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Exhibitor Marketplace

The Word On The Street's Exhibitor Marketplace is one of the best of its kind in southern Alberta. It offers festival-goers a window into the Canadian literary scene, the chance to purchase books, merchandise and learn from over 50 local vendors - it's Lethbridge's biggest outdoor bookstore! Find your next literary treasure this fall. Are you looking to join us as an exhibitor? Check out our exhibitor package and registration!      

Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society

Non-profit

The Alexandra Writers Centre is a Calgary-based organization focused on supporting all writers in their creative pursuits. Learn more. Get involved.

Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge

Literacy and Arts Organizations

The Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge (AAC) provides leadership in advancing and enhancing the arts in Lethbridge. Did you know September is the Month of the Artist in Alberta? Stop by the AAC table to pick up a free fall Arts Guide YQL, Casa Program Guide or Arts Days information! Come make a handmade button with your art! See a wheel throwing demonstration on our portable electric wheel. The arts connect us!
           

Allison Gorner

Independent Author

Allison Gorner, children's book author of This Book Is Top Secret will be available to answer top secret questions, and assign top secret clearance for fans of all ages.

Analog Books

Commercial

Analog Books is Lethbridge's only independent bookstore specializing in new books only, and home to everyone's favourite cat Hugo. We look forward being part of the book lovers community at WOTS. We will be featuring some of our Analog and Hugo swag, custom bookmarks, stickers, and stationary. Visit our letter writing station and try out a fountain pen or typewriter.

Building Brains Together

Non-profit

Building Brains Together is one of the Festival's proud Community Partners!

Building Brains Together (BBT) – Building brains through play Purpose:
  • To enhance kindergarten readiness, academic and life success by strengthening executive function, self-regulation and early literacy skills in preschool aged children.
  • Build adult (parent, caregiver, educators) capacity specifically around brain development, executive function skills and early literacy.
What we do:
  • BBT shares a tested curriculum of games that have demonstrated effectiveness in strengthening executive function, self-regulation and early literacy in preschool aged children.
  • BBT hosts workshops and training events for parents, caregivers, educators and community members on topics such as early brain development, executive function skills and early literacy.
  • BBT is active in the community of Lethbridge partnering with local organizations to connect with caregivers and share the BBT Executive Function Curriculum.

Bunka Hashi Festival

Non-profit

They will be advertising for their upcoming event on October 1, 2022. They will give away some small prizes and have a demonstration of some of the activities they will be holding at our event.

CBC Lethbridge

Non-profit

Come meet the team at CBC Lethbridge. Tell us what you love about your city and share with us little known facts people wouldn't know about Lethbridge.

Chef Oscar

Food

Years of experience influence the flavours, styles, & techniques of the authentic dishes and meals Oscar prepares. Today, we are serving authentic Mexican tacos, drinks, and desserts.

Crepe Affair

Food

#Outdoor Booth

Crepe Affair About 13 years ago we were asked if we wanted to start our own Food truck business, this was way before the whole craze started with food trucks.  It was a little lemon, more precisely an old bowler trailer that was converted to look like a lemon  It was cute, we really liked it but, the timing was bad, our kids were heavily into sports and school activities and other events so we had to put this on hold and raise our kids.   Fast forward to about one year ago and we went to visit my wife's 'cousin' to re-look at idea's for food trucks.  Christine still owned the little lemon but it was not for sale; what we did do was spend a day and night with her at an local event and tour many of the food trucks and trailers on site with Christine as our guide and backstage pass.   We were just looking for idea's and trying to understand better how a food truck was put together, how it should be set up, with no intention of buying anything, Needless to say the spark was planted, contacts made and a few short months later we had purchased a crepe trailer that was run by Cal and Pat of Okanogan Delights whom would become our mentors.   Come out and visit Susan and Brad and enjoy some Sweet - Savoury - Fresh - Local - French Crepes   http://crepeaffair.ca/

Dream Write Publishing

Writing & Publishing

Dream Write Publishing is a small but proud Alberta publisher representing local authors with all genres of books.

Family Centre

Non-profit

family centre

The Family Centre is one of the Festival's proud Community Partners!

Family Centre, based in Lethbridge, is a non-profit organization providing a comprehensive range of services to children, youth and families in Southwestern Alberta. Our Mission: Family Centre empowers children and families through programs, resources and connections. The vision that we are always seeking to achieve is, Healthy Children! Healthy Families! Healthy Communities! Programs offered by Family Centre are:
  • Information and Referrals,
  • Early Childhood play programming & developmental screening,
  • Parent Education and support,
  • Family Support Services including subsidized counselling, groups, Family Success Coaching and the Interfaith Chinook Country Kitchen programs.
Family Centre has been designated Lethbridge’s Family Resource Centre through funding from the Government of Alberta Family Resource Network. Family Centre works in partnership with Lethbridge CMHA‘s Integrated Coordinated Access program to better serve our community.    

