Celebrating the Class of 2022 in Style

Posted by: Krista Balsom

2022’s Top 50 Under 50 Celebration presented by Acden.

Reflecting back on one of the best evenings of 2022, on Thursday, November 24, 2022, Acden hosted an evening to celebrate Your McMurray Magazine’s Top 50 Under 50 and the YMM Builders.

Filled with the movers and shakers and impact-makers of the Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo region, the night shone a spotlight on the amazing contributions of the class of 2022. 

Along with the Top 50 Under 50, 2022’s YMM Builders were celebrated. This year, Elder Lina Gallup,  Elder Robert Cree, and Marty and Dennine Giles were recognized for their contributions to the community, adding a vibrancy, diversity, and beauty made possible thanks to them.

Cass&Nat Event Planning transformed the already-gorgeous Acden lobby into an elegant space, with some extra touches provided by United Way Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo, where guests could mix and mingle, while Emily Gale Photography and Nicholas Vardy Photography captured the evening in photos. Guests also had the opportunity to snap some candid shots in the photo booth provided by Unicorn Booth

As part of the evening’s program, each Top 50 Under 50 recipient and YMM Builder honouree was presented with a framed certificate to commemorate their contributions to the region, thanks to Birch Mountain Enterprises (BME). 

In addition to their framed certificates, each recipient received a swag bag, courtesy of Keyano College, that included gift cards from Achieve Wellness Spa, Boston Pizza, and more!

Guests were treated to an amazing charcuterie-filled canoe, styled by the amazing All Things Charcuterie, while Outpost Wine Sales & Events and Firebag Coffee Company kept the drinks flowing. Top 50 recipient, Ginger Auger, also provided guests with her famous creations from Ginger’s Bannock House

Celebrating the Top 50 Under 50 as well as the YMM Builders is one of the highlights of our year, and we are so grateful for the opportunity to recognize and celebrate them with the help of Acden. 

Click here to learn more about the Class of 2022.

Download the full PDF edition of YMM here.

Thank you to the following who helped make the evening possible: 

Venue: Acden

Decor: Cass&Nat Event Planning

Event Supplies: Birch Mountain Enterprises, Keyano College, Achieve Wellness Spa, Boston Pizza, United Way Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo, Unicorn Booth

Catering: All Things Charcuterie, Ginger’s Bannock House

Bar Services: Outpost Wine Sales & Events, Firebag Coffee Company

Photography: Emily Gale Photography, Nicholas Vary Photography

Videography: Matt Lorenz, Team Balsom

Printing: Printing Unlimited

MC: Mike Jones, Team Balsom 

Volunteer Group: YMM Dance Company Parents