Community advised of busy weekend at MacDonald Island Park June 13-15

(Fort McMurray, AB, June 9, 2014) – The Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC) advises the community of a busy weekend at MacDonald Island Park June 13-15 and limited parking that may result. These events include:

  • Friday June 13: Fox Den Lounge hosts the Countdown to Kickoff Patio Party
  • Friday, June 13 – Sunday, June 15: Fort McMurray Swim Club hosts a swim meet at the Syncrude Aquatic Centre. In order to accommodate this meet amenities will be closed as follows:

o   Canadian Dewatering 54m Competitive pool and Family Whirl Pool will be closed from 9:00 am on Friday, June 13 - 6:00 am Monday, June 16

o   Adult Whirl Pool will be closed from Noon on Friday, June 13 - 6:00 am Monday, June 16

o   Leisure Aquatics will be closed from Noon on Friday June 13 - 10:00 am Monday June 16

  • Friday, June 13: Kids Forever Golf Tournament at Miskanaw Golf Club
  • Saturday, June 14 - Sunday, June 15: Hockey Night in Canada’s Play On! street hockey tournament

“We are anticipating a very busy and exciting weekend as the summer begins to heat up at MacDonald Island Park,” said Tim Reid, Chief Executive Officer of the RRC. “We are welcoming back several annual events that have proven to be tremendously popular with community members as well as a significant swim meet with our partners from the Fort McMurray Swim Club. We want to thank the community for their continued support as we welcome these events and activities to the Island.”

As per policy established in 2013, 200 parking stalls will be reserved during these events for ONE pass holders. Members will be able to access this reserved parking by displaying their ‘ONE Pass’ identification card to security personnel. 

The RRC encourages the use of car-pooling and/or public transit to ease traffic congestion. The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo provides transit service between the Jubilee Centre and MacDonald Island Park every 15 minutes on Route No. 99.

More information on these and other upcoming events at MacDonald Island Park can be found at


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