Happy Anniversary, Leduc!

Friday, September 1, 2023

Today – Sept. 1, 2023 – the City of Leduc celebrates its 40th anniversary of incorporation as a city.  It was on this day in 1983 that the Town of Leduc, comprised of roughly 12,000 people, officially joined a handful of other municipalities in the province with the “city” designation.  

An article published in the Leduc Rep on Sept. 1, 1983, stated, “City status is a stage in a community’s development – part of growing up. It is a reflection of the progressive and forward-looking nature of its citizens, which has always been a characteristic of Leduc.” 

Forty years later, Leduc has grown to more than 36,000 people and is one of only 19 municipalities in Alberta that calls itself a city. 

“Quite a bit has changed in Leduc since the early 80s as we’ve grown in numbers and made significant strides in developing the facilities and amenities that so many in Leduc love,” says City of Leduc Mayor Bob Young. “After all these years, the City of Leduc is still a safe and welcoming place where people want to live, raise their families and build their business. It’s still the people that live and work here who are the heart of our community.” 

In honour of this milestone, we hope you join us as we look down memory lane. Please enjoy the social media content shared this month on the City’s Facebook and Instagram channels, and this commemorative video that looks back on the last 40 years and ahead at what’s to come for our community. 

See you on Sept. 10 
We look forward to seeing you on Sept. 10 at VolunteerFest where a city booth will be part of the organization showcase. Leduc City Council will be on-site with coffee and a sweet treat for event goers (first come, first served; while supplies last).