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Fort McMurray, AB T9H 4W1

Kerri Johnson-Leland, Managing Editor

Fort McMurray’s Lights at Royal Garden has announced that their Holiday Light Show collected over $9,794 in donations for the Northern Lights Health Foundation this holiday season.

The Lights at Royal Garden is a musical light display that includes over 10,000 digital animate lights. Located at 128 Royal Garden, in lower Thickwood, the display drew over 15,000 visitors this holiday season.

“The generosity of this community never ceases to amaze me,” says Jon Tupper, co-creator of the Lights at Royal Garden. “Not only did we double our fundraising goal of $5,000, we are thrilled that so many residents across the region were able to enjoy a COVID-safe holiday event while many gatherings were cancelled,” Tupper adds.

Fort McMurray’s Lights at Royal Garden provided a socially distanced opportunity for the region’s residents to enjoy holiday spirit, share a sense of community, and express admiration for the hard work of the Northern Lights Health Foundation.


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Photo provided by Jon Tupper.


Photo provided by Jon Tupper.

Emma Carter

Emma is an interdisciplinary artist, story-teller, and gemini. After completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Writing and Theatre at the University of Victoria in 2019, she packed up her plants and books and hit the road back to her hometown of Fort McMurray. She is an avid coffee drinker and lipstick wearer, and has a small but wonderful collection of human teeth. In her free time she enjoys staring at the moon, and strives to find beauty in the mundane.