Monday, November 15, 2021
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Old neon sign finds new life & new home at Galt Museum

- Advertisement -

A well-known neon sign will soon be lit up again, this time indoors at Lethbridge’s Galt Museum and Archives.

Last November, the Alberta Meat Market sign, which had been in place for over 50 years, was taken down off the building it was on along 6th Avenue South and donated to the Galt.

The sign was only a handful of neon signs put up between the 1950’s and 70’s which was still in place until late last year.

The old neon sign has now been restored, thanks to Pat and Hollie Carroll. “I am a huge fan of neon in general.” says Pat, “After having read the article in the paper regarding the donation of the sign to the Galt, I wanted to see if there was a way to get it lit and working as a memory of neon in Lethbridge.”

- Advertisement -   Article continues below ad

The sign hadn’t been working in a very long time, but now thanks to the Carroll’s donation, it’s going to be lit up once again.

Gimmy Abrioti from LA Neon was consulted and determined that functionality could be restored to the sign before mounting it in the permanent exhibit.

The old Alberta Meat Market sign will officially be installed next Monday, July 15 at its new permanent home at the Galt.

- Advertisement -
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!

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Lethbridge News

Heavy rainfall in B.C. causes major flooding, triggers landslides, evacuation orders

LETHBRIDGE, AB - Several communities across British Columbia are experiencing more record weather, but this time it's rainfall. Only three months removed from a record...

Alberta reaches $10-a-day child care funding agreement with federal government

EDMONTON, AB - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says affordable child care is now within reach for all Alberta families with a new funding agreement...

Christmas Hope 2021 aiming to help 1600 Lethbridge households

LETHBRIDGE, AB - Half a dozen agencies across Lethbridge are joining forces to make sure the city's less fortunate have everything they need this...

UCP constituency associations force early leadership review

EDMONTON, AB - Premier Jason Kenney will be undergoing a leadership review within the next three months now that 22 of his party's constituency...

Wind WARNING for southwest Alberta

LETHBRIDGE, AB - A wind warning has been issued for southwest Alberta. The warning covers an area concerning Lethbridge, Taber, Milk River, Cardston, Magrath, Waterton,...
- Advertisement -