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RRC names Colleen Kearney as new board of directors chair

The Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC) appointed longtime director Colleen Kearney to become their Board Chair.

Kearney served on the board of directors for more than three years before accepting this worthy promotion.

“I am delighted to accept this appointment and move forward as the Board of Directors Chair. As a board, we will continue to work hard and provide governance for the RRC to positively influence residents from Conklin to Fort Chipewyan through recreation and fun for many years to come.”

A longtime Fort McMurray resident, Kearney also serves on the Board of Directors for Waypoints.

From Cape Breton, N.S., Kearney got her Industrial Engineering degree from the Technical University of Nova Scotia.

Then, she received her MBA from the University of Alberta

Currently, Kearney works at Syncrude as their vice president of Human Resources.

“On behalf of RRC administration, I am honoured to welcome Colleen Kearney as Board of Directors Chair.” Said Graig Walsh, RRC CEO. “Her commitment to the RRC and the community is evident by her continued hard work and strategic guidance.”

This appointment means Kearney will replace outgoing Board of Directors Chair, Bruno Francoeur, who resigned earlier this year.

Bruno Franceour departs

Graig Walsh thanked Franceour for his years of service as Board Chair, a position he held since 2015.

“We would also like to thank Bruno Francoeur for his long-time commitment to the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo. Under Francoeur’s direction, the RRC has seen many milestones that provided opportunities for residents to make exceptional memories.”

Francoeur agrees, saying the RRC is in good hands with Colleen Kearney as the Chair for the Board of Directors.

“As I embark on a new adventure, it is very hard to say good-bye to the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo. The RRC had an exceptional start to 2019 and I am confident this momentum will continue under the guidance of Colleen Kearney and the current operational leadership.”

The RRC operates facilities at MacDonald Island Park, and select facilities in Anzac, Conklin, and Fort Chipewyan.