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New playground opens in Crossings neighbourhood in west Lethbridge

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A new state-of-the-art playground has opened on the city’s west side.

The playground is located on a future school site in the Crossings neighbourhood at the corner of Caledonia Boulevard and Abitibi Road.

Mayor Chris Spearman says this new facility can accommodate kids from many different age groups and abilities. 

“We have a regular program to update our playground facilities, even in older parks. When we have a new park we want to make sure we have facilities close by for people living in the area. Facilities like this make Lethbridge a great place to live,” says Spearman.

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The Crossings playground has a mix of equipment for kids ranging from toddlers to young teenagers. It features a 25 foot enclosed climbing tower, large merry go-round, swings, a games plaza, and more.

It also features an accessible surface and many accessible playground elements.

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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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