YOUR McMURRAY TEAM

YOUR McMURRAY TEAM

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Your McMurray Team is a collaboration of authors and contributors from in and around Fort McMurray.

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Dec
17
2019
Volume
8-1
Published in 2019 Top 50 Under 50
Melanie Walsh Age: 25 For Melanie Walsh deciding to pursue a career in journalism was apparent as she believed the power of storytelling could have a positive impact. “I love being able to go to work every morning and help people get a good start to their day by sharing…
Dec
17
2019
Volume
8-1
Published in 2019 Top 50 Under 50
Dustin Nokohoo Age: 35 Dustin Nokohoo is a family man and devotes his life to them through the community by providing athletic opportunities and training to youth. “I dedicate myself to my family. I want them to have a great life with me in it,” said Nokohoo, HSE (Health, Safety…
Dec
17
2019
Volume
8-1
Published in 2019 Top 50 Under 50
Said El Mejdani Age: 49 Said El-Mejdani is one of the most innovative teachers in the Wood Buffalo region for promoting the growth of education in computer science. Mejdani is a Computer Science Teacher at Westwood Community High School with the Fort McMurray Public School District and volunteers in the…
Dec
17
2019
Volume
8-1
Published in 2019 Top 50 Under 50
Cecilia Sara Age: 46 Cecilia Sara is a local community member dedicated to celebrating cultural diversity and raising awareness about religious, cultural and physical discrimination. She describes Fort McMurray as a place that understands the importance of acceptance between cultures and loves that community events focus on multiculturalism. “Fort McMurray…
Dec
17
2019
Volume
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Rebecca White Age: 32 Rebecca White has a special love for humanity and learned at a young age that no matter how big or small the effort, philanthropy can help change the world. Growing up in Monastery, Nova Scotia, White’s mother taught her and her four older sisters the importance…
Dec
17
2019
Volume
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Chelsi Ryan Age: 26 Born and raised in Fort McMurray, Chelsi Ryan spends her days teaching fifth graders that learning is fun, athletics are important, and being weird is the best thing you can be. For Ryan, growing up in Fort McMurray was comprised of long winters spent spinning tubes…
Dec
17
2019
Volume
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Allison Flett Age: 43 Allison Flett has countless fond memories of the Wood Buffalo region, but one she counts as her favourite came from a terrible experience. “As awful as evacuation from the Wildfire was, when you had time to sit and think about it, when you were safe, it…
Dec
17
2019
Volume
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Andrew Wilcox Age: 39 Andrew Wilcox is an Alberta farm kid who followed his dream of making it into radio all around the province and country. “I came to Fort McMurray almost six years ago to continue that journey and have fallen in love with this place,” said Wilcox. As…
Dec
17
2019
Volume
8-1
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Michelle Farrow Age: 40 Michelle Farrow grew up in a rural Cape Breton in an Acadian fishing town called Ile Madame. It was these formative years spent with her three siblings that inspired her to a life of helping others. “My brother Matt inspired me in so many ways to…
Dec
17
2019
Volume
8-1
Published in 2019 Top 50 Under 50
Melinda Richter Age: 31 Melinda Richter learned the meaning of dedication on long drives up and down Highway 881, travelling from her childhood home of Janvier to Fort McMurray for her extracurricular activities as a child. This dedication, paired with the unwavering encouragement from her parents to always follow her…

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