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Isolating. There have been innumerable adjectives to describe cancer, but this is the one Sundas Shamshad chooses. A cancer survivor – Sundas, who has been an active community volunteer was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago, and is launching Sisters in Cancer, a group for cancer patients and survivors…
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As the lights dim in the theatre, a bright ball of light can be seen on stage. Slowly, it starts moving, until it’s spinning, twirling, bounding all over, spreading it’s light across the room. Katrina and Aaron Duff of the local flow-arts group In Motion are performing and enthralling the…
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It’s a decade of “promoting culture, diversity, and engagement” in Wood Buffalo – the tagline for Pakistan Canada Association (PCA) of Fort McMurray. Hundreds of local Pakistanis came together for Pakistan’s 72nd Independence Day, and for the 10th anniversary celebration on August 18, 2019 at the Suncor Energy Centre for…
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There was Indigenous and Filipino food, sparkling tattoos, lawn games, and a memorable performance of “Cinderella.” Heritage Day was a fun, family event organized by Heritage Village on August 3, 2019.
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The bright-coloured outfits, the beautiful dances, and the laughter – local Indian women came together amid all this for the Sikh festival of Teeyan on August 11, 2019. The event, which organizers say saw an estimated 120 women in attendance was held at the Stonebridge Hotel.
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When the Wood Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame (WBSHOF) sought a charity to donate their casino-raised funds to – KidSport emerged as a perfect choice. Thanks to the group – on August 14, 2019 - KidSport received a $20,000 donation for their program.
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Muslims around the world celebrated the annual festival of Eid ul Adha on August 11, 2019. Local Muslims came together at Holy Trinity High School for congregational prayers. The day’s festivities were rounded out with a family fun fair hosted by Markaz ul Islam, the Islamic Centre of Fort McMurray…
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Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association’s fourth annual Empty Bowls Festival was another success raising $22,695 – a few thousand dollars shy of their $25,000 goal. Held on August 11, 2019 at the Jubilee Plaza the event was presented by John Wilson’s Hedco Group.

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