Friday, 29 June 2012

Call for Photography

Members of the Creative City Network of Canada are invited to submit photos of your municipality. Over the summer CCNC is developing a new website. The new design is image-based and will visually promote arts, culture and heritage in municipalities. Please send photos of public art, galleries, performance venues, festivals and events, historic buildings, and other photos related to arts, culture and heritage in your municipality.
Please source large, high res JPEGs, at least 1600 x 1000 pixels.
Photo credits should be name and location only.
Send to:
Subject Line: Website Photos
Deadline: July 13, 2012

Oil Sands Discovery Centre and Wood Buffalo Featured on Alberta Prime Time

Recently, the Oil Sands Discovery Centre was featured on Alberta Prime Time. This clip shows the incredible knowledge and programming that is available right in our region.

To view the clip, please visit:

The Oil Sands Discovery Centre is a great place to visit by yourself or with your family. They have great summer programs, special events, and a wonderful gift shop.

To learn more about the Oil Sands Discovery Centre, please contact:

Oil Sands Discovery Centre
515 MacKenzie Blvd
Fort McMurray, Alberta
T9H 4X3
Phone: 780-743-7167
To call toll free in Alberta, first dial 310-000
Fax: 780-791-0710

Fort McMurray Public Library Children's Summer Reading Incentive Program

Children's Summer Reading Incentive Program- Imagine!

Registration is still open for 6-12 year old readers. The registration fee is $5 and each craft and activity is $2. Each participant has the opportunity to win weekly prizes for reading just 90 minutes each week! Participants can begin recording their reading minutes starting July 2. Participants can enter 1 ballot per week online or at the Children's Help Desk. Keep track of your total reading minutes to enter the grand prize draw for most books read!

w this year: Little Dragons Summer Reading Club for 0-5 year olds!

SRIP is made possible in the Wood Buffalo region with presenting sponsorship from:

and supported by:


Thursday, 28 June 2012

Canada Day: A Pancake Celebration

Good Morning Community,

Enclosed find the road map to celebrating Canada Day during the parade procession. The Multicultural Association will take her place in the Parade with a colorful banner held in front by two of our eminent board members followed by the community of the Region. We are proud that you have prepared and will come in your huge numbers to give a true mosaic of multiculturalism. Come as you are with your flag, traditional dress and that is what makes Canada unique and special among nations of the world, a nation of nations.

Make sure you are not delayed by preparation for breakfast for we have breakfast ready for you at seven o'clock at Pond Crescent Park just opposite the Center of Hope along Franklin Avenue. Hot pan cakes with Canadian maple syrup, sausage and a drink of your choice will be served by community volunteers clothed in Multicultural Association and Suncor embossed white T Shirts. It will be fun for the year. Bring children to experience this event.

We wish to thank our sponsors for this event: Suncor Energy, Sobeys (Downtown), Save-on Foods (Downtown) Walmart, Safeway and Seven Eleven (Downtown). We thank community volunteers and the volunteers from Suncor.

I conclude by thanking the community in the hope you will be there and that your participation in Canada Day will make Fort McMurray trully unique and special. Thank you to our board of directors and indeed my staff whose commitment is invaluable.

Join us in enjoying, celebrating and upholding our independence on Canada Day.

Andrew M Manyevere
Executive Director
(biz)780-791-5186, (fax)780-791-5189
Multicultural Association Of Fort McMurray

Job Posting: Music Director – Keyano Theatre Company

Keyano Theatre Company seeks a MUSIC DIRECTOR for its original musical entitled HOMETOWN THE MUSICAL.

The show is a collective creation featuring contemporary music from the 80′s and 90′s along with some standard Broadway tunes. The Music Director would be required to be in residence to teach music in Early December 2012 and return in early to mid January 2013 to work on the show itself.

The performances of the show are scheduled for February 15th through 23rd. The Music director will be an integral part of the creation process with the two co-directors and will also have a small army of musicians to work with as well. The individual we are looking for can choose to play the show live or record tracks where necessary. In this scenario the contract could end on opening. If you chose to play we would need you through February 23rd.

