The Leduc Country Lights has been a household tradition within the community of Leduc for over 15 years. Started by Doug and Yvonne Ruel, a small light display had transformed into one of the largest winter attractions that Leduc has to offer.
When the time came, the Ruel famly, with heavy hearts decided to discontinue operations of the Leduc Country Lights. With the thought of the Country Lights not operating, the Leduc Kinsmen decided that they would step-in and take on their biggest community project to date. Partnering with the Leduc West Antique Society, the two organizations set up a recipe for success, paired with immense community support through volunteering.
Check out our timeline to date!
December 2018- The Leduc Country Lights announced it was their final season running the brilliant Christmas display that had delighted guests for a decade.
Spring 2019 - The Leduc Kinsmen partner with the Leduc West Antique Society in hopes to continue the legacy of Doug and Yvonne Ruel.
Summer/ Fall 2019- The Ruel's donate their massive collection of Christmas lights, and decorations to the Leduc Kinsmen. Who put in hundreds of hours with the movement of the donations from the original location, to it's new home at the Leduc West Antique Society.
November 2019- After over 1000+ volunteer hours, the Leduc Country Lights has found it's new home at the Leduc West Antique Society. The decorations and lights are up and finalized, two days before opening!
December 1, 2019 - The Grand Re-Opening of the Leduc Country Lights. Over 500 people attend!
December 4, 2019 - After five days of operations, over 2000 people attend the lights!
December 15, 2019 - After two weeks of operations, over 15,000 people walked through the gates to experience the lights.
January 2, 2020 - The Leduc Country Lights closes its doors for the season, having had over 28,460 people attend.
January 6, 2020 - The Leduc Kinsmen donate all food proceeds over the month to the Leduc & District Food Bank, totaling over 6,553LBS!
January 15, 2020 - The official volunteer hours tally is in! 2,100 volunteer hours over the course of moving, setting up, and operating the lights for the season.
May 30, 2020 - Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, the Leduc Kinsmen were able to FINALLY take down the Leduc Country Lights Exhibit. This was done safely and in accordance to all Alberta Legislation.
November 2, 2020 - The Leduc Country Lights received approval to continue operations for the 2020 season. This is to be completed with AHS rules and regulations followed.
November 30, 2020 - After 893 volunteer hours, the Leduc Country Lights are looking good to go for the 2020 season.
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