July 2013

There are 11 blog entries for July 2013.

golf_250The Fort McMurray Golf Club provides a great 18-hole escape for any golfer. This course is known as one of the must play course in Canada and provides the Borealis Forest and the Athabasca River for excellent views of natures throughout the area. With valleys, creek beds, large greens and many undulations, the course is both beautiful and challenging for all golfers.

The beauty you experience from the tee will amazing you and the course provide plenty of challenge for excellent golfers, while providing the necessary forgiveness for less skilled golfers. The course measures 6,858 yards from the back tees and provides three sets of tee for all skill levels.

Facilities

Along with the beautiful course, members and visitors can enjoy many other parts of

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skating_375Many areas throughout Canada are known for ice skating, whether it's figure skating, hockey or just casual skating for fun. Moving to Fort McMurray provides the opportunity to learn how to skate and get involved in one of the programs at Noralta Skating Club.

The Noralta Skating Club is one of the best skate clubs in the area and provides plenty of great programs. Figure skating programs include:

  • Can Skate Program
  • Star Skate Tier 1 - A development level for those coming from the Can Skate Program.
  • Star Skate Tier 2 & 3 - This is a preliminary level for skaters.
  • Star Skate Tier 4 - Perfect for those ready to graduate from the primary level
  • Star Skate Tier 5 - The highest level of the program and considered the Gold Level.
  • Learn to Skate -
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The Keyano's Syncrude Sport & Wellness Centre is currently being restored and renovated. This center is working with the YMCA Wood Buffalo and MacDonald Island Park to continue taking care of members through the renovations. The centre plans to reopen in September for students, staff and community members.

New Features and Restoration

When the centre reopens members will notice upgraded technology, better equipment and new flooring. The new features will make the centre better for everybody and help to provide even more benefits for members. The Huskies season won't be affected by these renovations and they will still play as normal.

As a member of the facility, you can enjoy sports leagues, fitness and wellness. Men can choose from ball hockey and

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Relocating is difficult, especially if you don't know anybody or the new city. If you're moving to Fort McMurray, getting to know some of the other people within the community can make the transition much easier. Plenty of great events happen every year giving you the opportunity to find new friends and enjoy traditions within the community. Here are the top events to add to your calendar.

Annual TransAlta interPLAY Festival

Held in August (this year from the 3rd to the 12th), this event features a film festival, car show, plenty of performances, the Northern WarriorRace and so much more. It's a huge event happening on King Street and at the Keyano College Grounds. Come out for just one day or all week long to enjoy the dancing, vendors, musical

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nightlife01_200Fort McMurray isn't known for a crazy nightlife like some of the larger cities in the country. However, there are plenty of places for adults to enjoy. If you're looking for a great hangout, try one of these top choices.

Podollan Pub

One of the most popular bars in the area, Podollan Pub is found on Franklin Avenue. It's a great place for a hockey game or to hang out after work. The 120" screens make it perfect for sports and the menu provides plenty of choices for everybody. Podollan's has a great steak selection and hosts live music events regularly.

You won't find dancing or a DJ here every night, but they do host DJ events regularly. If you're looking for one of the best hangouts in Fort McMurray, Podollan Pub is the place to start.

Oil Can

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steak_250Fort McMurray is full of great restaurants and if you're new to the area, it's important to know where to go. Whether you need to escape the kids for a date night or you're searching for the perfect place for family dining, you can find something to fit your needs. Here are the top eateries in the area.

Fugi Japanese Food

With some of the best sushi and Japanese food in town, Fugi's is a great place for a date. The sashimi is excellent and the service here is known to be fantastic.

The Keg Steakhouse & Bar

Known as one of the most expensive restaurants in the area, The Keg Steakhouse & Bar is the perfect choice for a nice date. The steaks are well worth the price and they have some of the best prime rib you'll find in the area.

Spring Moon

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relax_333If you just arrived in Fort McMurray or you're getting ready to relocate to the area, it's a great time of the year for fun activities. Throughout the Wood Buffalo area, you will find all kinds of things to do. The long summer days of Alberta provide plenty of sunlight perfect for outdoor activities, such as golfing, hiking, canoeing, picnicking and more.

Three Golf Courses and More Athletic Activities

If you love to golf, you can choose from three different courses throughout the area. However, there's more to do than just golf. The Suncor Community Leisure Centre provides plenty of courts for athletics, along with aquatic facilities. Basketball, softball, tennis and many other athletics are found throughout the area during the summer.

Discover the

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Peter Pond Mall is more than just a place for shopping. Of course, with the many shops found here, it's a top shopping destination in Fort McMurray, but there's more to it than just stores. Throughout the mall, you'll find a number of great shops, plenty of restaurants and entertainment options. The mall also features some unique services for residents to enjoy.

Services Found at the Mall

One of the things that makes Peter Pond Mall unique is the services you can enjoy as your shopping. The family first attitude of the mall provides Family Rooms for your convenience, along with areas for nursing and areas for baby changing. Another service from the mall is called, Walk-a-Mall. This gives you the perfect opportunity to enjoy a comfortable area for

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Relocating to the Fort McMurray area or moving from one neighbourhood to another can lead to a better living experience, especially with Long Boat Landing. This is the first community with a master plan ready to create a better home for all within the neighbourhood. Not only will it provide a great place to escape and call home, but it will also provide plenty of natural areas for walking, relaxing, playing, cycling and more.

This community is located between the Hangingstone and Clearwater Rivers and will offer plenty of great residential options. Whether you enjoy riding a bike or natural parks, this is a great place to call home. The neighbourhoods found throughout the area will provide homes with character and a village-like setting.

The master

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golf_course_2_250The Miskanaw Golf Club is the top choice found throughout Fort McMurray and provides plenty of great scenery throughout. This course is challenging for all skill levels and known as one of the best choices in all of Alberta. The course was redesigned by Robert Kains Golf Course Architecture, which has provided designs for over 125 courses throughout Canada.

If you enjoy socializing with other golfers, this is the place to do it. The Miskanaw Golf Club is a great place for socializing and one of the favorites found in downtown Fort McMurray. With leagues for men, women and juniors, there's always a program you can join to meet new people. They also provide the Start New at Golf or SNAG and Get Golf Ready programs.

The Golf Course

With 18 holes

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