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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
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Building mural pilot project launching in Lethbridge

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The City of Lethbridge Public Art Committee is looking at sprucing up some bare exterior walls on local businesses.
The Public Art Committee along with the Heart of Our City Committee, and Allied Arts Council, are looking for artists and building owners to take part in a mural pilot project.
Suzanne Lint with the Allied Arts Council says this pilot project gives local artists and businesses a chance to partner up and create vibrant, accessible public artwork for the community to enjoy. “It provides opportunities for businesses to beautify their buildings and participate in beautifying the community. It’s also an excellent opportunity for our local artists”.
A mural is an artwork painted or applied directly to a wall. The aim to transform boring building exteriors into creative community canvases. They help add vibrancy by activating public spaces, promoting creative expression, and deterring graffiti vandalism.
Mural designs will reflect at least one of the guiding principles outlined in the City’s Public Art Master Plan: inclusivity, diversity, accessibility, creativity, sustainability, and quality. If the mural is located in the downtown, it will also celebrate at least one of the pillars of the Heart of Our City Master Plan: beautiful, livable, sustainable, exciting, accessible, and vibrant.
An expression of interest must be submitted for those wanting to take part. The deadline is September 14th. You can find a link here: Current Lethbridge Public Art Calls
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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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