City of Leduc awards 2018 Citizens of Distinction

Friday, April 12, 2019

The City of Leduc announced the recipients of the 2018 Citizens of Distinction Awards at last night’s Volunteer Appreciation Banquet.  This year’s honourees are:

  • Cecile Cormier – Community Spirit Award
  • Kenneth Coffee – Athletic Achievement Award
  • Lorna Stephen – Arts, Culture and Heritage Award
  • Madison Makepeace – Youth Award of Merit
  • AltaGas Utilities Inc. – Environmental Achievement Award
  • Leduc Art Club – Mayor’s Special Award

Every year, the Citizens of Distinction Awards are handed out to recognize six extraordinary residents, groups or businesses within the City of Leduc that have made outstanding contributions to the community. The award winners are honoured at the city’s Volunteer Appreciation Banquet, which is held each year as part of National Volunteer Week.

Nominations for the awards are accepted through the winter each year in five of the six categories, while the Mayor’s Special Award winner is chosen at the discretion of mayor and council. A complete history of past and present award recipients is listed on along with award program information, guidelines and criteria.

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Leduc is a mid-sized city of more than 32,000 citizens next door to the Edmonton International Airport along Highway 2 and 15 minutes south of Edmonton. Leduc’s average five-year growth rate is 4.8 per cent, and from 2006 to 2016 this city grew by more than 13,500 residents (80 per cent). Visit for more information.

Natalie Lang, Corporate Communications