(Fort McMurray, AB, December 1, 2017) - The Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC) is tremendously excited to announce the return of Fort McMurray’s annual free New Year’s Eve family extravaganza, this year with a new presenting partner. The Craze presented by Syncrude is here for another year of free, family-oriented fun to celebrate the end of 2017 and the arrival of 2018.

The Craze presented by Syncrude features a variety of free family events and activities for youth and adults of all ages and will run from noon until 6:00 pm on December 31st at the Suncor Community Leisure Centre and Shell Place, culminating with the New Year’s Eve Grand Finale & Fireworks presented by SMS Equipment. Due to this special event the Suncor Community Leisure Centre and Shell Place will open at noon on December 31st, with the exception of the Fitness Centre which will open at 7:00 am.

This year The Craze presented by Syncrude will feature exciting entertainment at the Main Stage presented by Mix 103.7 & 100.5 CRUZ FM as we welcome everyone’s favorite rock star chipmunk brothers Alvin, Simon and Theodore! Our main entertainment from ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks Live is an interactive, family entertainment experience, who will be sure to entertain The Chipmunks’ four generations of fans.  Based on the characters from the movies and television, the show is a dynamic mix of music and excitement encouraging audience participation.

Other events at The Craze presented by Syncrude this year include:

  • Grand Finale & Fireworks presented by SMS Equipment
  • Bouncy Castles
  • Kid’s Play Zone
  • Kid’s Craft Carnival
  • Face Painting presented by United Rentals
  • Family Skate with the Fort McMurray Oil Barons
  • Hay Rides presented by ATCO
  • Speed Climb presented by Nexen Energy
  • Wipeout MacIsland presented by Country 93.3 & 97.9 ROCK at the Syncrude Aquatic Centre
  • Drop in Badminton at the Don Scott McMurray Law Office Badminton Centre
  • Learn to Curl with the Fort McMurray Oilsands Curling Club
  • Fitness Challenge at the High Performance Training Centre
  • Dog Sled Rides (weather permitting)

A full event schedule for The Craze presented by Syncrude will be released in mid-December.  More information and schedule updates can be found at www.macdonaldisland.ca/events