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Lethbridge woman with new renos thanks to BILD Renovation Giveaway

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BILD Lethbridge’s first-ever Home Renovation Giveaway turned out to be bigger and better than even expected.

Katie Taylor and her family won the $20,000 contest which had dozens of entries.

Taylor has a brand new kitchen thanks to the contest, however BILD Lethbridge Executive Officer, Bridget Mearns says it ended up being much more than that.

“It started as a kitchen renovation,” says Mearns. “We ended up painting her living room as well as all the baseboards. Then it moved out into her front yard. We noticed she needed some assistance having a maintenance free front yard, so we zeroscaped it.”

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Katie Taylor’s kitchen prior to the renovation

The project started off with five sponsors in June and ballooned to 25 once everything was said and done.

Mearns says this is an awesome example of how a little can add up to a lot when forces combine. “This was a massive collaboration of community minded businesses who wanted to make a difference in the life of a Lethbridge resident.”

BILD Lethbridge started to take entries at the Home and Garden Show back in March and ended up with dozens when it was also said and done.

Mearns notes when this contest was first conceived 6 months ago our mission was to simply make a difference in someone‚Äôs life who could use a hand up. “I say mission accomplished and more!”

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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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