Families celebrate at The CRAZE presented by Fort McMurray REALTORS®
Excitement and energy took centre stage at the Suncor Community Leisure Centre on December 31 as the community gathered to ring in the New Year at The CRAZE presented by Fort McMurray REALTORS®.
The annual free family New Year’s Eve extravaganza was a tremendous success as thousands of attendees came through the doors at the Suncor Community Leisure Centre. The action-packed event got underway with the Free Family Lunch and culminated with the annual New Year’s Eve Fireworks.
“Every year The CRAZE brings together friends and families to celebrate the arrival of the New Year,” said Russell Agnew, Interim Chief Operating Officer of the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC). “Thanks to the generous support of our partners, our many volunteers and our community we have seen this annual event grow in popularity to become one of the highlights of the holiday season in Wood Buffalo.”
The RRC thanks its numerous community partners for making the CRAZE a success:
· Fort McMurray REALTORS® (Title Partner)
· Nexen, a CNOOC Limited Company
· ATCO Gas
· ATCO Electric
· Mix 103.7 FM
· Country 93.3 FM and ROCK 97.9 FM
· KAOS 91.1 FM
· Fort McMurray Oil Barons
· Fort McMurray Public Library
· Fort McMurray Oilsands Curling Club
· Noralta Skating Club
· Great Plains Security
The CRAZE featured several events this year, including WIPEOUT Mac Island presented by Country 93.3 FM and ROCK 97.9 FM, the Main Stage and Entertainment Zone, the KAOS Family Skate, the Craft Carnival presented by Nexen, a CNOOC Limited Company and the grand finale balloon drop presented by ATCO Gas and ATCO Electric. Headlining the Main Stage this year was Canadian pop star Alyssa Reid presented by Mix 103.7 FM. Making a special visit to Fort McMurray, the famous purple dinosaur Barney™ performed two main stage shows for the younger event attendees.
“We are delighted to support The CRAZE on an annual basis,” said Olive Wooden, Executive Director of Fort McMurray REALTORS®. “As the community gathered together for a fun day of free activities, events and fireworks we celebrated the ending of 2014 and welcomed the New Year. We would like to thank the ONE Team staff for their work on this event, and special thanks to all the families and community members that attended The CRAZE this year.”