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Masters BBQ competition taking place July 10 & 11 at Lethbridge Exhibition

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – If you’re an avid amateur barbequer, Exhibition Park will be the place you’ll want to be.

Lethbridge is hosting Alberta’s first Master Series Barbeque Competition.

“Smoke, Wind, and Fire” as it’s called takes place Saturday and Sunday July 10th and 11th on the exhibition grounds. It will feature prizes in four traditional grilling categories: chicken, ribs, pork and beef brisket.

The event is free to attend as well and a great chance to learn more about grilling from some expert demonstrators. Anyone who attends will also have the chance to enter a team into the Backyard Amateur BBQ Competition to be held on Saturday, July 10th.

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A pair of Calgary chefs, John Jackson and Connie DeSousa will be the judges for this two day event.

This Masters BBQ Competition is also sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, the world’s largest competitive barbeque organization

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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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