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The YMM Scene

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One of the best parts of my job is that I get to attend so many fabulous events all over Fort McMurray! Even better is the people I get to meet and spend time with at those events! This new feature in YMM will share some of the smiles and laughter that you can find all over the YMM events scene! And people say there is nothing to do in Fort McMurray…


Congratulations to Lucinda Fougere and Fougere Accounts Ltd. on their recent “Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce Micro Business of the Year” award. Balsom Communications was a proud sponsor of the award and we wish their team continued success!

Executive Director of the Wood Buffalo Food Bank Arianna Johnson and Balsom Communications’ CFO/Accounts Manager Pauline Kelley.


Thanks to the Fort McMurray Public Library for hosting Peter Mansbridge as their final guest speaker in their highly popular “Northern Insights” series! Can’t wait for another fabulous year of programming at the Library.

UNITED WAY COMMUNITY CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF Here are a just a few of the big smiles on the faces of those at the Fort McMurray United Way’s annual kick-off breakfast! This year’s annual campaign had a big goal of $8,000,000 and as of press time - they were getting very close to reaching it! Thanks to the whole team at the United Way as well as the hundreds of volunteers all over our region for working hard to make our community a better place!

2015 WOOD BUFFALO WESTERN CANADA SUMMER GAMES Big waves from the Western Canada Summer Games 2015 Wood Buffalo mascot Mistiko and volunteer Zee at the annual Suncor Family Day!

Thumbs up from Brooke Lenser with the Game ON team at the DMG Oil Sands Tradeshow at MacDonald Island Park.

KIDS FOREVER MLAs Mike Allen and Don Scott honoured John Foy and the Kids Forever Foundation on their incredible success raising money for the kids and families who truly need it! Over $7-million raised since their inception. Way to go John and the countless volunteers who made it happen!

Janey and Dennine enjoying the final Kids Forever Banquet at the Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre.

ONE NIGHT GALA SMS Equipment’s Dirk Maritz and his lovely wife Tersia enjoying the after-dinner dance.

Dianne and Alan - two awesome theatre ambassadors in our region!

I Heart the OILSANDS The Canada Action team held a support event at the Wood Buffalo Brewing Company. Here I am with Kim Farwell and one of our top ten newsmakers of 2014 - Kyle Harrietha!

THREE THINGS FOR WOOD BUFFALO Has everyone done their three things for Wood Buffalo yet? I’m pretty sure Paul and Jackie have! The 3 Things team was out in full force at the Fall Community Registration Day held at the Suncor Community Leisure Centre in September.

FORT MCMURRAY HALF MARATHON Just a few of the runners who completed the Fort McMurray Half Marathon leaving the start line at MacDonald Island Park!


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