SouthGrow News

The SouthGrow Regional Initiative is pleased to announce the hiring of Peter Casurella as our new Manager to replace our outgoing Manager, Peter Lovering. In the fall, Mr. Lovering announced his retirement after four productive years. He will be missed and we wish him a fond farewell as he and his wife relocate to be close to their extended family in Manitoba.

Manager Pete Lovering has announced his retirement and so we are searching for a new Manager to lead SouthGrow.  Please send resume to the address below on or before 4pm on November 28, 2017.  A copy of the advertisement is attached.  Call 403-394-0615 for further information.

The Southern Alberta Energy from Waste Association or SAEWA will hold it's AGM on November 24, 2017 in Champion followed on November 30 by a Board Orientation workshop in the same location.  SAEWA was recently granted funding from the Federation of Canadian Muncipalities Green Municipal Fund.  See the announcement here.  For more information, use the connect form on the website.

SouthGrow Regional Initiative recognized worthy businesses and collaborative efforts on a special event held in conjunctuion with its AGM on June 15, 2017 at the Lethbridge Lodge.

SouthGrow Regional Initiative is looking for proposals for an “On Farm Energy Management” Outreach Officer.  This contracted person will be responsible for presentations, consultations, and other extension work to promote On Farm Energy Management techniques.  He/She will also be expected to acquire a working knowledge of the Growing Forward 2 programs as available through Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.  The successful candidate will travel extensively in Southern Alberta setting up and making presentations on energy savings ideas and equipment for the farm.  This pro

SouthGrow's Annual General Meeting took place on May 26th 2016 at the Lethbridge Lodge. The 24 members passed a new Operations Plan and Budget and were enlightened about Economic Development & Trade priorities from Tom Mansfield, Executive Director, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development Branch.  Management Board elections were held and the slate elected did not change.  


Southgrow's December 2015 newsletter is now available. You can read it here.

At their November Council meeting, the Village of Barnwell opted to join as a member of SouthGrow.  We welcome them and look forward to working with Council and Administration going forward.

Southgrow's September 2015 newsletter is now available. You can read it here.

Date: March 5, 2015 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Lethbridge Lodge Hotel & Conference Centre

In partnership with Community Futures Lethbridge, join us for lunch with Lieutenant-General Andrew Leslie as he speaks about leadership.