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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
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April 7th officially declared Green Shirt Day in Lethbridge

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – A day that encourages organ and tissue donation is getting an extra special place in Lethbridge.

City Council has voted unanimously to declare April 7th as Green Shirt Day, recognizing the impact Logan Boulet’s legacy has had in inspiring Canadians to talk to their families about donating.

When Logan died following the Humboldt Broncos bus crash in 2018, his parents donated his organs saving six lives.

You can get more information on Green Shirt Day here: Green Shirt Day

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City Councillor Blaine Hyggen brought the resolution forward this week and says because of Logan’s selfless act, it’s estimated 150 thousand people registered to become organ donors following the accident.

In this special case, City Council voted to provide an exception to declaring proclamations.

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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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