Thursday, November 18, 2021
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Lethbridge organizations launch annual holiday fundraising campaigns

- Advertisement -
The local Salvation Army launching its annual Christmas Kettle Campaign Friday (Nov. 15).
The jingling of bells will be heard around Lethbridge and a various businesses in neighbouring communities.
Major Donald Bladen says the kettle campaign allows the Sally Ann to provide personal hope, practical assistance, and programs to people in need. They hope to raised $150,000 locally this year.
“The Kettle Campaign allows us to provide personal hope, practical assistance and programs to people in need,” says Major Bladen. “All of your Kettle donations stay local and support our efforts year-round to help people get back on their feet.”
Volunteers are needed at the Kettles throughout the Campaign to help The Salvation Army reach their goal. To sign-up for a Kettle shift, please call 403-328-8611 or email [email protected]

The local Kettle Campaign runs November 15th through to Christmas Eve.

Also, another local holiday campaign is underway again for another year.

The Angel Tree Campaign, a Lethbridge Family Services (LFS) initiative, has been making miracles happen for local children for the past 27 years.

More than 2300 kids, from infants to teens will receive gift bundles for Christmas morning. Every bundle will include something from each child’s wish list, something to fuel their imagination and something educational.

- Advertisement -   Article continues below ad

The kick off to this year’s Angel Tree Christmas Campaign was hosted this week at St. Teresa of Calcutta Elementary School on the north side.

“27 years ago, Lethbridge Family Services started a gift-giving program, Angel Tree, which has now become a community tradition, “says Sandra Mintz, CEO, LFS, “a true partnership of businesses, individuals and other agencies working together. Every time I see a paper angel on a tree I think, that is a child’s wish; and we came together as a community to fill that wish. It’s magical.”

A list of all 115 participating businesses, schools and organizations can be found of the LFS website.

- 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

COVID vaccines will not be mandated for Alberta grade school students

EDMONTON, AB - Alberta won't be mandating COVID-19 vaccines for kindergarten to grade 12 students any time soon. Premier Jason Kenney was asked about vaccinations...

Coaldale man checks winning $100,000 lotto ticket three months after draw

COALDALE, AB - It's better late than never for a Coaldale man who took his time checking what ended up being a winning lottery...

New website connects people to historical Blackfoot artifacts housed overseas

LETHBRIDGE, AB - After three years of research and construction, the University of Lethbridge has finally unveiled a new interactive website featuring hundreds of...

Oki: Land acknowledgement video launched by City of Lethbridge

LETHBRIDGE, AB - In the spirit of truth and reconciliation, the City of Lethbridge has launched a land acknowledgement video. It's called "Oki and Welcome...

Longest-lasting lunar eclipse in nearly 600 years early Friday morning

LETHBRIDGE, AB - If you can manage to stay awake into early Friday morning, you might catch a glimpse of a rare lunar eclipse. It's...
- Advertisement -