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Keyano College gets $750,000 in funding

Last Updated Nov 7, 2018 at 1:43 pm MDT

PHOTO. Supplied. A major contribution was announced at Gala 2018 in the form of a $600,000 commitment from Canadian Natural. Eric Leatham, (left) Keyano College Major Gifts Coordinator, and Dr. Trent Keough, (right) President and CEO, Keyano College accepted the gift on Nov. 3 from Adele Thomson, Manager, Surface Land and Stakeholder Relations, Canadian Natural.

The annual Keyano Gala took place on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 and brought in $150,000 to support students, programming, athletics, theatre and infrastructure improvements at the College.

Over 900 guests attended the gala and were entertained by this years Masters of Ceremonies, local youth mentors and Amazing Race Canada Stars Dylan Elias and Kwame Osei and performance by Canadian rock band The Trews.

“On behalf of Keyano College, I would like to thank all our partners, donors, and friends for supporting Gala and investing in the future of Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo,” said Dr. Trent Keough, President and CEO, Keyano College. “The tremendous support we receive every year is an important reminder of how generous our community is.”

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. also made a major contibution to the College as they committed  $600,000 for the 10 year naming rights for the Canadian Natural Gymnasium and the Canadian Natural Field House.