RMWB Municipal service update: facility closures and postponed events

“Public health and safety and the well-being of residents is and will always be our priority, the Municipality is taking this situation very seriously and taking measures to prepare and protect all residents and communities within the region"


Effective March 14, 2020, the following facilities in Fort McMurray will be closed until further notice:


  • Casman Centre (Thickwood Heights Daycare will remain open)
  • Frank Lacroix Arena
  • Doug Barnes Cabin
  • Vista Ridge Ski Hill


Fort Chipewyan facility closures include:

  • Sonny Flett Aquatic Centre 
  • Archie Simpson Arena
  • Syncrude Youth Centre  
  • Mamawi Hall


These upcoming events are postponed or cancelled until further notice:


  • Winter Maintenance engagement sessions - all in-person sessions are postponed. Residents can still leave feedback online
  • Downtown Revitalization Incentive Pilot Project (DRIPP) design charettes – all sessions are postponed
  • Monday Senior Lunch in Janvier – cancellation of March events
  • Wednesday Senior Lunch in Janvier – cancellation of March events
  • Senior Luncheon in Conklin on March 24 – cancelled
  • Janvier Community Event on April 9 – postponed until further notice 


Municipal offices and public transit will remain open, with increased cleaning protocols and prevention measures in place. Members of the public that have meetings or other events scheduled with the Municipality should check with organizers on the status of these activities. 


Moving forward, there may be other changes in services, but business continuity plans are in place to provide the essential services that keep community members safe and the municipality running. All municipal updates regarding service changes will continue to be available at rmwb.ca/covid19.


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