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Welcome to Volunteer Wood Buffalo

Our Mission: To promote, develop and support volunteerism in the Wood Buffalo Region.

Our Vision: Wood Buffalo residents embrace volunteerism to enhance engagement in creating community.

Heart of Wood Buffalo Leadership Awards Results

Organizers of the 2014 Heart of Wood Buffalo Leadership Awards are very pleased to announce the 2014 Award Winners!

The Awards were held on April 23rd at the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts at Holy Trinity High School, hosted by emcee Marty Giles from North Star Ford and with keynote speaker, Liz Weaver.

In addition to receiving a beautiful, hand-crafted award, the Award Winners each received a $5,000 cash prize that they donated to the Wood Buffalo nonprofit community organization of their choice.

The winners are...

Social Prosperity Leadership Award, presented by Suncor Energy Foundation and sponsored by the Social Prosperity Wood Buffalo

Tervita Corporation: Organization selected to receive the $5,000 is the Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association

Volunteer Recognition Award in honour of Bill Bloomfield, presented and sponsored by Shell ·

Rolando Inzunza: Organization selected to receive the $5,000 is YMCA Immigrant Settlement Services

Board Leadership Award, presented by FuseSocial and sponsored by ATB Financial ·

Ed Kamps, Multicultural Association: Organization selected to receive the $5,000 is Multicultural Association

Executive Leadership Award, presented FuseSocial and sponsored by Syncrude Canada Ltd. ·

Lynn Rhoddy, Stepping Stones Youth Homes: Two organizations selected to receive the $5,000 is Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association and Franchophone

Community Impact Award, presented by the United Way of Fort McMurray and sponsored by TOTAL E&P Canada

Santa’s Anonymous: Organization selected to receive the $5,000 is Santas Anonymous

Newcomer Engagement Award in memory of Lyle Leboldus, presented by the Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association and sponsored by Hedco Group Inc.

Kevin Garbuio: Organization selected to receive the $5,000 award was the Fort McMurray Football Association

Click HERE to view the entire press release.

Thank you to everyone involved!  

From those who nominated to our winners and sponsors and volunteers and everyone in between,
we couldn't have done this within your support.

3rd Wood Buffalo Timeraiser Results


FuseSocial hosted the
3rd Wood Buffalo Timeraiser presented by Suncor
on Thursday, April 10th during
National Volunteer Week (April 6th to 12th). 

Art. Paid with Heart. 
FuseSocial’s Silent Auction with a Twist.

The event took place at MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery presented by Kirschner Family Corporation.  Unlike traditional art auctions, attendees of the event bid volunteer hours instead of money for original local artwork.

FuseSocial purchased 40 pieces of art for approximately $20,000 from several of Wood Buffalo’s most talented artists. The varied collection included canvas paintings, jewelry, and sculptures.  

Social profit organizations set up exhibitor booths at the event to build awareness for their causes and to network with the attendees.  Participating organizations included Centre of Hope, MS Society, Stepping Stones, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Big Brothers/ Big Sisters (BBBS), Fort McMurray Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), HIV North, Scouts Canada, Chess Club, Alberta Brian Injury Network, Scouts Canada, McMurray Sno-Drifters Association, Some Other Solutions (SOS), Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB), and Northern Lights Regional Health Centre.

To encourage more participants to bid this year, a maximum bid amount of 200 hours was placed. More than a quarter of the pieces were auctioned off for the maximum amount. Over 3,800 volunteer hours in total were raised from the auctioning of those art pieces. The next Wood Buffalo Timeraiser is currently being planned for April 2015.

FuseSocial would like to publicly thank all the volunteers, sponsors, supporters, and attendees who helped make the 3rd Wood Buffalo Timeraiser presented by Suncor a successful event.

Find FuseSocial on the web at, on Twitter @FuseSocialYMM, on Facebook at FuseSocialYMM, or on Instagram @fusesocial.

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Everyone has something to offer; something that will be appreciated more than you’ll know and will make a positive difference. Volunteering is one thing in life you know you won’t regret. Those are good odds.”

Paula Ogonoski

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194 Grenfell Crescent, Wood Buffalo Community Village. Fort McMurray, AB, T9H 2M6

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