On September 1st 2016, Lethbridge will play host to the first stage of the 2016 Tour of Alberta, presented by ATB Financial. The race will begin in Galt Gardens at 4:50 p.m. and is expected to end between 7-8 p.m., featuring elite cyclists from around the world. The route will see competitors race from downtown, north on Scenic Drive to Peenaquim Park. They will then take on the challenging climb up and out of the river valley to get back to downtown. The 107 km race will consist of nine laps through this circuit finishing in Galt Gardens. The winner of this stage will win a one-of-a-kind piece of art made especially for this race, donated by local artist,
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Free Community Events Prior to September 1st
Noon-Hour Bicycle Concert Series
"Bike-In" Outdoor Film Night in the Park
Crossings Shopping Centre Family Cycling Day
August 31st Gala and Team Presentation
Some tickets are still available for the August 31st Gala and Team Presentation. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the riders, gain insight on race preparation and strategy, network, and enjoy a fantastic meal.
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Contact the Tour of Alberta to book a ticket or table. Click here for contact information.
All volunteer roles are now filled. Thanks to the hundreds of people who are helping on this exciting day and in the days leading up to it.
Community Festival presented by Crossings Shopping Centre
We invite the whole community to mark their calendars and look forward to a huge celebration and a prime location to watch the Tour of Alberta, presented by ATB Financial, as the cyclists pass the start/finish line at Galt Gardens nine times.
The free Community Festival, presented by Crossings Shopping Centre, will take place in Galt Gardens from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. The event will include activities for children in the Melcor KidZone, performances on the B-93/Country 95-5 Entertainment Stage, booths from local, provincial and international organizations and sponsors, a stage and a big screen to watch the race live as it runs through the city.
Melcor KidZone includes:
- 2 bouncy castles
- Balloon artists
- Open Streets Calgary
- YMCA BBQ
As well, the SAAG Art Area Powered by EmbroidMe will be an interactive, family art area in Galt Gardens during the Festival.
A bike valet will be available on site, organized by Bikebridge. We encourage everyone to ride their bikes to the Festival and enjoy the festivities while Bikebridge volunteers provide security for your bike!
B-93/Country 95.5 Entertainment Stage line-up to date:
(please check back for updates):
- 11 - 11:30 a.m. Lethbridge Community Taiko Association
- 11:30 - 12 p.m. Diversified
- 12 - 12:30 p.m. Alyssa McQuaid
- 12:30 - 1 p.m. Groove Apostles
- 1 - 1:20 p.m. Red River Jigging
- 1:30 - 2:15 p.m. The Shaela Miller Band
- 2:15 - 2:35 p.m. Comedy Routine - John Pogorzelski
- 2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Adequate
- 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Ryland Moranz
- 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Steve Foord
- 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Mwansa Mwansa
Please note that the Rotary Centennial Fountain will be off on September 1st due to this event.
Local Sponsors and Supporters
Thank you to the many local businesses who have sponsored and donated to these events, ensuring a free and fun time for the whole community!
Crossings Shopping Centre in West Lethbridge is open for business! Stop by and check out the new No Frills, Tim Horton's, Boston Pizza, Liquor Depot and Subway. Click on the logo above for more information!
Thanks also to:
Michelle Gallucci Art
Pink Tie Events
Save On Foods
St. John Ambulance
for all of your support!
For more information on being involved, please contact Jillian Bracken at 403.320.3040 or
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