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Exhibition Park postpones Spring Home & Garden Show over COVID-19

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Lethbridge Exhibition Park is putting off it’s popular Home and Garden Show which was supposed to get underway next week.

Alberta Health Services is requesting all gatherings over 250 people be cancelled and organizers are obliging, saying health and safety of guests, staff and partners is a top priority.

Chief Operating Officer Mike Warkentin says they’ll take the next few days to process and determine where they go from here. He does stress though, this is not a cancellation. “One thing we don’t know right now is how long the impact is going to be. We are currently looking at multiple scenarios as to when we can get the event rescheduled for.”

He says additional information will be released by Exhibition Park as details become available.

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Warkentin says they’re going to be communicating with each of the event planners who have rentals at Exhibition Park and work directly with them to get an understanding of what their attendance looks like and what the plan as a business looks like for the Exhibition going forward.

Home and Garden is the second-highest attended event on the yearly calendar at Lethbridge Exhibition Park.


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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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