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Thank you for celebrating the north at WinterPLAY!

Thank you to everyone who came down to the Snye for WinterPLAY 2017 on Feb 24 - 26. We hope you enjoyed all that the festival had to offer this year. Check back for updates related to WinterPLAY 2018!

The WinterPLAY Festival is an annual three-day gathering at Snye Park in Fort McMurray with beautiful ice sculptures, fireworks, family-friendly activities and entertainment for all to enjoy.

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is committed to providing programs and events that celebrate and embrace the magic of winter.

Share how YOU celebrate the north by using #WinterPLAY2017 on Twitter or Instagram!

Shootout on the Snye 10th Anniversary

Congratulations to the winning teams of the 10th annual Shootout on the Snye pond hockey tournament!

Initiation: Tar Town Shooters
Novice: Ice Snipers
Atom: Falcons
Peewee: Canadian Dusters
Open: Blades of Steel

Ice hockey has been played on the frozen waterways of our region for decades, going as far back as the 1930s. Back then, hockey teams from the communities of Fort McMurray and Waterways would compete for the Fairbairn Cup, which was donated by the owner of Imperial Oil, Jack Fairbairn.

The 2017 tournament is particularly special as it marked the 10th anniversary of Shootout on the Snye in its current format.

Thank you to our volunteers and community partners!

WinterPLAY, as with all RMWB events, could not be successful without the talented, generous and committed volunteers and community partners. Thank you for giving back to your community! WinterPLAY 2017 Thank You

Event Contacts

Roxanne Andras - 780-793-1149

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