Homegrown Heart

Written by Emma Carter

Jen Kennett emanates a warmth and joy that would be impossible to fabricate. She’s the kind of person who you feel comfortable striking up a conversation with and the kind of person you remember long after that conversation ends. Born and raised in Fort McMurray, she now lives with her husband and two daughters. In

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Pride of Fort McMurray

Written by Emma Carter

A common thread that connects newcomers of the Fort McMurray community is the initial intention to move here for just a short period of time. This is certainly true for Kristel Rensmaag, who first made the move to Fort McMurray after she completed her Bachelor of Education so she could gain work experience before returning

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Volunteering: A Way of Life

Dave Hutchinson knows a thing or two about volunteering. A native of Calgary, AB, Dave came to our vibrant city in 2013 to take on the role of Business Analyst for Diversified Transportation Ltd. He has been an active volunteer in our community since his arrival and he’s just getting started! Growing up in Calgary, Dave

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Skilled Opportunities Wanted!: Newcomer offers advanced skills

In Canada, up to 70% of population growth can be attributed to immigration – and each newcomer volunteers for an average of 162 hours annually. The generosity of newcomers and the drive to establish community connections makes a substantial impact on our community. However, the skill level and qualifications of newcomers is sometimes overlooked. Iveta Fojtikova,

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Multi-talented volunteer brings a range of skills to the Multicultural Association

Skilled volunteers like Jacinta Nwafornso are shifting the volunteerism paradigm

Simply put, “to be of service to others” was the answer Jacinta Nwafornso gave when we asked what drives her to volunteer. Jacinta, who believes in giving back to the community, moved to Fort McMurray in August 2016 from Halifax, Nova Scotia in search of employment. A community minded Accounting Graduate from Mount Saint Vincent

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Wood Buffalo Gets a Helping Hand from Across the Province

Travelling over 850 km, a Banff resident who simply refers to himself as Doug, felt compelled to help in some way after the devastating wildfire earlier this year. Not knowing where to start, he loaded up his van- a van that would be his sleeping quarters over the next several weeks-and headed to Fort McMurray.

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“I am proud to say Fort McMurray is my home”

Outstanding Citizen Harvey Tulk Opens up About his Life and the Impact of Volunteerism

Harvey Tulk has been a blessing to this community in more ways than we can thank him for. Since April 14th, he has volunteered 150+ hours of his own time to assist in anyway he can with multiple organizations and re-entry services. We at FuseSocial, through WBVolunteers.ca, would like to showcase this great guy and

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Wood Buffalo Volunteers Wildfire recovery

FuseSocial to Coordinate Volunteer Efforts in RMWB

FuseSocial will lead the recovery volunteer management post-wildfire in Fort McMurray.

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo announced today that FuseSocial will lead the recovery volunteer management post-wildfire in Fort McMurray. FuseSocial is a local organization that facilitates connecting registered volunteers with social profit organizations or individuals in need of volunteer support. Individuals interested in volunteering to help with the recovery efforts, and organizations or individuals

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Wood Buffalo Volunteers Wildfire recovery

Wildfire Recovery

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Voluntary re-entry is scheduled for June 1. Let everyone know you can help by signing-up here. Rebuilding will be an extensive process and our community will need ongoing volunteer support.

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Leadership Wood Buffalo - Class of 2016

Graduation Day!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LEADERSHIP WOOD BUFFALO CLASS OF 2016

The Leadership Wood Buffalo graduating class of 2016 are here and ready to help rebuild our community

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