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Pipe band celebrates spring

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Written by Judy Westcott — For the Sun Times   
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 14:13

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Members of the Lethbridge Legion Pipe Band perform in a parade last summer in Lundbreck.

Pipers, drummers and highland dancers will highlight a Spring Fling and Ceilidh fundraising event for the Lethbridge Legion Pipe Band on Saturday.
“Ceilidh means ‘dance party’ in Gaelic and that’s exactly what we’re having,” says band spokesman David Kaminski.
This year marks the first time the annual fundraiser for the Pipe Band has been held in the spring, and organizers have planned it with a St. Patrick’s Day celebration theme, he says.

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Nature Centre celebrates return home

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Written by Lindsay Ducharme, For the Sun Times   
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 15:39


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Coreen Putman, nature interpretation co-ordinator at the Helen Schuler Nature Centre, on the centre’s new “Living Rooftop.”

Although recent temperatures may indicate otherwise, spring is in fact just around the corner. The Helen Schuler Nature Centre has a lot more to celebrate this year than simply welcoming their busiest season, the centre celebrated its grand re-opening on Feb. 27.
While the centre remained open during much of their renovation, albeit in an alternate location, the facility returned to its original home nestled in the river banks at the base of the High Level Bridge. Coreen Putman, the centre’s nature interpretation co-ordinator, said while their temporary location exposed many new visitors to the centre, staff was anxious to return to their permanent location.

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And the winners are . . .

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Written by Dave Sulz, Sun Times   
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 15:38


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Cory Medd of Two Guys and a Pizza Place is just one of the many local business owners whose hard work has been recognized by the public in the annual Best of the Best survey.

The annual Academy Awards showcase is still a few days away, and moviegoers are anxiously waiting to see who claims the hardware honouring the best of the silver screen.
Locally, however, the winners for “Best Performers in Business” have already been determined, and unlike at the Oscars, it’s the public that determines the outcome.
The results of the Lethbridge Sun Times’ Best of the Best for 2014 have been announced, and this year, the annual survey recognizing the best local businesses shattered all previous highs for votes received, with a whopping 97,295. That’s far beyond the more than 31,000 votes received in 2013.

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Focused on photography

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Written by Judy Westcott — For the Sun Times   
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 15:27


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At left, Constance Sherriff, left, and club president Lorelei Hoffarth display some marketing materials for the Lethbridge Photography Club’s annual PhotoFusion event, taking place March 4 and 5 at Casa.

If an image speaks a thousand words, then members of the Lethbridge Photography Club will be talking volumes during an annual showcase of their work March 4 and 5 at Casa.
“Each evening will feature slide shows created by our members of their images put to music,” says Lorelei Hoffarth, president of the Lethbridge Photography Club.
“We have a wide variety of themes from flowers and landscapes to animals and portraits.”
The annual PhotoFusion event is being held in the Community Room at Casa, with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m., and the show, which is expected to run about two hours, starting at 7 p.m. both evenings. The event features free admission and is open to everyone.

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Fiesta takes bite out of poverty

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Written by Lindsay Ducharme, For the Sun Times   
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 16:03


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Catholic Central High School teachers Maria Zappone and Mark Nixon are looking forward to the school’s annual Mexican Fiesta Feb. 28, which raises money for Mission Mexico.

You need not speak Spanish to understand the word fiesta, or to enjoy the party. On Feb. 28, Catholic Central High School (East Campus) will be hosting its 16th annual Mexican Fiesta.
The event, which is open the community, is much more than a celebration for staff and students; the Mexican Fiesta is a fundraising initiative benefiting Mission Mexico. For the past 15 years Catholic Central has been providing aid through work trips and almost $300,000 in donations to a small Mexican town, Cuernavaca.

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Perpetrators among the top acts hitting city stages
30/07/2014 | Richard Amery for the Sun Times

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Welcome to the latest edition of “Athletes Behaving Badly.”
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