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Letter From the Editor

With these “lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer” coming to a close, many will get down to business or begin a new path as a new school year begins. I hope you all had a chance to take a break, go on an adventure, or just spend some time basking in the beautiful weather.

The end of summer means we say goodbye to our intern Jessica Bennett. We have enjoyed her creative contributions over the past few months and wish her well in her next endeavour! Lethbridge Living will continue to work with post-secondary students to support opportunities for mentorship and experience, a practice that has been ongoing for many years.

I would like to thank everyone who took the time to provide valuable feedback through our online survey! It’s been refreshing to read your comments and suggestions. We will continue to provide you with interesting and uplifting stories from our community. Congratulations to our survey winner Michelle Christensen, who won a gift certificate from the Movie Mill!

In this issue, we welcome a new regular column called “Inspiring and Aspiring”, a collaboration with Economic Development Lethbridge. This edition features a piece by Mark Neskar, who explains the meaning and purpose behind the new community brand “Lethbridge, Brighter Together”.

We also have a great piece from the Reconciliation Lethbridge Advisory Committee, honouring seven individuals or organizations for being reconciliation champions in our community. Reconciliation Week 2019 takes place Sept. 15-20. There are many activities planned across the city and I hope you get the chance to take part in some of them!

Our next issue is our Philanthropy issue, dedicated to the people and organizations that go above and beyond to make our community a better place. I would like to ask you, our wonderful readers and advertisers, to nominate an individual or business you feel is making a difference for a Community Heroes feature. It doesn’t have to be a grand gesture; sometimes the smallest acts of kindness mean the most.

If you would like to contribute, drop me an email before OCTOBER 1st, with their name, a bit about why you are nominating them and a photo, if possible. We would like to acknowledge our everyday heroes who volunteer their “time, talent or treasure”, as we wouldn’t be the second most charitable city in Canada without them!

Until next time,

Melissa
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