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Students host MHC Outdoor Expo sponsored by Valhalla Pure Outfitters

March 14, 2014

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. students from the event management class (GTAM 214) are inviting the community for the Medicine Hat College (MHC) Outdoor Expo sponsored by Valhalla Pure Outfitters.

The expo will highlight the various outdoor activities that can be found within southeast Alberta.

Outside the main entrance of the college exhibits range from outdoor camping and mountain biking to a rock climbing station with harnesses and ropes to play with. Throughout Centennial Hall will be several other stations including kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding as well as yoga, skiing, snowboarding and hiking.

“Michael Harrington the owner of Valhalla Pure Outfitters has been working with our students to help them reach out to a variety of organizations within the community,” said Miranda Davies. “The goal of this event is to help raise awareness of the opportunities Medicine Hat and area offer those individuals wanting to explore the great outdoors.”

When asked what people can expect from the various stations, Davies explained that this event is about providing hands-on learning opportunities;

“Gravity Sports will be one of the mountain bike stations, they will have an expert on location providing bikes for people to test out and Chris Dodd an interpreter at Cypress Hills will be in attendance to discuss the best snowshoeing trails.”

From 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. a guest speaker Tammy Ellis will be presenting in the Courtyard. Ellis is a local physiotherapist who has trekked Nepal and also created a charity to help others, she will speak on her experiences. There is no cost to attend. 

The Outdoor Expo and guest speaker is a result of an in-class project which provides students hands-on experience in organizing a special event. The class integrates students from the global tourism and marketing, ecotourism and outdoor leadership and business administration programs.

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