Get Up and Go Wood Buffalo presented by Syncrude to take place August 18


Fort McMurray, AB, July 13, 2012 – The Get Up and Go Wood Buffalo Steering Committee is pleased to announce the third annual Get Up and Go Wood Buffalo presented by Syncrude will take place Saturday, August 18 at MacDonald Island Park.

Get Up and Go Wood Buffalo is a premier one-day event celebrating Wood Buffalo’s ‘Big Spirit’ and acts as an opportunity for families and individuals to engage with recreational, cultural and community involvement avenues available in the community. To learn more about Get Up and Go Wood Buffalo or to register, sponsor or volunteer, visit

“Get Up and Go Wood Buffalo was tremendously successful last year as over 70 organizations took part in the trade show while over 1,200 individuals visited the event,” said Jeremy Irla, Chair of the Steering Committee and Leisure & Community Services Supervisor at MacDonald Island Park. “We invite everyone to see what our non-profit community has to offer and to enjoy the barbeque, entertainment, and children’s activities on a summer’s day at the Island.”

The event will run from Noon to 4:00 p.m. and will include a barbeque by donation. Entertainment and activities scheduled throughout the event will include:

·         1:00-1:10 pm: Welcome

·         1:00-4:00 pm: Kids Zone (storytelling, crafts and activities)

·         1:10-1:30 pm: MacDonald Island Dance Academy

·         2:10 pm-2:30 pm: Belly Dance Academy

·         2:40 pm-3:00 pm: Zumba

·         3:10 pm-3:40 pm: Generation Dance & Mascot Dance Off

The Steering Committee would like to thank its partners for making Get Up and Go Wood Buffalo possible:

·         Syncrude Canada (Title Partner)

·         Country 93.3 FM, KAOS 91.1 FM, Mix 103.7 FM, Rock 97.9 FM, 100.5 K-Rock (Event Partners)

·         Nonprofit Sector Link (Breakfast Partner)

“Get Up and Go Wood Buffalo is collaborative by nature and we couldn’t do it without the support of our corporate and community partners,” said Irla. “Along those lines, any registered non-profit organization looking to provide volunteers for the event is eligible to receive a share of the proceeds. We welcome interested parties to contact us at [email protected].

The Get Up and Go Wood Buffalo Steering Committee consists of representatives from the following community organizations:

·         Alberta Health Services

·         Events Wood Buffalo

·         MacDonald Island Park

·         Nonprofit Sector Link

·         Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

·         Syncrude Sport & Wellness Centre

·         Volunteer Wood Buffalo

                          YMCA of Wood Buffalo


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