(Fort McMurray, AB – Sept. 19, 2018) – Keyano College is excited to announce the Masters of Ceremonies for the 2018 Keyano College Gala: Amazing Race Canada stars Dylan Elias and Kwame Osei.
While many locally have had the opportunity to get to know Dylan and Kwame through their Northern Elite Football organization and youth mentorship program, their participation on Amazing Race Canada—in which they accomplished a remarkable third place finish—introduced them to a national audience.
“We wanted to have Dylan and Kwame involved because we feel like their accomplishments not only on the Amazing Race but also in what they’ve been doing in Fort McMurray are really something to aspire to,” said Fred Russell, Keyano College’s Vice President, Community Relations. “It’s so great to see two people with such a passion for the future of the young people of our community.”
The annual Keyano College Gala— presented by Birch Mountain Enterprises Ltd—is set for Saturday, November 3 at the Syncrude Sport and Wellness Centre. It is the signature fundraiser for the College and is the premiere black-tie event of the year for the Wood Buffalo Region.
Last year, the Gala raised more than $285,000 to support students, programming, athletics, theatre, and infrastructure improvements at the College. More than 200 Keyano students were directly assisted through funds raised from last year’s event.
As a result, the decision to take part in the Gala was an easy one, said Kwame.
“Athletics is huge part of my life, I would not be where I am today had it not been for football. I know how powerful sports and extracurricular activities are to the development of young people. You learn so many life skills through sports such as discipline, responsibility, time management, and teamwork just to name a few. On the other hand I know how difficult it can be for students to pay for school, I was once in their shoes. So when I was asked to host this event, it was a no brainer for me to say yes. I take pride in supporting the next generation of leaders,” he said.
This year, the featured performer for the Gala is iconic Canadian rock band The Trews. Revelers can expect to hear fan favourites as well as some exciting new songs from their new album Civilianaires.
Sponsorship opportunities for Gala are still available through Advancement at Keyano College. A comprehensive package describing the various opportunities and sponsor levels can be found online at keyano.ca/gala. Individual tickets are also on sale and are available at the Keyano Theatre Box Office and online.
For more information contact:
Greg Bennett, Communications Coordinator, Keyano College
P: 780.742.3488 |