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RMWB Wildfire Recovery Information

Community gatherings are being held throughout the region starting on May 3 to recognize the May 2016 Horse River Wildfire.

The community gatherings include the dawn-to-dusk event being held at Snye Point Park and in Fort McKay on May 3, 2017 and events planned for Fort Chipewyan, Anzac and Gregoire Lake Estates, Conklin, and Janvier in the days following. 

"As we mark the first year of recovery, we know that feelings are going to be mixed," said Mayor Melissa Blake. "By providing respectful space and opportunity, willing residents will be able to connect, share and reflect together on our experiences of the last year."

The Snye Point Park event takes place from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. and will include breakfast hosted by Alberta Motor Association, lunch hosted by Unifor and a BBQ dinner hosted by ATCO. Activities during the day include yoga, meditation, a pipe ceremony, art activities and more.

Parking will be limited, so residents are encouraged to use transit where possible. From 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., complimentary buses will shuttle passengers between the Main Street terminal at the Jubilee Building and Snye Point Park. The buses will also service the overflow parking lot at Borealis Park.

Rural events include barbecues, children’s activities, mindfulness exercises, presentations and more.

An itinerary of events has been released for the Snye Point Park gathering and the rural community gatherings. Learn more at rmwb.ca/CommunityGatherings.

Anyone with questions about the Community Gatherings or about the rebuild and recovery of the region can call the PULSE Line at 780-743-7000 or can email recovery@rmwb.ca.

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