Sports & Recreation(Archives)

May
23
2017
Volume
5-4
Fans and enthusiasts of every sport in Fort McMurray eventually find themselves at the local sport and recreation hub of the Wood Buffalo region: MacDonald Island Park.
Mar
20
2017
Volume
5-3
Box steps and turns. Promenades and rock steps. Arm slides and fifth-position breaks. These moves are only a small handful of what you’ll see on the dance floor at one of the Fort McMurray Social Dance Club’s events. Every month, the dance club invites people to dust off their dance…
Mar
20
2017
Volume
5-3
The vision of the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC) is to make a difference in the Wood Buffalo region every day, and while this is primarily met through the variety of sport, recreation and event experiences offered by the RRC, another aspect of meeting this vision is through…
Jan
27
2017
Volume
5-2
While the Sport and Recreation team at MacDonald Island Park may not provide traditional health care services, the programs, and facilities located at the Island form a critical part of health and wellness for residents of the Wood Buffalo region. From fitness classes to aquatics programming, the opportunity to explore…
Jan
27
2017
Volume
5-2
It was a long wait, but the snow is finally here and the trail system is open and ready to ride. Until the first long and bitter cold snaps hit, the locals snowmobilers were stuck in limbo, staring morosely at their shiny, clean machines just waiting there in their sheds…
Nov
27
2016
Volume
5-1
Just four short years ago, an official groundbreaking celebrated the beginning of a new era in sport, entertainment and event experiences in the Wood Buffalo region. After a series of community engagement sessions and surveys, the MacDonald Island Park Expansion Project, or MIPEX, got under way in 2012 – and…
Sep
30
2016
Volume
4-5
The inaugural season for any club in any sport will bring about a number of challenges, although even a visit to the fortune teller by Fort McMurray Giants co-owner Dutche Iannetti wouldn’t have tipped him off to the challenges brought on by the wildfire. “I believe we handled the situation…
Sep
30
2016
Volume
4-5
On June 13, 2016, just less than six weeks after a massive wildfire forced the community wide month-long evacuation of Fort McMurray, the Suncor Community Leisure Centre at MacDonald Island Park reopened its doors to the community and welcomed residents back after one of the most challenging experiences in the…

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