2023’s Top 50 Under 50 Celebration presented by Acden
On Thursday, December 7, 2023, Acden hosted an evening to celebrate Your McMurray Magazine’s Top 50 Under 50 and the YMM Builders. This is the third year that Acden has been the presenting partner of YMM’s Top 50 Under 50 program.
Shining the spotlight on the amazing contributions of 2023’s recipients, it was a night to celebrate the movers, shakers and impact-makers of the Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo region.
Elder Roy Ladouceur, Rick and Cathy Kirschner, and Frank and Barb Reitz were recognized as 2023’s YMM Builders, acknowledging and celebrating their impactful contributions to the region. The YMM Builders program was established five years ago to recognize the works of our community’s members who no longer fit in the “Under 50” classification.
Team Balsom, with the help of Encore Tents YMM, Cass & Nat Event Planning, and United Way Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo, transformed Acden’s iconic lobby into an elegant reception space where guests mixed and mingled while enjoying sips and nibbles from Outpost Wine Sales and Events and YMM Charcuterie. Nicole MacLean captured beautiful photos throughout the evening, and guests also had the opportunity to capture some candid photos and videos at Cmplitzy’s 360 photo 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). The YMM Builders were also presented with personalized painted bricks commissioned by local artist Lianna Wheeldon.
In addition to their framed certificates, each recipient received a swag bag that included goodies from Mini Green Havens, Chocolates and Candlelight, Arts Council Wood Buffalo, Absolute Serendipity – Benjamin Moore, OBB Gifts Fort McMurray and Landmark Cinemas.
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.
Thank you to the following who helped make the evening possible:
Frames: Birch Mountain Enterprises
Catering: YMM Charcuterie
Bar Services: Outpost Wine Sales & Events
Photography: Nicole MacLean Photography
Printing: Printing Unlimited
MC: Mike Jones, Team Balsom
Volunteer Group: YMM Dance Company Parents