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City of Lethbridge 24 Hour Info

403-320-4971 Public Skating Sports Field Rainout Line 403-320-4974 403-320-4978 Transit Information

Assistance during Regular Hours

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To Our Valued Patrons Due to the potential health risks associated with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) the City of Lethbridge and Recreation Excellence have determined it necessary to close the following facilities we operate until further notice. • Nicholas Sheran Pool • Stan Siwik Pool • Fritz Sick Pool

We will miss seeing all of you enjoying yourselves and can’t wait to get back to serving you soon! All patrons who have purchased memberships, registered for lessons / courses or made bookings at the facilities need not worry about those services expiring. Memberships will be put on hold and extended for the period that the facilities will be closed. Lessons / courses and bookings will be rebooked or refunded when they are determined that they will not be able to run. Our staff are working diligently to make sure that everything moves along as smooth as possible. We continue to monitor the situation closely and will be posting any updates as they are made available at the following locations -

Recreation Excellence Website: www.recreationexcellence.com


City of Lethbridge Website: www.lethbridge.ca


Facebook: Rec Ex Leth

On behalf of ownership and management at Recreation Excellence please stay well and we hope to see you back in the water soon!

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Brad Pack and Sunni Belle


FRITZ SICK POOL 403-320-3110 420 11 St S, Lethbridge, AB

NICHOLAS SHERAN LEISURE CENTRE POOL 403-320-3047 401 Laval Blvd W, Lethbridge, AB www.recreationexcellence.com



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100 th Anniversary of Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans Association Unit No. 34 The 19 April 1920 Lethbridge Daily Herald carried a notice to Army & Navy Veterans that there was to be a meeting at Lethbridge City Hall on April 21 to decide whether a branch of the Army and Navy Veterans Association should be formed in Lethbridge. The invitation was open to all veterans, soldiers and sailors of all campaigns and wars and long service members of military units. At the April 21 meeting, chaired by Inspector Shoebotham and with John Reid acting as secretary, the decision was made to form a unit. A meeting was to be held a week later at the YMCA to elect the executive officers for the upcoming year.

The Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans Association is the oldest veterans’ association in Canada. The group gives their date of origin as 1840 as a Montreal unit was given a charter from Queen Victoria at that time, though it is believed that other groups may have existed prior.

The Association originally met in the basement of the Dominion Block. The group constructed their club rooms at 517 5 Avenue South in 1928; the building has been renovated and expanded several times since then.

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Lethbridge Historical Society


info@lethbridgehistory.org www.lethbridgehistory.org facebook.com/LethbridgeHistoricalSociety/ Photographs: Galt Museum & Archives P20011081023 Army and Navy Veterans float in a parade during the Second World War, 2 June 1941

While the physical site of the Galt is closed due to COVID-19, we still have our online resources up and available for use.

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• Shop for local history books on our website and we will ship them to you, • Utilize our database to research documents and material history, • Order archival prints and digital resources, • Check out all our past History this Week articles on our website, • Peruse our many previous exhibits on our website, We are continuing to post interesting pictures and stories about the history of Lethbridge and southwestern Alberta on our Facebook page. We will continue to put out digital resources, so watch for those via our social media accounts and share them.




Need a Library card? Get a Library card!

Did you know, you can get your Lethbridge Public Library card online? Visit lethlib.ca and start checking out our collection today! Lethbridge Public Library


Lethbridge Public Library CONNECTING YOU TO IDEAS

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Are you a sport, recreation, or active living organization offering alternative forms of programming?


If so let us know so we can share on our blog at www.activelethbridge.ca and help promote these activities to the community during this crisis.

Email lori.harasem@lethbridge.ca

Download the apps or go to lethbridge.ca/covid19 or lethbridge.ca/covidsupport to find help with:










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Join the Nation

Thank you yqlVolunteers! Your dedication and commitment Makes a significant impact

in our community. Have you thought about volunteering but don’t know where to start? Explore the options at volunteerlethbridge.com https://bit.ly/3aXxkkb

Volunteering is an investment in yourself and an investment in your community.

