Seeing is truly Believing

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Join us for an eye opening tour of United Way dollars at work in our community on Thursday, August 20th. Thanks to transportation generously provided by Diversified Transportation, individuals will have the opportunity to meet the people who work every day to make a difference in the lives of those in need. Together, participants will gather at The Redpoll Centre before embarking on a coach trip to visit the facilities across the Wood Buffalo region where change is happening. They will see the sights and hear the stories from those whose lives have been positively impacted by a gift/donation made to United Way of Fort McMurray.

The Redpoll Centre at Shell Place 1:00 pm

Mark Amy Treatment Centre 2:00 – 2:30pm

The Mark Amy Treatment Centre is a respected, successful and welcoming addiction treatment centre providing services to residents of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo as well as from other areas of the province. The centre is the only residential adult treatment center in the Wood Buffalo region and is one of the only facilities offering a concurrent disorders program within the Health Canada System.

Fort McMurray Boys & Girls Club 3:15 – 3:45pm

At the heart of Boys & Girls Club is the belief that every kid has potential and the role of the community is to foster that potential. Boys and Girls Club provides kids with a safe and secure environment in combination with enrichment programs that support the healthy development of children of all ages. By fostering a sense of belonging, personal empowerment, achievement, and self-confidence in children and youth, Boys & Girls Club is building their resiliency and independence while helping them overcome barriers to success they may face.

Want to experience the magic of a Seeing Is Believing Tour?  RSVP to Cindy Walker at by August 16th.


Author: Russell Thomas

​Russell is a marketing and communications professional who has spent 20 years in Wood Buffalo working with the OK Radio Group, Keyano College, Arts Council Wood Buffalo, and now with The United Way of Fort McMurray. A regular blogger, Russell's writing can be seen online ( and in multiple publications. His paintings can be seen in homes and businesses throughout the community. Married to Heather and "Papa" to Dylan and Ben, Russell is a passionate spokesperson for United Way.