Canada Day

Family Movie Night at MacDonald Island Park

On June 30 and July 1, the RRC will host a free, family-friendly movie night at the MacDonald Island Park parking lots.

Beginning June 22, families will have the opportunity to submit an entry online into a randomly drawn lottery for a chance to attend one of the movie nights! One entry is valid for one vehicle.  

The deadline to enter the ticket lottery is 5:00 pm on June 25, 2020.

If your submission is selected, you will be notified through email confirmation on June 26. This email will outline the date that your ticket will be valid for. Frozen 2 will show on June 30 and Toy Story 4 will show on July 1. If selected to attend, ticket holders should only attend on the date that is outlined on your confirmation email, and only guests registered through the random draw will be permitted access to MIP.

Evening Program:

9:30 p.m.                                Gates Open, Ticket Holders arrive @ MacDonald Island Park

9:30 p.m. – 10:15 p.m.          Canada Day Content Presented by the RMWB & MCA

10:15 p.m.                                Feature Film Presentation

11:59 p.m.                                Syncrude Grand Finale Fireworks

What you need to know:

In accordance with recommended health measures regarding physical distancing at events, a number of protocols and regulations will be in effect. By submitting a request to attend this event you acknowledge that you will comply with the following regulations:

  • Attendees must remain in their vehicles at all times while at the event, other than to exit their vehicle to use the washroom. If an attendee exits a vehicle for any reason other than to use the washroom, the attendee and the vehicle they arrived in will be politely asked to leave.
  • Open vehicle hatchbacks and sitting in truck beds may not occur.
  • It is recommended that vehicle windows remain rolled up.
  • Washrooms will be available. If needed, guests can walk or drive their vehicles to the dedicated washroom parking stalls in front of Shell Place. While using washroom facilities attendees must wear a non-medical mask and practice physical distancing of 2 metres. This is applicable to guests who are not of the same household. Guests must return back to their vehicles immediately after using the washroom facilities.
  • It is recommended that attendees bring their own hand sanitizer.
  • Food and beverage will not be available for sale so bring your favorite movie snacks.
  • Smoking of any kind and consumption of alcoholic beverages is not permitted.
  • Garbage must be cleaned out and disposed of once you return home.
  • Idling of vehicles is not encouraged.
  • Motor-homes, RV's, and Passenger vans are not permitted.
  • Re-entry is not permitted.
  • All attendees must comply with Parking Attendants direction upon entry and exit.
  • Access to MacDonald Island Park by vehicle, on foot or any other type of transportation will not be permitted to those who do not have a confirmed ticket of entry.
  • Attendees must arrive on the designated date that is outlined on their confirmation e-mail.
  • Once registered, you will not be able to “change” dates.
  • If you’ve been selected, please show up – spots are limited.

The annual Syncrude Grand Finale Fireworks will be launched twice this year on both June 30 and July 1, to coincide with the family movie nights. While access to MacDonald Island Park by vehicle, foot or any other form of transportation will not be permitted to those who do not have a confirmed ticket entry, the fireworks will be visible from different points throughout the community. Community members are reminded that physical distancing measures need to be upheld to ensure everyone’s health and safety this year. 

We know things look a bit different and that this isn’t the norm but we are so excited to once again, celebrate with the Wood Buffalo community. So grab your favorite movie, snack, a cozy blanket and get ready for a fun family evening as we celebrate Canada Day 2020!

Thank you for entering the ticket lottery! Submissions are now closed.

The RRC wishes to thank the following community partners for their support in making this event possible: Syncrude, Canadian Natural, United Rentals, TD Bank Group, MIX 103.7 FM & 100.5 CRUZ FM and Country 93.3 & 97.9 ROCK

Community Partners

Thank you to our Community Partners

  • Syncrude
  • Canadian Natural
  • United Rentals
  • TD Bank Group
  • MIX 103.7 FM & 100.5 CRUZ FM
  • Country 93.3 & 97.9 ROCK