Interested individuals should apply electronically to:
(604) 981-1178

Feel free to call if you have questions or just want to chat about the project!


On Canada Day, Blue Rodeo and Corb Lund with very special guests Doc Walker presented by Country 93.3 FM will take the stage for what will be a special performance. An unprecedented five-time Juno Award winner for Group of the Year and 2012 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees, Blue Rodeo will be joined by Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans, who are 11-time Canadian Country Music Award winners.

On Saturday, June 30, hip hop artist, singer-songwriter and four-time Juno Award winner K’naan will perform following hip hop star Classified in a performance presented by Mix 103.7 FM. Perhaps best known for his hit “Wavin’ Flag,” the theme for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, K’naan was recently featured as one of eight artists along with The Edge and Bono of U2 and Lady Gaga at the “Decade of Difference” concert in support of the 10-year anniversary of the Clinton Foundation.

A fireworks display is scheduled to follow Saturday’s lineup as the community rings in Canada’s 144th birthday.

Six-time Juno Award nominee and indie rock favourite Joel Plaskett Emergency and support will headline a free concert open to the public on Friday, June 29.

Tickets for CanadaROCKS 2012 will go on sale on Tuesday, May 1 at 10:00 a.m. at or at MacDonald Island Park Guest Services, located on the first floor of the Suncor Community Leisure Centre. Individual General Admission and Club tickets will be available for both the Saturday and Sunday shows, while weekend ticket passes are also available.

Club tickets will be available on the complimentary opening night to individuals that have purchased a weekend Club Seating pass.

Groups interested in a VIP Box are invited to contact Tracey Lewis at

More information, including ticket prices, is available at

Media contact:
Brea Burton
Marketing & Communications Manager
Events Wood Buffalo

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Job Posting: Projections and Video Designer – Keyano Theatre Company

KEYANO THEATRE COMPANY in Fort McMurray, Alberta is embarking on an ambitious project entitled HOMETOWN THE MUSICAL. This collective creation about what it means to call a boomtown your hometown is in need of a dynamic and creative individual to serve as PROJECTIONS AND VIDEO DESIGNER (PVD).

Working with our crack creative and technical team the PVD will collect, corral, create and deliver all video and projection elements for the modern musical. We anticipate using multiple projectors, screens and video surfaces to deliver the show in a dynamic and interesting way.

The individual should be available to begin collaborating in late August or early September and be able to commit to a two-three week residency period ending on February 15th 2013 when the show opens. The right candidate will likely come to Fort McMurray in Early January for a 1 week residency and prelim planning period and then again Feb 1st or there about until February 15th 2013. A fee, accommodations while in transition and a travel allowance will be included in the agreement.

For those interested in being considered for the project please contact:
Claude A. Giroux
Artistic Director

Fort McMurray Public Library Reading Programs

Adult & Teen Summer Reading Program

The library's third annual Adult Summer Reading Program is back! The program is self-paced and runs from July 2-August 17. Registration is free and open to teens and adults age 13 and up. You can register anytime at the Adult Help Desk or online at 

Start entering your reading ballots online or in person on July 2. There are weekly prizes, milestone prizes, most books read prizes, and a grand prize draw for an iPad 2 for teens and adults! Earn bonus ballots by sharing our Facebook posts regarding the ATSRP or retweeting our tweets about the ATSRP, starting July 2. 1 bonus ballot per week.

Fun Events!!
Participate in fun events during the Adult & Teen Summer Reading Program including a Reader's Café on Saturday, July 28. Stop by the Teen Zone from 1-4 for free refreshments and snacks. Chat about your favourite summer reads with other readers, or enjoy our "unplugged" open mic with your guitar or latest poem. Look forward to Fort McMurray Reads in August. Find more details online or in the August newsletter. 

