EDMONTON, July 3 ,2013 – A Press conference will be held next Monday (July 8th) to announce two extraordinary events coming to Fort McMurray this summer.

Sustainival (the world’s first green carnival) will be returning to Fort McMurray on Labour Day weekend with a full-scale carnival midway powered by waste vegetable oil collected from around the community. The midway will also host a one-day spectacular new event called the Green Beast.

In attendance will be: Mayor Melissa Blake and other municipal dignitaries; founder and CEO of Sustainival; several local non-profit and charitable beneficiaries of the events; and industry partners and sponsors; among others. Speakers will be available to media following the presentation.

As a teaser preview of the events, there will be a special performance by Mayor Blake that you won’t want to miss.

Light snacks and drinks will be served.

DATE: Monday, July 8, 2013

TIME: 1:30 p.m. (local time)


Curling Surface of the Suncor Community Leisure Centre
at MacDonald Island Park
151 MacDonald Dr.
Fort McMurray AB

ABOUT THE EVENTS (Sustainival & The ‘Green Beast’):

Sustainival will be hosting a full-scale green carnival & midway, powered by waste vegetable oil collected from around the community, at MacDonald Island Park over the Labour Day weekend from August 30 to September 2, 2013.

The ‘GREEN BEAST’ Challenge ( is a 6-hour amazing-race-style event, which takes place on a live- action course assembled out of (25) carnival rides, obstacle courses, inflatables, games and physical trials.  The Green Beast takes place at the Sustainival Midway.

On Saturday morning (August 31), hundreds of competitors will charge onto the course. Each competitor receives a passport with a list of all the rides they must conquer, physical challenges and silly human tricks they must complete and a series of eco-puzzles and trivia questions to answer.

The day culminates in an evening celebration with live entertainment and an awards ceremony. During the ceremony, prizes in multiple categories are awarded based on the participants’ combined results of the physical and knowledge-based challenges.

The Green Beast also serves as a mega-fundraising platform for local charities and non-profits. When participants register, they select their favourite non-profit or charitable organization and are provided with their very own fundraising website, which they can easily share via email, Facebook, and Twitter.

We would LOVE for you to attend.


Sustainival is the world’s first green carnival. Since 2010, more than a 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

Antoine Palmer
COO Sustainival Alberta
1 (780) 970-0763