CKXU Radio Society
For the Week of: August 20, 2014
CKXU began as CKUL in 1972, when a public address system was set up in Section A of University Hall at the University of Lethbridge. CKXU 88.3 FM now broadcasts for more than 168 hours per week, year-round, with a volunteer core of over 100 members. Their purpose is to offer programming that is different in style and substance from the programming offered by other types of radio stations, and that reflects the diverse elements of the community. They value inclusivity, creativity and integrity. Their mandate is showcasing, promoting and enhancing cultural diversity in the Southern Alberta region.
How the Community Can Help: Volunteering with CKXU is a great way to make new friends and help out in the community! They have many ways that you can help out including; having your own weekly radio show, production, helping out in the music library, IT/Technical Support, reviewing new music, helping out at CKXU Events and many more opportunities! They are always looking for new volunteers, so if you are interested in volunteering with CKXU just email: with your name, phone number and email address. CKXU proudly presents Love & Records, Western Canada's largest FREE out-door record fair held annually at Galt Gardens in Downtown Lethbridge on Saturday, September 13, 2014. This fair features 12+ hours of live music, a massive single-day selection of new/used music (CDs, LPs, 45s, 78s, Tape), outdoor art gallery, beer gardens, food, family-fun, raffles, and more, bringing together a community of like-minded people to share in their love of music in its many media formats.
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Lethbridge Food Bank
For the Week of: August 13, 2014
The Lethbridge Food Bank, an important part of the community, has been proudly operating within Lethbridge and the surrounding area for 30 years. Their Mission is "Acknowledging the disparity in the availability of resources among Canadians and recognizing that while food banks will be needed for the foreseeable future, they are only a temporary response for those living in poverty and believing in the principles outlined above the mission of the Lethbridge Food Bank Society is to meet the immediate food needs of applicants in Lethbridge and the surrounding area, while working toward long term solutions to hunger and poverty." They provide monthly food hampers to their clients along with bread and produce on a twice weekly basis. They are working very hard to ensure that the children of Lethbridge don't go to school hungry by working closely with schools and clubs. Last year over 41,000 people received food and supplies from the Lethbridge Food Bank and 42% of them were children.
How the Community Can Help:
If you are looking for something rewarding to do during the day then you will love volunteering at the Lethbridge Food Bank. From sorting food to stocking shelves, this laid back atmosphere is a fun and exciting place to spend your time. Due to rain, the 6TH Annual Canadian Tire Care for Kids Golf Tournament was rescheduled to Wednesday, September 3, 2014; with the date changing, teams can still register. The proceeds from this tournament are shared with the Lethbridge Food Bank. You can register your team at www.careforkidslethbridge.com. To help children start off the new school year right, Lethbridge Food Bank is one agency that is accepting donations of school supplies for students from K-12 to help families as they head back to school. For any of these opportunities to help the Lethbridge Food Bank please contact the agency at 403-320-1879 or for more information visit www.lethbridgefoodbank.ca
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