Leduc Recreation Centre Unplugged

Family Day All the Way!

Vol 15, Issue 8, Leduc - Wetaskiwin Pipestone Flyer

Turn the television off, unplug the video games, shut down all computers and head over to the Leduc Recreation Centre for a full day of family activities - this was the message promoted for Family Day in Leduc.  Encouraging families to Disconnect to Connect, or to unplug from modern technology for the day and reconnect with family members, friends, and neighbours, Leduc’s premiere health and leisure facility was jam-packed with entertainment and fun for everyone on February 21.  

Spending the day at the LRC included public skating, family swim time, the Kukabunga Jungle indoor playground and drop-in sports.  Ice rinks were lined with parents and fans cheering on small but mighty hockey players and curling lanes were in full swing.  Soccer players ran the indoor field, and the pool provided a refreshing splash after all that exercise - no room to be bored at the LRC.

Family Time is the Right Time

A message we need to remember all year long, Tabitha White, Leduc’s manager of Family and Community Support Services, says, “It’s time to ‘disconnect to connect’ with the people and things that are important in your life.”  Television, video games, and phone texting are just a few of the technologies that reduce face-to-face interaction, interfere with quality family time, create sedentary lifestyles, and cut into the age-old art of ‘just talking’.

Reading a book, taking a walk, playing board games or simply engaging family conversation are some of the suggestions for ‘resisting’ technological temptation.

Leduc is one of ten communities in the Edmonton region promoting residents to get unplugged on Family Day, and participants can visit website fcssaa.ab.ca to log the hours they were technology-free, and check out which municipality connected the most.

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