- Medicine Ball Rack
- 3 Treadmills
- 2 Elliptical machines
- 2 Steppers
- 2 Exercise Bikes
- 1 Recumbent Bike
For full details on the gymnasium and other recreational facilities including the soccer pitch and tennis courts click here.
Sunrise Rotary Trail, a 3.5 km interactive, landscaped trail, runs the perimeter of campus and is linked to Kin Coulee trails. When completed, it will feature interpretive signs, benches, fitness equipment and viewing areas. Students have been involved in the trail from planning to planting, and the trail will be used as a resource for many courses.
The Teaching Garden, which was partially funded by a contribution from the Medicine Hat Horticultural Society, provides a relaxing outdoor learning environment. Adjacent to the Trades Wing and Vera Bracken Library, this living classroom is also intended to provide a place of relaxation and social interaction for the entire community.
Home to a rose garden, sun garden and shade garden, the design of this space demonstrates landscaping possibilities that are low maintenance and appropriate for Medicine Hat’s climate. Seating and lighting elements offer a unique gathering spot that is welcoming at any hour.
The Xeriscape Demonstration Garden, located on the northeast side of the main college building, is intended to educate homeowners about alternatives to traditional landscaping and showcase a variety of plants and practices that are environmentally friendly. In addition to a variety of drought tolerant or low maintenance trees, shrubs and flowers, the garden features several unique architectural elements including a pergola, bridge, and dry stream.
Visitors to the garden may notice the oriental-inspired design, which is reflected by prominent structural features like the pergola and bridge. These elements were selected to demonstrate the college’s ties with its international partners, particularly those in China and Japan.