Contact Information:
For more information about the program please contact the Adult Help Desk at 780-743-7073 or 

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Call for Applications: Thematic Residencies, Banff Artist in Residence, and Work Study Programs

Faculty: Vincent Normand
Guests: Etienne Chambaud, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
Program dates: November 13, 2012 - December 7, 2012
Application deadline: Extended to June 29, 2012

Speaking for real: this isn't a history painting, it's a book of stories. A book being written with stories like the ones you get told when you're getting your head chopped off—before going up there, or coming back from the show. Stories like they tell in museums.

This residency is addressed to participants willing to engage in speculative inquiry on the matter of exhibition, whether they work as artists, curators, or writers. The moment of exhibition will act as a figure towards which converge diverse spaces of authority (the studio, the exhibition space, criticism). The residency will thus be structured in as many points of enunciation, with individual studio and research time, public talks, and collective discussions enhanced by screenings and reading sessions.

Faculty: Duane Linklater
Guest: Brian Jungen
Program dates: January 7, 2013 - February 22, 2013
Application deadline: June 29, 2012

We should meet in the mountains to investigate: What colour is the present?

On a weekly basis, the Wood Land School will convene to share work, performance, poetry, dance, video, mix-tapes, songs, drink, and food to determine what colour is the present. Our determinations will be guided by our languages, where we come from, our city lives, our rural lives (or in between). We will get together to see what becomes of this.

Please note: Enrolment to this program is limited to individuals of Aboriginal descent (status, non-status, Métis or Inuit).

Program dates: January 7, 2013 - February 22, 2013
Application deadline: June 29, 2012
Faculty: Abbey Shaine Dubin
Guests: Theaster Gates, Christopher P. Heuer, Matthew Jesse Jackson

Much of the visual art of the twenty-first century vivifies the formerly neutral, decorative surfaces that have surrounded the discussion, production, and display of artworks: the gallery opening, the white cube, the PowerPoint lecture, the auction house. And over the last decade a renewed sense of art's expressive possibility has flourished as more stuff began to be treated as if it were art. A cloud of evaluative anxiety accompanies this new art. Perhaps we have so much information today that only its deficit can bring about a truly arresting art experience. Or maybe we can put it this way: if the twentieth century was defined by the Readymade, then perhaps the twenty-first century belongs to the Nevermade.

Our Literal Speed is open to all practices, scholarly and artistic, that engage the question, "Why is contemporary art contemporary?"
Banff Artist in Residence (BAIR) Programs
Fall Program dates: September 10, 2012 - October 26, 2012
Application deadline: Ongoing as space permits
Late Fall Program dates: November 13, 2012 - December 14, 2012
Application deadline: June 29, 2012
Banff Artist in Residence programs offer independent periods of study where artists, curators, and other arts professionals are free to experiment and explore. Participants are provided with an individual studio accessible 24 hours a day, as well as use of Visual Arts facilities including printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, sculpture, and photography. BAIR offers short and long-term opportunities to work at a remove from the constraints of everyday life.

Similar to an internship, The Banff Centre offers work study programs in visual arts studio, curatorial practice, preparatorial practice, arts research and curatorial outreach, and arts research and administration. These are hands-on opportunities that allow individuals to work on projects with direct mentorship and support in a multitude of areas focusing on the participants learning objectives. Learning opportunities may be formal sessions and/or workshops or informal opportunities arising out of daily situations. The work portion of the experience will primarily focus on activities that complement the participant's learning objectives as the work relates to the real and ongoing activities of Creative Residencies and Walter Phillips Gallery.

Current opportunities:
Visual Arts Studio Work Study
Visual Arts Curatorial Research Work Study
Visual Arts Aboriginal Administration and Research Work Study
Walter Phillips Gallery Aboriginal Preparatorial Work Study
Walter Phillips Gallery Preparatorial Work Study

This information was received from the AFA Newswire.  You can subscribe and unsubscribe by visiting our online AFA Newswire section.

If you have anything you would like to share, send it to us! We are trying out various kinds of information and information formats, so feel free to let us know what you think.

Communication Consultant, Arts Branch

CanadaROCKS! is looking for volunteers!!

