We'd like to take a moment and reflect on some of last month's brightest moments!
October kicked off with the Celebrate Downtown Awards. We celebrated and honoured the hard work, perseverance, adaptability and excellence of the Downtown community. Although we had to pivot at the last minute to an outdoor event, it was an amazing night with fantastic people, and we congratulate all of the Celebrate Downtown 2021 nominees and winners.
Lethbridge Symphony had their first in-person concert in over 18 months on October 2nd. Starting their 2021/2022 concert season with the Musaeus String Quartet with Iiana Matos.
BLOOMdiggity moved into their beautiful new location at 317 7 St S! In addition, we welcomed five new businesses into our downtown community. J. Kruger Medi Spa, Arise Co., Leisters Home Care Equipment, Society Lingerie and Urban Apothecary. Having increasingly more businesses join our loving community warms our hearts and we could not be happier to have these businesses join our community!
The Southern Alberta Ethnic Association also had a busy month, hosting the 2021 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration and Taste of Nigeria.
The Building Business Downtown Pitch Competition took place at the end of October. It was a Dragon’s Den- style pitch competition, with the entrepreneurs looking to make deals on leases in downtown spaces. The ultimate winner was David with Accrual Accounting!
Lastly, a few downtown businesses were recognized at the 2021 Business of the Year Awards. It was an incredible event with many Downtown businesses receiving award nominations and three members of the Downtown community taking home awards!