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Volunteering enriches our society and brings us together.


Do you have a volunteer to applaud! Post and Share on Social Media ♦ Use the hashtag #NVW2020 Contact Chelsea @ 403-332-4320 or communications@volunteerlethbridge.com 324—5th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2B5 https://volunteerlethbridge.com/

Our team of teachers, staff, and parents are doing everything in our power to help flatten the curve and keep our community & city healthy and able to overcome the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. High quality early education & child care is essential for the recovery of a healthy economy.

Our centres are sanitized and ready to return to our program and care, as soon as the situation in Alberta is deemed safe for preschools and daycares.

Keep safe and good health to all.

Lethbridge Montessori School Where Children Thrive!

Building the foundation for lifelong success.

Scenic Campus

Forestry Campus

915 - 6th Street South.

3611 Forestry Ave South

Telephone 403-327-5271

Telephone 403-327-5222

http://lethbridgemontessori.ca/ Email zahra@lethbridgemontessori.ca or afra.foroud@lethbridgemontessori.ca

“The Child is Both a Hope and a Promise for Mankind.” Dr. Maria Montessori

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What kids do is up to them; we’re here to help them do it.


Non-screen activities you can do at home What can you do when there’s no school and you're stuck at home? Here are 25 fun ideas to choose from. many 1 How different words

can you make from the letters in this sentence, below? Grab a pencil and paper and write a list!

a building! you create 2 Thank 3 Get 4 Can community hero. You could build a your own secret Lego model, a tower of playing cards or something else!

code? You could use letters, numbers, pictures or something else! Can you get someone else to try and crack it?

a photo 6 Hold session. Use a

a reading 7 Build den. Find

an old sock 8 Use to create a

a list of 9 Make all the electrical

and 10 Design make a


Do something kind for someone. Can you pay them a compliment, make them something or help them with a task?

you create making! 12 Can 13 List a story bag? Write a list of

and 14 Design make an

you invent 15 Can something new?

Find a bag and collect items to go in it that relate to a well known story. If you can’t find an item, you could draw a picture to include.

things that make you happy, things you’re grateful for or things you are good at.

obstacle course at home or in the garden. How fast can you complete it?

Perhaps a gadget or something to help people? Draw a picture or write a description.

moving! 16 Keep Make up a

a play 17 Write script. Can you

out loud 18 Read to someone.

a song or sketching! 19 Write 20 Get rap about your Find a

dance routine to your favourite song.

act it out to other people?

Remember to read with expression.

favourite subject.

photograph or picture of a person, place or object and sketch it.


a 22 Draw map of your

a 23 Write postcard to

a view. 24 Draw Look out of

reading! 25 Get What would

local area and highlight interesting landmarks.

your teacher. Can you tell them what you like most about their class?

your window and draw what you see.

you most like to learn about? Can you find out more about it in books? Can you find a new hobby?

camera or a mobile phone to take some snaps. What will you photograph? Your pets or toys perhaps?

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a nature 5 Start diary. Look out of

Think of someone that helps you in some way and write a short letter to thank them.

‘Learning from home is fun’




Junk modelling! Collect and recycle materials such as yoghurt pots, toilet rolls and boxes and see what you can create with them.

ks! Than

somewhere cosy, snuggle up and read your favourite book!

puppet. Can you put on a puppet show for someone?

Pobble.com – More writing. More progress.

items in each room of your home. Can you come up with any ideas to use less electricity?

the window each day and keep note of what you see. Birds, flowers, changes in the weather, what else?

homemade board game and play it with your family.

UNITED WAY HELPED JAYCE’S KIDS DEVELOP CONFIDENCE IN THEIR READING SKILLS... “When I learned that my daughter, Nadine, was reading at a pre-K level in grade 2, it felt like a punch to the gut. I’m a single mother of four kids and had just entered university. I was so busy, I didn’t realize she was floating under the radar. Once I knew, though, my focus became enhancing all my kids’ learning abilities. At first, I thought a literacy camp would just give Nadine extra practice, but right away, she showed so much improvement. She came home every day with stories about reading books with the volunteers, and I thought, ‘I want my daughter to have this much excitement reading with her mom.’ Within the first week, I was getting pamphlets on how to make reading fun and engaging for parents, too. I was glad to get them—they’ll help me in the future with my two younger children.”



