30 days to Northern Kickoff presented by Shell game day on June 13

Today marks the official “30 days to game day” countdown to the Northern Kickoff presented by Shell. Preparations continue for the highly anticipated CFL game taking place on June 13 at SMS Equipment Stadium at Shell Place.

“As we head towards game day the organizing committee would like to take this opportunity to thank our many partners and the community for their support of this event,” said Kelsey Stefanizyn, Northern Kickoff presented by Shell Event Manager and Events Manager of the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo. “There are still great seats available, as well as volunteer opportunities for those who want to really get into the game and be part of history as we bring the CFL to Wood Buffalo for the first time.”

Groups and individuals interested in volunteering can sign up at northernkickoff.ca and may email nkovolunteers@gmail.com for more information on volunteer opportunities.

Tickets for the June 13 Northern Kickoff presented by Shell can be purchased online at northernkickoff.ca or at Guest Services on the main floor of the Suncor Community Leisure Centre.


June 13 Northern Kickoff presented by Shell Game Day Details

·         Pre-game festivities begin with Rock The Lot at MacDonald Island Park at 4:00 pm on June 13

·         Performing on the CRUZ Stage at Rock the Lot will be headline entertainment April Wine as well as local performers Becca Hess and Amy Hef

·         Beginning at 4:00 pm free transit for Northern Kickoff ticket holders(accessible by showing game ticket) will be available at various shuttle locations across Fort McMurray, including schools and community centres

·         Ticket holders accessing shuttle transportation are asked to bring a donation for the Wood Buffalo Food Bank to support the Building Trades of Alberta ‘Kick Hunger’ campaign

·         Pre-arranged transportation for ticket holders with accessibility concerns can be arranged by contacting the SMART bus booking line: 780-743-7909

·         Gates at SMS Equipment Stadium open at 6:00 pm for the 8:00 pm kickoff time

Operations at MacDonald Island Park on June 13 are as follows:

·         The Suncor Community Leisure Centre will open on Saturday June 13 from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm

·         All community members wishing to access the amenities at MacDonald Island on June 13 are encouraged to utilize Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo public transit to reduce congestion

·         Limited parking will be available at MacDonald Island Park until 1:00 pm on June 13

·         At 1:00 pm MacDonald Island Park will close to all vehicle access and parking

·         All vehicles must be removed from MacDonald Island Park parking lots by 2:00 pm



·         Until 1:00 pm a limited number of parking stalls will be available for ONE Pass Members (membership cards must be shown to access this parking area)


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