Media Release


Exhibition Park Names New Board for 2019

by Exhibition Park  |  Feb, 11 2019  |  News and Updates


LETHBRIDGE, AB – Lethbridge & District Exhibition named its 2019 Board of Directors at its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, February 7, 2019. There were four positions available for 2019. Incumbents, Cathy Maxwell and Beverly Lanz were re-elected for a 3-year term. Newly elected director Ryan Miller will serve a 3-year term and newly elected director Henry Doeve will serve a 2 year term.

In a subsequent Board Meeting, the new Board elected its Officers. The newly elected President is Bruce Galts; 1st Vice President is Bev Lanz and 2nd Vice President is Ryan Miller.

The 2019 Board is as follows:

  • Bruce Galts – President
  • Bev Lanz – 1st Vice President
  • Ryan Miller – 2nd Vice President
  • Mike Davis – Past President
  • Tom McKenzie
  • Cathy Maxwell
  • Rick Neudorf
  • Mark Sayers
  • Trinity Davies
  • Aaron Honess
  • John Rafa
  • Henry Doeve

Councillor Ryan Parker will continue as representative for the City of Lethbridge and Steve Campbell will represent the County of Lethbridge.

Contact for further comment:

Rudy Friesen
CEO Exhibition Park


Lethbridge Exhibition to Receive Bronze Monument Recognizing Veterans Contribution from Alberta

by Exhibition Park  |  Feb, 07 2019  |  News and Updates


LETHBRIDGE, AB Lethbridge United Services Institute announced today a capital campaign to establish a bronze monument recognizing the contributions of veterans of Alberta while commemorating Lethbridge as an Artillery City. The goal based on funding is to have a ¼ life size measuring 12 feet long depicting a WW1 18 pounder field gun and carriage being drawn by 6 horses and their drivers going into action at the end of WW1. The 18 pounder gun was used by all 4 artillery units raised from Alberta. It will be modelled after the last gun to fire in WW1 from the Lethbridge 39th Battery. The goal is to raise $200,000 through all levels of potential government and other granting organizations, individuals and businesses in order to commission the monument during Veterans Week 2019. Total money raised will determine the size of the bronze monument. Donations can be made by cheque or debit in person at Lethbridge County administration (attention Lethbridge United Services Institute) who will issue a charitable tax receipt. “This partnership with Exhibition Park allows us to act as a link to the community in promoting the rich history of the Exhibition hosting the many military units that were housed and trained on the grounds before heading overseas in both world Wars” said Glenn Miller President of the Lethbridge United Services Institute. “It is important that we appreciate Lethbridge has had and continues to have an Artillery presence since 1 Feb 1908. The initial establishment and connection resonates throughout Alberta today with artillery units stationed in Lethbridge, Edmonton and Red Deer today.

In partnering with Lethbridge Exhibition, we can help educate the citizens of today of the roles that the gunners, horses, guns and their communities have contributed In the Service of Canada from Alberta. Rudy Friesen, CEO for Lethbridge Exhibition commented “we are proud to be able to provide a permanent home to showcase this monument to our patrons and proud to partner with the Lethbridge United Services Institute. It will see a large exposure to patrons as Exhibition Park becomes the prime location in southern Alberta to host conferences, agricultural events, trade shows and special events.”

Backgrounder Lethbridge United Services Institute is a non for profit association that is a member of the Canadian Defence Association. They advocate to support the Canadian Armed Forces and to keep their members informed on current military affairs and developments; to support the Canadian Armed Forces (Regular and Reserve) and the cadet movement; and to act as a link between the Canadian Forces and the general public so that the role and requirements for an adequate Armed Forces can be enhanced and better understood. The association’s website – will allows visitors to view the model and to learn and share stories of their family connections in contributing to the defence of Canada.

