Celebrate Hometown Hockey
VisitLethbridge.com Downtown BRZ Heart of Our City ,   Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce Lethbridge Sport Council   and  Tourism Lethbridge have partnered up to encourage you to Show Your Hometown Spirit in support of the  U SPORTS Men’s Hockey National Championship  taking place at the ENMAX Centre March 14-17, 2019. There are a number of ways for you to Show Your Hometown Spirit and win great prizes.

Pick one or two or three ways to Show Your Hometown Spirit and Win!

WHAT HOCKEY MEANS TO YOU

Help Celebrate Men's Hockey National Championship by Celebrating our Game. From March 5-12, 2019 send in a picture, video or story telling us what hockey means to you. 

Win  one  of  three  prize packages worth over  $725 , each consisting of 
  • 2 Men's Hockey National Championship 8-game packages 
  • $100 gift certificate to Browns Social House 
  • 1 Round of golf for two including cart at Paradise Canyon Golf Club

HOMETOWN DOWNTOWN. SHOW YOUR HOCKEY SPIRIT.

From March 6 to March 17, decorate your window front, reception desk, interior space, etc. with a hockey theme.  Post images of your displays and tag us at  #downtownleth  so that we can share your hockey ‘spirit’ with our many followers. We also want you to encourage your employees to wear their favorite hockey jerseys for the duration of the championships (March 14-17).  Email us  as soon as your hockey decorations are up so we can register you in the contest and to arrange a time stop by to take some images and video of what you’ve created.

The Contest will provide you and your employees with a fun and creative way to ‘Show Your Hockey Spirit’. We will be awarding the prizes on March 13th so that we can let the folks at Rogers Hometown Hockey know so that they can do their best to include your business in some of their video footage.  Click here for more information (PDF)
  • First Prize – Lethbridge Herald Advertising Package ($1,500 value)
  • Second Prize – Tourism Lethbridge 30-second Video Production ($1,000 value)
  • Third Prize – City of Lethbridge Parking Cards ($150 value)

HOMETOWN SPIRIT

Celebrate our Community. Celebrate Our Game.
From March 14-17, show your support by displaying "Welcome Rogers Hometown Hockey" and "Welcome Men's National Hockey Championship" in your store front or external signage.

Email the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce at  office@lethbridgechamber.com  to let us know you are showing your hometown spirit!

HOMETOWN SHOOT OUT!

Come join us at the Rogers Hometown Hockey festival at the ENMAX Centre for a Hometown Hockey Shootout! Come try your best slap-shot against local celebrity goalies in our ball hockey rink between 5:00pm - 6:30pm on March 15th, 2019.A score against our goalies will give you a ticket to enter our prize giveaways.

Grand Prize: 
  • (1) Michael Stone Calgary Flames Jersey
  • (1) Signed Mark Jankowski Calgary Flames Hockey Stick
  • (1) Lethbridge Hurricanes Autographed Stick.  

Lots of other prizes to giveaway during the shootout!
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EntreprenHOUR
Presented in partnership with ATB Entrepreneur Centre
The University of Lethbridge Dhillon School of Business is
pleased to honour Ralph A. Thrall III and the McIntyre Ranch
at the 2019 Scholarship Dinner.

Join us for an evening of quality dining, of celebrating sustainability
in business and to raise funds for student scholarships.

Friday, April 12, 2019
Coast Lethbridge Hotel & Conference Centre
526 Mayor Magrath Drive S.
Lethbridge, AB

Reception 6 p.m. | Dinner to follow
Semi-formal attire​/business casual attire
Seats are limited

Individual tickets: $125
Table (seats eight): $1,000

Proceeds from the dinner will go towards the Ralph Thrall III McIntyre Ranch Scholarship, which will be awarded annually to a Dhillon School of Business student. Each ticket includes a $60 charitable tax receipt. For more information or to donate, please contact the Dhillon School of Business at 403-329-5181 or email  dhillon.events@uleth.ca    
Ralph A. Thrall III is the current president, CEO and COO of the McIntyre Ranch, a 55,680-acre beef cattle ranch located in the Milk River Ridge country, around 40 km east of Cardston.

The ranch was originally established in 1894 by William H. McIntyre and Thrall is part of the third generation of Thralls and the fifth generation of ranchers that have sustained a successful beef cattle business there while remaining committed to the sustainability of the land.

Because of the legacy of the McIntyre and Thrall’s commitment to preserving the native rough fescue on the ranch, the land has become a relatively unique habitat.

