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2021 Angel Tree Christmas Campaign launches in Lethbridge

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LETHBRIDGE, AB -The 29th annual Angel Tree Christmas Campaign has officially kicked off.

It’s put on every year by Lethbridge Family Services and a lot of help is needed this season.

Angel Tree Chair, Trina Tymko says they’ll be giving out gift bundles to an estimated 2,900 local children from infants to teenagers.

She says “after last year, during COVID, we knew the need was going to be great. Many people weren’t working, many people had been out of work, and we had people who came to us in need who had never been in need before. Our guess for this year, is we think it’s going to be similar to last year.”

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Each gift bundle is carefully packed for every child with:

  • Something on their wish list
  • Something inspirational to fuel their imaginations
  • Something educational to nourish their minds
  • Something warm and cuddly

This year, 98 Lethbridge businesses will participate as Angel Tree drop off locations.

The 2021 campaign is getting a nice financial boost to start with a $6,000 donation from 1st Choice Savings and Credit Union.

Go to Lethbridge Family Services for more information.

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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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