Events Wood Buffalo is winding up for our first event of the summer, CanadaROCKS! As you know, we can't do it alone, and our volunteers are the life force that make our events possible. With that being said, we have lots of volunteer positions available, and hope to have you back with us again this Summer!

Our established Volunteer Needs are for the following:

June 29th:      At the entrance for the Club seating and Sponsor Boxes:

                       5:30pm Wristbanders- to put wristbands on after tickets have been scanned.
                       5:30pm Merchandise Sellers- to assist with the sales of performer merchandise.

                       5:30pm Site Rovers- to help keep the concert grounds tidy, and alert security of any issues.

                       All Volunteers will be needed for the entire show.

June 30th: 6:30pm Ticket Takers- will be at the gate ripping tickets.

                        6:30pm Wristbanders- to put wristbands on after tickets have been scanned.
    Both will be required until 30 min into the main show, at which point the gates will close.
6:30pm Site Rovers- to help keep the concert grounds tidy, and alert security of any issues.
6:30pm Merchandise Sellers- to assist with the sales of performer merchandise.
                        Site Rovers And Merchandise Sellers will be needed for the entire show.

Canada Day Parade: 7:30am-The end of the parade (noon)
Road Block Attendants-to ensure the boundaries of the parade route are respected
Loot Distributors/ Walking Attendants-as above, but moving with the parade and hand out goodie bags 
Hydration Areas-someone to attend to the water/rest areas

July 1st: 5:30pm Ticket Takers- will be at the gate ripping tickets.
5:30pm Wristbanders- to put wristbands on after tickets have been scanned.
                        Both will be required until 30 min into the main show, at which point the gates will close.
                        5:30pm Merchandise Sellers- to assist with the sales of performer merchandise.
5:30pm Site Rovers- to help keep the concert grounds tidy, and alert security of any issues.
                        Merchandise Sellers and Site Rovers will be needed for the entire show.
Please let me know what might be of interest and fit your schedule!

Jennie Spinney
Volunteer Coordinator
Events Wood Buffalo
Tel: (780)-791-1600

Monday, 25 June 2012

Alberta Theatre Projects seeking applications - Communications Manager

Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP) is a national leader in the creation, presentation and production of contemporary theatre, and one of the province’s most established arts organizations.  We annually produce a season of eight plays, including the internationally recognized Enbridge playRites Festival of New Canadian Plays. Our LEGACY program (Lifelong Education and Growth for Artists, Community and Youth) is central to our mission, built on a decades-long spirit of mentorship.

Alberta Theatre Projects welcomes applications for the position of Communications Manager: an integral part of the Marketing and Communications Department. Reporting to the Marketing and Communications Director, this position is responsible for:
  • Building and maintaining relationships in all media generating positive coverage for ATP
  • Developing, managing and executing a variety of social media activities such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Monitoring conversations and staying abreast of the latest media trends to deliver insights and actionable initiatives to increase public awareness of ATP and our productions
  • Managing production of public relations and social media support materials such as press kits, photography, video and press releases
  • Tracking and documentation of all ATP specific media coverage for all ATP activities
  • Acting as an ATP Brand Ambassador, fostering a sense of community around the organization
  • Supporting the Marketing and Communication Director in enhancing the company’s local, national and international profile.  

The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years of experience in communications/public relations which includes developing and executing strategic communications plans designed to maximize public awareness and good will through traditional media relations, social media activities and promotions. He/She will be an energetic, creative, self starter with the ability to manage and prioritize many projects at the same time with minimal supervision.  The successful candidate will be a team player who is naturally consultative with a demonstrated ability to gain collaboration through influence and persuasion.

Please ensure your letter of interest and résumé is received by Alberta Theatre Projects by email or mail no later than 5:00 PM, Monday, July 2nd, 2012.

