March 18 - June 9, 2017

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Harry Veiner: Larger than Life

March 18, 2017 - June 9, 2017

Harry Veiner (1904-1991) was a local businessman and philanthropist, and Medicine Hat’s mayor from 1952 to 1966 and 1968 to 1974.

Along with promoting the city in the usual ways, Mayor Veiner also proposed and accepted physical challenges. Many of these were against fellow mayors, and were played up to draw attention to the city. He also often ensured that these spectacles raised money for causes that were important to the community.