WHEN THE REALITY TV SHOW SURVIVOR FIRST burst onto my tube in 2000, I was immediately hooked. The combination of the personalities of the contestants, the athleticism of the challenges, and the strategy of the game itself was enthralling to me and I have never missed an episode of Survivor in its 25 complete seasons since. (Yes, for those of you who haven’t been following the show, there have been 25 seasons!)
Bringing us to the world through song
The ground in Fort McMurray is fertile. Not in a traditional sense, of course, as it is difficult to grow much when snow covers the ground for three quarters of the year.
For songwriters, however, Fort McMurray is fertile ground with inspiration all around them.
Perhaps the band that most taps into the heart of growing up in Fort McMurray is The Rural Alberta Advantage.
SO, AM I A TOWNIE YET?
A guide to becoming a true McMurrayite
I HAVE BEEN LIVING IN FORT MCMURRAY FOR SEVEN AND a half years. Sometimes I joke that I am now technically a “townie.” This usually gets a chuckle from people, except actual townies who don’t seem to find it humorous at all.
For the most part, we are from somewhere other than Fort McMurray. I believe that is the reason we have such a friendly city, because everyone is from somewhere else. We all have fewer people to rely on so we have to rely on each other.