Lethbridge Mayor Blaine Hyggen is hosting a free community barbecue. Following the Whoop Up Days Parade on August 23rd, the first 750 people will be able to receive free burgers, hot dogs and pop at City Hall. Country artist Trevor Panczak will also be performing some tunes. To add to the festivities, champion chuckwagon driver Kris Molle, who won the Calgary Stampede’s Dash for Cash last month, will be there signing autographs. Hyggen says this is going to be an exciting event to go along with the start of Whoop Up Days.
“Starting off with this with a fantastic parade, this event here, multiple other pancake breakfasts, and other barbecues going around the community. Also the Pro Rodeo, something we’ve missed for so long, it’s coming back to Lethbridge. All of this together is just an event that we want everybody to come out in the community to enjoy this great event after being a little bit locked up after these past few years.”
The City of Lethbridge will have information available to residents about the coming 2023-2026 Operating Budget engagement plans, as well as recruitment efforts for Lethbridge City Council’s Boards, Commissions and Committees.
Through coordination with Lethbridge County, the portion of 4 Avenue between Stafford Drive and 10 Street South will be closed for the event. The road closure will begin on the morning of Tuesday, August 23, in conjunction with other road closures for the parade route.
The Mayor’s Community BBQ will take place outside of City Hall at 11:30am on August 23rd.