Gala

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Returning for its 41st year, the Keyano Gala remains the stand-out black tie event of the Fort McMurray social calendar. Join us and host your valuable clients and staff at the event of the season in celebration of philanthropy. Guests will enjoy great food, live entertainment, and have ample opportunity to socialize and network throughout the evening.

 

 

 

champagne bottles and glasses filledBy partnering with us, you are showing the community your organization’s commitment to enhancing the lives of students, who are on the way to becoming the leaders of tomorrow. Aligning your organization with Keyano College will offer you positive publicity and increased exposure through event promotion, social media, and community engagement.

We appreciate your support which helps us to continue to provide educational opportunities to both our local and international students in their academic pursuit.

 

 

Sponsorship Levels

Presenting Sponsor $60,000 
  • 30 VIP Gala tickets that include a personalized artist video
  • Exclusive VIP seating area
  • Full page advertisement in the event program
  • Verbal recognition from the stage
  • Opportunity for company representative to introduce the feature artist
  • Logo on applicable event signage
  • On screen recognition at event
  • Pre and post event recognition on campus LCD system
  • Logo displayed on all event digital billboard advertisements
  • Company recognized on Advancement Services website and LinkedIn page
  • Logo recognition on main Keyano College Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages
  • “Why I Give” video clip to be shared on social media
  • Radio promotion
  • VIP company photo opportunity
  • First right of refusal for Keyano Gala 2023
Titanium Sponsor $20,000 (SOLD OUT)
  • 20 VIP Gala tickets 
  • Exclusive VIP seating area
  • Full page advertisement in the event program
  • Verbal recognition from the stage
  • Logo on applicable event signage
  • On screen recognition at event
  • Pre and post event recognition on campus LCD system
  • Company recognized on Advancement Services website and LinkedIn page
  • Logo recognition on main Keyano College Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages
  • Radio promotion
  • VIP company photo opportunity
Diamond Sponsor $15,000
  • 10 complimentary Gala tickets
  • Exclusive VIP seating area
  • Half page advertisement in the event program
  • Verbal recognition from the stage
  • Logo on applicable event signage
  • On screen recognition at Event
  • Pre and post event recognition on Campus LCD System
  • Company recognized on Advancement Services website and LinkedIn page
  • Logo recognition on main Keyano College Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages
  • Radio promotion
  • VIP company photo opportunity
Platinum Sponsor $10,000
  • 8 complimentary Gala tickets
  • Logo recognition in the event program
  • Logo on applicable event signage
  • Exclusive naming opportunities:
    • Stage Sponsor
    • Audio Visual Sponsor
    • Decor Sponsor
    • Live Auction Sponsor
    • Silent Auction Sponsor
    • Welcome Drink Sponsor
  • On screen recognition at event
  • Pre and post event recognition on campus LCD system
  • Company recognized on Advancement Services website and LinkedIn page
  • Logo recognition on main Keyano College Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages
  • Radio promotion
Gold Sponsor $7,500

• 6 complimentary Gala tickets

• Logo recognition in the event program

• Verbal recognition from the stage

• Logo on applicable event signage

• On screen recognition at event

• Pre and post event recognition on campus LCD system

• Company recognized on Advancement Services website and LinkedIn page

• Logo recognition on main Keyano College Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages

Silver Sponsor $5,000

• 4 complimentary Gala tickets

• Logo recognition in the event program

• Logo on applicable event signage

• On screen recognition at event

• Pre and post event recognition on campus LCD system

• Company recognized on Advancement Services website and LinkedIn page

• Logo recognition on main Keyano College Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages

Bronze Sponsor $2,500

• 2 complimentary Gala tickets

• Name recognition in the event program

• Company name on applicable event signage

• On screen recognition at event

• Pre and post event recognition on campus LCD system

• Company recognized on Advancement Services website and LinkedIn page

• Name recognition on main Keyano College Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages

Gift in Kind Sponsorship Levels
 
 $15,000+$10,000 - $14,999$7,500 - $9,999$5,000 - $7,499$2,500 - $4,999
Complimentary Gala Tickets 10 8 6 4 2
Event Program Recognition Logo Logo Logo Name Name
Recognition from the stage Yes - - - -
On screen recognition at event Individual Logo Paired Logo Grouped Logo Name Name
Pre and post event recognition on campus LCD system Logo Logo Logo Name Name
Company on Advancement Services Website and LinkedIn Page Logo Logo Logo Name Name
Recognition on main Keyano College Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Pages Logo Logo Logo Name Name
Radio Promotion Name Name - - -

 

Gala 2022

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

DJ playing music for crowd dancingEntertainment

You better believe it, Keyano Gala is back. 

