Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre opens in Lethbridge

The Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre has been in the making for more than 20 years and now that dream has become a reality. The centre had its grand opening on Thursday after more than two years of construction. A special ceremony was held with local, provincial and federal dignitaries providing speeches. Video Journalist Micah Quinn has more on the new centre which is expected to contribute more than $90 million annually to the regional economy.

With the cut of a ribbon and the raising of the Blackfoot Confederacy flag, the new Agri-food Hub & Trade Centre is now officially open.

According to Mike Warkentin, the CEO of the Lethbridge & District Exhibition, the project cost $76.6 million to complete. 

 RJ Sigurdson, the Alberta Minister of Agriculture & Irrigation, says the provincial government contributed $27.8 million to the centre. 

 Staff with the Lethbridge & District Exhibition explained to us that nearly 300,000 hours of trades work have gone into construction of the new centre, with Alberta contractors providing 100 per cent of that labor.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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