Healthy families a Leduc priority

With the warm weather finally coming there are many opportunities blooming in the City of Leduc...

With the warm weather finally coming there are many opportunities blooming in the City of Leduc for families to stay active and healthy, together.

“I think it’s important because it definitely helps to instill good habits in your children,” said Brittany Miller, promotions administrator with the City of Leduc.

She added families who stay active together are not only living a healthy lifestyle but making bonding memories together.

For the first time ever a multi-sport sportball program is being offered by the city. Sportball programs offer many sports, including soccer, baseball/t-ball, basketball, football/flag football, tennis, volleyball, golf, dodgeball, fitkids and waterplay. The program is becoming quite popular in many communities.

“We wanted to be able to provide that to our community members,” said Miller.

Along with introducing youths to the sports the program provides many socializing opportunities. “It’s kind of like a little bonding moment for the kids. We’re pretty excited to have it here.”

Miller added the city is always on the look out for new family activities to offer and puts a focus on researching different ideas brought forward from the community.

March was nutrition month at the Leduc Recreation Centre. Along with providing family fun the city also focuses on providing healthy families education. “If we can assist with that that’s awesome,” said Miller.

Each month a new healthy recipe is posted online. “And these recipes are usually quick and easy as a snack and good for families,” said Miller.

The changing of the seasons also brings about Leduc’s Spring 50/50 Challenge. “Essentially we encourage people to be active at the Leduc Recreation Centre for 50 minutes for 50 days.”

This year, along with the adults program there is a youth challenge offered. Those looking to participate must register at the guest services desk, either in person or by calling 780-980-7120.

With the youth program parents and their children can compete together, staying healthy and making memories, says Miller. “It’s fun for the whole family.”