Market @ Medalta – A finalist for the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction
The Friends of Medalta Society is pleased to announce that it has been selected recently as a finalist in the Arts and Culture category for the 2016 Alberta Business Awards of Distinction for the Award of Distinction for the Market@Medalta.
This honour was announced by the Alberta Chambers of Commerce on December 18th, 2015. Along with being a finalist for the Arts and Culture Award, The Friends of Medalta Society is also now eligible for the prestigious Premier’s Award of Distinction.
Market@Medalta began in February 2013 as Medicine Hat’s only year-round event connecting local vendors to the community at large. It has since grown into one of Medicine Hat’s most popular weekly events with an average of 680 visitors per week in 2015.
“Both the vendors and staff have worked hard to make the Market@Medalta such a unique experience.” explains Barry Finkelman, Executive Director for The Friends of Medalta Society. “Breathing life into heritage sites is not a simple enterprise and when we receive this type of recognition, it is most gratifying. We are very proud of this collaboration and pleased to be a finalist in the Arts and Culture category.”
The awards will be announced at the Awards Gala on February 26, 2016, at the Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel (south of Edmonton). For event information, tickets, and hotel reservations, please go to the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction website at www.abbusinessawards.com.