Welcome to Lethbridge Living 2.0
Lethbridge Living is changing with the times. Free pickup from yellow racks is now part of a bygone era. Our subscribers encouraged us to phase out free-pickup to recognize the high-value of the magazine these past 25 years. Lethbridge Living still guarantees the same great stories and you may find a copy for perusal in waiting rooms throughout the city. To have each issue delivered to your door (p. 7) for enjoyment in the comfort of your home just visit lethbridgeliving.ca/subscribe. As the Publisher, I have assembled what I think is a great team for 2020 and now our subscribers are part of the Lethbridge Living team. Subscription to the print version is the best way to enjoy the magazine at your leisure. Lethbridge Living has become a registered nonprofit and has an Endowment Fund with the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta (p. 25) in support of local charities.
Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame
After 35 years without a specific place to honour and celebrate the great sporting legends of Lethbridge & District, the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame (LSHOF) will finally have a permanent home. In mid-April, sports enthusiasts, and historians will be able to enjoy their favourite local athletes, builders and teams showcased in the transitional hallways on both levels between the ATB and Cor Van Raay YMCA Centre in west Lethbridge.
Home Theatre by the Numbers
2 March 2020
Two important components of the viewing experience are screen size and seat comfort. What better place to enjoy such than in the comfort of your own home? No line-ups. No sticker shock from the concession counter. Just comfort. The HGTV Channel suggests the small house movement gains. However, the bigger is better mantra remains alive and well in some aspects of the home. Size matters...Bigger is not always better when creating a home theatre space. The best seat is a comfortable seat.
Book Review - The Vagina Bible
2 March 2020
If your query lies in the field of women’s health, you can turn to Dr. Jen Gunter. A Canadian born and trained OB/GYN, Dr. Gunter has earned the title “Twitter’s resident gynecologist” for her fearless takedowns of the celebrity-endorsed wellness industry, the most famous example of which is Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand. Gunter’s 2019 book The Vagina Bible is the answer to every question you didn’t think to ask but wish you had.
Shackleford Family Movies
2 March 2020
The story begins in 1921, when a young Calgarian named A. W. Shackleford, came to Lethbridge with the ambition to be an architect or a draftsman but was invited to manage the newly renamed Kings Theatre. Shack is quoted for having said, “it was just one of those things where you change life in the middle of the stream.” He ran the theatre for a year and returned in 1924 to purchase the lease for $3000.00. A.W. and his business partners started Lethbridge Amusement Companies Limited. It was the silent movie-era. Tom Mix and Zane Grey cowboy movies brought in decent crowds, but the Kings theatres struggled to turn a profit and closed in 1925. The Capitol Theatre opened in partnership with Famous Players on Thanksgiving Day 1929. It was a moment that will live in infamy as the stock-market crashed and A.W. had just opened a building that cost over $300,000. Any business owner today shudders at the thought. But Shack made it work.
Film Review – The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open
2 March 2020
Áila, returning home emotionally tender and exhausted from a difficult appointment with her OB-GYN, finds a terrified, barefoot and heavily pregnant Rosie shivering out in the rain. Clearly in need, Rosie is paralyzed: caught between escaping her violent boyfriend heard screaming from across the street and having nowhere to go. Frightened by the escalating danger, Áila grabs Rosie and urges her to move quickly to the safety of Áila’s nearby apartment. Thus begins a long, tense afternoon of bare instinct – both of survival and of motherhood—as the two Indigenous women from very different backgrounds, seek some semblance of stability and safety for themselves and each other. A love poem to women, THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN weaves a compellingly simple story around the complex themes of racialized female bodies, a country's failure to support its most vulnerable youth, and the continuing effects of colonial violence.