The Dhillon School of Business is pleased to honour Thrall’s commitment to stewardship in business as well as his dedication to making a positive difference in the community environmentally and socially.
Top 40 Under Forty: Derrick Antson
Derrick Antson is a Professional Officer at the University of Lethbridge Faculty Association.

Derrick is committed to the principles of social justice and inclusion, and those principals underpin all his professional work.

As a young queer youth, Derrick spent much of his time trying to be camouflaged among his straight peers and silence his internalized fears. Though, with age, he has made a commitment to not let anything tarnish his sparkle and to uplift those around him.

Derrick strives to serve and to strengthen our community, while supporting those around him. Whether creating initiatives for under-represented groups within the queer community, assisting in preparedness exercises for disaster response, or weighing in on library programs and maintenance, Derrick’s focus has always improving the lives of those around him.

He is willing to put in hours of work for the people and projects that he loves, finding that when he contributes and builds something up, he truly shines. He has set himself apart from those that he once aimed to blend into by recognizing that the only thing that limits his potential is his fears.

Derrick obtained his BA from the University of Lethbridge, majoring in Philosophy, and MAS in Peace and Conflict Transformation from the University of Basel, Switzerland.

Through the Canadian Red Cross he has gained firsthand experience on how to implement the Seven Fundamental Principles into compassion-related work and gained the ability to remain calm in stressful situations. His professional career has equipped him with an understanding of bureaucratic processes and labour rules.

He is able to weave these threads together to quickly generate ideas, deconstruct and analyze complex situations, while considering the possible implications on relevant interest groups, and plotting a route forward. This helps him as he embodies the lesson of Martin Niemöller’s poem ‘First they came…’, asking questions as to why actions are taken and speaking when objections are present.

On June 18, 2018 Derrick was honoured to speak at Lethbridge Pride Fest’s flag raising at Lethbridge City Hall. After the events had concluded he was confronted by four youth that had attended the event, all of whom were either in tears or on the verge of crying. Despite their tears, these kids had the largest smiles on their faces.

His speech focused on what it means to be a responsible ally as members of the LGBTQ+ community, specifically why it is important for gay and lesbian individuals to recognize and give space for Trans, Non-binary, and Gender-nonconforming individuals. He cherished this interaction because despite being in a crowd of about 300 people, he was able to connect with each of these individuals so authentically that they felt validated for the first time as members of the broader Lethbridge community.

Volunteering is Derrick’s primary way to engage with the community. Ranging from volunteering with the Canadian Red Cross as a supervisor on the Personal Disaster Assistance Team and as a responder on the Emergency Response Team, with the Lethbridge Public Library Board as a Trustee, serving as a member of the Governance Committee and Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, with the Lethbridge Pride Fest Society in various capacities such as Secretary and Treasurer, and with the YQueerL Society for Change as Co-President. He also supports the endeavors of the community through maintaining memberships to OUTreach Southern Alberta and Theatre Outré.

For his tireless work to improve the lives of under-represented people and our community as a whole, the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce and BDO are proud to recognize Derrick Antson as one of Lethbridge’s Top 40 Under Forty !

Managing a Diverse and Intergenerational Workforce
Diversity is your greatest strength! 👩🏽‍💼👱🏼‍♀️👨🏻‍💼👴🏿
 
Participants in Managing a Diverse and Intergenerational Workforce will explore ways to interact positively with people from different backgrounds. Awareness of cultural, social, and ethical behaviors that affect work, along with pre-conceived notions regarding performance and outcomes will render this course immediately applicable and establish a solid foundation upon which to build your workforce.
 
 
BBQ, Grilling and Sauces
Summer is just around the corner, which means that it’s time  to learn some secrets of the BBQ to up your grilling game!
This course allows you to learn the process of BBQing, the art of grilling, and the importance of sauce selection to allow for that sensational BBQ taste. During this course you will be able to watch, learn and sample everything BBQ! Sit back and enjoy watching our skilled chefs demonstrate the art of BBQ Grilling and sauces.
 
 
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Would you like a new perspective on how to manage and retain your organization’s most valuable asset?
Lethbridge College is proud to present an exciting training series for anyone that needs an understanding of human resource fundamentals. Our knowledgeable educators will share their expertise while walking you through proven techniques and practical, real life case studies that will prepare you to jump back into your organization ready to communicate, inspire, and coach more effectively.
 
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