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About the Oilsands Banquet

The Oilsands Celebration Banquet, a high point on the Fort McMurray events calendar, is a fall gathering that attracts leaders from Industry, Government, Education, First Nations and the Community at large, from the Wood Buffalo region, across Alberta and around the world. The Oilsands Banquet as it has come to be known, is an annual event, designed and dedicated to selecting and honouring a worthy community stakeholder from this unique region of Alberta. Past Honourees include the Oilsands Discovery Centre, the Athabasca Tribal Council – 20th Anniversary, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, the Keyano College Foundation, CAREERS: The Next Generation, a repeat honouree, the Athabasca Tribal Council – Silver Anniversary, YMM Fort McMurray Airport Authority, Honouring the Heroes of the Great Wood Buffalo Wildfire and most recently CAREERS: the Next Generation 20@50.

A highlight of the The Event is the Keynote Address brought by a noteworthy person. The Oilsands Banquet has been pleased to have significant leaders as Keynote Speakers including Steve Williams, President & CEO, Suncor Energy Inc., Eric Newell, former President & CEO Syncrude Canada, Grand Chief Phil Fontaine, Assembly of First Nations (2008), Jim Carter, Chair, Alberta Carbon Capture and Storage Development Council, National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, Assembly of First Nations (2013), Scott Clements, President & CEO, Fort McMurray Airport Authority, Rex Murphy, prominent Canadian commentator and author and The Honourable Preston Manning.

An additional key component of the Oilsands Banquet is the production and distribution of The Publication, a custom publishing initiative that focuses on the achievements of the selected Honouree. In addition to being praised at the Banquet, the Honouree is also commemorated in a custom publication that gives a detailed review and forecast of its organization and the contributions to the people of the Wood Buffalo/Athabasca region and beyond. The 2017 Oilsands Banquet added a special component by presenting the first “Builders of Wood Buffalo” awards to five deserving inaugural inductees.

The organizing committee of the Oilsands Celebration Banquet

is pleased to announce another successful event!

CAREERS: The Next Generation
CAREERS recently celebrated their 20th Anniversary
on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of our Oil Sands.


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