Over 50 residents showed up to the Oilsands Trade and Conference to support the Trans Mountain Pipeline.
A rally was held in conjunction with the two-day event earlier this week.
Co-organizer Robbie Picard tells Mix News he’s held multiple rallies in different cities across the country, including Halifax and Victoria.
He says it was important for him to hold one here in Fort McMurray.
“All this attention was negatively put on Fort McMurray and I don’t think it’s right, I think it’s a shame and if I can do what I can in my little way to fight it, I think that’s important.”
Picard also believes Wood Buffalo should be doing more to promote itself.
He goes on to say that ‘Fort McMurray has dropped the ball’ in the pipeline dispute.
“I think we’re a little content here and we’re not doing enough, so I wanted to try and revive the pipeline discussion.”
Back in April, before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to Fort McMurray, Mayor Don Scott said he would like to see a pipeline summit held in the region.
Meanwhile, Picard plans to visit more cities and balance out the conversation over the pipeline.
“I would argue that we accomplished our goals in every city – in Calgary, we had almost 3,000 people, some we’ve 30, but each time we do one it’s been very positive.”
He’s also planning on holding more local town halls to keep the conversation alive in Wood Buffalo.