On this day last year, people were evacuating the community from the Horse River wildfire.
Fast forward twelve months and the RMWB is hoping to have everyone together for a dawn-to-dusk community gathering. Residents can head down to Snye Park throughout the day, starting at 5:00 a.m. and going until 9:00 p.m.
There will be many activities for people to take part in including yoga, meditation, art activities and much more. There will also be a community breakfast and dinner.
Back in March, Councillor Sheldon Germain told Mix News the day is all about relationships and being together as a community.
“We were all leaving together and now we’re joining together.”
A number of road closures will be in effect for the dawn-to-dusk gathering. Hardin Street will be closed between Gordon Avenue and Snye Point Park and Morrison Street will be closed between Gordon Street and Morimoto Drive.
The RMWB is also asking residents to use transit where possible as parking will be limited. Complimentary shuttle buses will be offered between the Main Street terminal at the Jubilee Building and Snye Point Park. The buses will also service the overflow parking lot at Borealis Park.
Meanwhile, in Fort McKay, a BBQ and other activities will take place from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Firehall Grounds.
Fort Chipewyan, Janvier and Conklin will all be holding events at a later date.