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Exhibition Park & Rotary Club ag scholarship award expanding in 2020

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Lethbridge Exhibition Park and the Rotary Club of Lethbridge East rolling out the second year of their Agricultural Scholarship Award program and it’ll be even bigger than last year.

The two organizations are going to be giving away a total of $20,000 (two $10,000 awards) to two of the top ag students in the region.

Last year, only one $10,000 scholarship was awarded.

Exhibition Park Marketing Manager, Doug Kryzanowski says it was hugely successful event last year and now they want to expand it. “The quality of applicants, where they came from. We had 12 applicants last year and I think we will have many more this time around.”

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Wayne Lindwall, who’s part of the Scholarship Committee, says they’re not only looking for scholastic achievement in agriculture, but also applicants with community leadership skills. “What have they done in their community” What have they done in the university environment working with clubs? Fifty per cent of our evaluation is based on their personal leadership skills and what they’ve done in terms of community service. That’s one of our principals at Rotary.”

Online applications will be available November 18th with a deadline of January 24th.


  • This scholarship will be presented to a student who has completed at least 3 years of college or university at a recognized institution.
  • The student must have demonstrated high academic achievement and leadership qualities in an agriculture related field.The application must include:
  • A covering letter which demonstrates their academic achievements, community contributions, leadership abilities and aspirations in an agriculture related field,
  • Three letters of reference from their post-secondary institution and community leader(s) confirming the applicant’s volunteer / leadership qualities,
  • An overview of their field of study to be supported by the scholarship.
    Final selection will be based on a formal interview with a Rotary Scholarship Committee.
  • Applications will be available on-line on Monday, November 18 on the Exhibition Park and Rotary Lethbridge East web sites.
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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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