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Emily Snowdon

“It definitely feels like home here.” - Emily Snowdon.

Once Emily Snowdon landed a position on a farm in Bow Island in October 2019, she packed her bags to move to Medicine Hat with her fiancé.

She appreciates the many places to explore in the city and walks with her two dogs often. Downtown is an oasis for her, with its locally-owned stores, eateries, and coffee shops. A day spent outdoors to admire the scenery and adventure the downtown area is how she treats herself and anyone who visits her.

“I find the city caters to the outdoor lifestyle,” she says. “If you like to walk and bike there’s a lot of pathways to check out.”

One characteristic she quickly noticed is the support and partnership between local businesses in the community. Snowdon experienced a new side to the city since she moved right before a pandemic.

“It’s been really amazing to see all the small businesses and the community members come together,” says Snowdon. “It’s nice to see people lifting each other up.”

Snowdon is originally from New Brunswick and has lived in six cities since leaving her hometown. Medicine Hat is where she plans to stay for a while, and is currently where she's lived the longest out of the six cities.

“Medicine Hat is underrated. There are so many pathways that seem endless, the weather is a big positive and the community and atmosphere are very supportive," she says. "It definitely feels like home here."
Snowdon enjoys a sunny day in Kin Coulee Park, where she's surrounded by coulee's, trees and wildlife. Kin Coulee Park is centrally located and is home to a toboganning hill and many sport courts.

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