Syncrude Celebrates 50th Anniversary with a Splash

(Fort McMurray, AB, July 1, 2014) – Hundreds of community members and families celebrated Canada Day and Syncrude’s 50th Anniversary at the annual ‘Fun in the Sun’ event hosted by Syncrude. The event offered a fun-filled afternoon for all ages in the Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MacDonald Island Park.

“Hosting Fun in the Sun was a great opportunity to engage with community members,” says Kara Flynn, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs. “It also gave us the chance to thank Wood Buffalo residents for supporting Syncrude over the last 50 years.”

The afternoon event was fully supported by Syncrude and included giveaways such as beach towels for aquatic centre patrons, aquatics-based games, contests, treasure hunts and races on the Country 93.3 FM Yellow Slide, Rock 97.9 FM Rock Slide and the Mix 103.7 FM Spray Park, and a complimentary community barbecue.

“What a great second year for Syncrude’s Fun in the Sun at the Syncrude Aquatic Centre,” said Tim Reid, Chief Executive Officer of the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC). “The inaugural event last year was a tremendous success and this exceeded our expectations. We extend tremendous thanks to Syncrude for their continuing partnership with the RRC and in bringing this great event to the Syncrude Aquatic Centre for Canada Day.”

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