FORT MCMURRAY, April 6, 2017

Sustainival, the World’s First Green Carnival, is returning to Fort McMurray for the sixth year in a row, and we are taking up the awesome level and running the event in June!!! June 15 – June 18, 2017 to be exact. As you probably know, we feature many exhilarating games, attractions and rides powered by renewable energy! This unique carnival provides an experiential public education platform that celebrates energy literacy, sustainability, and clean-technologies.. oh and FUN at epic proportions.


A staple event in the Fort McMurray area, Sustainival’s Green Carnival and the Green Eco Challenge are returning to the Suncor Community Leisure Centre Parking Lot at MacDonald Island Park. The 2016 event drew over 20,000 attendees, about 25% of the regional population. Even though 2016 was a very challenging year in Fort McMurray, you were out in full force! We were proud to be a part of creating some much needed, and very well deserved, fun. We are truly proud to be a part of such an amazing and resilient community.


Why did the dates change this year? Great question! We are taking things up a notch!!  This allows us to bring an even bigger event to you and offer field trips! These June dates also allow us to celebrate Environment Week with you which falls just prior to our opening day.


The Green Eco Challenge is an educational challenge that transforms the entire Sustainival midway into a giant live-action board game, where participants compete for cool prizes in an ‘Amazing-Race’-style contest of stamina and eco-learning. For the first time in 2017 the very popular Green Eco Challenge will run every day of the event! People have embraced this part of the event so much that we had to expand!


A summary of what is NEW this year at Sustainival:

-The dates have changed to June 15-18, 2017

-We have grown and will have more rides this year! Hint Hint…. You are going to spin, drop and lose all the things in your pockets way more than before!

-We have grown the Green Eco Challenge to run every day!

-We now have field trip options!

-Our website is new and improved.

-The mini donuts will be sprinkled with even more sunshine and rainbows.

-The way the Wood Buffalo Region has embraced Sustainival has allowed our not-for-profit organization to GROW. We will be running Sustainival in Lethbridge and Edmonton as well this year!


Key sponsors for the 2017 event are Suncor, Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation, Hertz Energy Services and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, among others. Our sponsors allow us to bring the magic to you. Thank goodness for them!



GREEN ECO CHALLENGE: June 15 – June 18, 2017

LOCATION: The Suncor Community Leisure Centre at MacDonald Island Park, 1 C.A. Knight Way, Fort McMurray, Alberta.



ABOUT SUSTAINIVAL :  Sustainival is the world’s first green carnival. We are an educational non-profit organization with a focus on energy literacy, sustainability, and clean-technologies. Our learning outcomes are delivered through our large-scale public events by means of spectacular games, competitions, pavilions, exhibits, demonstrations, performances, interpreters, and presentations. Since 2011, more than one and a half million festival-goers have experienced the exhilaration of Sustainival, while gaining a hands-on awareness of the potential of clean technologies and renewable energy. For more information, visit us at



April Tilma

Senior Events Manager

Sustainival Alberta

1 (780) 686-0150