(Fort McMurray, AB, May 8, 2017) - The Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC) is pleased to announce it will partner with Scotiabank again this year to provide summer camp opportunities for children and youth in Anzac and Fort McMurray.

“At Scotiabank we are committed to helping young people in our communities reach their infinite potential,” said Denise Unger, District Vice President, Northern Alberta, Scotiabank. “We saw the positive impact that last year’s camps had on all of the young people who attended and we are proud to once again be supporting the MI camps and our leaders of tomorrow.”   

Scotiabank MI Summer Camps are week-long summer break day camps where kids ages 3-13 explore new skills and build confidence, while making new friends. Activities include sports, interactive games, golf, swimming and more. New this year is the Scotiabank MI Summer Leadership Camp, a two-week day camp program designed for youth ages 13-16 to develop leadership skills through a leadership-in-training program. Thanks to the generous ongoing partnership with Scotiabank, the 2017 summer camps are presented to the community with reduced registration fees.

In addition to the camps at MacDonald Island Park, Scotiabank MI Summer Camps will also be available in Anzac at the Anzac Recreation Centre presented by Nexen Energy, a CNOOC Limited company.

“We are so grateful to Scotiabank for their ongoing partnership and commitment to the families and children of this region,” said Rachel Orser, Interim Chief Executive Officer of the RRC. “With their support, hundreds of children and youth will once again have the opportunity to attend summer camp where they will make new friends, explore the many amenities at MacDonald Island Park and the Anzac Recreation Centre and, most importantly, have fun this summer!”

Scotiabank MI Summer Camps will be available for registration in two sessions:

  • Registration for weekly camps during the first session, which runs from July 4 to August 4, will begin on May 16 at 10:00 a.m. MDT.
  • Registration for weekly camps during the second session, which runs from August 7 to September 1, will begin on May 18 at 10:00 a.m. MDT.

Registration for each session can be completed online at macdonaldisland.ca/programs and in person at Guest Services at the Suncor Community Leisure Centre and the Anzac Recreation Centre. To expedite the registration process, online registration is strongly encouraged. Prior to the registration dates, community members are encouraged to ensure their accounts are up to date with their current email address and that they have their account information, including username and password, available in advance. Guest Services can provide assistance with this information as required by contacting: 780-791-0070.

More information on the 2017 Scotiabank MI Summer Camps can be found in the online Summer Camps Guide at: macdonaldisland.ca/programs.