Fort McMurray welcomes 2017 at the family fun party of the year at The Craze

The Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC) was delighted to host thousands of community members today at The Craze, a family-friendly party to celebrate the year.                                                                                                

The Craze, which took place at the Suncor Community Leisure Centre and Shell Place at MacDonald Island Park, featured a variety of free family events and activities for youth and adults of all ages and culminated with the SMS Equipment New Year’s Eve Fireworks and Grand Finale.

“As we close out 2016 and welcome a new year, it was an exciting way to celebrate with thousands of members of our community as they enjoyed the many events and activities at The Craze,” said Rachel Orser, Interim Chief Executive Officer of the RRC. “On behalf of the RRC team, I would like to extend our sincere thanks to our partners, our team of fantastic volunteers and of course the community for joining us. Happy New Year!”

The RRC would like to thank the following community partners for their support:


  • SMS Equipment
  • BMO
  • Nexen Energy
  • Syncrude
  • ATCO
  • Harvard Broadcasting/MIX 103.7 & Cruz 100.5 FM
  • Rogers/97.9 ROCK and Country 93.3
  • Oil Sands Curling Club
  • Noralta Skating Club
  • Great Plains Security

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