(Fort McMurray, June 6, 2019) - The Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Colleen Kearney as Board of Directors Chair.

“After serving on the RRC Board for the past three years, I am delighted to accept this appointment and move forward as the Board of Directors Chair,” says Colleen Kearney, RRC Board of Directors Chair. “As a board, we will continue to work hard and provide governance for the RRC to positively influence residents from Conklin to Fort Chipewyan through recreation and fun for many years to come.”

Kearney has served on the RRC Board of Director since February 23, 2016, and currently holds the position of Vice President, Human Resources at Syncrude. Colleen holds an Industrial Engineering degree from the Technical University of Nova Scotia and Master of Business Administration from the University of Alberta. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Waypoints. Originally from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Colleen is a long-time Fort McMurray resident.

“On behalf of RRC administration, I am honoured to welcome Colleen Kearney as Board of Directors Chair, her commitment to the RRC and the community is evident by her continued hard work and strategic guidance,” says Graig Walsh, RRC CEO.  “As we welcome Colleen Kearney, we would also like to thank Bruno Francoeur for his long-time commitment to the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo. Under Francoeur’s direction, the RRC has seen many milestones that provided opportunities for residents to make exceptional memories.”

Kearney’s appointment comes following the resignation of outgoing Board Chair, Bruno Francoeur. Francoeur served as the RRC Board of Directors Chair since 2015.

“As I embark on a new adventure, it is very hard to say good-bye to the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo. Through my involvement with the Board, I had the opportunity to be a part of some amazing moments throughout the region,” says Bruno Francoeur, outgoing RRC Board of Directors Chair. “The RRC has had an exceptional start to 2019 and I am confident this momentum will continue under the guidance of Colleen Kearney and the current operational leadership.”

The Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo currently operates the facilities at MacDonald Island Park, including the Suncor Community Leisure Centre, Miskinaw Golf Club and Shell Place, as well as facilities within RMWB rural hamlets including the Anzac Recreation Centre presented by CNOOC and the Conklin Multiplex, while also providing trained aquatics staff for the Sonny Flett Aquatic Centre in Fort Chipewyan.