by Mercedes Fawns
The city is buzzing with holiday excitement and giving opportunities. This week’s popular articles look at Christmas charity and family traditions. Lethbridge residents were greener this year, and along with Canada’s 150th next year, our post secondary institutions and other organizations have some anniversaries of their own to celebrate. Make sure you read our Top 6 articles of the week and see what’s hot with our readers right now.
1) The Golden Ticket
The University of Lethbridge will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017. As such, faculties across campus have much planned for the year. The Faculty of Arts and Science established these Golden Jubilee awards to help five students enrolling in one of its four-year programs. This top article looks at these awards and how one can apply.
2) The Gift of Giving
While the city is glowing with festive cheer, many of us are getting ready to hunker down for the holidays, planning vacation time and other activities. But there are many who will go hungry this year, who will struggle to find somewhere warm to sleep, or may not be able to provide the same kind of magic for their children as many of us are able. The food banks in Lethbridge alone anticipate helping more than 2200 households in our area this year. This popular article outlines the many ways to give back to the community this season.
3) It’s a Family Thing
This popular article from Alberta Health Services highlights the importance of starting family traditions. These traditions can create a stronger family bond and so much more. See what you might learn about developing that close bond, and how you can create memories that will last a lifetime.
4) Annual Giving
Royal Bank of Canada Lethbridge branches made a large donation to the United Way of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta. Check out this popular article as United Way’s executive director comments on the generous sum, and how the organization intends to use these funds to help individuals and organizations within the city.
5) That’s Old News
Have you ever read an old archived newspaper? They are full of quirky and interesting stories! Galt Museum’s, Belinda Crowson tells some of these stories in this popular article. Check it out and see what news was “trending” back in the day.
6) What a Waste
Lethbridge resident were very green this year – we diverted more than one million Kg of waste from the landfill. Learn more about our efforts to reuse and recycle, and how you can continue to divert your waste through the winter months.