FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2023
CELEBRATING SEVENTY YEARS of PROGRESS and PROSPERITY
Welcome to the 2023 Black Gold Gala sponsored by Pembina Pipeline. Tonight we celebrateseventy years of progress and prosperity; a journey that beganwith the discovery of the Pembina-Cardium Oilfield.
This evening’s proceeds benefit the Town's Zero Fee Tuition Program;a homegrown initiative that removes common financial barriers between local learners and their post-secondary goals.
LIVE AUCTION HOSTED BY EMCEE DANNY HOOPER
LIVE AFTER-DINNER CONCERT WITH GORD BAMFORD
*Gala sponsors enjoy open-bar table service. **The gala officially concludes at midnight, but a celebration of this magnitude may take a while to wind down.
MASTER of CEREMONIES DANNY HOOPER
COCKTAIL RECEPTION | MULTI-COURSE MEAL
LIVE AUCTION | VIP GUEST INVITEES
PRIVATE CONCERT with GORD BAMFORD
THE PEMBINA PIPELINE
DARK RUM, GINGER BEER AND LIME JUICE
SPICED RUM AND PEPSI
THE OIL DROP
A SHOT OF JÄGERMEISTER
THE OIL WIVES CLUB
GIN, ORANGE JUICE, CRANBERRY JUICE AND GINGERALE
PLATED APPETIZER SERVICE TO EACH TABLE
FANCY BREAD MEDLEY
CUCUMBER RIBBON SALAD
PRIME RIB WITH YORKSHIRE PUDDING
CHICKEN BREAST WITH CHASSEUR SAUCE
HERBED OVEN-ROASTED FINGERLING POTATOES
BUTTERED ASPARAGUS BUNDLES
STRAWBERRY CREAM TRIFLE
BAR SERVICE BEFORE AND DURING DINNER
This special event has been made possible thanks to the time and talents of numerous exceptional Drayton Valley businesses. From the hors d'oeuvres and event decor to our Master of Ceremonies, we've sourced local expertise for the Black Gold Gala to the best of our collective ability.
External vendors were engaged to provide goods and services the Town was unable to obtain locally.
Media support provided by Big West Country, the Drayton Valley and District Free Press and Ink Pot Press. Hors d'oeuvres and midnight lunch catering provided by the Cobblestone and White Bull cafés respectively. Event decor proved by Close to Home Event Rentals. Guest gift bag items sourced from local businesses. Event hosting provided by Master of Ceremonies Danny Hooper. (not exactly a Draytonite, but pretty darn close).