Preparations continue for Northern Kickoff presented by Shell game day

Preparations continue for the highly anticipated Northern Kickoff presented by Shell pre-season CFL game taking place on June 13 at SMS Equipment Stadium at Shell Place. The organizing committee of the Northern Kickoff is pleased to share some key details of the event with the community:

  • Pre-game festivities begin at Rock The Lot at MacDonald Island Park at 4:00 pm on June 13
  • Beginning at 4:00 pm free transit for Northern Kickoff ticket holders(accessible by showing game ticket) will be available at various Park and Ride locations across Fort McMurray, including local schools and community centres
  • Ticket holders accessing the Park and Ride transportation are asked to bring a donation for the Wood Buffalo Food Bank to support the Building Trades of Alberta ‘Kick Hunger’ campaign
  • Pre-arranged transportation for ticket holders with accessibility concerns can be arranged by contacting the SMART bus booking line: 780-743-7909
  • Gates at SMS Equipment Stadium open at 6:00 pm for the 8:00 pm kickoff time

More details, including Park and Ride locations, will be released in the coming weeks.

Operations at MacDonald Island Park on June 13 are as follows:

  • The Suncor Community Leisure Centre will open on Saturday June 13 from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • All community members wishing to access the amenities at MacDonald Island on June 13 are encouraged to utilize Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo public transit to reduce congestion
  • Limited parking will be available at MacDonald Island Park until 1:00 pm on June 13
  • At 1:00 pm MacDonald Island Park will close to all vehicle access and parking
  • All vehicles must be removed from MacDonald Island Park parking lots by 2:00 pm
  • Until 1:00 pm a limited number of parking stalls will be available for ONE Pass Members (membership cards must be shown to access this parking area)

Tickets for the June 13 Northern Kickoff presented by Shell can be purchased online at or at Guest Services on the main floor of the Suncor Community Leisure Centre.

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