Articles tagged with: Community
With the end of 2012, Drama Nutz is excited to announce its line-up of improv shows and activities in the early months of the new year. With a mix of returning and new opportunities there is something for just about everyone.
The University of Lethbridge is poised to become a hub for the delivery of orthopedic medicine and sports medicine to the Southern Alberta area with the introduction of a new sports medicine clinic and Rebound Health Centre.
A public open house is being held to gather input from residents about one of our newest neighbourhoods–Waterbridge. The open house will give residents the opportunity to see the road networks and vision of this new community.
Community members are holding a vigil and walk on October 4, 2012 in Lethbridge, Alberta to honour the lives of Indigenous women who have been murdered or gone missing in communities across Canada.
The Lethbridge Historical Society is honoured to be part of this year's Canadian Sports 4 Life Week.
The LHS has created a number of "On This Spot" temporary historic signs with quirky or little known history of our community. From September 24 to 28 these signs will be placed around the community. Everyone is encouraged to get out and be active – walk, bike, skate, or whatever works for you – to find all of the signs.
The Southern Alberta Art Gallery is excited to host the 10th annual House Tours & Tea on Saturday, July 28th. More than simply a fundraising event for the gallery, House Tours & Tea brings together homeowners, builders, architects, first-time home buyers and many other members of the community in celebration of creativity, ingenuity and good design in our city.
The Lethbridge Sport Council and the University of Lethbridge have partnered to host a community send-off for a group of athletes who are participating in the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics which take place July 27 to August 12 and August 29 to September 9 in London, England.
Paralympic swimmer Zack McAllister has been named to the Canadian team to compete in London this summer, while hammer throwers Jim Steacy and Heather Steacy, and Javelin thrower Liz Gleadle are participating in Track and Field events.
The Government of Alberta is asking for citizen input for Alberta's Social Policy Framework. The City of Lethbridge is hosting community sessions to give residents the opportunity to express their thoughts and ideas.
The Word On The Street Festival held its inaugural celebration in 2011 and is ready to make a bigger splash with its 2nd annual Canada-wide festival on September 23, 2012. The event will showcase a variety of authors, musicians, publishers, poets and collaborate with vendors, sponsors and volunteers to offer festival-goers of all ages the chance to join The Lethbridge Public Library in celebrating reading and advocating literacy. “The plan is to have a whole lot of fun with ‘words’ and yes we’d love to put in a word to the weatherman for a repeat of last year’s perfect autumn day” says Elisabeth Hegerat, the Library’s Associate Director: Service Development.
A former University of Lethbridge President and a U of L alumnus who parlayed his Geography degrees into a satellite imaging company with world-wide influence are among Alberta Venture Magazine's 50 Most Influential People in the province for 2012.
The annual collection of people from all walks of life provides a snapshot of the province's business, government, arts, culture, education and entrepreneurial communities.
Southern Alberta staffing and recruitment firm SELECT People Solutions has been selected as the lead agency responsible for volunteer recruitment for the 2012 Alberta Summer Games in Lethbridge.
"We are very excited to support the Alberta Summer Games," says SELECT People Solutions owner Ryan Miller. "Whether it's sports, tourism, or promoting work and living in Southern Alberta, this is such an excellent opportunity to highlight the best of what our area has to offer."
The Lethbridge Urban Spirits Rotary Club is a local service group with membership focused on young professionals within the Lethbridge and surrounding area. Lethbridge Urban Spirits is a vibrant group involved in several projects within our community.
One of its more recent service projects, the club participated in a painting project for the Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association (LTRA) on May 26. The club provided both supplies and volunteers who were involved in painting several rooms for the LTRA in preparation for the LTRA's annual fundraiser the following weekend – Ride for Dreams.
Elected representatives, funding partners and a handful of local arts community members got a close-up look at the new Community Arts Centre on June 29.
With construction on time, on budget and now halfway to completion, the City of Lethbridge held a briefing and tour of the $20.7 million facility for federal, provincial and municipal officials. Also present were local artists and representatives of the Allied Arts Council as well as the University of Lethbridge Conservatory of Music, which will be a major tenant when the centre opens in May 2013.
The search is on for Alberta's outstanding volunteers as nominations for the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards are now open. From students to seniors, volunteers are the backbone of our communities and you can help to recognize their selfless generosity.
Do you know local heroes who are making a difference in your community? Consider putting their names forward for the 2012 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards.
This year marks the 13th annual awards program recognizing Albertans whose volunteer efforts and contributions have made a significant difference in their community and helped to improve the lives of community members. Six awards, two each for youth, adult and seniors, are presented annually on December 5, International Volunteer Day.
For more information and to find a nomination form visit
The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 25, 2012.