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Lethbridge Diversity & Inclusion Charter signing taking place Thursday

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Lethbridge residents and businesses are being encouraged to sign a community charter and commit to fighting racism and discrimination.

The Lethbridge Diversity and Inclusively Charter will be signed Thursday, November 14.

This week, City Council unanimously agreed to putting ink on paper on the City’s behalf. Victor Iyilade Jr. with the Lethbridge Diversity and Inclusion Alliance (LDIA) says that would be a major gesture.

“This municipality is probably one of the first ones to publicly do something of this magnitude to declare (support),” says Iyilade. “It shows they’re also aligning themselves with a community group that also says that we do care about furthering the fight against racism and discrimination.”

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The charter signing will take place at 12:15 Thursday afternoon at the multi-cultural centre on 6th Avenue South.

The LDIA is inviting everyone, whether as an individual or affiliate of an organization/business, to commit to this vision by signing the charter.

The Charter supports the implementation of existing national and provincial legislation that promotes human rights with community-oriented goals and actions.

You can get more information on the LDIA’s Facebook page.

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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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