We are pleased to announce Loverboy and Celeigh Cardinal as the entertainment for the 41st Keyano Gala. 

 

 

 

Celeigh CardinalCeleigh Cardinal 

Discovery is the beauty of music. It reveals itself in layers. Such is the evolution of Celeigh Cardinal.  With a confident voice and boundless energy, Cardinal owns a stage, connecting deeply with her audience through humour, passion and love. In 2020, Cardinal achieved one of Canada’s highest musical accolades, a JUNO Award for Indigenous Artist of the Year. She also received two Western Canadian Music Awards nominations, including Indigenous Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. 

With two full-length albums completed and her third release in the works, Celeigh’s voice is quickly becoming one of the great Canadian voices that make up the fabric of the Canadian roots music scene.

 

Loverboy

Loverboy bandFor more than 40 years, LOVERBOY has been “Working for the Weekend” (and on weekends), delighting audiences around the world since forming in 1978, when vocalist Mike Reno was introduced to guitar hot shot Paul Dean – both veterans of several bands on the Canadian scene – at Calgary’s Refinery Night Club.

With their trademark red leather pants, bandannas, big rock sound and high-energy live shows, LOVERBOY has sold more than 10 million albums, earning four multi-platinum plaques, including the four-million-selling Get Lucky, and a trio of double-platinum releases in their self-titled 1980 debut, 1983’s Keep It Up and 1985’s Lovin’ Every Minute of It. Their string of hits includes, in addition to the anthem “Working for the Weekend,” such arena rock staples as “Lovin’ Every Minute of It,” “This Could Be the Night,” “Hot Girls in Love,” “The Kid is Hot Tonite,” “Notorious”, “Turn Me Loose,” “When It’s Over,” “Heaven In Your Eyes” and “Queen of the Broken Hearts.”

LOVERBOY went on to win a still-record six Juno awards in 1982, and until a three-year sabbatical in 1989, were one of the Top 5 grossing touring acts in the world, performing in over 100 cities across the U.S. and Canada.  Their success made them the first Canadian group ever to earn Columbia Records’ exclusive Crystal Globe Award, celebrating the sale of over five million albums outside their native country. Since 1992, the band has maintained a steady road presence, with Sony/Legacy releasing a greatest hits compilation, LOVERBOY – CLASSICS, in 1993, which went gold five years later. In 2001, the band released a live greatest hits CD, Live, Loud & Loose, which captured the group doing what they do best, entertaining their legion of rabid fans.

Perhaps the band’s most famous song is “Working for the Weekend,” which has fueled a generation’s dreams of toiling every day for the chance to celebrate come Friday night. Dean realizes it has taken on a whole new meaning these days.

 

gala guests placing bids on silent auction itemsEvent Information 

Join us for the 41st Keyano Gala on November 5, 2022.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Guests will enjoy great food, live entertainment, and ample opportunity to socialize and network throughout the evening. 

 

 

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.

We continue to provide support towards academics, athletics, theatre, trades programs, and capital improvements that make an impact on students’ lives.

 Total Student Body: 1,919
  • Domestic Students - 93%
  • Local Students - 70%
  • Indigenous Students - 8%
  • International Students - 7%
 Top 6 Programs with High Enrolment:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada
  • Bachelor of Education - Elementary
  • Business Administration Diploma - Management
  • Apprenticeship: Heavy Equipment Technician
  • Practical Nurse

 *Based on our 2020-2021 Learner and Enrolment Reporting System (LERS) official submission

 

Message From The President

President Jay Notay

After the last two years of uncertain times, we are so excited to be bringing back our annual Gala.

Keyano College serves students from our region, across Canada, and around the world.

Our annual Gala has been an important part of financial support for Keyano over the last 40 years. The proceeds of the Keyano Gala allow us to invest in student awards, fund programs, and improve facilities, aligning with our goal to “Enhance the Student Experience”. Your donations enrich our students and our community by providing meaningful educational opportunities. You also support the growth and prosperity of our region.

The leadership, generosity, and dedication that our partners and friends show us each year is not just worthy of our thanks, but also our admiration. Your ongoing support of Keyano College provides for a legacy of learning that enhances the success of our students and their future.

Please accept my heartfelt appreciation for your consideration of sponsorship for this year’s Gala. Our team is doing amazing work to ensure that we host this premiere community event, and your sponsorship is an essential part of its success. Thank you in advance, and I look forward to greeting you on November 5, 2022.

Jay Notay

President & CEO

Keyano College

 

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