Celebrating 50

Foothills Medical Centre

To celebrate its golden anniversary, Alberta’s largest hospital pulled out all the stops with a week-long celebration June 16 – 22.

Celebrations of Foothills Medical Centre’s (FMC) 50th anniversary included:

  • Opening ceremonies, including a live band, food and the opening of FMC’s time capsule, planted at the facility’s entrance in 1966
  • Information displays highlighting different departments/areas/units across various locations throughout the Foothills site
  • Historic photo gallery
  • A site-wide Amazing Race, where staff teams participated in 10 challenges in programs and areas across the site
  • Historic group Foothills ‘baby’ photo. The 300 or so participants ranged in age from a few days to 50. Prints can be purchased by emailing dolecko@telusplanet.net. Photos are also available for download:
  • Closing ceremonies and a parade of more than 1,000 staff, physicians, volunteers and patients each representing their teams and departments