Saturday, June 25, 2022

Sisters of St. Martha monument going up next to City Hall

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A new monument recognizing the Sisters of St. Martha officially has a home.

Earlier this week, Lethbridge City Council approved a location for the monument, which will be installed on the west side of City Hall downtown.

Last month, Council was given three options for where to place the monument.

The sisters, who are officially retiring this summer, laid down roots in Lethbridge some 90 years ago, and built St. Michael’s Hospital, now known as St. Mike’s Health Centre.

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In June, Councillors approved up to $15,000 for the monument after a passionate presentation from local businessman Garry Kohn. He says the Sisters of St. Martha built a hospital from scratch back in 1930 and deserve to be recognized in a special way.

The hope is to have the monument officially dedicated as early as July 23rd.

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