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Lethbridge College bringing in new school year with Couleefest

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Lethbridge College welcomes students and the community to campus for the third annual Couleefest, Sept. 14 and in the process gives everybody a chance to not only hear some excellent music, but get a feel for everything the College has to offer.

Sidney Wakaruk is excited for Couleefest this year. Photo by Richard Amery
“ It started as a way to celebrate our sixtieth anniversary,” said community development officer Sidney Wakaruk.
“And now we’re going into our third year of the event,” she continued, adding there are special events planned.

There will be a family fun area including a petting zoo, bouncy castles, Kodiaks Athletics area and a dunk tank, more than a dozen food trucks, a what the junk vintage market, an indigenous craft area plus a beer garden.

 Live music will be happening on the Brighter Together Stage, with The Corey Hotline, 21st Avenue, Alyssa McQuaid and Coyote Junction, and The Cayley perfoming from 1 -5 p.m.
 The Nova Scotiables play the stage at 5 p.m. during Kodiaks Happy hour and Leeroy Stagger winds things up at 6 p.m.

“ This year we’ve brought in a headlining musician Leeroy Stagger, who will be playing at 6 p,m.It’s still a family friendly event,” she said.


 There will also be plenty of interacting Lethbridge College program showcases. Plus a beer gardens.

 Local  musicians the Corey Hotline, 21st Avenue, the Cayley and Alyssa McQuaid and Coyote Junction will perform throughout the day from 10-5 p.m.
The Nova Scotiables perform for Kodiak’s Hour from 5-6 p.m. during which there will be four dollar drink specials.There will also be prizes and contests for community members  during happy hour.

Wakaruk is pleased to see Couleefest growing slowly and steadily.
“We had 3,000 people last year. We’d like to see 4,000 people this year,” she said.
 In addition to the live music, some of Lethbridge College’s programs will be on display.
“But it isn’t just tables with pamphlets. There will be interactive displays including our new Virtual Reality program,” she continued.
Couleefest runs from 1-7 p.m. rain or shine on the east side of Lethbridge College’s campus.

—By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Monday, 09 September 2019 22:19 )  
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