Thursday, 8 March 2012

2012 Syncrude winterPLAY Festival comes to a close

Fort McMurray, AB, March 6, 2012 – After three incredible, action-packed weeks the 2012 Syncrude winterPLAY Festival came to a close this past Sunday evening down on the Snye.

Approximately 7,500 people came out over the weekend to experience the winterPLAYGROUND. Playing pond hockey in the annual Shootout on the Snye, sliding down a 14 foot ice slide, exploring an ice maze, listening to great music, and being wowed by an awesome snowboarding demo are just some of the events and activities that took place.

“A big, big thank you to our sponsors, staff, volunteers, and friends for all your efforts and support in making this festival a success. As my first winter in Fort McMurray, I found the boundless energy and astounding creativity present throughout winterPLAY from artists awe-inspiring. People keep telling me the fireworks during the Opening Ceremony were the best they had ever seen which was great to hear. I loved all the outdoor activity and the finale on Sunday finishing with traditional native dance combined with Hip-Hop and B-boy performance courtesy of Red Power Squad was very fitting. Looking at the year ahead, we cannot wait to get our teeth into the next event,” said David Whitelock, Executive Director of Events Wood Buffalo.

Check out what people are saying post-festival on the EWB Facebook page:

Events Wood Buffalo has a comprehensive archive of professionally shot photos from winterPLAY that showcase our community and region. We are happy to share, please email Brea Burton your requests and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Looking ahead, save the dates for EWB’s upcoming events:
Canada Rocks: June 28th – July 1st
TransAlta interPLAY: August 3rd – 11th

Media contact:

Brea Burton
Marketing & Communications Manager
Events Wood Buffalo

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