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–Jayce, program participant


Monthly Calendar | April 2020 As of March 16, the Helen Schuler Nature Centre and all City of Lethbridge recreation and culture facilities have been closed until further notice. The health and safety of our community is our number one priority as we focus on minimizing the transmission of COVID-19. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we manage the logistics of these closures.

Get Outside and Connect with Nature!

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Keep your eyes open for these early bloomers!


Prairie Crocus

Moss Phlox

Yellow Bell

Thorny Buffalo Berry

Report any wildlife or plant sightings to the Nature Centre: hsnc@lethbridge.ca 403.320.3064 | lethbridge.ca/nature | hsnc@lethbridge.ca Located in the river valley north of CPR High Level Bridge

Coulee Clean-Up

Volunteer For Your Community April 22 - May 31 2020 Individuals | Families | Sports Teams | Community Groups | Corporate Teams

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REGISTER TODAY! 403.320.3064 | hsnc@lethbridge.ca

403.320.3064 | lethbridge.ca/nature | hsnc@lethbridge.ca Located in the river valley north of CPR High Level Bridge


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Climate Action Workshops


403.320.3064 | lethbridge.ca/nature | hsnc@lethbridge.ca Located in the river valley north of CPR High Level Bridge

STORYWALK Starting April 8

Enjoy a storybook as you walk the trails.

Explore on your own. Daily from dawn to dusk.

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Begins north of the Nature Centre on Nature Quest Trail.


Yellowbells Did you know?

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Photo credit: Becky Cousins

Often found in dry coulee areas, yellowbells are only found in southwestern Alberta and are a welcome sight in the spring landscape. As these flowers age they will change colour from yellow to orange to red—making them a treat every time you pass them by on your coulee adventures.

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As with any wildflower it is best to enjoy it in place—do not try to transplant it into your garden!! Even the most cautious gardeners have difficulty in successfully transplanting wildflowers and most end up dead thereby reducing wild populations drastically.


Rather, enjoy all the wildflowers that Lethbridge coulees have to offer by leaving them in place for others to enjoy after you! Add wildflowers to your garden by visiting a local garden centre to get seeds, bulbs, and good advice.

Explore our events calendar for a list of upcoming speakers and field trips at www.NatureLethbridge.ca

Fritillaria pudica, known as yellowbells are part of the Lily family Yellowbells are among the first blooms of the spring season! Usually flowers in Lethbridge coulees mid-April to mid-May A small plant approx. 35cm tall Nodding flowers have 6 yellow petal–like sepals called tepals with a purple ring at the base Leaves are strap-shaped and blue-green in colour Of the 50 species of Fritillaria found in the Northern Hemisphere only yellowbells are found in Alberta! The starchy roots and bulbs are a good food source for ground squirrels and pocket gophers.

The Lethbridge Naturalists’ Society Join us to learn more about your natural world! Next Meeting will feature 3 Guest Speakers from Lethbridge College Ecosystem Management Course

April 8 at 7pm

in Community Room of Helen Schuler Nature Centre


Triathlon Training Course starts April 8.

Be Fit with Your Kid Course starts May 5.

Country and western Dance

Totally U G!Rl

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Mountain Bike Camps

Call 403.320.3288 or visit lethbridgecollege.ca/bffl


BE FIT FOR LIFE Alberta Cancer Exercise

ALBERTA CANCER EXERCISE (ACE) PROGRAM -BEGINS APRIL 7 AT LETHBRIDGE COLLEGE ACE is a FREE 12-week community-based exercise program designed specifically for individuals undergoing or recovering from cancer treatment. The program is part of a 5-year study evaluating the benefit from, and implementation of, an Alberta wide clinic-to-community-based cancer and exercise model of care. Regular exercise helps to: Improve your energy level. Reduce cancer-related fatigue. Maintain and improve strength. Increase flexibility and range of motion. Improve balance and lower your risk of falls. Maintain independence and normal daily activities. Improve your mental health and self-esteem. Improve your quality of life.

