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Lethbridge non-profits awarded a total of 15 community grants

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – Fifteen Lethbridge non-profit groups have been awarded grants for a number of community projects.

City Council last week approved a total of $820,000.

The Community Capital Project Grants allow local not-for-profits to undertake capital projects with funding support of up to one-third of the total project cost.

The Lethbridge Oldtimers Sports Association is receiving the largest grant of $200,000 followed by Lethbridge Family Services at $120,000.

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The City’s federal GST rebates and money returned to the city from programs which come in under budget are used to fund the program.

Lethbridge City Council has approved the following 15 qualifying applications for the 2021 Community Capital Project Grant, for a total of $820,183.77:

  • Blackfoot Family Lodge Society $45,000
  • Campus Roots Community Garden Association $1,293
  • Downtown Lethbridge BRZ $8,183.33
  • Henderson Stadium Society $51,470.11
  • Interfaith Food Bank Society of Lethbridge $60,165
  • Lethbridge Family Services $120,666.67
  • Lethbridge Fish and Game Association $76,500
  • Lethbridge Oldtimers Sports Association $200,000
  • Lethbridge Soccer Association $51,695.00
  • Lethbridge Softball Association $30,000
  • Lethbridge Symphony Association $4,967
  • Lethbridge Youth Foundation $82,500
  • Opokaa’Sin Early Intervention Society $13,000
  • Romulus & Remus Italian Canadian Club $27,743.66
  • The Lethbridge Little League Baseball Association $47,000
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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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