One of our goals that we have been working on this summer is getting our name out into the community. There is a large portion of the community here in Medicine Hat who are not aware of what we do or even that we are here.
On the street downtown where our office is there is an event entitled “Alive After Five” every Wednesday evening in the summer. At the end of July we began our participation in the event and we will have a table there until the end of the summer. These evenings were spent talking to members of the community about our programs and our expeditions. We appreciate the opportunity to meet new people in the community and to let them know what we do here at Canadian Humanitarian. We look forward to participating again next summer.
We’ve also had the privilege of participating in The Park After Dark Cinemas where we played a video about Canadian Humanitarian before each movie was shown and our Executive Director gave a brief explanation of who we are and what we do. During the movies a table was set up near the concessions for people to ask questions, make donations and buy merchandise. We only got rained out once! It was a lot of fun to talk to local community members about what we do both in Africa and right here in Medicine Hat.