Alberta Theatre Projects
Attn: Ashley Menzies
220 9th Ave SE
Calgary AB T2G 5C4

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest, please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Get Up and Go Wood Buffalo - Exhibitor Registration

Heritage Canada Foundation - 2012 Endangered Places List

Heritage Canada Foundation /
La fondation Héritage Canada


Become a Heritage Canada Foundation Facebook fan for an exclusive preview of 2012 Endangered Places List

Ottawa, ON June 22, 2012 – The Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF) will be announcing its Top Ten Endangered Places next week, on Wednesday, June 27. An exclusive preview will be given to HCF’s Facebook fans one day early. Just like the Heritage Canada Foundation on Facebook, then watch for a sneak peak on Tuesday, June 26.

The Endangered Places list is released annually to bring national attention to some of the many sites across Canada at risk due to neglect, lack of funding, inappropriate development and weak legislation. It has become a powerful tool in the fight to make landmarks, not landfill.

HCF uses three primary criteria to determine the 10 final sites for inclusion on the list:
  • Significance of the site
  • Urgency of the threat
  • Community support for its preservation
Stay tuned!

The Heritage Canada Foundation is a national registered charity dedicated to the preservation of Canada’s historic places. Your support is vital to our work. Please join or make a tax-deductible donation today.

Carolyn Quinn, Director of Communications,
Telephone: (613) 237-1066 ext 229; Cell (613) 797-7206


Devenez un adepte de la fondation Héritage Canada
dans Facebook et découvrez en primeur le Palmarès 2012
des sites les plus menacés

Ottawa (Ontario), le 22 juin 2012 – La fondation Héritage Canada (FHC) annoncera la semaine prochaine, le 27 juin, son nouveau Palmarès des 10 sites les plus menacés. Les adeptes de la FHC dans Facebook auront accès à un petit aperçu un jour à l’avance. Il suffit d’« aimer » la FHC dans Facebook pour bénéficier de la primeur le mardi 26 juin.
Le Palmarès est publié chaque année pour attirer l’attention nationale sur quelques-uns des nombreux sites menacés au Canada par suite de négligence, de manque de fonds, d’aménagement inadéquat et de faiblesses de la législation. Il est devenu un puissant outil pour amener à « préserver, pas remblayer! ».
La FHC choisit les 10 sites du Palmarès selon les trois critères suivants :
•    importance du site;
•    imminence de la menace;
•    appui de la collectivité en faveur de sa préservation.
Restez à l’écoute!
La fondation Héritage Canada est un organisme de bienfaisance enregistré voué à la préservation des lieux historiques du Canada. Votre appui est vital à son action. Vous pouvez y participer dès aujourd’hui : devenez membre ou versez un don déductible du revenu imposable.


Pour plus amples renseignements :
Carolyn Quinn, directrice des communications,
Téléphone : 613-237-1066 poste 229; cellulaire : 613-797-7206

Friday, 22 June 2012

Eye Flower Productions "Rubbish" Fringe Tour

Help recycle Rubbish and send an interPLAY sensation on the road. 

That’s right the Rubbish Boys are loading up their garbage truck and heading out to West Vancouver for a two week workshop at the Kay Meek Centre. With an improved show the boys will then hop onto the back of a seagull and fly to Winnipeg to perform their masterpiece at the Winnipeg International Fringe Festival. Next, they’re kicking the can to Saskatoon for the Saskatoon Fringe and before they expire it’s onto Edmonton for the Edmonton International Fringe, the largest fringe festival in North America. 

However the boys can’t do this without your help. Unfortunately Fort McMurray’s favourite performers are poorer than hobos and need your sponsorship to afford the travel costs, venue fees and if you got some extra change they would love a sandwich or two. 

Our goal is to raise $10,000 but any donation big or small will be greatly appreciated. Let’s show Western Canada that Fort McMurray’s got talent and help send a team of gifted artists on a tour of a lifetime! 

To donate contact Michael Beamish at (780) 972-5701.

Oil Sands Discovery Centre - Summer Camps

Registration began June 1, 2012

Camps and day programs run throughout July and August 2012
Starting from age 4 - up to grade 8

To register for a summer camp or day program, please contact Caitlin Gabriel at 780-743-7167 ext 226 or by email at

For more information about the 2012 summer science camps and day programs, please click HERE

Nominate your Neighbour - Communities in Bloom

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Holy Trinity Festival - Butterfly - This weekend!

