Lethbridge Living magazine is a bi-monthly publication with a hyper-focus on the people and diversity of cultures in Lethbridge and Southern Alberta. The first issue was published in the spring of 1994, making it the longest running magazine in the Lethbridge area and one of the first city magazines still published in Alberta. Issues are published six times per year–January, March, May, July, September, and November–and reach over 90,0000 readers in Southwestern Alberta. The magazine is locally owned and operated, and every word, picture, and article is locally based and produced, an impressive accomplishment that many city magazines in larger cities don’t seem to value.
The feature stories in the January/February 2016 issue include:
- Faces of Significance: Celebrating 80 years with the Lethbridge Artists Club
- Building a Better Future, One Neighbourhood at a Time: Learning about the Council of Lethbridge Neighbourhoods
- 16 Ways to Beat Winter: Get out of the house and beat the winter blues!
- If These Trunks Could Talk: Lethbridge’s Heritage Trees.
Regular columns in this issue include:
- Talk – 100 Women Who Care: Two local women who bring a new charity concept to Lethbridge
- Buzz – Southern Alberta news highlights
- History – A river runs through it: Connecting east and west Lethbridge
- Diversions – Local events for January and February
- Scapes – Brown’s Music Supplies
Their website also includes interesting articles on local news, people and events such as this article on the recently launched Lethbridge Youth Foundations fundraising campaign:
The Lethbridge Youth Foundation and 5th on 5th Youth Services have been in the forefront of people’s minds a lot the past couple years as they have advocated to the Provincial Government for stable youth employment funding.
The 2016 Campaign theme, Bringing People Together, reflects the new way 5th on 5th Youth Services is doing business with new partners and new programs at our location,” says Executive Director Gail McKenzie. “This year’s campaign goal is $30,000, which we will use to match other funding opportunities we have identified. The organization is now on a solid path to recovery after the loss of some programming over the past two years,” McKenzie says. “However, with new partners, and a new business focus, we continue to offer important programs in the community. We also continue to advocate for a Youth Employment Strategy with the Provincial Government. The recent announcement of the return of the STEP program is a good first step in a new direction.
Behind the scenes, the volunteer-governed organization—officially the Lethbridge Youth Foundation that operates 5th on 5th Youth Services—has evolved with the changing times and restructured to become more project-based while continuing to meet the needs of young people in the community.
Established in 1994, the Lethbridge Youth Foundation will celebrate serving the community for 22 years this summer as a not-for-profit, charitable organization that operates 5th on 5th Youth Services. It is dedicated to supporting youth, through programs and services in becoming responsible, capable, caring individuals by providing opportunities to pursue goals in academic development, career development, social development, and employment.
Read the rest of the web-based article on Lethbridge Youth Foundation and get to know Lethbridge by reading Lethbridge Living Magazine.