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City of Lethbridge working to reopen rec facilities & amenities

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The opening of swimming pools, arenas, recreation centres, and spray parks were part of Alberta’s stage two relaunch.

As it sits now, the City of Lethbridge aims to have Stan Siwik pool open again on July 11th and the Cor Van Raay YMCA swimming pool in mid-July.

As for the two outdoor pools, City Staff aren’t sure right now. They’re working with partner operators to see if it’s even feasible at this point.

Meanwhile, the Gyro Spray Park behind Nicholas Sheran Arena on the west side will be fired up again starting June 30th and the Rotary Fountain at Galt Gardens will be back in operation as of July 11th.

Based on provincial guidelines, pool restrictions may include things like limited drop-ins, booking ahead of time, or time limits on usage.

Spray Parks

  • Gyro Spray Park (by Nicholas Sheran Arena) – June 30
  • Rotary Spray Park (in Galt Gardens) – July 11

Arenas

  • ATB Centre (both ice surfaces) – July 11
  • Nicholas Sheran Arena – August 8

Indoor Pools

  • Stan Siwik Pool – July 11
  • Cor van Raay YMCA Pool – mid-July for all aquatics features except hot tubs and steam rooms
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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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