Leduc and Leduc County: Partners in recreation

In recognition of the Leduc Recreation Centre (LRC) cost-sharing agreement between the city and the county, Leduc County Mayor John Whaley will present Leduc Mayor Greg Krischke with the county’s final payment of $500,000 to go towards the LRC. Since 2009, Leduc County has contributed $4.5 million to the LRC for the betterment of the region.

“Leduc County is committed to quality recreation services within the county,” says Mayor John Whaley. “The county has supported the LRC and former Black Gold Centre for more than 25 years. The Leduc region has benefitted enormously from the LRC, and Leduc County is incredibly proud to be part of this state-of-the-art facility.”

“We have a strong partnership with Leduc County and our recreation cost share agreement is one of the best in Alberta,” says Leduc Mayor Greg Krischke. “Leduc County went above and beyond with their financial commitment to recognize the importance of the LRC and value it has to this region, and more specifically stepping up to the plate to sponsor the Leduc County fieldhouse.”

The funding agreement for the renovated Leduc Recreation Centre was formalized in 2008 and included sharing costs of the facility in the amount of $4.5 million and sole naming rights to one of the field houses.

The LRC has been an integral part of the region’s commitment to recreation and sees more than one million users and visitors to the facility each year.