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:
- Take part in the Remembrance Day Ceremony (Nov. 11)
- Celebrate World Kindness Day and stop by the LRC to help spread messages of kindness (Nov. 13)
- Join us at the Leduc Festival of Trees for an evening of holiday themed crafting, shopping, and creativity! (Nov. 23 - 24)
- Bring your imagination and swing by the Leduc Public Library for Free Style Crafts (Nov. 25)
- The 11th annual Canadian Curling Club Championships is coming to Leduc (Nov. 25 - 30)
- Check our the top 6 men's and top 6 women's curling teams in the county at the 2019 Home Hardware Canada Cup (Nov. 27 - Dec. 1)
- Line the streets of Main Street for the Santa Claus Parade (Nov. 30)
- 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.
- Sign up for Christmas card making at the Leduc Public Library (Nov. 16 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
- Take part in a ball hockey scrimmage at Alex Arena on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Available on a first-come, first serve basis, for patrons 8 - 17 years of age.
- 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
- Grab your friends and family and play Monopoly for National Play Monopoly Day on Nov. 19.
- 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