What's happening in Fort McMurray?

I'm spending a week away from Fort McMurray and the pesky smoke I hear is still heavy around town, having gone down to Edmonton and Calgary, and onwards to the Rockies. I'm having a pretty damn good time in the sunshine, enjoying time with friends and the husband - even meeting up with Jennifer for a quick photoshoot. It's been good, painful club foot aside. However, the swelling has gone down and I'm off the antibiotics, I even invested in my first orthopedic shoes. Now we wait for the pain to subside as well. Today holds adventures in Canmore, and tomorrow we're celebrating a gnarly couple getting hitched in the mountains (on our anniversary, no less)!

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Of course, me being gone this weekend, there's a ton of stuff on the go in Fort Mac! I figured I'd compile a little list for the ones not knowing what to do!

Saturday July 11th

Arts themed Urban Market!

Urban Market 11 July

Special events include art demos, live music and entertainment, plus special guests from the Artists in Residency program, as well as a live painting being done by Russell Thomas. Everything happens at Jubilee Plaza from 10am to 4pm.

Yogi Triathlon with In Balance!


When? July 11th, 9 am

The first yogi triathlon presented by In Balance For Life was a huge success with over 100 participants. For the second time this summer, join In Balance's Kaitlin Armstrong for a fun filled 5km walk or run through the beautiful Birchwood Trails followed by a 60 minute yoga class and 60 minute meditation!

There are prizes for best dressed, homemade snacks accompanied by live music!

Down & Derby!

The Tar Sand Betties takes on Edmonton's Dirty Harriets!

Down & Derby

Last year the Betties came away with a win against the Harriets after travelling to take them on in Edmonton. This year the Harriet's are back. but this time with a score to settle! Crash seating, whizzing wheels, bumper to bumper action that's fun for everyone! Get the family together, and treat them to an evening out that everyone can enjoy!

Doors Open: 6:00PM First Whistle: 7:00PM

Sunday July 12th

Largest outdoors yoga class in Fort McMurray!


Join the Oranj team for the largest outdoors yoga class!

Wrath of Shaw Comedy Show!

11709677_486781948146147_4841472157803301930_o SUNDAY, JULY 12TH, 8PM Paddy McSwiggins 320 Thickwood BLVD

Looking for a laugh? Want to start your week off the right way? Still bored because Game of Thrones is over?

If you answered YES to any of the above quesitons, come to Paddy McSwiggins for the Wrath of Shaw Comedy Show! This one of a kind, comedy variety show features stand-up performed by Justin Shaw, and wicked-cool-awesome improv comedy performed by Thunder Struck Improv!

Grab a drink, and get ready to laugh! +18

Go out and enjoy yourself this weekend, Fort McMurray! I'll see you next week.