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Tuesday, August 3, 2021
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Five City of Lethbridge playgrounds getting new rubber surfaces

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LETHBRDIGE, AB – A number of temporary playground closures in the city over the next month or so.

Work has started on rubber resurfacing projects at five Lethbridge playgrounds which include Fairmont Park, Blue Fox Park, William Pearce Park, Lakeview Green Strip, and Henderson Park.

The existing surfaces are primarily pea gravel, except for Henderson which already needs a rubber surface replacement.

The playgrounds will be fenced off during construction and once the surface curing is complete, the fence will be removed and the playground will re-open.

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The City of Lethbridge uses Alberta-sourced recycled tires for the new rubber surface areas. The work at all five parks is scheduled to be finished up by May 10th.

The current schedule, weather and construction crew permitting is as follows:

 

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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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