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This program was developed to help individuals with cancer to better withstand and recover from cancer treatment, and is led by instructors with cancer-specific education and training. For more information, or to register, go to https://www.albertacancerexercise.com or call 403-210-8482.


For more information, call 403-382-6919 or go to lethbridgecollege.ca/befitforlife

Thank You Lethbridge and Southern Alberta For all your support and trust and for voting us the

#1 Childcare in Lethbridge. We are the First Spanish Immersion daycare in Lethbridge.

We are an Accredited Centre. We invite everyone to Follow us on

1215 3rd Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0J7 Tel: 403-524-3436 • Fax: 403-524-3437

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We offer Full-time, Part-time and Drop-in Services for children from 0-6 years old.

Proudly Serving Our Community Since 2008.

Email: smlcmontessori@gmail.com • Website: www.lethbridgesmlc.com




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Many animals are are becoming more active

Celebrating April Fools Week with silly faces

Celebrating Easter and/or new life

Keep the positive vibes going

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As spring is upon us, so is the rain


It is said that April showers bring May flowers



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ATTENTION! Food/Merchandise Vendor? Performer? Community Group, Sponsor or Volunteer? We are looking for you! July 01, 2020 - Henderson Lake Applications available January 8 at: City of Lethbridge



Questions? Email us at: leisure@lethbridge.ca

Live Entertainment Food Vendors KidZone Fireworks And Much More!

12pm-11pm Henderson Lake Park www.lethbridge.ca/canadaday


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July 1



City of Lethbridge Cemetery Services

Telephone: 403.320.3008 | Fax: 403.329.1776 | E-mail: cemetery@lethbridge.ca In accordance with City of Lethbridge Cemetery Bylaw #5004 April 1st to September 30th the cemetery gates will remain open between the hours of 8:00 am and 9:00 pm Live or artificial flowers will be allowed in a vase that is a permanent part of the monument. The City of Lethbridge will not accept responsibility for lost or damaged floral arrangements under any circumstances. From May 1st to September 30th each year; no articles except live flowers are allowed on the turf in any City Cemetery. Any flowers or articles with breakable material, wire, metal, etc. will be removed by maintenance staff. No person shall be in a cemetery during the hours of darkness.

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Visit us at the Cemetery Records office located in Mountain View Cemetery, 1210 Scenic Drive South. We are open weekdays 8:00 am to Noon and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm Records for all four City Cemeteries are maintained at this location (Archmount, Mountain View, St. Patrick’s & Royal View Memorial).


Green Burials are Now Available at: Royal View Memorial Cemetery

City of Lethbridge Grant Information Community Event Support Program

The Community Event Support Program Grant provides funds to help Lethbridge organizations to offer events in the community. These events should contribute to the social and economic well-being of our community, which in turn will add to the quality of life. Events are eligible for up to $7500.00, with 50% matching funding required.

Next Application Deadline: 30th of April 2020 at 4:30 pm Information, application, and reporting forms can all be found at www.lethbridge.ca/grants

Questions? Email lori.harasem@lethbridge.ca or call/text 403.360.1720

City of Lethbridge Grant Information Community Capital Project Grant

The Community Capital Project Grant helps non-profits with capital projects such as expansions, retrofits, equipment upgrades, and planning.

Application Deadline: 24th of April 2020 at 4:30 pm Information and applications: www.lethbridge.ca/ccpg 3rd floor City Hall, or Lori at 403.360.1720 / Lori.Harasem@lethbridge.ca

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The grant allows for up to $15,000 towards a planning project (up to 50%) and up to $200,000 for all other types of capital projects (matching of 1/3 of total project cost).


