Community invited to celebrate Shell Place Grand Opening with Guinness World Record Attempt

The Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC) is pleased to invite the community to participate in the Grand Opening celebrations for Shell Place on June 12 with an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for ‘most participants in a ribbon cutting’.

Shell Place, the $127 million dollar expansion at MacDonald Island Park, will officially open to the community on June 12. Members of the public are invited to participate in the Guinness World Record Attempt., which will take place as part of the official press conference celebrating the Grand Opening.

“At 11:00 am on June 12 we will cut the ribbon on Shell Place with the assistance of our partners and the members of the community this facility will serve for decades to come,” said Annette Antoniak, Chief Executive Officer of the RRC. “While we hope we can achieve a new world record we believe it is even more important to celebrate this ribbon cutting with the community members who guided the final design of Shell Place through a series of community engagement sessions and who will have the opportunity to enjoy the many new possibilities this facility will create in our region. We particularly hope to see the many community members, organizations and businesses that have been such supportive partners of the RRC come out to participate in this ribbon cutting as we celebrate the grand opening of Shell Place.”

The Shell Place Grand Opening Celebrations will commence at 10:00am on June 12 in the Baseball Stadium. At 11:00am all participants will have the opportunity to officially cut the ribbon on the new facility with an adjudicator from Guinness World Records present. Following the ribbon cutting representatives of the RRC will be available to provide guided tours of Shell Place. Organizations and businesses who wish to participate in large groups are asked to contact Theresa Wells at to indicate their plan to attend.

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