Friday, 9 December 2016

Recreation Culture Calls

If you want to know about what's going on around town, then check out Recreation Culture Calls!

This electronic newsletter showcases local recreation and cultural events, job postings, as well as volunteer and funding opportunities, and much more.

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To find out what's going on this weekend, please visit the Recreation Culture Calls page on the Municipal website or click here

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Dust Off Your Western Boots and Show Your Country Roots

A multitude of great country artists are coming to Fort McMurray in 2017. 

You can kick off your new year with a special concert on New Year’s Eve at Club NV.  Dance the night away with entertainment from the James Barker Band, Alee, Shantelle Davidson, and Craig Moritz.  General admission is $50 or $100 for dinner and admission.  Funds raised will help the Fort McMurray SPCA. Visit for more details. 

On January 11, 2017 Tim Hicks and Chad Brownlee will rock the Nexen Fieldhouse with their Shake These Walls / Hearts On Fire Tour.  Both artists are Juno Award nominees and Canadian Country Music Associaion (CCMA) Award winners.  Fort McMurray is one of eight locations where they will be sharing the stage.  To purchase VIP tickets, please visit: To purchase floor or club seats visit:

On May 20, 2017 you can kick up your heels at Dean Brody’s Beautiful Freakshow Tour at SMS Equipment Stadium.  The past year saw Brody take home a JUNO Award for Country Album of the Year, along with 4 CCMA Awards for the top selling digital Canadian country single of all-time, “Bring Down the House”.  Dean will be joined by George Canyon, Aaron Pritchett, Madeline Merlo and the James Barker Band.  To purchase tickets, please visit:

Toby Keith will be here to provide an entertaining night on July 13, 2017 at SMS Equipment Stadium.  His albums have sold more than 40 million copies, ranking him among the top-selling all-genre artists on Billboard's Top 200 Artists of the Decade. Keith is also Billboard's No. 1 Country Artist of the Decade and No. 1 Country Songwriter of the Decade.  To purchase tickets, you can visit:

Monday, 5 December 2016

World Human Rights Day

December 10th is World Human Rights Day. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, an international document that states the basic rights and fundamental freedoms to which all humans are entitled. You can check out the Declaration here

World Human Rights Day is a reminder that we can all be champions of basic human rights. This year, the United Nations invites you to stand up for someone’s rights and post it to social media using the hashtag #Standup4HumanRights. For more information on Human Rights Day 2016, visit or 

Locally, you are invited to participate in the Human Rights Day conference hosted by The Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo in collaboration with Keyano College. This conference will bring together Service Providers, Social Profit Organizations, Businesses, and Community members to promote human rights and to encourage reflection and dialogue. The goal is to enhance the public’s understanding of human rights in general and, more specifically, the rights of immigrants and refugees.

Human Rights Day conference on “Immigrants and Refugee Rights” will be hosted on Saturday, December 10, 2016, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at Doug Schmit Lecture Theatre, Keyano College with keynote speaker Ms. Sushila Samy, Diversity Specialist from the Human Rights Commission. Admission is free and also includes a networking lunch.  For further information about the event visit here

To contact the Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo, visit or call 780-791-5186.