Inaugural Wood Buffalo Corporate Challenge proves hugely successful


(Fort McMurray, AB, October 1, 2012) – The first-ever Wood Buffalo Corporate Challenge proved to be a rousing success as the four-day event in support of Noralta Skating Club headlined a busy week at MacDonald Island Park.

Finning Canada took home the victory on the final day of competition on Sunday, finishing with 395 points to edge runner-up Coldwell Banker by five points. Suncor Energy came in third place with 355 points, while Spartan Controls and Keyano College rounded out the top five. Wood Buffalo Small Animal Hospital won the ‘Spirit Award’ for its infectious enthusiasm displayed throughout the event.

“What a way to kick off the first Wood Buffalo Corporate Challenge,” said Jodie Mercier, Wood Buffalo Corporate Challenge Co-Chair and General Manager of Sport and Recreation at MacDonald Island Park. “We thank Noralta Skating Club for its efforts and all of the partners that made the event possible – especially the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo for its tremendous support as presenting partner.”

The Wood Buffalo Corporate Challenge committee thanks its many partners for making the event possible:

Presenting partner: Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Event partners: Architecture: ATB, Axis Insurance, The Bouchier Group, Enbridge Inc., Northland Forest Products Ltd., Remax Realty, Royal LePage True North Realty, Total E&P Canada

Friends of the Games: Apple Fitness Store, ATCO Electric, Boston Pizza, H. Wilson Industries, Nexen Inc.

Official media partners: Country 93.3 FM, Mix 103.7 FM, Rock 97.9 FM

IT partner: Hi-Tech Solutions

The committee also thanks the Honourable Don Scott (MLA, Fort McMurray-Conklin; Associate Minister of Accountability, Transparency and Transformation) and Mike Allen (MLA, Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo), Some Other Solutions and CIBC Run for the Cure for supporting the Wood Buffalo Corporate Challenge.

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