Lethbridge, Alberta – Today City Council celebrated the success of a healthy partnership with the University of Lethbridge through an update from the University on the community use of the recreation facilities operated by the University of Lethbridge.
“I am pleased to be before council today to present them with information on the partnership we have,” says Deb Marek, Facilities & Services Manager at the University of Lethbridge. “We are proud to report that residents’ use of these facilities is high.”
The University of Lethbridge operates and maintains the Max Bell Regional Aquatic Centre, the 1st Choice Savings Centre and the Community Sports Stadium. All facilities received a portion of their construction funding from the City of Lethbridge, with the City continuing to contribute $30,000 dollars annually towards the operation of the Stadium. This partnership offers state-of-the-art venues to residents.
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The City of Lethbridge has developed unique partnerships with a number of institutions in the city. In addition to a successful 25 year relationship with the University of Lethbridge, partnerships on other recreation facilities continue to provide recreation opportunities to residents across the city. These partnerships include the Lethbridge Soccer Association, a partnership with the Lethbridge Hurricanes on the ENMAX Centre, a partnership with schools for community access to their recreation facilities, and an upcoming partnership with the University of Lethbridge on the Community Arts Centre.
“Partnerships allow us to provide high quality recreation opportunities to residents of our community,” says Ashley Matthews, Manager Recreation and Culture.
For more information contact:
Ashley Matthews, Manager, Recreation and Culture
City of Lethbridge
Deb Marek, Manger, Facilities & Services
University of Lethbridge