Do you remember our Canada 150 initiative “Get Active Through Sport”? To help pass the days in April, we chose 30 activities from that list of 150 to share with you again! These activities can be done at home, with little to no equipment, and lets you maintain social distancing. We hope you give them a try!

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.


Balance Challenge Bird Watching Bowling Build A Fort Catch Chinese Skipping Dance Party DIY Relay Races Frisbee Gardening /Yard Work Giant Tic Tac Toe Hide And Seek Hopscotch Housework Jump Rope Kick The Can

17. Marco Polo 18. Minute To Win It 19. Musical Chairs 20. Nature Scavenger Hunt 21. Ninja Warrior 22. Ring Toss 23. Running 24. Scream And Run 25. Seven Stones 26. Standing Long Jump 27. Tag 28. Tire Racing (Teewong-law) 29. Water Balloon Fight 30. Yoga

To find out how to do these activities at home, visit our website:


Pathway to Participation is an initiative of the Lethbridge Sport Council with financial support from the Recreation and Physical Activity Division, Government of Alberta. The initiative is directed by an Advisory Committee.


Source: ‘The Origin of Lacrosse’ by the Ronathahon:ni Cultural Centre

The Lethbridge Lacrosse Association was re-established in 2002 after a 20year absence. Today the sport of Lacrosse remains one of the fastest growing sports in the nation. If you're interested in the creators game please visit the LLA website: http://www.lethbridgelacrosse.com/

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NEW Youth Indigenous Sport Opportunity


GROUP PICNIC FACILITIES APPLICATION DEADLINES March 2, 2020: Family & Adult Social Events Revised Booking Process Recreation & Culture is excited to announce ONLINE PICNIC SHELTER BOOKINGS for the 2020 Picnic Shelter Season.

ONLINE bookings for all Picnic Shelters are now open for the 2020 booking season and will be available first come first served with payment due in full at the time of booking.

2021: All Picnic Shelter Bookings - Revised Booking Process All applications for all picnic shelters for the 2021 season can be made ONLINE starting November 1, 2020 with full payment due at the time of booking.

All Online Bookings are Final

Cancellations can be made up to 2 weeks prior to the event, however a 50% total booking cancellation fee will be applied to all cancellations not weather related.

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2020 Picnic Shelter Fees (plus GST)


Elks, John Martin, Rotary - Full Day Rate


Popson and Henderson Horseshoe - Full Day Rate


Baroness, Kiwanis, Nicholas Sheran - Per Hour Rate Fee Schedule & Application Forms Available at



GROUP PICNIC FACILITIES Booking Information at a Glance Fee Schedule & Application Forms Available at

www.lethbridge.ca/leisure All fully-serviced, fenced facilities - Available May 1 - September 30 Alcohol Permitted (Requires License) ROTARY (Sports Park 28st & 30 Av N)

ELKS (Indian Battle Park)

JOHN MARTIN (Pavan Park)

three grills 76 x 60 cm four gas burners - one griddle - ice dispenser - serving window (2) commercial upright cooler - upright freezer - electric cook top - sink, hot & cold water 300 sq. m. half with overhead shelter - 27 tables, seats 200 - sound system - fireplace playground four grills 70 x 70 cm - four gas burners - one griddle - roasting ovens/corn cooker serving window - commercial upright cooler - electric stove withoven - sink, hot & cold water 139 sq. m. half withoverhead shelter -17 tables, seats 140 - sound system - fireplace playground

our grills 70 x 70 cm - four gas burners - one griddle - roasting ovens/corn cooker serving window - commercial upright cooler - electric stove with oven - sink, hot & cold water 200 sq. m. half with overhead shelter - 25 tables, seats 180 - sound system - fireplace playground

All fully-serviced, fenced facilities Alcohol NOT Permitted POPSON PARK (Popson Park)


commercial style - barbeque -serving window -domestic fridge -electric stove with oven - sink, hot & cold water 12 tables, seats 72 - 250 sq. m. half with overhead shelterfireplace - open fire pit/ circle - AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND commercial style barbeque - commercial upright cooler - electric stove with oven sink, hot & cold water - 10 tables, seats 60 - 12 horseshoe pitch facility AVAILABLE MAY 1 - SEPTEMBER 30



(Indian Battle Park)

(Henderson Lake)

NICHOLAS SHERAN (Nicholas Sheran Park)

Unfenced Outdoor Facility NO ALCOHOL Open Year Round Smaller cover Electricity + Lights Drinking Water No Stove or Firepit 6 Tables, Seats 36

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Alcohol NOT Permitted




Includes: ATB Centre, Nicholas Sheran, Adams, Henderson, Civic & Labor Club.