French Language Centre

Non-profit

DELF logo.circle The French Language Centre is a part of the University of Lethbridge's Modern Languages Department under the Faculty of Fine Arts and Science. What is the study of Modern Languages all about? In today's globalized context, students of modern languages are being prepared for membership in a global community that extends far beyond the boundaries of the English-speaking world. You will gain awareness of other cultures through courses in language, literature, and culture and civilization, and through academic and living experiences in francophone Canada or abroad. Our department plays a key role in training students to function in the major international languages of East and West: French, German(currently not available), Japanese, and Spanish. Small class sizes ensure that students benefit from close interaction with peers and individual attention from instructors. Students have access to a study room and state-of-the-art computer and audio labs. Our department is also a pioneer in computer-assisted language learning. All students, whether they are majoring in a language or not, can enjoy the enriching experience of a study visit in francophone Canada or abroad. Foreign destinations include France, Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, Costa Rica, Spain, and Japan. Course credit acquired at the host university may be transferable back to the University of Lethbridge. For students who do not opt for a study visit, opportunities abound at the University to speak French, German, Japanese or Spanish with international students. Linguistics, the study of universal aspects of language and speech production, is also integrated into the curriculum. In addition, Linguistics is a requirement for students pursuing graduate studies in other fields such as Speech Pathology.

Helen Schuler Nature Centre

Non-profit

Helen Schuler Nature Centre is one of the Festival's proud Community Partners! They will be providing an interactive experience and craft for festival attendees to learn about the seasonal changes taking place in Lethbridge in September (eg. fall migration). They will also be promoting upcoming Nature Centre events and programs and will answer questions that people may have about nature.  

Islamic Da’wah Centre Lethbridge

Non-profit

The Islamic Da'wah Centre of Lethbridge is a non-profit organization located in Lethbridge. They will be giving away free books and information on the culture and history of Islam.

Jackie’s Kitchen

Food

Visit Jackie's Kitchen in the food area for some traditional eats such as beef dip, bbq pulled pork, chicken or tuna croissants, deep fried oreos, cookies and pasteries, soup, salad and fries! You can contact Jackie at jackies.kitchen2017@gmail.com

Jenna Greene

Independent Author

Jenna Greene is a local YA/ Children's author and podcaster known for her "Imagine" series, as well as her award-winning "Reborn Marks" series. She co-hosts "Jot Notes" with Miranda Oh.

Joy Norstrom

Independent Author

Meet and greet with Joy Norstrom, local author of contemporary fiction novels. Opportunity to learn about and purchase books directly from the author.

Just Like Family

Non-profit

The Just Like Family brand stands for caring and loving caregivers that work closely with our clients and with the client’s family. We strive to be a helpful member of the family network by easing responsibilities as needed, opening lines of communications and offering methods of coping in times of struggle. We understand the endurance that it takes to care for a loved one and continued duties outside of the home. Our caring staff offer 100% peace of mind.

Krysta MacDonald Books

Independent Author

Krysta MacDonald writes about realistic characters confronting moments and details that compose lives and identities. She lives in the Crowsnest Pass with her husband and pets. She has a B.A. in English and a B.Ed. in English Language Arts Education, and spends most of her time teaching, prepping, marking, and extolling the virtues of Shakespeare. When she isn’t doing that, she’s writing, and when she isn’t doing that, she’s reading.

Lethbridge Historical Society

Commercial

 

The Lethbridge Historical Society serves the area from Nanton south to the United States border.

The Lethbridge Branch of the Historical Society of Alberta was first formed in 1888 as a Scientific and Historical Society. This group met bi-monthly where “papers” were read. The Society disappeared in the 1890’s and then in 1923, due to the community’s concern for marking the memory of Nicholas Sheran and other early mining pioneers, the Historical Society was reorganized. It disappeared again in 1928 but was resurrected in 1935 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lethbridge. When the successful celebration ended, so did the historical organization.

In 1958, the Lethbridge City Council took the lead to get a Society organized as they were concerned at the lack of a museum and archives in the city and felt an historical society was the logical group to undertake development of such a facility. The Society was registered as The Whoop-Up Country Chapter of the Historical Society of Alberta. The organization was active in the Museum’s development and its operation until 1972 when it became too much for volunteers to operate and manage.

In 1986 the Society felt that it should be reincorporated as a chapter of the Historical Society of Alberta. Our name changed to Lethbridge Historical Society at that time.

The Lethbridge Historical Society maintains a working relationship with the Galt Museum & Archives. The Society maintains an office and its book inventory at the museum and many of our members volunteer there on a regular basis.

  https://www.lethbridgehistory.org/