Thank you

Thank You From Mayor And Council


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The Mayor and Council of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo wish to recognize the exceptional service of members of our community during the first 100 hours of the 2016 Horse River Wildfire – including Firefighters, Law Enforcement personnel (RCMP, Bylaw and Sheriffs) and members of the public.

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Full Messages From Mayor and Councillors

Mayor Melissa Blake

“Thank you doesn’t cover it, but I hope eternal gratitude will!”

Councillor Tyran Ault

“Thank you for showing Alberta, Canada and the rest of the world what Fort McMurray Strong truly is.”

Councillor Keith McGrath

“Words cannot express my personal gratitude to everyone who supported our community. Thank you for all you did and for all you continue to do!”

Councillor Phil Meagher

“Thanks for your tireless efforts. You are all heroes to me!”

Councillor Jane Stroud

"Thank you to the Firefighters, REOC Centre, and Volunteers who supported our region during the wildfire. Thank you to Citizens, Businesses and Organizations both near and far who supported our region after the wildfire."

Councillor Colleen Tatum

“On May 3 our community was changed forever. However because of people like you, people who leapt forward to help others, to assist where needed, to comfort and to rescue – it was saved. Our community is more than a series of buildings. It’s a home for people of all ages and backgrounds who are united in making a great life in Wood Buffalo. What you did saved the chance for each of those people to continue to call our region home. Your service to fellow community member will forever be woven in the fabric of Wood Buffalo and in our hearts forever. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

Councillor Allan Vinni

“Thanks to every member of our region for everything each of you did.”

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