The Craze returns for another fun-filled and family friendly New Year’s Eve!
The Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC) is tremendously excited to announce the return of The Craze, Fort McMurray’s annual free New Year’s Eve family extravaganza.
The Craze features a variety of free family events and activities for youth and adults of all ages and will run from Noon until 6:00 pm at the Suncor Community Leisure Centre and Shell Place, culminating with the New Year’s Eve Grand Finale presented by SMS Equipment, which includes Fireworks and a Confetti Cannon. Due to this special event the Suncor Community Leisure Centre and Shell Place will open at Noon on December 31, with the exception of the TOTAL Fitness Centre which will open at 7:00am.
This year The Craze will feature exciting MIX 103.7 & Cruz 100.5 FM Main Stage entertainment perfect for all family members. The Craze is delighted to welcome Calgary-based performers The New Electric to the event this year. The New Electric, based out of Calgary, Alberta have made a name for themselves on Canadian pop radio, reaching heights of: #18 on Hot AC, #26 on CHR (Top 40), and #28 on Main AC, with their debut single Life’s What You Make It. The band recently released their highly anticipated single Ride This Feeling, co-written and produced by Ryan Stewart (Carly Ray Jepsen, Simple Plan, Victoria Duffield, Hedley & more), on August 15, 2016 and during the week of it’s release, Ride This Feeling was the #1 Most Active Independent Song & #2 Most Downloaded Song on DMDS. The infectious new tune keeps seeing weekly adds & features from coast to coast. The New Electric released their debut EP titled Living Loud on October 28, 2016, on all digital outlets. In support of the EP, they completed a Cross-Canada tour with Backstreet Boy - Nick Carter, throughout November.
In addition, everyone’s favourite purple dinosaur Barney, as well as Bob the Builder, will be performing on the MIX 103.7 & 100.5 Cruz FM Main Stage to entertain the younger members of the family. Other events at The Craze this year include:
- Grand Finale presented by SMS Equipment
- Kid’s Fun Zone presented by BMO
- Kid’s Craft Carnival presented by Nexen Energy
- Indoor and outdoor family skate presented by Syncrude
- Hay Rides presented by ATCO
- Drop in Badminton at the Don Scott McMurray Law Office Badminton Centre
- Wipeout MacIsland presented by 97.9 ROCK and Country 93.3 at the Syncrude Aquatic Centre
- Speed Climb at the Climbing Wall
- Tours of the Wild Colour Portrait exhibition hosted by artist Russell Thomas in the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery presented by Kirschner Family Corporation
- Learn to Curl with the Oil Sands Curling Club
- Dog sled rides (weather permitting)
- Face painting and balloon artists
A full event schedule for The Craze will be released in mid-December.