The 2020 Alberta Summer Games are coming to Lethbridge. To begin building the excitement, the entire southern Alberta community is invited to a free BBQ from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19 at the Bowman Arts Centre.
The BBQ is a chance to start getting the word out about the 2020 Alberta Summer Games. There will also be a raffle with a grand prize of two round-trip WestJet tickets.
“The games are going to be a community-wide celebration of sports and culture, and will require a community-wide effort to make them the success we know they will be,” says Steve Dudas, manager, Lethbridge 2020 Alberta Summer Games Society. “This is our way of kicking off the celebration and letting all of Lethbridge know what a treat we will be in for next summer when the province’s best young athletes converge on our city.”
The 2020 Alberta Summer Games will take place from July 23 to 26 at a variety of venues throughout the city and across southern Alberta. Around 2,800 athletes between the ages of 11 and 17 will take part in the province-wide competition. Participants earn the right to compete by qualifying through zone playoffs for each sport.
This will be the third time that Lethbridge has hosted the Alberta Summer Games, after previous efforts in 1981 and 2012. The city has also hosted the 1996 Alberta Winter Games, the 2001 Alberta Seniors Games and the 2009 55-plus Alberta Winter Games.
“Lethbridge has a proud history of rising to the occasion for big events and providing an unforgettable experience for participants,” says Dudas. “Over the next year, we will begin assembling teams of volunteers and ambassadors who will help to build the atmosphere that will allow these young athletes to perform at an exceptional level, while enjoying all that Lethbridge has to offer.”
The community BBQ on June 19 is free and open to everyone. The Bowman Arts Centre is located at 811 5th Ave. S.
The 2020 Alberta Summer Games are a partnership between the Province of Alberta, Alberta Sport Connection and the City of Lethbridge.
Media promotion of the BBQ is appreciated.
For more information, contact:
Steve Dudas, Manager, Lethbridge 2020 Alberta Summer Games Society
Paul Kingsmith, Publicity and Media Chair
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Posted June 10, 2019