Sincerely, Leduc designed to celebrate city’s older population

Monday, July 4, 2022

Cards, drawings, letters, fun stories and more are what the city is looking for from any and all Leduc residents as part of Sincerely, Leduc, an anonymous letter-writing project to share encouraging messages to this city’s older generation.

“What a fun gesture in support of someone you haven’t met,” says Leduc Mayor Bob Young. “Leduc’s older population is one of the most important demographics in our city as they are the gateway to our history, learnings and stories of strength, resilience and perseverance. Doing a handwritten letter is just one way in how we can show our appreciation.”

Sincerely, Leduc was hosted in 2021 as part of Seniors’ Week. This year the city is working with Leduc Public Library as they’re offering letter-writing kits and Leduc Regional Housing Foundation will distribute the submissions on Grandparents Day.

Important dates:

  • July 4 to Sept. 2 at noon – submissions will be accepted at the Leduc Civic Centre attention ‘Older Adult Services Coordinator’ or mailed to the City of Leduc c/o Older Adult Services Coordinator, 1 Alexandra Park, Leduc, Alta. T9E 4C4.
  • Sept. 5 to 9 – all submissions will be reviewed before delivered to the foundation. This ensures no identifying information is shared by the writer. All submissions should be void full names, ages, email addresses, phone numbers and civic addresses. Writers are welcome to sign off using their first name only if they wish.
  • Sept. 11 – the foundation will deliver the submissions to facility residents in the City of Leduc.

“This is a heartwarming campaign to honour a generation who has provided us so much and I hope we see more than 100 letters this year,” says Mayor Young.

For more information, visit Leduc.ca/sincerelyleduc, email fcss@leduc.ca or call 780-980-7109.

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