2010 Olympic torch relay sets Lethbridge ablaze

This Sunday, the Olympic torch will make it’s way through Lethbridge. Starting at 4PM, the torch will travel across the High Level Bridge towards Henderson Lake, where the Celebration Cauldron will be lit and goats sacrificed at 6PM.

The day features many indoor/outdoor events, and fireworks will cap off the evening celebrations.

For a full listing of events and relay map, visit Lethbridge Torch Relay.

High-level bridge gets lit once in a while

2009 marked the centennial of the Lethbridge High-Level Bridge. As part of the celebration, somebody thought to light up the bridge at night this past September.

Unfortunately (but not really), I was in Las Vegas at the time so I missed the first lighting. Luckily, this past Remembrance Day they lit it up once again, which I also missed (I forgot).

Thankfully, my colleague Martina Emard took some amazing photos and has allowed me to publish there here!

More photos and thoughts after the jump.

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Lethbridge Sausage Party!

If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. That’s what I always say.

Last night, Scott (a.k.a. Heavy P) hosted an Oktoberfest party. We sat down to a feast of Oktoberfest sausage, sauerkraut, perogies and my special bacon+onion gnocchi dish, all accompanied by a wide assortment of fine European beers and great Bavarian music! The aroma in the household was very manly, to say the least.

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Sunday is International Women’s Day 2009

This Sunday, show the women in your life how important they are by celebrating International Women’s Day. Across the world, men show their appreciation by giving flowers and thanking their mothers, sisters, daughters and any others who have made an impact on their being.

International Women's Day

Canada’s theme for International Women’s Day 2009 is Strong Leadership. Strong Women. Strong World: Equality.

8 March 2009 marks the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, and offers a valuable opportunity to celebrate past accomplishments and gains; pay tribute to current efforts; and focus on the challenges that still lie ahead in working towards equality, justice, peace and development for women.

An event titled “Celebrate Our Voice – Women’s Stories” will be held 9AM to 2PM on March 7 at the Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization, hosted by the Lethbridge & District YWCA.

International Women’s Day 2009

Celebrate black history tonight

THE DEBUTTHE DEBUT is supposedly Lethbridge’s first celebration for Black History Month. The show is a commemoration of traditional and contemporary fashion and will include performances, giveaways and “more surprises throughout the night!”

It all begins at 7PM in the University of Lethbridge ballroom (adjacent to The Zoo) and tickets are $8 at the door. Best dressed will win $70 cash. There will also be an after-party at Studio 54, so look sharp and get crunk!

THE DEBUT (via Facebook)