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Lethbridge agencies receive funding as part of Well-being and Safety Strategy

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A number of Lethbridge agencies will share in nearly $4 million as part of round two funding of the Community Well-being and Safety Strategy.

The unanimous approval on Monday (Nov. 2) by City Council builds on the integrated investment framework combining municipal, provincial, and federal funding.

“The Community Well-being and Safety Strategy is innovative, evidence-based and recovery-focused. The community impact for these dollars will be very significant and they will have a positive impact for our residents,” Martin Thomsen, Manager of Community Social Development for the City of Lethbridge

Thomsen also says the impact for this money will be very significant and will have positive results for residents.

The funding will focus on clients and helping out the most vulnerable in our community.

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The approval on the allocation of $3,917,011 builds on the integrated investment framework combining municipal, provincial and federal funding, as well as the nearly $6 million from Round 1 allocated last month.

There are no City of Lethbridge dollars in this second round.

Some of the organizations receiving this funding include both the Lethbridge and Nord-Bridge Senior Citizens Organizations, Woods Homes, Family Centre Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Lethbridge Diversity and Inclusion Alliance, just to name a few.

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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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