Keyano Gala

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The Keyano College Gala started in 1981 and remains one of Fort McMurray’s most-anticipated events. For 43 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.

The 2024 Keyano Gala will draw inspiration from Canada's natural wonders and include performances from Canadian rock supergroup The TransCanada Highwaymen and the award-winning Alberta Celtic rock group, the Derina Harvey Band. Join over 900 guests at the region’s signature black-tie event and enjoy refreshing drinks, incredible food, and great entertainment inspired by our home.

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 2024. We look forward to hosting guests on November 2, 2024 at the Syncrude Sport and Wellness Centre. The evening will include raffles, silent and live auction, delicious food and dancing. 

Tickets will be on sale to the public in August 2024.

Join the Keyano Gala 2024 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. 

For more information related to sponsorship opportunities please reach out to our Advancement Officer, Special Events & Corporate Giving.

View our Sponsorship Package

About the Event 

women dancing at galaDate & Location

November 2, 2024

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


trans canada highwaymenThe Trans-Canada Highwaymen

The Trans-Canada Highwaymen (TCH) is a super group (your words - not mine) consisting of Moe Berg (The Pursuit of Happiness), Chris Murphy (Sloan), Craig Northey (Odds) and Steven Page (Formerly of Barenaked Ladies). Four guys who have known each other for (ahem) decades now all of whom have written songs that have contributed to Canadian culture.

The TCH live show will include songs from Explosive Hits Vol. 1 but the emphasis of the TCH live show will still be the songs these guys have written.

Don’t worry, you’ll still hear Moe sing "I’m An Adult Now", "Hard to Laugh" and "She's So Young". You’ll still hear Chris sing “Underwhelmed", "The Other Man" and "The Rest of My Life". You’ll still hear Craig sing "It Falls Apart", "Someone Who's Cool" and "Make You Mad". You’ll still hear Steven sing "The Old Apartment", "Brian Wilson" and “Jane".


the derina harvey bandThe Derina Harvey Band

Derina Harvey leads the award-winning ​Celtic Rock sensation, the Derina Harvey Band (dHb). Derina’s vibrant personality takes center stage with humor, storytelling, and, of course, her world class vocals, with a show that offers fresh takes on traditional folk songs as well as original material.

The Derina Harvey Band has been ​likened to a “rockier” version of Canada’s Great Big Sea​,​ if fronted by Adele​, and has earned a reputation as a ​high-energy live show​ that leaves many an audience out-of-breath and hollering from their seats! 


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

Tickets will be on sale to the general public for the 2024 Keyano College Gala in August 2024. Review our sponsorship package to secure your tickets before August 2024. 

Photos of Past GalasGeorge Canyon on stage

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

2023 Gala Photo Gallery

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