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Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo

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The Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC) was created by the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) Council in October, 2012 to design, build, steward and operate several state-of-the-art community recreation, sport and event facilities and venues. The RRC was officially incorporated under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act on June 10, 2013.

Working in collaboration with the RMWB and with the communities it serves, the RRC builds upon the success of MacDonald Island Park, Canada’s largest community recreation and events experience, in order to lead and foster an approach of excellence in service delivery and facilities throughout the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, as well as supporting and enhancing initiatives already in place.

Aligned with the RMWB Municipal Development Plan, new initiatives are being developed utilizing the expertise of the entire region. As a result, the RRC will expand and develop services offered in cooperation with various sport, recreation and community associations to similar quality standards while adapting to suit the needs of each community. The facilities, designed to meet the needs of a growing population, encompass both those within the urban area of Fort McMurray as well as facilities in Anzac, Conklin, and Fort Chipewyan.

Alongside MacDonald Island, which includes the Suncor Community Leisure Centre, the Miskanaw Golf Club and Shell Place, and the Anzac Recreation Centre presented by Nexen Energy, a CNOOC Limited company, these future facilities will form the foundation for a new era in community recreation, sport and events in the Wood Buffalo region.

Capital Projects Overview

Project Status: January 2014 [PDF] Facility Planning, Construction & Operating Responsibilities [PDF] Facility Planning, Construction & Operating Continuum [PDF] Capital Project Budgets & Timeline [PDF]

  • Driven by community engagement and in collaboration with the RMWB, the RRC will operate facilities tailored to meet the specific needs of the communities the facilities will serve, while recognizing that anticipated population growth in the region may impact the role and function of these facilities.
  • Currently open to the community are three amenities at MacDonald Island Park in Fort McMurray: the Suncor Community Leisure Centre, Shell Place and Miskanaw Golf Club, and the Anzac Recreation Centre presented by Nexen Energy located in Anzac.