Includes: Henderson Pool (outdoor), Fritz Sick Pool (indoor), Stan Siwik Family Pool (indoor) & Nicholas Sheran Pool (indoor).

Summer Ice (May - August) Sports Camps ................................................. Jan 15 Recreation Hockey.......................................... Jan 15 Private Rentals ............................................... Jan 15 Summer Arena Floor (May – August) Recreation Ball or Inline Hockey .......................Feb 1 Private Rental ...................................................Feb 1 Winter Ice (September – April) School (Public and Private)................................ June Tournaments.....................................................July 1 Leagues ............................................................July 1 Private Rentals .................................................July 1 For additional information phone 403-320-3009

ENMAX CENTRE Summer and Winter Use ...............................403-320-4040

SPECIAL EVENTS PERMITS (PARKLAND & PARADE) Runs, Festivals, Other Public Events Public Events ........................................ November 1 Private Events.................... One month prior to event For applications phone 403-320-3011.

GYMNASIUMS Includes: Fritz Sick Gym #1, Lethbridge School District #51 and District # 4. Summer ..........................................................April 1 Schools/Fritz (Fall/Winter)............................... June 1 For School Gyms, phone 403-320-3011 For Fritz Gym, phone 403-320-3020


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(May – September) Includes: school diamonds & fields, and parkland fields.


Deadline ..................................................... March 15 For additional information, phone 403-320-3011

PEENAQUIM PARK SOFTBALL COMPLEX Softball Complex Office ...................... 403-327-6393

Application forms, fee and facility information available on our website at


School Class Lessons (September – June) …………………………………………………..June 15 (ECS, Grade 4, Grade 5, High School) ……………………. late applications will be accepted School Join Public Swims ...................September 15 (October – December 31) School Join Public Swims ......................December 1 (January 1 – June 30) For information and applications contact: Fritz Sick Pool 403-320-3109 Nicholas Sheran Leisure Centre Pool 403-320-3047 Stan Siwik Family Pool 403-320-3054 Henderson Lake Pool 403-320-3054 When Closed and 403-320-3056 When Open

CITY HALL Includes Culver City Room & City Hall Foyer Currently Accepting Applications Call 403-320-3020 for Information

YATES Includes: Sterndale Bennett Theatre, Yates Theatre and meeting spaces. Call 403-320-3009 for information and to apply for space. Theatre Rentals .................................. 403-359-6543

COMMUNITY HALLS Phone 403-320-3020 for a contact list.

GROUP PICNIC FACILITIES Elks Community Recreation Area, John Martin Recreation Area, and Henderson/Horseshoes Group Picnic Shelters Open May 1 – September 30 Yearly 2020 Shelter Bookings - ONLINE ......March 1, 2020

Baroness, Kiwanis, Nicholas Sheran & Popson Park Group Picnic Shelters - Open Year Round. Available on a “first come” basis for available times/location. For additional information, phone 403-320-3011

Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame For the health and safety of members, guests, and inductees, the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame (LSHOF) is postponing this year’s Annual Banquet and Induction Ceremony that was scheduled for May 1, 2020.

At this time, there are no alternate plans in place; however, all options are being considered to honour this year’s deserving individual and team inductees appropriately. Stay tuned to our website for updates.