The Trinity Festival wraps up this weekend, June 22 - 24, 2012,  with the Holy Trinity presentation of "I Never Saw Another Butterfly". 

You can get your tickets today at the box office of the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts.

Full Moon Cafe June 24th

The Full Moon Café is inviting all musicians, poets and artists to join them on Saturday, June 24th at 7:30pm at Vista Ridge to share their talents.  All ages are welcome.  There will be a potluck BBQ and the cost is just $5.  The headliner for the evening is pianist Dennis Nasser.  For more info, call Solange at 791-5355

Art of Nature - RMWB Programs

Friday, June 22, 2012, 1 – 3pm
125 Hillcrest Drive, 
Fort McMurray AB, T9H 3T7

Plants, Vegetables, Gardening! 
Get lost in the Art of Nature with RMWB Programs. Join us every Friday afternoon at Helen Pacholko Park from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for information and hands-on experience into the world of horticulture.

Please ensure to bring a hat, sun screen, bug spray and water!!! 


Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Summer Day Camps at Heritage Park

It's that time of year again! Time to sign up for summer camps!
For more information contact us at
(780) 791-7575 or email


Another Art Camp has been added for the week of August 13th-17th!
The August 20th to 24th Art Camp is FULL!!

For more information about the Fort McMurray Heritage Society, Heritage Park and Marine Park ,and all of their associated Events and Programs, please click HERE

Resource for NonProfits located in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Good Afternoon,

I would like to introduce a new service that I will be providing through Community Futures Wood Buffalo to non-profits located in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

I will be providing training, consulting and information services on financial reporting and recordkeeping, board development and financial issues related to fundraising.

Topics covered under financial reporting and recordkeeping include:
  • accounting systems
  • accounting standards
  • “Office in a Box”
  • budgeting and cash flow forecasting
  • GST records and reporting
  • payroll records and reporting
  • preparing for audits
  • provincial and federal returns

Topics included under board development are:
  • board mandate
  • board roles and responsibilities
  • policies and procedures
  • Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act
  • best practices

Topics covered under to financial issues related to fundraising include:
  • CRA guidelines
  • donation receipts
  • Alberta GAIN program

Please feel free to pass along my contact information to all groups who you feel would benefit from my services.


Paulina O'Connor, HBComm, CGA
Community Resource Officer - Not for Profit Sector
Community Futures Wood Buffalo      
T:  780-791-0330
M: 780-370-4436
F:  780-791-0086

Japonisme - Solo Exhibition at the Oil Sands Discovery Centre

Solo Exhibition by local artist, Carli Gaudet
June 1, 2012 - July 15, 2012
Multi-Purpose Room
Oil Sands Discovery Centre
515 MacKenzie Blvd, Fort McMurray
9:00am - 5:00pm daily

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Municipal by-election: June 25, 2012

Information on this post is from the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce. To learn more about this group, please visit:
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in the
Municipal by-election
June 25, 2012 
On June 25 voting stations in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo will be kept open continuously from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Re:  last week of the by-election race ....

Over the last couple of weeks, citizens have been asking candidates questions on the
Talking Stick about issues of importance to them.

Checkout the candidate interviews.
Click here!
Advance Voting will be held from Monday to Saturday for two weeks prior to the By-Election

Monday, June 11 to Friday, June 15
Monday, June 18 to Friday, June 22
Jubilee Centre
9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 16
Saturday, June 23
MacDonald Island
9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.



~ Ecole Dickinsfield
~ Ecole St. Paul School
~ Father Beauregard School
~ Father Turcotte School
~ Good Shepherd School
~ Greely Road School
~ St. Anne School
~ St. Martha School
~ Timberlea School
~ Westview School

Check your mail box on June 22nd for the CONNECT newspaper and read the insert.

