This Lethbian leaves love for little angels

When the Lethbian Lover doesn't get the shakes from withdrawl, he is a connoseur of fine wines and great value. So, of course he frequents Costco Liquor. And being in exceptionally good spirits (see what I did there?), sent a little love to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation.

 Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation

Next time you're getting your drink-on, throw a couple bucks their way 🙂

Last Chance Cat Ranch needs your help

As reported by Lethbridge News, the Last Chance Cat Ranch burnt down yesterday:

Lethbridge Animal Services posted a message on the City of Lethbridge Facebook page stating between the 17 cats they took in and the ones that other people brought in, Family Pet said their total was up to 28. The search will continue today to see how many more can be found.

According to information on the City of Lethbridge website, the initial estimated value of damage is approximately $150,000.

People wanting to make donations to help the 27 burn-victim cats at Family Pet Hospital can do so by phoning 403.320.5200.

For other ways you can help, check out the Last Chance Cat Ranch Facebook page.

UPDATE: Here's a CFCN news report:

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Movember events around the city

Here's a round-up of the Movember events (that I've come across) happening in the city. Also, don't forget that there's still a few days left to enter my Movember Moustache Mitten contest, as well as a chance to win a pair of Gala Parté tickets.

LCSA's Cowboy Cabaret fundraiser this Friday
The Lethbridge College Students' Association is holding a Cowboy Cabaret fundraiser for Movember this Friday at 7PM at the Barn. For $2, you get 3 great country acts (The Coal Creek Boys, Armond Duck Chief, and Alyssa McQuaid) and pulled pork sandwiches slow roasted by Engineering students. Anyone who wears a moustache, real or fake, also gets drink discounts. There will be a silent auction, as well as door prizes.

ULeth Art Society Movember Live Art & Silent Auction this Thursday
This Thursday at 7PM at Essies Nightclub, the University of Lethbridge Art Society is holding the event free with a non-perishable food bank item, otherwise a minimum of $2 donation will be accepted. Wine and cheese, student friendly drink specials, live entertainment (Lustre Cream, DJ Soulflower, and Grandola), local handcrafted goods and artwork, and live painters. There will be a silent auction, as well as door prizes.

'Stache Bash this Friday
The Lethbridge Journal and Bo' Diddly's Pub & Grill in association with Think Tank Events & DJ Booda Promotions present 'Stache Bash, with costume contests, silent auction, door prizes, as well as live entertainment (Boogie Patrol and Papa King Trio). Event begins Friday at 8PM at Bo' Diddly's.

Skateistan builds ramps, not bombs

So my friend Erika lives in Afghanistan. She helps run a totally radical youth educational program called Skateistan:

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Skateistan is Afghanistan’s—and the world’s—first co-educational skateboarding school. The school engages growing numbers of urban and internally-displaced youth in Afghanistan through skateboarding, and provides them with new opportunities in cross-cultural interaction, education, and personal empowerment. Our students come from all of Afghanistan’s diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. They will not only develop skills in skateboarding and skateboarding instruction, but also healthy habits, civic responsibility, information technology, the arts, and languages. The students themselves decide what they want to learn—we connect them with teachers who will enable them to develop the skills that they consider important. Since Skateistan has been active in Kabul, we’ve seen that Afghan youth of all ethnicities, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds love to skateboard. Skateistan brings them together, equipping young men and women with the skills to lead their communities toward social change and development.

Skateistan

Blood Reserve team headed for Haiti

Speaking of Haiti, a paramedic/firefighter friend of mine, Jon Davis, is part of a group from the Blood Reserve traveling there to aid the relief effort. Via the Lethbridge Herald:

The plight of Haiti’s quake victims has plucked at the heartstrings of both young and old on the Blood Reserve, and the community’s lone physician is organizing a medical relief trip to depart in March.

Dr. Esther Tailfeathers has amassed people from the Blood Tribe Dept. of Health that includes Registered Nurses, paramedics, support staff and others.

They’ll be setting off in about 8 days. Good luck, Jon!

Blood Reserve plans support team for Haiti

Help Kelly raise money for cancer research!

Relay for LifeMy friend Kelly is trying to raise $250 for the Relay for Life marathon. She writes:

It is hard to find a friend or co-worker these days that have not been touched by cancer in one way or another. After losing another aunt this past Christmas there is nothing stopping me from joining this fight.

Please support me, your friends, family, co-workers and all those touched by cancer in this fight by making a donation to this year’s Relay for Life. Every bit helps!

Let’s help her go over that amount!

Relay for Life

Dancing sheik to sheik

Belly Dance DaySpeaking 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!

World Belly Dance Day