2020 Inductees: Team:

Scwartz Angels—1983 Slo-Pitch Team


Jolene (Schweitzer) Watson (Soccer)


Eunice David (Figure Skating)

Howard Rasmussen (Volleyball) Cliff Nelson (Multi-Sport)

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Mary Dyck (Multi-Sport)


Vv is for Valley

The City of Lethbridge, in partnership with the Lethbridge Historical Society and the Friends of the Helen Schuler Nature Centre, has produced two colouring books now available for you to print at home. Please go to www.lethbridge.ca/covidsupport to print both colouring books for your at home use!

Our large river valley winds its way through Lethbridge. The valley is home to many animals and plants and provides a great place for the people of Lethbridge to walk, bike, hike and play. The parks in the river valley are connected by the Coalbanks Trail. Picture by Shanell Papp www.shanellpapp.com

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This coloring page courtesy of:


Lethbridge Historical Society The full Lethbridge ABC coloring book is available to download and print at www.lethbridgeplaques.com and www.lethbridge.ca


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It’s time to


“When we play

right, all areas of City of Lethbridge

our lives go better.


When we ignore play, we start

having problems.” -Stuart Brown

Play is important every day, even when life is a little unsettled. Play can be indoors or outdoors, on your own or even with a pet,. Best of all, play is free. Play helps us cope with stress and it facilitates learning.


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Now more then ever, make time for play.



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Helps you put waste in the right place! Lethbridge.ca/WasteWizard

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Burdened with batteries?


TAKE ACTION: help paint & adopt

every storm drain in Lethbridge in 2020!

Paint yellow fish by storm drains that say “Rainwater Only” and hand out door hangers for awareness!



Get involved today!! www.lethbridge.ca/yellowfishroad

You Can …. Adopt a storm drain in your neighbourhood, for free! For more information or to adopt a storm drain, go to:

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For more information, contact: Stephanie Vehnon E: yfr@lethbridge.ca P: (403) 320-4988



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Inspiring children aged 5 to 13 through fun and engaging STEM programming!

REGISTER AT CALL: (519) 475-6600


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Help Make Cycling Safer! Log problematic locations from your ride on BikeMaps.org Map a crash, fall, near miss, hazard, or theft. See where other cyclists have reported incidents.

Define a riding area to receive alerts. Participation is quick and anonymous. With your browser go to BikeMaps.org or download our mobile app. City of Lethbridge



Research Project supported by:



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Sports Fields Near You… 2020 Season News To support & maintain sports field turf quality, players & coaches are requested to not use regular season game & practice fields before the leagues begin May 1. Lethbridge Sports Park fields are available for bookings May 1. Fields & Diamonds To allow for proper turf growth and to prevent compaction of our fields and diamonds, certain fields and diamonds have been designated as preseason locations to accommodate for those who want to get a head start on practicing before the turf is ready. No permits are required for preseason fields or diamonds – first come, first served for this time period only (subject to change based on conditions). Pre-season Diamonds Columbia Park Rutgers Park Sheridan Park Wilson School – South Westminster - North LCI School - North West Palliser Park (28th St. North)

Pre-season Fields Dr. Probe School Fleetwood-Bawden School Assumption School Lakeview School Nicholas Sheran School Mike Mountain Horse School Rutgers Park

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Youth only: General Stewart School Gilbert Paterson School – North & South Galbraith School – NE & SE


Remember: - Book your regular season practice & game sports fields, permit required - NO DOGS are allowed on the school grounds (Bylaw 5235) - Leave the site garbage free - Commissionaires will be monitoring use of the sports fields INFORMATION & BOOKING: Recreation & Culture 403-320-3011 leisure@lethbridge.ca 3rd Floor, City Hall, 910 4 Avenue South www.lethbridge.ca


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April 2020 Public Skating Schedule


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Logan Boulet Arena (formerly Adams Ice Centre) Re named community arena in honour of Humboldt Broncos' Logan Boulet

Sports of the



The Lethbridge 2020 Alberta Summer Games will be held on July 23-26, and will host approximately 2800 athletes between the ages of 11-17.




