A Leader in Active Living

Pipestone Flyer

As anyone who has spent any time at all in Leduc will know, this city puts a big emphasis on getting active and leading a healthy lifestyle. It can be seen in the miles of our year round maintained multiway system, seasonal outdoor ice rinks and outdoor pool, the upcoming splash park currently under construction, and the City's point of pride, the Leduc Recreation Centre.

    So it should come as no surprise to hear that Leduc had partnered up with the Leduc-Beaumont-Devon Primary Care Network in 2011 to become a Canadian leader in a pilot project called "Prescription To Get Active". Based on a project started in New Zealand called "Green Prescriptions", patients can basically get a prescription for exercise from their doctor. 

    As a way to encourage wholistic health and preventative medicine, people can go to one of the more than 50 local physicians in the Leduc region that are participating in the program and tell their doctor they feel they would benefit from getting more exercise. Their doctor can then write them out a special prescription detailing the type of exercise that they feel would be most helpful and the patient can then bring it to the Leduc Rec Centre, the Thorsby Rec Centre or the Beaumont Rec Centre and choose whatever type of physical activity suits them best.

    After monitoring the success that the program has experienced in the Leduc region, on February 25, 2014 the Capital Region jumped on board and is now offering the same service through their nine Primary Care Networks throughout the Edmonton area, involving over 900 doctors and 22 recreation facilities. 

    “With the success and growth of this program, we’re extremely pleased to have been one of the communities that started it all in 2011,” says Roger Smolnicky, director of Business and Project Development. “It’s truly amazing to see the power of partnerships and how it benefits citizens. This program is designed to promote healthy, active living for everyone and it’s great to see it now offered throughout the capital region.”

    For more information, visit www.prescriptiontogetactive.com or call the City of Leduc at 780-980-7177, or the Leduc Beaumont Devon Primary Care Network at 780-986-6624.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

"We are looking seriously at the spread and determining what our next steps should be," says Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, as the daily number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb.
427 new COVID cases is highest in Alberta ever

Central zone has 126 active cases of COVID-19

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Temporary COVID-19 testing sites coming to Wetaskiwin and Ponoka

The Wetaskiwin location will open Oct. 23, 2020 and the Ponoka location will open Oct. 29.

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
City and County of Wetaskiwin reporting active cases

Both the City of Wetaskiwin and County of Wetaskiwin have active cases.

Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw updates media on the Covid-19 situation in Edmonton on Friday March 20, 2020. nbsp;Alberta is reporting it's highest daily number of COVID-19 cases, with 364 new infections. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta confirmed 323 COVID-19 cases Tuesday

Central zone active cases at 145

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Maskwacis reporting 37 active cases

Numbers current as of Oct. 19

Manny’s Motel demolition. Shaela Dansereau/ The Pipestone Flyer.
Manny’s demolition under way this week.

Manny’s has been vacant since the January fire that took place at the property.

JJ Collett Natural Area Foundation held its AGM on Oct. 19 at the Ponoka Legion. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
De-listing Alberta parks creates ‘risk’ for coal mining: CPAWS

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society speaks at JJ Collett AGM

(File photo)
Ponoka’s seen rise in relationship ‘disharmony,’ domestic violence during COVID-19

While there has been an increase in files, not all have required charges to be laid

ACC President and CEO Ken Kobly spoke to Ponoka Chamber of Commerce members over Zoom on Oct. 20. (Image: screenshot)
Alberta chambers are ‘411’ to members, government: ACC president

Changes to government supports, second wave and snap election

Smartphone showing various applications to social media services and Google. (Pixabay photo)
National media calling for level playing field with Google, Facebook

In Canada, Google and Facebook control 80 per cent of all online advertising revenues

RCMP. (Black Press File Photo)
Calgary man dies in two-vehicle collision near Sylvan Lake

A semi truck collided with a SUV just east of Hwy. 781 on Hwy 11.

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
British Columbia man dies during ski trip near glacier west of Calgary

Kananaskis Public Safety and Alpine Helicopters responded around 2:30 p.m.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, following a week-long break for the House of Commons. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
One crisis after another for Trudeau since last federal election one year ago

It has been a year of unprecedented calamity and crisis

Most Read