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Newcomer Welcome Event

February 7, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Local Immigration Partnerships (LIP), Lethbridge Family Services (LFS) and the City of Lethbridge through the Heart of our City initiative is hosting an inaugural Newcomer Welcoming Event expected to attract hundreds of participants.  This family friendly free event will introduce our newcomers to our wonderful community while providing information about city resources for newcomers to access.  Mayor Chris Spearman will bring greetings from  the City of Lethbridge.

Activities include:

  • Free food and entertainment for the whole family! (all ages welcome)

  • Lethbridge Community Silver Band

  • Photo Contest sponsored by McBain Camera

  • Family activities

  • Community resource tables

Lethbridge Local Immigration Partnership-(LIP) is a community development initiative which officially began in June 2016. Funded by Immigrants Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC),  it is one of several LIP initiatives established in municipalities across Canada beginning in 2008, with more to come. In November 2016 there were 70 in total.

“Our goal is to identify and reduce barriers facing newcomers and ensuring that we are providing a welcoming and inclusive community for all who call Lethbridge home”, states Laura Branner, LIP Coordinator.

LIP seeks to collaborate with, strengthen and work together with local residents, community agencies, initiatives, organizations, businesses and government agencies. And, at the same time, through conversation, research, public education, strategic assessment, we will identify gaps, needs and offer sustainable solutions.


February 7, 2017
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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