A total of 40 local exhibitors came out this past weekend in Lethbridge to help promote SportFest.
Tanya Whipple, the communication manager for the Lethbridge Sport Council told us the event provides an interactive way for sport fanatics to learn about the programs and services that these groups provide to members of our community.
“Our main goal with SportFest is for it to be an opportunity for the people who are looking for a new sport to try or a different sport to get connected with the sport organizations. And we saw a lot of that happening this year. Lots of our exhibitors made the comment that the people who were coming by had lots of great questions and they were really asking questions, looking for opportunities. And we heard from several of the attendees that we found something or we made this connection. So that’s really great to hear that.”
Staff say one of the main attractions this year was pickleball as Lethbridge has seen a rise in the number of people wanting to take a shot at the sport.