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FIRST LEG – TELFORD LAKE IN LEDUC, ALBERTA

DESTINATION

Leduc, Alberta was founded by Robert Taylor Telford in 1889 who settled on the shores of a picturesque lake that would later bear his name. Leduc was established as a village in 1899 and thrived by being situated along the major road and rail infrastructure connecting Edmonton and Calgary. However, the discovery of oil in 1947 introduced a new economic turning point for the town. Today, the City of Leduc also lies on the Trans Canada Trail, a coast to coast trail and waterway system connecting Canada. A recreation park adjacent to Telford Lake would later be named after William F. Lede, a former Mayor and owner of Leduc Construction (Ledcor Group) whom prepared the drilling site for Leduc No. 1.

We recommend visiting Telford House Park which is on the west shores of Telford Lake:

Telford House Park

4907 46 Street

Leduc, Alberta, Canada   T9E 5V9

Information courtesy City of Leduc (2018) and Trans Canada Trail (2018).

RACE

Teams arrived at Telford Lake in Leduc, Alberta and encountered their first Road Block of the race; contestants had to rent a canoe from the Leduc Boat Club and paddle to a buoy in the middle of the lake. Team Trendy and Unnecessary was in the lead at this point of the race. This buoy had their next clue attached, which instructed them to proceed to William F. Lede Park and participate in a Head-to-Head competition of Zorb ball soccer. The Zorb balls were donated thanks to Kuma Outdoor Gear! The first team to win the competition, which was Team Spinks, was the first team checked into the Pit Stop and also awarded an Express Pass.

Explore Telford Lake and William F. Lede Park using the clue cards below.

Click Continue to Start the Second Leg of the 2018 Race