The TransCanada Highwaymen, The Derina Harvey Band headlining Keyano College Gala in November

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It’s an East Coast kitchen party waiting to happen.

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This year’s Keyano College Gala will see two acts share the main stage – The TransCanada Highwaymen — a Canadian mashup of Moe Berg (of The Pursuit of Happiness), Chris Murphy (Sloan), Craig Northey (Odds), and Steve Page (formerly of The Barenaked Ladies) — and The Derina Harvey Band, a Celtic Rock sensation.

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The gala will be themed after a celebration of Canada’s natural wonders.

More than 900 guests are expected to be in attendance at this black-tie event to be hosted at the Syncrude Sport and Wellness Centre on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m.

Since 1981, the event has been an evening of the community coming together as well as a major fundraiser for the college.

“The continuous support for the Keyano Gala stands as a testament to the community’s belief in higher education as a pillar of growth,” said Chantal Beaver, associate Vice President for public engagement at Keyano College.

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“This year’s gala will also shine a special spotlight on the students we serve. Strong local education helps build the community. Keyano College gives young people in our region a reason to stay, helps keep families closer, and attracts bright minds fro all of the world to put down roots here,” she added.

Any funds raised will support enhancing learning resources, increasing aid for the athletics program, and contributing to instruction improvements.

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