Technology has its benefits – how did we answer questions before Google?! – but it’s important not to overdo it. Too much of a good thing can lead to some serious problems, and technologies like television and other electronic devices are no exception.
Studies have shown that too much time plugged in to your TV, tablet, computer or smartphone can harm relationships and cause mental and physical health issues, so we want to help Leduc community members to ‘unplug’ and reap the benefits of taking part in local activities and events that promote healthy lifestyles as well as relationship building and connection.
There are so many ways to unplug in Leduc this winter! The City of Leduc would like to continue to encourage residents of all ages to enjoy the warm weather and participate by unplugging from technology, and heading outside and visiting recreational facilities we have in the community. Check out the list below of events and activities you can take part in this November:
- Get in the holiday spirit at the Community Carol Sing (Dec. 13)
- Embrace winter at the Snowflake Festival (Dec. 14)
- Celebrate with St. Nick at Santa's Toy Land Party (Dec. 14)
- Take part in the Christmas Bird Count (Dec. 15)
- Shop local for those on your holiday gift list at the Block 50 Christmas Pop-Up (Dec. 15 & 22)
- Enjoy some holiday sweets by decorating cookies (Dec. 21)
- Take a cruise through Castrol Raceway's Magic of Lights (until Jan. 4, 2020)
- Volunteer your time! It's a great way to reduce stress, keep you mentally stimulated and give back to your school, church, neighbourhood or community.
- Drop in at the Reader's Choice Book Club and connect with avid book lovers in this NEW adult book club at the library every third Tuesday of each month
- Start knitting at the Leduc Public Library. All ages welcome every Thursday from 7 - 8 p.m.)
- Host a Tim Hortons Coffee Pop-Up in your neighbourhood
- Take part in registered and/or drop-in programs at the Leduc Public Library
- Catch a show at Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts
- Visit the LRC and register for a drop-in programs