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COVID-19: Lethbridge Exhibition rescheduling early 2021 events

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LETHBRIDGE, AB  – The COVID-19 pandemic is still causing problems with booked events at Lethbridge Exhibition Park.

After cancelling a number of things last year, three events in the early 2021 calendar are now being postponed.

Those include the Southern Alberta RV Expo, The AG-Expo and North American Seed Fair, and the Spring Home and Garden Show.

“All these events contribute significantly to the economy of Lethbridge and southern Alberta,” Mike Warkentine Exhibition Park C.O.O.

All of those events are being pushed back at least three weeks from their original start dates.

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Mike Warkentine, the Exhibition’s Chief Operating Officer, says they’re taking the extraordinary step of rescheduling these events. “Ensure that more than 600 small and medium-sized businesses in southern Alberta can still have the opportunity to safely showcase their goods and services, as well as maintaining a clean and safe environment for the guests and customers,” said Warkentin.

Exhibition Park has strict health guidelines in place, however Warkentine says despite all of that, these events can only go ahead if government rules allow.

The rescheduled events hosted at Exhibition Park are:  

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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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