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Alberta’s heritage sites re-opening this month as part of provincial plan

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FORT MACLEOD, AB – You can start going to back to visit some of Alberta’s historic sites this month.

As part of the stage two of the province’s summer re-opening plan, museums and archives can open to the public at reduced visitor capacity.

The Frank Slide Interpretive Centre in the Crowsnest Pass re-opens June 16th and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump near Fort Macleod opens again as of June 21st.

All these provincial historic sites will be following guidelines to keep people safe.

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Timed ticketing is in place at several facilities to allow for reduced visitor capacity and physical distancing. You’er asked to book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment, as walk-up admissions may not be accommodated.

Provincially-owned heritage sites are leading the way by re-opening:

  • June 10: Provincial Archives of Alberta, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
  • June 16: Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, Remington Carriage Museum, Royal Alberta Museum
  • June 19: Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
  • June 21: Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
  • June 23: Reynolds-Alberta Museum
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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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