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Henderson outdoor pool opening July 19, Gyro Spray Park this weekend

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Some good news for those wanting to take in some outdoor swimming this year.

The City of Lethbridge has decided Henderson Pool will open to the public after all, starting July 19th.

That of course is about a month later than normal.

Details are still being worked out regarding how the pool will open under new public health orders relating to COVID-19, but an update will be provided closer to opening day.

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Talks had been going on in recent day as to whether it was even worth opening the pool this year.

Meanwhile, the west side spray park is reopening earlier than planned. The Gyro Spray Park behind Nicholas Sheran Arena is back in operation as of Saturday (June 27).

Signage is in place to indicate hours for use and washroom availability.

The City says visitors will need to bring their own hand sanitizer and maintain physical distancing from other users.

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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 New 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.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

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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