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Message from the Publisher

My parents grew up on the prairies and came of age in Alberta. Lethbridge has always been a part of my life because of family connections.
Being born and raised in Ottawa, I was accustomed to the hot, humid, muggy summers of Central Canada. I have vivid memories of my family piling into the turquoise 1974 Volvo station wagon for the cross-country drive from the Nation’s Capital to the Rocky Mountains in the summer of 1978.
We listened to AM radio that no one could really hear because all the windows were open but we sang along anyway. My older sister read her Archie comics and my older brother and I were in race to win the “Punch Buggy” inter-provincial competition. I was crestfallen after a gas station pitstop as my brother’s Orange Crush (a very rare pop treat) exploded all over me and my favourite white with red piping top and shorts ensemble. So now we were three kids in the back-seat sweltering and sticking to the vinyl. It was hot, hot, hot.
The car over-heated in Medicine Hat just before getting to Lethbridge to visit our uncle, aunt and cousins in Lethbridge. I listened as the mechanic told my father “It’s going to take a couple of days to get the part.” We stayed in a motel in The Hat with a pool (and slide) until the car got fixed. Ah summer memories.
Whether it’s rodeo or other sporting events, dance parties or summer camp, there is no shortage of stories to tell about people getting together and having fun right in our own backyard. We are chomping at the bit to socialize with neighbours and make the most of the season. Let’s have fun and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Hope to see you out and about,
Dana

Dana Inkster - President & CEO of EM Workshop Inc.
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