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MHC hosts grand opening for the Sunrise Rotary Trail

September 3, 2014

Medicine Hat College (MHC) invites you to celebrate the grand opening of our Sunrise Rotary Trail on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 11 a.m.. The ceremony will take place at the trail entrance which is located at the south end near the Cultural Centre. Light refreshments will be served and free parking made available at the Cultural Centre.

“This is a momentous occasion for the college, it’s a celebration of building a sense of community by working together,” explains Jennifer Kerslake, community relations officer at MHC. “This is a merging of two trail systems, the colleges and the cities, which has enabled us to enhance the lifestyle and community experiences of people within our city.”

Kerslake explains that a number of donors have been involved in making this trail possible including the Sunrise Rotary Club, 2011 Southern Alberta Summer Games, Culture & Community Spirit, Medicine Hat Kinsmen Club, Mark Keller, Matt and Deanna Haysom and family, Johnson Controls Ltd and Medicine Hat College Library Recycling Committee.

According to Kerslake Students from the college were also involved in making the trail possible through “planning to planting.”

“What we also are excited about is that our students were able to get involved in the planning of the trail system; our nursing students established the key areas for bench placements so that it facilitated a variety of individuals with various needs and our kinesiology students, with the assistance of Blue Imp, helped in deciding which exercise equipment would be best suited for the trail.”

The trail is a 3.5 kilometre, interactive, landscaped trail that runs the perimeter of the campus and is linked to Kin Coulee trails. It features interpretive signs, benches, fitness equipment and viewing areas.

For more information on the trail and to view other projects at MHC visit

Interested in learning how you can get involved? Contact Tracy Stroud, development officer at and 403.502.8997 or Jennifer Kerslake, community relations officer at or 403.504.3643.