Contact for further comment:

Rudy Friesen
CEO Exhibition Park

Glenn Miller
President Lethbridge United Services Institute


Exhibition Park Unveils the “EXtra at Exhibition Park in 2019” and Announces the StagEX Music Festival at Whoop-Up Days

by Exhibition Park  |  Jan, 30 2019  |  News and Updates

LETHBRIDGE, AB – Exhibition Park is committed to bringing Lethbridge and the Southern Alberta region together through Agriculture, Entertainment and Commerce. As the region continues to evolve and grow, its ability to adapt to the changing environment reflects that commitment.

Exhibition Park is pleased to announce that all of its event programming will focus on the EXtra that it can do:

  • Through its partnership with, further establish Lethbridge and Southern Alberta as a marquee tourism destination.
  • Cultivate an environment at all of its events that is synonymous with safety and accessibility for each one of its guests.
  • Build and event and entertainment portfolio that is certain to have something for everybody.

Exhibition Park is excited to announce StagEX [Stage-Ex] Music Festival at Whoop-Up Days. This festival marks a multi-year commitment by Exhibition Park to build a unique tourism property that will not only attract local guests, but visitors from all over Western Canada.

Exhibition Park has partnered with Trixstar Productions, Alberta based live event and entertainment consultants who produce marquee Canadian events, such as Big Valley Jamboree, Soundtrack Music Festival and the 2018 Grey Cup Festival among many others. “We are excited to partner with Exhibition Park to help develop a creative entertainment program that will build on the over 100 year history that Exhibition Park has. The newly unveiled StagEX will immediately bring attention to the region and over the next few years continue to grow into one of Western Canada’s premier summer events.” said Trixstar Productions Director of Operations Brennan McFaul. Lineup and ticket announce is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

Exhibition Park will also be introducing increased security measures at Whoop-Up Days in 2019. The purpose behind the increased security is to increase the overall comfort of all of its guests while on site. These measures will include; security check-points at all entry gates to the Park. Exhibition Park is continuing its strong working with Lethbridge Police Services, Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services, Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis and all of the essential services teams to continue to deliver the best safety and security program for its guests.

Exhibition Park is also introducing Family Day at Whoop-Up Days. This will be replacing the Children’s & Family Festival (formerly a stand-alone event at Exhibition Park). “We believe that we can better serve the community with the entertainment offering we provide during Whoop-Up Days” said CEO of Exhibition Park Rudy Friesen. Family Day at Whoop-Up Days will occur on Wednesday August 21, 2019. The Park entrances will open at 10:00 a.m. on Family Day and there will be discounted ticket options for the day. Tickets for Whoop-Up Days will be available for purchase on Friday, April 5, 2019, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Each year, Exhibition Park welcomes thousands of visitors for both its partner and its signature events. 2019 promises to be no different:



  • (Mar. 20 – Mar. 23) Home and Garden Show presented by BILD Lethbridge
  • Featuring a conversation with Sebastian Clovis, former CFL players and star of HGTV Canada’s Tackle My Reno, Save My Reno, Home to Win and the resident DIY expert on The Marilyn Denis Show
  • Tickets for the Home and Garden Show go on sale February 8th at 10:00 a.m. on


  • (Apr. 10 – Apr. 11) Aggie Days presented by UFA


  • (May 11 – Oct. 26) Saturday Farmer’s Markets at Exhibition Park


  • (Jul. 3 – Sep. 4) Wednesday Downtown Farmer’s Markets in partnership with the Downtown Business Revitalization Zone
  • Jul. 13 – Jul. 14) Street Machine Weekend presented by Street Wheelers


  • (Aug. 17 – Aug. 18) Alberta Open Farm Days
  • (Aug. 20 – Aug. 24) Whoop-Up Days and StagEX Music Festival at Whoop-Up Days
  • (Aug. 30 – Sep. 1) Lethbridge Ribfest


  • (Sep. 27 – Sep. 28) Oktoberfest


  • (Nov. 29 – Nov. 30) Big Christmas Farmer’s Market and Trade Show