By Stan Ashbee
Westwind Weekly News
Whoop-Up Days, southern Alberta’s annual celebration of community spirit and the culmination of summer, will take place in Lethbridge Sept. 2-5, the Lethbridge and District Exhibition recently announced in a media release.
Admission and Parking (on-site) to Whoop-Up Days will be free this year.
“However, parking will be exceptionally limited due to the construction of the Agri-food Hub and Trade Centre,” it was stated.
Attendees will be entertained by live music in the Heritage Hall beer gardens and the Wild Rose Shows midway. Food trucks and the Whoop-Up marketplace will also be featured daily. The Rocky Mountain Turf Club will add to the festivities, as it kicks off the fall meet Sept. 5.
“We’ve all had a tough couple of years, so as things have begun to re-open it is important the region have the opportunity to come out and celebrate. The community support and outreach we have received has shown the importance of this event to the greater community,” noted Mike Warkentin, chief executive officer of Lethbridge and District Exhibition.
Due to schedule, cost and construction challenges, “we look forward to welcoming back the parade and western events in 2022,” it was also added.