City of Leduc

City of Leduc

May 20, 2010 16:17 ET

City of Leduc: World Record Soccer Game Starts Today...

LEDUC, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 20, 2010) - The world record attempt has begun. Twenty-six players arrived at the Leduc Recreation Centre (LRC) this morning ready for some soccer action. The team is made up of Leduc and area residents who are attempting to break the 24hr world record and play indoor soccer for 36 hours. The soccer insanity is all in the name of the Black Gold Regional Schools Healthy Hearts program.

"The City of Leduc is proud to be a partner with Black Gold Regional Schools, the University of Alberta, Alberta Health Services and now St. Thomas Aquinas School Division," explains Darrell Melvie Director of Community Development and Service Planning of the City of Leduc. "The Healthy Hearts program is designed to combat the increase in sedentary lifestyles, obesity and chronic heart disease in our community. The world record soccer game is the launch point for this new program in Leduc."

Join us for media interviews and a photo opportunity to take place:

Date: May 20 – 21

Location: Leduc Recreation Centre

4330 Black Gold Drive

Time: 9:00 a.m. and on

Representatives will be on site and available for photo opportunities and media interviews. You don't want to miss this 36hr action!

Contact Information

  • Media Inquiries:
    Renee Worrell
    Communications Coordinator
    Office 780.980.7171 or Mobile 780.668.0626
    rworrell@leduc.ca