Stantec helps to ‘Light up the Night’ in Lacombe

The City of Lacombe is pleased to welcome Stantec Inc. – an Edmonton-based global design firm with a strong focus on community and creativity – as the presenting sponsor of the Light Up the Night Festival from 2014-2016.

“I am excited to have Stantec on board as the presenting sponsor for the next three years,” said Mayor Steve Christie. “I believe that this partnership is a recipe for success, and on behalf of Council, I thank them for their commitment to Lacombe, and for helping to kick off the holiday season in style.”

“We’re excited about this opportunity to support an event that brings joy to a community where we live and work,” says Russ Wlad, Stantec senior vice president for central Alberta. “Many of our staff live in and around Lacombe, and we’ve seen how significant this event has been for the community’s holiday celebrations in the last three years.”

“Community is at the heart of what we do at Stantec and this opportunity allows us to participate in an event that brings businesses, residents and key community stakeholders together to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season,” explains Todd Simenson, senior principal for Stantec’s Water Group in Red Deer.

The City of Lacombe has hosted the annual Light Up the Night festival since 2011, and the three-day event has become a great success, capturing all of the tradition, heritage and charm of a good old fashioned Christmas Festival. This year’s event runs from November 27 - 29.

“Each year the festival grows in size and scope, with fantastic activities including Lumenight, a fireworks display, free movies, the Tim Horton's Santa Claus Parade, and a tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season,” said Community and Economic Development Manager Guy Lapointe. “This year there will be several new surprises, so be sure to check the event website, for updates.”

If you are interested in getting involved with the festival or need more information, please contact Guy Lapointe at (403) 782-1263 or

About Stantec

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About the City of Lacombe

The City of Lacombe is a vibrant, sustainable community of over 12,728 residents that welcomes innovation and enterprise while honouring its architectural and historical heritage. Alberta’s newest city offers a rich natural environment of lakes and green spaces, along with an unrivalled range of lifestyle amenities and recreational opportunities. Lacombe offers modern subdivisions, a full range of schools, the Canadian University College, a hospital and first-class recreation facilities. The high quality of life in this picturesque community makes it an ideal location to live, work, learn and invest in. For more information on Lacombe, please visit


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