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
Taylor Pope Age: 29 Taylor Pope grew up as an incredibly shy kid in a small town in Ontario, which is why his career in radio has continued to surprise the people he grew up with. “Even now as an adult, I’m not the most talkative person but put a…
Dec
17
2019
Volume
8-1
Published in 2019 Top 50 Under 50
Dwayne Vigilance Age: 47 Dwayne Vigilance’s favourite memory of his time in the Wood Buffalo region is growing up during the 80s, “Where you left your door open and everyone knew who you were. It was a great sense of community.” Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Vigilance is  a…
Dec
17
2019
Volume
8-1
Published in 2019 Top 50 Under 50
Keegan Kuhr Age: 31 Keegan Kuhr has called Fort McMurray home since before he was able to speak, having moved here at just six months old. Today, he is the Head Men’s Volleyball Coach and Be Fit For Life Coordinator at Keyano College. A graduate of Keyano College himself, Kuhr…
Dec
17
2019
Volume
8-1
Published in 2019 Top 50 Under 50
Nathan Whiteknife Age: 38 Alberta-born Nathan Whiteknife dedicates his time to mentoring life skills and work ethic to Fort McMurray youth through Canadian’s most-favoured sport – hockey. “Setting up the next generation for success in whatever journey they choose in life” is a cause that the Fort McMurray Minor Hockey…
Dec
17
2019
Volume
8-1
Published in 2019 Top 50 Under 50
Jianhonghu (Vincent Hu) Age: 44 Sushi lovers know to go to Fuji Japanese Restaurant to not only have the best authentic dishes in Fort McMurray but to see Vincent Hu. Working as management at the local sushi eatery, Hu is a familiar face around the place as his robust personality…
Dec
17
2019
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8-1
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Billy Martin Age: 37 Billy Martin is the kind of volunteer who saves lives. In 2014, he worked tirelessly to raise $40,000 for a campaign called Chloe’s Miracle Trip to Newfoundland. Those funds were used to fly a four-year-old girl named Chloe with a rare form of cancer to across…
Dec
17
2019
Volume
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Published in 2019 Top 50 Under 50
Robbie Picard Age: 42 Robbie Picard moved to Fort McMurray around 15 years ago. He came here penniless with nothing more than an idea of what it would take to turn his life around and become successful. Although the path was difficult, Picard managed to work his way up from…
Dec
17
2019
Volume
8-1
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Lisa Sweet Age: 39 Newfoundland-born Lisa Sweet grew up in a small fishing town of fewer than 1,000 people with little to do but play sports, be outside and fish with her Father. At the age of 12 she was on the water for three to four days per trip,…
Dec
17
2019
Volume
8-1
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Audrey Redcrow Age: 37 Community, a close-knit family and strong traditional practices are major factors on Audrey Redcrow’s list of life values. Born and raised on Treaty 8 territory in Fort McKay, Redcrow and her three siblings were raised by her single-widowed mother with help from her grandparents. “We were…
Dec
17
2019
Volume
8-1
Published in 2019 Top 50 Under 50
Brandi Gartner Age: 38 Having a farm life upbringing with plenty of responsibility, Brandi Gartner is proud of the learning she consumed from her younger years. “My mom is a teacher who is infinitely curious about the world around her. She instilled the value of learning and education, which continues…

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