Lethbridge Minute: Exhibition Ask, Library Cards, and a Culinary Tourism Award
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This Week In Lethbridge:
- There will be a meeting of City Council on Tuesday, beginning with a closed session at 10:00 am before opening up to the public at 1:30 pm. Council will hear a Lethbridge and District Exhibition Project Update. Due to cost overruns, the Exhibition will formally be asking the City for close to $7 million. Council will also consider an Official Business Motion to allocate up to $30,000 in one-time funding for a fenced dog run on the Lethbridge Animal Shelter property to enhance the welfare of surrendered animals.
- The Glow interactive light show is on at the Agri-food Hub and Trade Centre. The holiday spectacle has an ‘Around The World’ theme and features iconic world monuments like the Eiffel Tower and Taj Mahal. Visitors receive a 'Glow passport' to collect stamps at each international pavilion. The show runs Thursdays to Saturdays from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Sundays from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm until December 31st. Tickets are available online.
- On Tuesday, at 6:00 pm, the Lethbridge Public Library’s main branch will host an official book launch for the Lethbridge Historical Society’s new book. "Upon Further Reflection: Lethbridge Then and Now” is an updated version of the 1980 publication "Reflections: Lethbridge Then and Now". Featuring updated captions by Councillor Belinda Crowson, photography by Mike Jensen, and design by Bobbie Fox, the book presents a visual comparison of various Lethbridge locations as they were in the past and as they appear now.
Last Week In Lethbridge:
The Lethbridge Public Library unveiled new membership cards featuring four distinct designs. Local artists were invited to submit artwork for the card designs, resulting in over 200 submissions across various age groups. After a thorough review, four winning designs have been selected. The new designs will replace the 2018 cards, with active members able to update their cards at no cost.
- Alberta Health Services announced an opportunity for Lethbridge residents and nearby communities to participate in para ice hockey, also known as sledge hockey. Through a partnership with the Lethbridge Minor Hockey Association and the Lethbridge Sports Council, AHS is offering free sessions throughout the rest of 2023 and into 2024. Players use specially designed sleds and dual-function sticks for this inclusive sport. Nine sessions are scheduled, starting November 27, at the Nicholas Sheran Ice Arena from 7:45 pm to 8:45 p.m. All equipment is provided, and interested participants should book in advance, with remaining spots available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Tourism Lethbridge won the 2023 Culinary Tourism Experience Award, presented by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada. Tourism Lethbridge emphasized the importance of food in the visitor experience, with approximately one-third of visitor spending going toward food, and the strong relationships the City has built within the agri-food sector. The goal is for Lethbridge to be the heart of Canada’s Premier Food Corridor - looks like they’re well on their way!
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