Leduc Recreation Centre celebrates significant milestone
Since 2009, citizens in Leduc and the region, along with thousands of visitors, have come to enjoy and depend upon the community hub the Leduc Recreation Centre (LRC) has created.
“The LRC was the result of effective community engagement and the city council had a vision to not only address community needs, but to also leverage the value this facility would bring to the region in attracting athletes, events and visitors from across the province, Canada and the world,” says Leduc Mayor Bob Young. “From that vision, we built this beautiful facility to meet the growing needs while balancing the desire to be more environmentally friendly and barrier-free for all citizens.”
The LRC was designed and constructed using the LEED model (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and in years to follow, other environmental upgrades were also implemented, such as one of Canada’s largest installations of rooftop solar array in 2016.
Recognizing the emerging need for more barrier free facilities, several considerations were added to the design phase to help attract more recreation opportunities and events to the community, such as sledge hockey. In 2010, the LRC won several awards, including:
- Canadian Paraplegic Alberta Division – Percy Wickman Accessibility Award
- Alberta Recreation and Parks Association – Alberta Advisory Board on Recreation for the Disabled (AABRD) Award
- Canadian Sports Tourism Alliance Prestige Award – Builder of the Year Award
“Shortly after opening our doors, the LRC was quickly recognized as a world-class facility garnering attention from national and international sports teams. Now, a decade later, the facility continues to be one teams and organizers actively seek to host various sporting and community events. We’re proud to have this facility to not only meet the sporting needs of our citizens, but to also continue carving out our niche as an award-winning sports tourism destination,” says Mayor Young. “The LRC’s success after 10 years is due to this community; the support of patrons, sporting groups and our strong volunteer community. Our success is one of the greater achievements put forward by this community and as mayor, I couldn’t be more proud of all our citizens and the dedicated LRC staff.”
To commemorate this decade milestone, various events will be held throughout 2019 to mark this occasion. Information will be circulated through the LRC’s social media channels and posted throughout the facility. Please stay tuned.
For more information, visit Leduc.ca/lrc or call 780-980-7120.
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Mariann McLaughlin, Corporate Communications