The winter programming season will begin at MacDonald Island Park on January 3. 2017 and include a full range of classes for children, youth and adults.
Wild Colour Portraits by Russell Thomas opens December 1 at MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery presented by Kirschner Family Corporation
The MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery presented by Kirschner Family Corporation is pleased to welcome Wild Colour Portraits by Russell Thomas to the Suncor Community Leisure Centre as the final exhibition of 2016.
The exhibition is a collection of over 80 paintings created by local visual artist, actor, writer, director and producer Russell Thomas. Thomas has received significant local, provincial and national attention for his work, which has evolved rapidly since he began painting portraits with acrylics in 2014.
Representatives of the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC) and Scotiabank celebrated the success of the 2016 Scotiabank MI Summer Camps on Wednesday, November 9.
This summer, over 1,200 children in Fort McMurray and Anzac experienced summer camp for free thanks to the partnership with Scotiabank. The Scotiabank MI Summer Camps, held at MacDonald Island Park and the Anzac Recreation Centre presented by Nexen Energy, were filled with fun, friendship and new experiences for children ages 12 and under in the Wood Buffalo region.
MacDonald Island Park is honoured to serve as the host venue for the annual Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 165 Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday, November 11.
The ceremony will take place at the Suncor Community Leisure Centre and will include representatives from the Wood Buffalo detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Fort McMurray Fire Fighters Local 2494, RMWB Emergency Services, the Fort McMurray Army Cadet Corps 2803, and 868 Rotary Northstar Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron, among other community groups.
Due to overwhelming community response to the “Christmas for Fort McMurray” initiative, the distribution centre located at Shell Place is now closed as all donated items have been distributed to Fort McMurray families in need.
“Christmas for Fort McMurray” was created by Helga and Terry Lempriere of High River, Alberta. Inspired by their own experience after the floods in High River and the subsequent donation they received of Christmas décor, the Lemprieres organized an effort to collect donations of new Christmas décor to be delivered and distributed in Fort McMurray.
The Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC) in partnership with the Fort McMurray Minor Baseball Association (FMMBA) is pleased to announce the 2018 Baseball Canada 18U Championships will take place in Fort McMurray from August 16-20, 2018.
The Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC) is pleased to announce Shell Place at MacDonald Island Park will act as the distribution centre for the “Christmas for Fort McMurray” initiative, which was developed to deliver donated Christmas décor to residents of the region most impacted by the wildfire in May.
The Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC) is delighted to announce an exciting new program called “Artist in the Studio” is coming soon to MacDonald Island Park thanks to a generous donation from RBC.
“We are so grateful to RBC for this kind donation and their support of this new program,” said Annette Antoniak, Chief Executive Officer of the RRC. “The Artist in the Studio program will allow local youth to connect with artist mentors to explore their creativity while also developing new skills and relationships.”
Oktoberfest, which is marked around the world as a celebration of Bavarian culture, made its inaugural appearance at MacDonald Island Park on Friday, September 30. The Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC) was proud to host Oktoberfest presented by Don Scott McMurray Law Office, an event featuring German food, live music, and a variety of beer offerings.
The Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC) is pleased to announce 24-time Canadian Country Music Association and two-time Country Music Association award winner Gord Bamford will perform live in concert at the Suncor Community Leisure Centre on November 12, 2016.