We Say Thanks

This section is devoted to Gratitude, defined as the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Throughout the last few months, Fort McMurray and the surrounding communities have seen heroes everywhere. Whether first responders, volunteers, donors...heroes are all around us.

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We Say Thanks

Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
“Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the “hero” within us is revealed.” – Bob Riley
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
During such a chaotic time, I never thought I would feel so thankful. Although we were forced out of our homes and witnessed terrifying sights, the kindness of others has been the most overwhelming part of it all.  
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
If one were to never leave certain areas of the region, one might think it had never happened. Driving up Thickwood Boulevard, the landscape looks virtually unchanged, the trees fresh and covered in foliage, the grass green and lush. The dichotomy is startling when one drives into the areas where…
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
I am from Fort McMurray. I watched my city burn. I’ve seen an orange and black sky with ashes flying around as the fire continued to rage. I’ve smelled air that reeked of smoke as the flames continued to eat up trees and houses and everything that stood in its…
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
At our most vulnerable moments you reached out to us in ways that cannot be captured by mere words, but I will try... My name is Arianna Johnson, I am a citizen of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and Fort McMurray is my home.

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