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PRESS RELEASE - Building Grand Opening

May 2, 2018


Lethbridge Family Services Building Grand Opening

Building Our Community Family Together

Lethbridge – May 8, 2018. A significant new piece of Lethbridge Family Services history is set to unfold, thanks to the support of long-term, local community partners, Wesbridge Construction and Alvin Reinhard Fritz Architects.  Our organization has been faced with a puzzle over the last few years that we needed to solve, but not without community support. The puzzle was the increasing demand for the services LFS provides, out of space long since outgrown.  
LFS is pleased to celebrate the grand opening of our new building expansion! With an expanded site, we are able to support the increasing service needs of the community and improve the quality of lives and well-being for Southwestern Albertans for another century of service.
“The additional space will allow for enhanced collaboration and integration of services across the organization.  From our original collaboration 29 years ago, we are so thankful to Wesbridge Construction and Alvin Fritz and his team for working with us once again to support this much needed expansion, enabling LFS to better support its communities.”- Sandra Mintz, CEO, Lethbridge Family Services
The project includes a 10,000 square foot expansion west of the current site located at 1107 2nd Avenue “A” North, with a renovation to the adjacent building, joining two buildings together to increase the square footage for LFS.  
“Wesbridge Construction is excited to be part of creating this new chapter for Lethbridge Family Services by helping them solve their space shortage.  We value the work LFS does to provide essential services to the most vulnerable populations and believe this is how we can help them support Southwestern Albertans in the community.” Lyal Sakamoto- Wesbridge Construction.  
 “Twenty-nine years ago the current Lethbridge Family Services building was ARFAi’s first project in the City of Lethbridge. Being our first project, LFS has always held a warm spot in our hearts and we are so grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with LFS and Wesbridge Construction Ltd. in the design of this substantial expansion.” Alvin Fritz, Principal, Alvin Reinhard Fritz Architects

About Lethbridge Family Services

Lethbridge Family Services is a highly accredited charitable agency, which is the largest community social and health services organization in Lethbridge and southwestern Alberta, operating since 1910. LFS helps nearly 7,000 people improve their quality of life on an annual basis with the support of four key Departments: Home Services, Immigrant Services, Counselling, Outreach and Education, and DaCapo Disability Services alongside over 350 employees.
Media Contact: Michelle Gallucci, Director, Advancement & Communications
W: (403) 327-5724    Cell: (403) 815-9028    Email:   
What: LFS Building Grand Opening
Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Time: 1:00 – 1:30 pm – Media Event; 1:30 – 3:30 pm – Refreshments and Building Tours
Location: Lethbridge Family Services, 1107 2A Avenue North, LFS North Main Entrance

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