Have a say in the future of Leduc sport, recreation and culture

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The City of Leduc is asking residents to answer important questions about the community’s current and emerging recreation, sport and cultural needs in a Recreation and Culture Facility Needs Assessment that will be open to households from May 15 to June 9.

The Recreation and Culture Facility Needs Assessment is an integral part of the Long-term Facilities Master Plan for the City of Leduc. The Master Plan, which provides a framework for decision-making related to city-owned facilities, is scheduled for update in 2018. Prior to its update, the city has commissioned a public survey to ensure that long-term planning continues to reflect community needs.

Engagement with residents is a key aspect of the project. Beginning this week, households in the Leduc area will receive a postcard from the city with information on how to participate, a unique access code and a web link to an online survey. Residents that do not receive a postcard can still participate by visiting www.Leduc.ca/FacilitySurvey. Paper copies of the survey will also be available at Leduc Recreation Centre Guest Services.

"Recreation and culture opportunities are vitally important to the quality of life that residents in Leduc enjoy,” says Jackie Kamlah, Director of Recreation and Community Development at the City of Leduc. “I urge all residents to participate in the survey and provide their feedback. The information we gather will help identify where we need to focus our future investment for recreation, culture and other related services.”

All residents are encouraged to complete this online survey. Feedback remains anonymous, and will be used to help identify levels of demand, trends and preliminary priorities for various facilities. The assessment will also assist in determining how planning may be maximized to increase access and opportunity for all demographics within Leduc.

For more information regarding the survey, residents may contact the city at 780-980-7177.

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Leduc is a growing, dynamic city in the heart of Canada’s economic engine and conveniently located at the crossroads of air, highway and rail transportation. The City of Leduc is a centre of innovation, entrepreneurship and quality of life. As a regional leader, the city, together with other municipalities in the area, plays a key role in protecting the integrity of the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and leading economic development in the region, including Aerotropolis. For information on non-emergency city services and programs, visit www.leduc.ca or follow us on Twitter @cityofleduc

Nikki Booth, manager of Communication and Marketing Services with the City of Leduc