Displaced Fort McMurray residents got a sobering drive-by view of their burned city Friday in a convoy that was moving evacuees south to reunite with families and friends.
Officials said shifting winds were giving the embattled northern Alberta city a break, but they added the fire that forced 80,000 people from their homes remained out of control and was likely to burn for weeks.
The evacuees are spread all over Alberta and as we speak are busy trying to get kids registered in school, find a permanent place to live, and deal with what is happening.
Canadians have been so willing to extend help when help is needed. THIS is the Canada I grew up in. THIS is the Canada I want the world to see
Come out today to show your support Carleton Place!
$5 BBQ Fundraiser
The Carleton Place and District Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Carleton Place Business Improvement area and the Town of Carleton Place are working to support the Beckwith Butcher and Y101.1 with their “CARLETON PLACE CARES’ Community Fort McMurray $5 BBQ Fundraiser on Tuesday May 10th from NOON – 7pm at 1 Costello Drive in Carleton Place.
Y101.1 will be covering the event and The Beckwith Butcher is donating all the meat including Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Pulled Pork and Maple Chipotle Sausages. Giant Tiger is donating drinks, Betty Bread is donating buns and Mitchell’s Independent Grocers is donating condiments.
You can have your choice of meat and a drink for just $5
The Town of Carleton Place is making a donation and there will be donation boxes there as well. let’s do what we do best!!