Medicine Hat College students and local residents alike can look forward to the college’s annual Shake, Rattler n’ Roll Homecoming celebration, slated for September 15.
The event will feature three musical artists and a day of exciting activities, including the Rattlers Hall of Fame breakfast, Rattlers soccer action and free ATB Family Fun Zone. Local up-and-comer Ministry Doc will kick off the free musical entertainment in the evening, followed by Medicine Hat favourites The Straight Jackets. This year’s headliner is Faber Drive (“You and I Tonight”). The Juno-nominated group is known for their pop-rock style and will be releasing their third album this spring.
“We’ve chosen some well-loved bands that ‘Hatters, students and alumni will enjoy seeing live,” said Jennifer Thompson, MHC’s media officer. “Their music and style will appeal to all ages. We hope to see lots of people come to campus to take advantage of the free activities and see what MHC has to offer the community.”
The soccer games, concert and ATB Family Fun Zone are free of charge and everyone in the community is welcome to attend. The concert is a licensed event with food and beverage service provided by Earls and Local.
The day begins with the Rattlers Hall of Fame breakfast, where new members will be inducted and alumni will be reunited. The Rattlers Hall of Fame breakfast is the only ticketed portion of the weekend; for information on tickets please call 403.529.3834. Rattlers soccer kicks off at noon, with home opener games for both the men’s and women’s teams vs. Lethbridge.
MHC is proud to once again offer the ATB Family Fun Zone in the afternoon. Families are invited to join in the fun with a variety of activities for kids of all ages on Saturday afternoon. Bouncy houses, slides, face painters and the like will keep the whole community having fun. The Be Fit for Life Centre will also be on hand presenting their “Minute To Win It” style games.
After the last note of music is played by Faber Drive, attendees will once again be treated to a spectacular display of fireworks set to music.
“We’ve ended the day with fireworks a few times now, and it is definitely a highlight,” said Thompson. “It has become a Homecoming tradition, and just one more reason the community should come to campus for the day. It’s a great way to end our community’s final celebration of summer.”
This will be the fifth consecutive year MHC has hosted a homecoming event with a headliner band. Previous acts included Bedouin Soundclash, Default, The Trews, and 54•40.
“We hope that this free day of fun activities draws people to our campus,” Thompson said. “Homecoming is not just for alumni and students; it is for our community. Throughout the year we receive so much support from our region, and this is our chance to give back. So we welcome everyone to come down and enjoy the event to see what MHC is all about.”
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