Keyano Gala

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The Keyano College Gala started in 1981 and remains one of Fort McMurray’s most-anticipated events. For 42 years, guests have come together in support of the college and to celebrate the spirit of education over an evening of philanthropy, friendship, music and food. The money raised through the Keyano College Gala is reinvested to provide further support towards academics, athletics, theatre, trades programs, and capital improvements that make an impact on students’ lives.

This year, the Syncrude Sport & Wellness Centre fieldhouse will be transformed to the world-famous home of country music. Enjoy Nashville inspired appetizers, as local talent takes the stage before Brett Kissel will step into Keyano's own wooden circle. 

Sponsorship Opportunities 

Chantal Beaver on stage at Gala in front of presenting sponsor signKeyano College is excited to have Bouchier back on board as the presenting partner for Keyano Gala 2023. We look forward to hosting guests on November 4, 2023 at the Syncrude Sport and Wellness Centre. The evening will include raffles, silent and live auction, delicious food and dancing. Tickets on sale to the public: September 8, 2023.

Join the Keyano Gala 2023 as a sponsorship partner. Enjoy the positive publicity and marketing benefits for your business while making a significant and notable impact for post-secondary students in our community. We appreciate all contributions which help to enrich the lives of our student athletes, therefore, gift-in-kind donations will also be considered. Sponsorship sells out quickly, so please contact us today to reserve your preferred sponsorship. 

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Our Sponsors

Thank you to our 2023 Keyano College Gala Sponsors 
2023 Keyano College Gala. Thank you to our partners

About the Event 

women dancing at galaDate & Location

November 4, 2023

Syncrude Sport and Wellness Centre

Doors Open at 6:30 pm

Formal Program starts: 7:30 pm



Entertainment Presented by  Birch mountain enterprises logo  Fort McKay group of companies logo Fort McKay First Nation

Birch Mountain Enterprises, Fort McKay Group of Companies and Fort McKay First Nation

Brett KisselWith 3x Platinum, 2x Gold-certified albums, 10x Gold singles, and 16x top-10 radio hits to his credit, Brett Kissel, has had an extraordinary rise to superstardom in the Canadian country music scene since his first single release a decade ago in 2012. When the world pressed pause in 2020, Kissel put his foot on the gas pedal, with a steady stream of hit songs, and some impressive award show victories, including winning his 22nd CCMA award in London in 2021, and accepting his third JUNO Award this past May in Toronto, for his critically acclaimed album ‘What Is Life?.’

Having toured with icons Garth Brooks and Brad Paisley, Kissel has learned the tricks of the trade from the best in the business and has established himself as one of Canada’s most beloved entertainers. Kissel is also well known for his outside-the-box collaborations, which have led to some extremely unique duets featuring Grammy winners: Charley Pride, Dave Mustaine, Nelly, and legendary R&B group — 98 Degrees. Kissel is currently working on what he explains is the most extravagant recording project of his life — a new multi-album package titled ‘The Compass Project.’ The first album, South Album, released January 27th. His current radio single ‘Never have I Ever’ has accumulated over 5 million global streams.

Our Reach

Keyano College remains committed to excellence in teaching and learning, industry training, and applied research through the delivery of relevant and sustainable programs and services that maximize opportunities for our students.

 Total Student Body: 2,086
  • Domestic Students - 1646
  • International Students - 441
  • Indigenous Students - 135
  • Full Time - 1596
  • Part Time - 700
 Top 5 Programs: Unofficial 2022-23
  • Business Administration Diploma - Management
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Early Learning and Child Care Diploma
  • Power Engineering 4th Class Comprehensive
  • Business Administration Diploma - Accounting

92% of domestic applications are from Alberta and 74% of domestic applications are local (RMWB).   

Buy Tickets

Buy tickets nowTickets are now on sale for the 2023 Keyano College Gala! 

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Photos of Past GalasGeorge Canyon on stage

Photos of our previous Galas can be viewed on the Keyano College Gallery.

View photos of previous Galas

View the 2022 Keyano College Gala Program   2022 Gala Photo Gallery - Photo Credit Paul Jen