Lethbridge Minute: Food Drive, Strategy Presentation, and Happy New Year
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This Week In Lethbridge:
- Can you believe that 2023 is already just around the corner? We hope you had a very Merry Christmas and enjoyed time with family and friends. From the team at Common Sense Lethbridge, we would like to wish you a Happy New Year. There are a few events happening in town if you’re looking to celebrate.
There are no meetings scheduled this week on account of the holidays. Committee meetings resume on January 16th.
- New West Theatre will be performing its final showing of 'Blockbuster’ at the Yates Memorial Theatre on New Year’s Eve. You may remember that in November, New West Theatre kicked off the 'Save our Stage' campaign, a fundraiser that aimed to raise $150,000 to keep the organization afloat. Tickets for the show are available online.
Last Week In Lethbridge:
The Economic Standing Policy Committee was presented with Phase 1 of the Regional Economic Development & Tourism Strategy. The strategy is intended as a road map for the next 20 years and was created by consulting stakeholders from 27 different organizations as well as industry and community leaders. The first phase lays out a vision of Southern Alberta feeding, leading, and welcoming the world.
- The third annual Tri-High Food Drive wrapped up another successful year. The initiative, a joint project between Chinook High School, Lethbridge Collegiate Institute, and Winston Churchill High School, is a friendly competition between the schools to raise food and funds for the Lethbridge Food Bank. In total, the three schools were able to raise $10,929. Chinook High School took the top spot for the second year in a row, bringing in 752 lbs of food. The money couldn’t come at a better time, as food bank usage has seen a notable uptick in recent months.
- Alberta experienced quite the deep freeze as an extreme cold warning was issued for the Lethbridge-Taber-Milk River area with wind chill values of -40 and -50 recorded. Environment Canada reported that 34 new temperature records were set last week, including 10 communities across the province who experienced temperatures below -40.
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