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NOVEMBER 21                         •  Location: Fort McMurray Grocery
                                            Fort McMurray Urban Market            Stores, Walmart & Anzac Grocery
                                            Fort McMurray’s favourite urban market   •  Learn more on the Wood Buffalo Food
                                            is shifting from the Jubilee Plaza to a   Bank’s website at woodbuffalofood-
                                            new indoor home downtown in the River and search events.
                                            Station District.
                                              After seven successful seasons of   NOVEMBER 29
                                            summertime markets hosted by the    KD Gala
                                            Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo,   The Centre of Hope is excited to be
                                            LIAM First - Fort McMurray has taken   hosting the 15th Annual KD Gala with
                                            over ownership of the Fort McMurray   The Mac Calendar. This event will look
                                            Urban Market to inside one of its facilities   much different than past galas in keeping
                                            at 8124 Fraser Avenue.              with COVID-19 guidelines. Organizers
                                              The market will continue to serve   are doing a buffet-style, take-away style
                                            as an incubator for local businesses to   luncheon and feature gourmet Mac
                                            showcase their wares, now with year-  & Cheese dishes prepared by local
                                            round opportunities. Bringing together   chefs. Stop by the Unifor Local 707-A
                                            artisans, craftsmen, entrepreneurs and   building at 10019 MacDonald Avenue for
        Check Out Rustic Wilderness!        business owners, foodies and farmers,   delicious takeout and home-baked treats
                                                                                in support of United Way Fort McMurray
                                            the Fort McMurray Urban Market will
        Balsom Communications Inc. and      launch in its new venue the weekend of   and Wood Buffalo.
        the Fort McMurray Heritage Society   November 21. Follow the Fort McMurray
        have partnered to create Rustic Wil-                                    •  November 29, 12 p.m. to 3p.m.
        derness. Their 2020 Festival of Trees   Urban Market on Facebook for updates.  •  Location: Unifor Local 707-A
        submission celebrates the season    • 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.                  •  Cost: $25/Adult & Children eat for
        in true Northern Alberta style with   • Location: 8124 Fraser Avenue - River   free!
        everything from woodland animals to   Station District NEW VENUE!       •  Tickets available at
        dog sleds and antlered ornaments to
        connect you to the natural beauty of   NOVEMBER 27-29                   DECEMBER 5
        our beautiful Wood Buffalo region.   Syncrude Food Drive &              Santa Claus Parade
        Package includes:                   Corporate Challenge                 The Santa Claus Parade is an annual
        •  Two Family Season Passes         The Annual Syncrude Food Drive is a   event coordinated by the Regional
                                                                                Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Due to
          for both Heritage Village and     four-day event held each year to help   the current COVID-19 pandemic, the
          Heritage Shipyard from the Fort   support the Wood Buffalo Food Bank by   traditional Santa Claus Parade will
          McMurray Heritage Society.        collecting non-perishable food items and   be replaced with a drive-thru reverse
        •  Double-page spread feature in    monetary donations. It has two event   parade and will be hosted at MacDonald
                                            components - The Corporate Challenge
          one Balsom Communications Inc.    and the Syncrude Food Drive.        Island Park.
          publication of your choice in 2021.   This year’s Corporate Challenge is a   Unlike a traditional parade where
          Package includes photoshoot, if   12-hour radiothon program in partnership   spectators stay in one spot and watch
          required, and professional writing   with Country 93.3 and Rock 97.9 and   floats and performers go down Franklin
          and design.                       starts on November 26 from 7 a.m. to 7   Avenue, visitors will pre-register through
        •  Full page advertisement to use in   p.m. Syncrude will start the challenge   a free online ticketing system and will
          an Your McMurray Magazine or      by announcing its annual corporate   stay inside their vehicles to view holiday-
          YMM Parent, includes complimen-   donation live on-air and will ask other   themed stationery floats. The ticketing
          tary graphic design.              corporate, sponsors and community   system will allow for the safe delivery of
        •  Jet Boat Fishing Experience spon-  members to join them in support.   the parade by reducing traffic congestion
          sored by the Casman Group of        The three-day Syncrude Food Dive   to and from MacDonald Island. It will also
          Companies. The experience is for   will have volunteers stationed beside H.   allow organizers to contact participants
          up to four people to see the most   Wilsons Trucks at every grocery store   through email if contact tracing is
          majestic parts of our region by jet   in the city, as well as at Walmart and the   required.
          boat to the Athabasca River Cas-  Anzac Grocery Store. All volunteers will   •  December 5, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
          cades, part of the Grand Rapids   be following COVID-19 protocols during   •  Location: MacDonald Island Park -
          wildland area, south west of Fort   the donation drive to ensure public   North Parking Lot
          McMurray. This tour will include   safety.                            •  Cost: Free
          world-class Wall-eye fishing, lunch   •  November 27, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.   •  Pre-registration is required. Go to
          and lots of photo opportunities.   •  November 28, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. & to learn more.
          Trip to be scheduled from August   •  November 29, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
          23, 2021, to October 8, 2021.                                                              IN PARTNERSHIP WITH  23
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