Not much action on Lethbian Love this past week, due in part that I was out of town for a couple of days. I was laying low as some gangstas was all up in my shit.
Anyway, so some dude name Edmund Burke once said, “You can never plan the future by the past.” I hope that stays true as the city starts planning for the future of Lethbridge, leaving behind its dirty past in history books. Yeah.
Although Lethbridge didn’t start off as a mining town, it’s well known for that. And the whiskey trade, train bridge, chinook winds and Pilsner beer. So it’s National Mining Week – a big deal for a town that once called itself “Coalbanks” (I think they changed the name because of the Inn’s reputation).
First celebrated in 1996, National Mining Week recognizes the importance of the Canadian mining industry to the economic development of Canada.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Plan Your City, where the city began gathering public input to figure the hell out which direction it should take for the next 40 years. Part of that includes city circles, where citizens are encouraged to take part.
Cory Armfelt, city consultant, writes:
Hey everybody the City Cirlces are up and running!
Get a group of friend’s together, record what you like about Lethbridge and/or what you don’t like (please include a way to solve the problem…) and submit it to the City. We are hoping for a variety of mediums- Personally I’m hoping that someone comes up with an interpretive dance about what Lethbridge means to them and is willing to present it at the ideas fair in October…
Good Monday, Lethbians! You know why it’s good? Because I’m gonna get a massage today! That’s right, too much sitting behind the ol’ computer has atrophied these muscles and I need to get the blood flowing again. I suppose I could go salsa dancing too, but nerds don’t have girlfriends and I really need to level up my Warcraft character.
Not only would today be World Belly Dance Day, but it’s also World Fair Trade Day. I think the prior must have been inspired by the latter at some point. But it seems like there’s a day for everything now; at least they have good intentions behind them.
On May 9th, people around the globe will clap their hands, tap their feet, and beat their drums against poverty. Arousing people to their potential as powerful agents of change, World Fair Trade Day draws attention to individuals and groups who have helped make Fair Trade what it is today – an effective model for economic and environmental transformation. Ten Thousand Villages Lethbridge will be celebrating World Fair Trade Day with live entertainment, product samplings, special discounts and activities for all ages. Ten Thousand Villages is located at 329 – 5th St. S. Lethbridge, AB.
So help support a sustainable global economy and check out Ten Thousand Villages today. Buy something awesome for your living room or even just some fair trade coffee. Then head on down to Henotic for some food and belly dance!
Speaking of bellies, this Saturday marks the 3rd annual World Belly Dance Day. Ammena Dance Company will be putting on a show with scantily-clad belly dancers, as well as raising money to benefit the Canadian Cancer Society.
The event also includes a silent auction and runs this Saturday from 1PM – 5PM at Henotic. But if belly dancers aren’t enough of an incentive, go in support of charity and to sample some of Henotic’s great menu!