Tom Dirsa

STEP INTO THE PAST - On August 29 the 175th anniversary of Rev. Robert Terrill Rundle’s arrival to Canada was celebrated at the Rundle Mission site

The ‘meeting place’ celebrates 175th anniversary

On August 29 the 175th anniversary of Rev. Robert Terrill Rundle’s arrival to Canada was celebrated at the Rundle Mission site.

STEP INTO THE PAST - On August 29 the 175th anniversary of Rev. Robert Terrill Rundle’s arrival to Canada was celebrated at the Rundle Mission site
CRAFTSMEN – The White Barn Market outside Thorsby has an air of tradition to it.

Thorsby’s White Barn Market

Just outside of Thorsby a new and refreshing market has been growing by leaps and bounds.

CRAFTSMEN – The White Barn Market outside Thorsby has an air of tradition to it.
FULL ATTENTION - Over 90 individuals were registered in three events of scooters

Rock the Rails rocks

The 2015 version of the Rock the Rails Event was held on August 22 at the Leduc Skateboard Park.

FULL ATTENTION - Over 90 individuals were registered in three events of scooters
IN MOTION - In September 2014

Leduc Transit honored by Crestline

Crestline Coach Ltd.has honored Leduc Transit for providing safe, reliable and comfortable transportation.

IN MOTION - In September 2014
FRESH APPROACH - The Leduc Farmers Market draws not only fruit and vegetable venders from the district

Leduc Farmers Market still flourishes

The Leduc Farmers Market began its official status 40 years ago...

FRESH APPROACH - The Leduc Farmers Market draws not only fruit and vegetable venders from the district
COLOURFUL – The Calmar parade last weekend feature a number of brilliantly decorated floats.

Calmar Fair Days

Calmar’s Annual Fair was held last weekend with the bench show kicking things off on August 13.

COLOURFUL – The Calmar parade last weekend feature a number of brilliantly decorated floats.
ON RAILS - The seventh Rock the Rails will be held at the Leduc Skateboard Park on Saturday

Rock the Rails 2015

The seventh Rock the Rails will be held at the Leduc Skateboard Park on Saturday, August 22nd.

ON RAILS - The seventh Rock the Rails will be held at the Leduc Skateboard Park on Saturday
FRAGAPALOOZA - This is the fifth year Fragapalooza has been hosted in Leduc and the Leduc Recreation Centre. Fragapalooza began on Thursday August 6 and concluded Sunday August 9.

Fragapalooza Returns to Leduc

Fragapalooza is an annual video game festival held over four days during the summer.

FRAGAPALOOZA - This is the fifth year Fragapalooza has been hosted in Leduc and the Leduc Recreation Centre. Fragapalooza began on Thursday August 6 and concluded Sunday August 9.
MISSION OF MERCY – The Rundle Mission Memorial pays tribute to the man’s courage and tenacity.

Rundle’s 175-Year Mission

A hundred and seventy-five years ago Robert Terrill Rundle arrived in Alberta in 1840 at the age of 29.

MISSION OF MERCY – The Rundle Mission Memorial pays tribute to the man’s courage and tenacity.
NEW LINE - The realignment of Highway 2A near Leduc began on July 20 and is expected to continue through October.

Highway 2A Construction

The realignment of Highway 2A near Leduc began on July 20 and is expected to continue through October.

NEW LINE - The realignment of Highway 2A near Leduc began on July 20 and is expected to continue through October.
Over the years the attempts to improve the intersection of 50 Avenue and 46/47 Streets and the CP Rail crossing proved to be unsuccessful.

Confusion at Confusion Corner

When the streets began to be paved in the late 1940’s and early 50’s the various Leduc councils grappled with the problem.

Over the years the attempts to improve the intersection of 50 Avenue and 46/47 Streets and the CP Rail crossing proved to be unsuccessful.
ARCHEOLOGY - Tyrrell Museum's Dr. Don Brinkman sets out dinosaur casts at the park opening. photos by Tom Dirsa

Grand opening for Meadowview Dinosaur Playground

All of the parties involved with the playground development were present as Mayo Krischke cut the ribbon to officially open the playground.

ARCHEOLOGY - Tyrrell Museum's Dr. Don Brinkman sets out dinosaur casts at the park opening. photos by Tom Dirsa
DON’T LOOK BEHIND – Cyclists enjoyed competition in the third annual Victory Triathlon on July 18.

Leduc hosts third triathlon

The triathlon consists of a swim, then a bike ride and finishes with a run. The distances vary.

DON’T LOOK BEHIND – Cyclists enjoyed competition in the third annual Victory Triathlon on July 18.

Edmonton is not Calgary

Edmonton often states that the City of Calgary had 16 annexations approved since Edmonton’s last in 1982.

2014 Leduc City Annual Report

The report revolved around the six goals that the city has identified as the strategic goals for the next four years.

Leduc City council notes

The agenda was accepted with amendments and second reading of Bylaw 899-2015 was withdrawn.

NEW RINK - In the spring of 2015 Beaverbrook Communities Leduc approached city administration with a proposal to develop a community outdoor rink to be located in Stage 4 development in the Robinson neighbourhood.

New outdoor rink for Leduc

Leduc is about to receive its third outdoor rink thanks to the cooperation of the city and Beaverbrook Communities Leduc.

NEW RINK - In the spring of 2015 Beaverbrook Communities Leduc approached city administration with a proposal to develop a community outdoor rink to be located in Stage 4 development in the Robinson neighbourhood.

Urban standards vs. rural standards

Recently Leduc County has been reviewing a bylaw designed to establish community standards for the entire county.

SCHOOL DAYS - In 1905 residents had received a certificate to establish a school and by May 1906 they celebrated the completion of the school building along the Pipestone Creek.

What’s in a Name?

Ever wondered how the Pipestone Flyer got its name?

SCHOOL DAYS - In 1905 residents had received a certificate to establish a school and by May 1906 they celebrated the completion of the school building along the Pipestone Creek.
THOUGHTFUL - Former MLA George Rogers in a moment of reflection.

George Rogers given a tribute by Leduc city council

If one were to look in a dictionary for the word Canadian there’s a good chance you would see a picture of George Rogers.

THOUGHTFUL - Former MLA George Rogers in a moment of reflection.