Diamond Jubilee Garden Tea Party - Heritage Park

Hello Everyone, 

We hope you will join us at Heritage Park on Sunday June 24th from 2-4 pm.
Come and enjoy the beautiful garden surroundings.
All you have to do is call me or email and let me know you are coming. You can contact me at 780 791 7575 ext 228.

Or, email: or Nastassia at 780 791 7575 ext 227 email:

I’m looking forward to seeing you at the Garden Party !


Roseann Davidson
Executive Director
Fort McMurray Historical Society
Heritage Park
Marine Park Museum
780 791 7575 ext.228
Fax: 780 791 5180

Wood Buffalo Alive with Culture Evening Reception

Monday, 18 June 2012

Friday, 15 June 2012

Under the Sea! at the Oil Sands Discovery Centre

Under the Sea! Drop-in Discovery Labs will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays beginning on Sunday, June 3 until Sunday, July 1, 2012.

Come explore some "under the sea" science at the Oil Sands Discovery Centre. Make a sand scupture, learn a little bit about your favourite sea critters, and make some waves!

Located at the junction of Highway 63 and MacKenzie Blvd. in Fort McMurray.


Telephone: 780-743-7167

Annual Philippine Independence Day Celebration

The Filipino-Canadian Association of Fort McMurray's Annual Philippine Independence Day Celebration will be held on Friday, June 16, 2012.

Place : Father Mercredi High School
Time : 6 to 10:00 in the evening

There will be lots of FUN! Please join us and celebrate our independence party.


ENTRANCE is FREE to all members, so what are you waiting for? Pay your membership now and let's get together and have fun!

Moonlight Classic

Moonlight Classic
The Event
Date:  June 22, 2012 8:00pm - approximately 2:00am
Location: Miskanaw Golf Course (MacDonald Island)
Details:  Participants will receive a welcome gift upon arrival as a special Thank You for supporting The Centre of Hope through their attendance.  The evening kicks off with dinner from 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm, followed by a 2 flight Texas Scrambler teeing off at 10:30 pm.  This event will involve a maximum capacity of 144 Players and welcomes all skill levels! A quick breakfast and prizes will be provided after the tournament at around 2:30am.

Registration includes ($150.00 per person or $600 for a group of four): Social Networking opportunities and late night appetizer buffet, entrance in the 2 flight Texas scrambler, opportunity to win over $100,000 in hole in one and team prizes, quick breakfast and prize giveaways.

The Centre of Hope thanks you for registering for this event in support of our OUTREACH program. For more information on what this much needed program provides the patrons of the centre please visit the webpage at:

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Africa’s Promise Youth Leadership Club

Africa’s Promise will be hosting the first meeting of the year at MacDonald Island on June 15.  

This group is dedicated to providing African youth of Fort McMurray and area leadership programs and activities.

The meeting starts at 5:00pm and everyone is welcome. 

 For more information, please call 780-750-3640

Wood Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame Society presents 2012 Induction Dinner

2012 Wood Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame Society Induction Dinner with Guest Speaker Ray Scampinello

Thursday, June 21, 2012
Cocktails at 6:30pm and Supper at 7pm
Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre

All Seats: $100

Keyano Box Office is open Monday to Wednesday 12:30 pm to 4 pm, Thursday and Friday 12:30pm to 8pm, Saturday 11am to 4pm and an hour before a ticketed event. To purchase tickets call the box office at 780-791-4990 or buy online at

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Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Tonight you can catch Reel Performances, at Keyano

Reel Performances
Wednesday, June 13 at 7pm - Another Year

Geri and Tom have the perfect, supportive marriage surrounded by family and friends. As the year progresses so do the struggles Geri and Tom experience as their beloved go through a multitude of life’s challenges. Another Year addresses themes of class, family and depression with humor and humanity.

“A mature wise reflection on life’s joys and sorrows Another Year can take its place beside the very best films in Mike Leigh’s career.” David Gritten, The Daily Telegraph

All Seats: $13
Buy 4 and get the 5th one free