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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
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Large spray park, play area being built in north Lethbridge

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – Plenty of building activity is taking place right now at Legacy Park on Lethbridge’s north side.

Construction is underway on a large spray park, which, if all goes as planned, should be completed at some point in August.

Parks Manager, Dave Ellis, says this spray park will end up being the largest one in the city. “There’s three distinct areas. There’s a small area for toddlers to discover water play, then there’s the family area where multiple ages can play, and then the third area is more of the adventure thing.”

There will be around 50 different toys included in the Legacy Spray Park, which will cost around $1.3-million to build.

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A discovery play area is Legacy Park’s other new amenity, which Ellis says will be unlike any other playground in the city. He says it’s meant to be inclusive of all ages and abilities, and be more of a creative place with all sorts of things for kids to play with.

Unlike the spray park, the play area won’t be finished until the end of the year.

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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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