Monday, Feb. 24 to noon, Thursday, Feb. 27
Get tickets to Gluten and Dairy-Free Dinner
For people who suffer from serious gluten and diary allergies, eating out can sometimes feel more like a chore than a treat. If so, the 11th annual Gluten and Dairy Free Dinner at Lethbridge College is an event you don’t want to miss. Everything on the menu is free of gluten and dairy, two of the major food allergies. This is a family friendly event created in partnership by Lethbridge College and the Canadian Celiac Association. This delicious meal will be created by the students in the Lethbridge College Culinary Careers program. The deadline for tickets is noon Thursday, Feb. 27. The dinner is March 3. Tickets are $44 for adults and $25 for children, and available at Nutter’s Bulk and Natural Foods or by calling the college at 403-320-3230. Help spread the word because there are more people coping with dietary restriction than you know.
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Buzzfeed editor visits for youth conference on media manipulation
The Boys and Girls Club of Lethbridge and District will hold its youth conference on Lethbridge College’s campus. I Stand Against: Media Manipulation Youth Conference promises a day of digital, media and civic literacy workshops and engagement opportunities aimed at lessening the impact of misinformation, polarization and disengagement. The keynote speaker will be Craig Silverman, media editor of Buzzfeed News. The conference is aimed at high school students, although some Lethbridge College students will be attending parts of the day. Workshops will be held in The Cave and two of the college’s residence halls. Please contact the Boys and Girls Club for more information.
Tuesday, Feb. 25 through Thursday, Feb. 27, 5 to 8 p.m.
Garden Court Restaurant open for dinner this week
Students from the Lethbridge College Culinary Careers diploma program will be serving dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday this week. The students plan the menu, handle all the ordering, and, of course, create all the food. It doesn’t get more hands-on and real-world than this. Enjoy dinner and support them in their studies by booking your table. Call 403-320-3230 or visit the Garden Court Facebook page to reserve. A few of their dates later this spring are already booked solid!
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tecconnect Challenge tackles real-world problems
Multimedia Production and Digital Communications and Media students will have five hours, working in groups, to create solutions to real-world problems experienced by an entrepreneur in the 5th annual Tecconnect Challenge. Today’s event is the culmination of a process that began earlier this month when students from the two programs were introduced to Sinmi Esene, CEO and co-founder of Daniola Corporation, which provides a new approach in the global exchange market through a software platform. She spent an hour with the students explaining her company, its challenges and plans for the future. All of that work comes to a head today at Tecconnect, 3582 30 St. N, Lethbridge’s centre for innovation and entrepreneurship. Students have until 2 p.m. to build all the media, finalize distribution strategies and prepare their final pitches. From 2 to 4 p.m., students will pitch their plans to a panel of local entrepreneurs who will provide feedback. All are welcome to attend the pitches.
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m.
Kodiaks host ACAC men’s volleyball awards banquet
The Lethbridge College Kodiaks are hosting the Murray Chevrolet Cadillac 2020 ACAC Men’s Volleyball Championships this week. To kick off the festivities, the Kodiaks are hosting the conference’s awards banquet at the Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m., with MVP, coach of the year and all-star team selections to be announced following dinner.
Thursday, Feb. 27, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Black History Month holds closing celebration
Black History Month at Lethbridge College comes to a close with a special event in The Cave. Please join our master of ceremonies Dr. Oye Abioye, a member of the Black History Month committee and instructor in our Business Administration program, as he leads a brief ceremony starting at 11:30 a.m. Then enjoy an African dance performance at about 11:45 a.m., and a lunch of African cuisine.
Thursday, Feb. 27, 8 p.m.
Kodiaks kick off ACAC championships in style
For the first time ever, the Lethbridge College Kodiaks are hosting the ACAC men’s volleyball championships. Games at the Murray Chevrolet Cadillac 2020 ACAC Men’s Volleyball Championships begin at 1 p.m. The Kodiaks are hoping to earn an ACAC men’s volleyball championship on the floor of the Val Matteotti Gymnasium, and that journey begins with their opening game of the tournament at 8 p.m. against Lakeland College. The first 250 people through the door get to “wear the bear” as they will receive limited edition Kodiaks shirts. The hometown crowd is asked to wear white as a show of support. Between the second and third sets of the game, the Kodiaks will present rings to the CCAA national champion women’s cross country team. Tickets are available at the door. For more information on the tournament, visit the tournament website.
Friday, Feb. 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Biker Buddies will be cycling in Centre Core
Nearly 70 people from across Lethbridge College campus have signed up for this year’s Biker Buddies, hitting stationary bikes for five hours in Centre Core to raise money for General Studies and Exercise Science student awards. There are 11 teams or riders, divvying up their five hours of pedaling, and one team of one (!) looking to pedal the whole time! They’ve been collecting pledges for their efforts, and organizers will also be selling fruit kebabs and hot dogs during the fundraiser. The event is organized by the Centre for Applied Arts and Sciences. It raises between $5,000 and $6,000 for five awards: General Studies Faculty Award; General Studies Excellence Award; Centre for Applied Arts and Sciences Dean’s Award; General Studies Chair Award; and Exercise Science Faculty Award. Amazing effort and a fun day in Centre Core.
Friday, Feb. 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Indigenous Services holds Frybread Fryday
The Lethbridge College Indigenous Services team invites the college community to sample a taste of a traditional Indigenous treat – frybread. They’ll be serving this while supplies last starting at 11 a.m. in the Niitsitapi Gathering Place (AN1501).
Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, Feb. 29, beginning at 1 p.m. each day
Volleyball teams go for gold at ACAC championships
Action continues at the Murray Chevrolet Cadillac 2020 ACAC Men’s Volleyball Championships on semifinal Friday and championship Saturday. Games begin at 1 p.m. each day. Semifinals take place at 6 and 8 p.m. on Friday in the Val Matteotti Gymnasium. The gold medal championship game takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. The top eight men’s volleyball teams in the ACAC are battling for the championship, and both finalists will qualify for the national championships at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, N.B. Follow along with all the action on the tournament website.