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Have Your Say About the Wood Buffalo Sport Connection

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 3, 2016) – Residents are invited to take a short survey and attend an engagement session to gauge interest in the proposed creation of a Wood Buffalo Sport Connection (WBSC).

“Our region is a provincial leader in sport and the WBSC would help enhance accessibility to resources such as training, certification, recruitment and retention for the entire sport community,” said Michelle Toner, Supervisor, Community Strategies. “The first step, however, is determining if the public would support such an organization, so we encourage everyone to learn about the WBSC and take the survey.”

The WBSC, if created, would focus primarily on “sport development” programs (non-profit sport, recreation activities, and high performance, physical literacy and/or active participation efforts) and “sport for development” outcomes (sport for the purpose of personal and physical development). Through a community-driven and strategic approach, the WBSC would advocate for athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and sport organizations alike.

A public engagement session will take place Oct. 5, from 4 – 8 p.m. in MacDonald Island’s concourse. Information about the proposed WBSC, including a fact sheet and access to the survey, can be found at


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