The Lethbridge Minor Softball Association is a non-profit organization which offers programs for Lethbridge and area youth to participate in the sport of Fastball Softball. With the sport making a comeback in Lethbridge we have girls and boys from the age of five to nineteen who play in 7 divisions; U6, U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U19. In addition to our house league we also have competitive provincial teams for athletes who want to challenge themselves even further and showcase to the rest of the province the talent Lethbridge Alberta has. All our teams are coached by dedicated volunteer coaches as well as the LSMA is managed by a volunteer board under the leadership of an executive committee.

The 2020 Alberta Summer Games will host female U16 Softball competition with teams from 8 zones across the province competing. All softball events for the Games will be held at Softball Valley at Peenaquim Park.



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Community Programs

April 2020


Fitness Programs Group Fitness & Yoga Programming is now offered through MINDBODY. We have several options for accessing our fitness classes:

From youngest to oldest, and beginner to accomplished swimmer, the Max Bell Regional Aquatic Centre offers a variety of programs, lessons, and aquatic activities.

1. Purchase a Class Pass (available in 10, 20 & unlimited classes) – this gives you the flexibility to choose which classes you want to attend and when you want to attend them.

Private Swimming Lessons - Spots still available!

2. Pay for a single class - in town visiting? Just want to try one class? Simply sign up for an individual class online or in person. 3. Enrollments – we also offer a selection of Specialty Courses that run throughout the course of the semester. These courses are by registration only. We also offer several drop-in classes that are included in your membership! Participants will be required to purchase the ONE Pass membership, a 10 Punch Pass, or pay a daily drop-in fee to access these free classes.

Registration is now open for May and June swimming lessons, and spots are still available! In a private swim lesson, the curriculum is up to you! Simply let your instructor know what you’d like to improve, and your lesson will be customized to your exact desire. Lifesaving Society - National Lifeguard Course The National Lifeguard program develops the basic lifeguarding skills, principles and decision-making process, to help lifeguards evaluate and adapt to different aquatic facilities and emergencies. Fri - Sun, April 24-26 | 9am - 4pm (5-9pm Fri) | $415.02 + tax Fri - Sun, May 1-3 | 9am - 4pm (5-9pm Fri) | $415.02 + tax

For more information or to register, visit us at http://go.uleth.ca/aquatics

For more information or to register, visit us at http://go.uleth.ca/fitness-programs

Did you know?

Climbing Registration for Rockstars and Adventure Youth Spring Session is open!

2020 Spring/Summer Registration is OPEN More details: http://go.uleth.ca/sportrec.

Rock Stars Youth Climbing Tuesdays: 5-7pm, Wednesdays: 4:30-6:30pm, Thursdays: 5-7 PM & 6:30-8:30pm, Saturdays: 10-12pm and 12-2pm

BIRTHDAY PARTIES can now be booked online! More details: http://go.uleth.ca/birthday-parties.

Adventure Youth Tuesdays: 5-7pm

DROP-IN PICKLEBALL is now available during our open gym time! More details: go.uleth.ca/open-gym.

The Spring Session for climbing runs from April 20th June 26th (10 weeks).

Membership Information

City of Lethbridge

- Community memberships are available for all ages. - Call or go online for pricing or more information.


Each Membership Includes - Access to all Facilities during open times - Drop in Fitness Classes - 10% Discount (select Programs and Services) - Use of Selected Facility Equipment - Parking for Alumni & Community

Fitness Centre Hours

Ascent Climbing Centre Max Bell Regional Aquatic Centre

Mon-Thu 5:30AM - 11:00PM Friday 5:30AM - 9:00PM Sat & Sun 8:00AM - 8:00 PM

Mon-Thu 8:00AM - 11:00PM Friday 8:00AM - 9:00PM Sat & Sun 11:00AM - 8:00PM

For the most up-to-date facility hours, view our lane swim schedule online at go.uleth.ca/lane-swim.

Check our website for holiday hours and updated schedules

For all of our program dates, registration information, and more, visit us at uleth.ca/sportrec or scan the code on your phone! Questions? (403) 329 - 2706 | sportrec.csc@uleth.ca | @hornsrec


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