Sunshine, strong rodeo contestants, and a stellar entertainment lineup drew larger crowds for this year’s Whoop-Up Days at Exhibition Park.
Doug Kryzanowski, Exhibition Park’s marketing manager, said they likely set a record for attendance this year, although they don’t release attendance numbers.
The popular five-day fair kicked off with a parade last Tuesday, and went out with a bang with a fireworks show on Saturday night.
As West Coast Midway crews dismantled the rides on Sunday, Kryzanowski said they had the highest sales ever since coming to Lethbridge in 1992.
It was evident people were excited to attend, as advance tickets and Super ticket sales were the highest they’ve been since 2008. And Thursday’s Moonlight Madness had the highest sales since 2009.
Water safe despite breaks
Two separate watermain breaks happened in the city Friday morning, but officials were quick to assure the public that tap water remains safe to consume.
The City of Lethbridge’s Public Operations dealt with breaks in both downtown and in the Westminster area of north Lethbridge. Crews are flushing the water system, and as a result, residents and businesses in those areas may notice a yellow tint to their tap water.
“We wish to assure the public that the drinking water is safe to consume and that crews are working to make necessary repairs as soon as possible,” said Doug Kaupp, the City’s general manager of water and wastewater, in a release,
Anyone experiencing discoloration of their tap water may wish to run their taps for a few minutes. Anyone wishing to report a problem may call Public Operations at 403-320-3850.