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City engaging the public Monday at a Community Conversation

By Lethbridge Herald on October 21, 2023.

Herald FILE photo by IAN MARTENS People walk by City Hall in this file photo. The City is hosting a Community Conversation Monday at the Enmax Centre.

Alejandra Pulido-Guzman

After a successful Community Conversation in January, the City of Lethbridge is inviting residents to take part in their second one Monday afternoon at the Enmax Centre. 

Engagement strategist with the city of Lethbridge, Kaitlin Barr spoke to media Friday and said the event will showcase 40 city projects from which citizens can gather information. 

“The event is set up in a trade show style, so on the concourse we have our 40 different projects, and you can go around and gather all the different information,” said Barr. 

She said the projects will be different from those showcased in the January event for residents to get familiar with the most recent projects taking place. 

Barr said the community conversation allows residents to take advantage of having multiple departments gathered in one space and to be able to gather as much information as possible about what is going on around the city. 

“It’s a really exciting opportunity for residents. It makes it a lot easier for residents to participate in a lot of different community engagement opportunities. It’s one night in one place, so you can get a lot of information – just by showing up for one topic you might find yourself finding information about other topics too,” said Barr. 

Those in attendance will have an opportunity to find answers on pets and public safety, animal bylaws, ways of keeping the green cart from becoming too stinky, upcoming snow plowing or public operations in general, and how speed limits are set among other topics. 

During the event residents will be able to have some fun, as well. They will be able to take part on free public skating with Sparky the Fire mascot, Prize draws including Lethbridge Hurricanes and Stars on Ice tickets, free concession samples, swag giveaways, kids play with the Lethbridge Public Library, snowplows and Fire equipment to explore, as well as an opportunity to meet Kourt, the service dog for Lethbridge Police Service Victim Services department.

For those attending the event, parking will not be something to worry about. 

“It’s free parking for the event and the EV charging stations are free to use as well during the event,” said Barr. 

And for those who are not able to attend the event, they will be able to access information about all the different projects on getinvolvedlethbridge.ca

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