Kerby Centre has recently taken over the operation of the Veiner Centre in Medicine Hat.
But less recently — in fact, over 100 years ago — the namesake of the Veiner Centre, Harry Veiner, was born.
Harry Veiner was an enigmatic, mountain of a man — both in his personality and his literal stature. And boy was he fast.
But back to the beginning: Harry Veiner was born in Dysart, Saskatchewan in 1904, to a family of Jewish immigrant farmers. In 1930, he would move to Medicine Hat, Alberta, the town he would eventually become mayor of, and opened a hardware store.