Canada Games Flag Raising Ceremony in Lethbridge

Former Canada Games Host Community, Lethbridge, had a very successful flag raising ceremony on December 16, 2010 at Lethbridge City Hall.  Please find a number of photos attached of the speakers at the ceremony and of the flag raising itself.  We were honored to be joined by Lethbridge’s former Mayor, Bob Tarleck, current Mayor Rajko Dodic, Lorne Darlington, the Representative for MLA Greg Weadick and Colleen Valin, the Representative for MP Rick Casson; they all brought greetings and fantastic words of support for the Canada Games. 

Forty-four years of Canada Games history were remembered as was the role of Lethbridge in the 1975 Canada Games.  A Canada Games alumni list was available that recognized former athletes, volunteers and coaches from the Lethbridge area as were a number of photos on display from the 1975 Canada Games in Lethbridge and a display from the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame.  Athletes and coaches of Team Alberta who were in attendance at the flag raising ceremony were introduced and applauded for their hard work and dedication … we know Lethbridge will be proudly cheering for our athletes at the upcoming games in Halifax!  Flag raisers, Rachel and Jeffrey Nicol were competitors (swimming) in the 2009 Canada Summer Games in Prince Edward Island and we were thrilled to have them join us at the event. 

MC and former Lethbridge Mayor Bob Tarleck addresses the crowd at Lethbridge City Hall during the Canada Games Flag Raising Ceremony

Dr. Gary Bowie, Chairman of the Lethbridge Sports Council, addresses the crowd at Lethbridge City Hall during the Canada Games Flag Raising Ceremony

Colleen Valin, representative for local MP Rick Casson, addresses the crowd at Lethbridge City Hall during the Canada Games Flag Raising Ceremony

Lorne Darlington, representative for local MLA Greg Weadick, addresses the crowd at Lethbridge City Hall during the Canada Games Flag Raising Ceremony

Mayor Rajko Dodic addresses the crowd at Lethbridge City Hall during the Canada Games Flag Raising Ceremony

Rachel & Jeffrey Nicol, 2009 Canada Games athletes, raise the Canada Games Flag at Lethbridge City Hall

The Flag is up!

Panoramic shot of the Canada Games Flag Raising Ceremony at Lethbridge City Hall

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