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60 Years of Lethbridge County

We're Celebrating 60 Years Together!

We’re recognizing our 60th anniversary with some great events and contests throughout the year! Check out the menu below for more details and help up celebrate 60 years of growth, innovation and community! 

The County was first incorporated on January 1, 1964 as the County of Lethbridge No. 26, amalgamating the MD of Lethbridge No. 25 and Lethbridge School District No. 7. The name was changed to County of Lethbridge in 2000, and finally to Lethbridge County in 2014 to coincide with the 50th anniversary. At this time, a new logo that represents the region’s agricultural roots was also unveiled. 

Since its inception in 1964, Lethbridge County has grown to become the most productive agricultural community in Alberta, generating nearly $4 billion annually in economic activity. The County is home to the highest concentration of livestock operations in the province, and a significant value of in-demand crops like wheat, barley, and canola are grown across the vast stretches of fields. An innovative spirit exists among producers and local businesses, propelling the County forward and allowing the region to withstand uncertain and challenging economic times throughout its history. 

With the evolution and success of the County’s agriculture industry since 1964, there has also been steady growth in the agri-food sector, allowing more products to be finished in southern Alberta and exported across the country and around the world. The County is transitioning from a history of feeding the region, to feeding a growing population across the globe. 

The future is bright for Lethbridge County, as Council and staff work to cultivate investment in the region and provide services that help residents and businesses succeed. 

We’re asking the youngest County residents 

to submit their best artwork for some awesome prizes! 

 

Eligibility: 

  • Open to children aged 3-9, divided into two age categories: 3-6 and 7-9. 

  • One winner will be selected from each age category. 

  • Children or grandchildren of county employees or Council members may participate but are not eligible to win prizes. 

Submission Guidelines: 

  • Entries can be submitted by either: 

    • Scanning and emailing to communications@lethcounty.ca. 

    • Dropping off or mailing to the Lethbridge County administration office at #100, 905 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge. 

  • Only one entry per child. 

  • Any colouring material is accepted (e.g., crayons, pencil crayons, markers). 

  • Download entry submission form (include this with your submission)

Contest Timeline: 

  • Contest Opening Date: May 15, 2024

  • Submission Deadline: July 31, 2024

  • Winners will be selected by the 60 Anniversary Committee on August 1, 2024, and contacted shortly thereafter. 

 

Download Colouring Sheets: 

Ages 3-6

Ages 7-9

As we celebrate our 60th anniversary as a municipality, we’d also like to recognize a significant change that took place only ten years ago. 

In 2014 (our 50th anniversary), the County of Lethbridge made the decision to re-brand as Lethbridge County, bringing a fresh new perspective and a new logo, too! 

These changes represented a modern shift for the County, while recognizing our roots as a rural municipality. While you won’t hear us call ourselves the “County of Lethbridge” anymore, we are still a community deeply rooted in the tradition of farming and agriculture. We’ve just embraced the more succinct and contemporary name of “Lethbridge County”. 

When choosing the new logo back in 2014, it was important for the County to select elements that truly represented our region. Our logo embraces the rural and agricultural essence of our identity. The wheat sheaf represents that abundance of crops grown here, with the gold colour a subtle nod to our 50th anniversary. The blue curved line pays tribute to the irrigation that allows agriculture in our region to thrive. The green curved line illustrates the rolling coulees and picturesque landscape we enjoy here. 

Together, these elements capture the spirit of Lethbridge County. They honour our agricultural roots and embrace a future filled with promise. 

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