Bachman Turner Overdrive’s Randy Bachman and Fred Turner Announced for YMM Airport Opening Gala

December 9, 2013

For Immediate Release

Bachman Turner Overdrive’s Randy Bachman and Fred Turner Announced for YMM Airport Opening Gala

Fort McMurray, AB–(December 9, 2013) – Fort McMurray Airport’s (YMM) new terminal is set to open June 9, 2014, and the airport has announced a Grand Opening Gala will take place to celebrate the event.   

YMM will host the gala May 31, 2014 in the new 150,000 square-foot terminal building, providing exclusive  viewing of the building prior to the public opening the  following week. Tickets for the event will be available through invitation only and by sponsorship of the event.

Tickets for the event will be available through invitation only or through sponsorship of the event itself.

The special musical guest for the evening will be Bachman & Turner.  After reuniting for the first time in more than 20 years, Randy Bachman and Fred Turner – musicians at the heart of legendary band Bachman-Turner Overdrive – continue to thrill fans around the world with their power-driven tunes. The Masters of Rock are back on the road as full-throttle rock machine: Bachman & Turner.   

Bachman-Turner Overdrive sold in excess of 30 million records, earning a staggering 120 platinum, gold and silver discs, and notching up hits in more than 20 countries. The band reached #1 on Billboard’s singles chart (“You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet”) and album chart (Not Fragile), as well as scoring another handful of hits including “Taking Care of Business,” “Hey You,” “My Wheels Won’t Turn” and “Looking Out for #1.”

 Canada’s fastest growing airport will introduce itself to the world and will attract National media attention. This will be a spectacular community event and one to be remembered for years to come.

 Sponsorship opportunities are available and offer an excellent opportunity to gain exposure as an outstanding member and supporter of the Fort McMurray community. We have developed a set of sponsorships for all budgets and sponsorship levels.

 The $258 million Fort McMurray Airport terminal building will redefine air travel for the Region. The new terminal building will allow passengers faster and more efficient parking and check-in facilities; and customers will experience a new level of comfort in our modern spacious departure lounges, with an exceptional selection of retail and dining options. YMM will transform the customer experience for passengers into a more relaxing and memorable experience.

Further details on the event will be announced in the coming months including the celebrity MC for the evening.

 For more information on how to get involved through sponsorship opportunities:

 Roy Williams Jesse Meyer

Chair Fund Raising Committee 780-588-3698

Manager, Marketing & Communications

YMM Grand Opening Gala

Fort McMurray Airport Authority

780 713 1495

About Fort McMurray Airport

Fort McMurray Airport Authority is a community-based not-for-profit organization that owns and operates Fort McMurray Airport (YMM). Canada’s sixteenth busiest airport, YMM is the fastest growing airport in Canada with a passenger growth rate of 26% year to date. By year’s end, YMM will be serving over 1.2 million passengers. YMM is nearing completion of a new terminal building which will open on June 9, 2014.

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