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Posted by: Balsom Team

Your McMurray Magazine’s 2023 Holiday Guide Presented by Hines Health Services

Each year, Your McMurray Magazine, published by Balsom, curates the content for the pages of the Holiday Guide – a digital magazine focused on the holiday season in Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo.

This year, Hines Health Services partnered with Your McMurray Magazine as the presenting partner of the Holiday Guide. Not only was Founder and CEO of Hines Health Services, Kristi Hines, born and raised in Fort McMurray, but she is also raising her family in the region while running a very successful professional occupational health services business.

“The opportunity to showcase the fantastic business community we have and all of our unique offerings is why we are the Presenting Partner this year,” says Hines. “Supporting local business helps create a stronger and more connected community, where people know and support each other.”

Featured on the pages of the Holiday Guide is the Shop Local Gift Guide that highlights a handful of some of Your McMurray Magazine’s top gift ideas for everyone on your list. It also features heartwarming stories, favourite recipes, and a calendar of events for the holiday season.

Your McMurray Magazine’s Holiday Guide is showcased online as a digital flip-book, e-blasted out to the readers and highlighted in strategic social media campaigns. The online platform allows readers to be engaged quickly and easily in the rush of the holiday season.

“Our Holiday Guide is always a fun edition to put together,” says Kerri Johnson, Associate Publisher and Managing Director of Your McMurray Magazine. “Each piece featured in the Guide is filled with holiday warmth and reflects the spirit of Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo.

We are so grateful to Hines Health Services for becoming the presenting partner of the Holiday Guide. It is an honour to collaborate with them while showcasing all that our region has to offer at this time of year.”

Read the full guide by downloading the flipbook here, or read the articles online at 

If you’d like to get involved and provide ideas for future editions, we are always looking for locally inspired content. Please email Kerri at

Happy holidays from the team at Balsom!

Special thanks to the following people, companies and organizations for making the 2023 Holiday Guide presented by Hines Health Services possible: Hines Health Services, Kristi Hines, Cocktails by Boots, Dave Boutillier, Mike Jones, Wood Buffalo Regional Library, Jessie Levesque, Kayla Little, Kiran Malik-Khan, Nistawoyou Friendship Association CentreAbsolute SerendipityAchieve Wellness SpaColor Me Mine Fort McMurray, Fort McMurray Laser LoungeMacDonald Island ParkOBB GiftsPeter Pond MallVino Jelly GourmetVoigt Harley-DavidsonChocolates and CandlelightMcMurray Regional Law OfficeLandmark TheatresKeyano CollegeWine Women Well-BeingSugar Monkey BarLayers Wellness & SpaFort McMurray Public School Division, BLK BOXMNPSpoiled RottenThe Smokin ButcherBouchier, and Sorrentino’s Compassion House.