By Kuhl, Nick on February 15, 2020.
For many people, this weekend will be a long one.
And for the Family Day weekend, there is a host of events and holiday service changes throughout Lethbridge.
On Monday, the University of Lethbridge will have its annual free Play Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the 1st Choice Savings Centre. The ninth annual event has a farm theme and families are invited to come and play together by building a barn in the cardboard-building zone, learning about farm animals and participating in other activities like basketball, floor hockey, swimming and climbing.
The Helen Schuler Nature Centre will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, with a variety of indoor and outdoor self-guided activities. The Galt Museum and Archives will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday with a free pancake brunch, live music and homemade crafts. Casa will feature Family Fun Day on Monday from 12-3 p.m. Activities are free and are designed for families with children ages six to 12 to create together.
The Cor Van Ray YMCA at ATB Centre will be open Monday from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., but pool and fitness areas will close at 8 p.m. Nicholas Sheran and Stan Siwik Pools will be open Family Day with open swim from 1-4 p.m. and lane swim from 4-5 p.m. Fritz Sick Pool will be closed Monday.
Free public skating is offered at Nicholas Sheran Arena from 12-2 p.m. on Family Day. All other arenas will be closed.
The Lethbridge 311 office will be closed on Monday, but the 24/7 self-service site available at 311.lethbridge.ca is available to help with questions. For urgent issues, a 24-hour trouble line is available at 311.
City hall and Stafford Centre will be closed on Monday. Both buildings will reopen on Tuesday at 8 a.m.
Parking in the downtown will be free on Monday. The parking kiosks will not accept money on the holiday Monday and the Way to Park app will only take payment for monthly parking passes. Regular parking rates will be back in effect on Tuesday.
The Lethbridge Animal Shelter will be closed on Monday. It will be open regular hours on Tuesday.
Lethbridge Transit will run its Sunday/Holiday Schedule (8 a.m. to 7 p.m.) on Family Day, Monday. The Lethbridge Transit Offices will be closed on Family Day.
The ACCESS-A-Ride office will also be closed on Family Day, but ACCESS-A-Ride buses will be running on a holiday service schedule.
Curbside collection will not be affected by the Family Day holiday. The Waste & Recycling Centre will be open regular hours on Monday from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Lethbridge Public Library Main Branch, The Crossings Branch and the Bookmobile will be closed Monday. Materials that are due can be returned through the book drops outside the buildings.