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Boulet family Honorary Parade Marshalls for Whoop-Up Days

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Some very special Honorary Parade Marshalls for this year’s Whoop-Up Days Parade.

Exhibition Park announcing Tuesday (June 25) the family or former Humboldt Bronco, Logan Boulet will lead this year’s parade.

Logan was one of 16 people killed in the hockey’s team’s bus crash last year.

His dad, Toby says this is a huge honour for their family. “We’re touched every time someone asks for something. We’re always amazed when somebody wants to talk about Logan. The community of Lethbridge is an excellent community and we’re so proud to be part of it. We want to continue to give back. That’s what we do.”

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People going to the parade August 20th are encouraged to wear green shirts in support of organ donation. Logan’s decision to sign his organ donor card when he turned of age, just prior to the fatal crash has sparked what now known at the “Logan Boulet Effect” which has resulted in thousand of people across North America signing their own donor cards.

Mike Warkentin, the Exhibition’s Chief Operating Officer, says having Logan Boulet’s family as the Honorary Parade Marshalls this year was a no-brainer. “The theme of our parade this year is family. When started talking about families from Lethbridge and who that could be we just kept circling the one family it should be and that’s how it came to be.”

All the proceeds generated this year from the Whoop-Up Days parade entries will go to the Logan Boulet Fund.

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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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