2018 Annual Calgary Gala

The Calgary Gala is SOLD OUT! Thank you for everyone who has registered.

If you would like to be placed on the waiting list – please contact Gloria Truong.

Tickets are still available for our May 10th Aboriginal Economic Development Conference. More information HERE.

Join us as we celebrate and honour Fort McKay First Nation (FMFN) Fort McKay Group of Companies (FMGOC) as the recipient of the CCAB 2018 Aboriginal Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) of the Year Award. The Founder and Exclusive Award sponsor is Sodexo.

Given its geographic location, Fort McKay has championed many opportunities to work with the forestry, oil sands, and pipeline industries in Alberta. Over time, they became known for their commitment to  establishing and maintaining positive partnerships with surrounding industry while still preserving their cultural values.

FMFN made its first major foray into business in 1986 when it established the Fort McKay Group of Companies (FMGOC), which is fully owned and operated by the Fort McKay First Nation. In addition to this FMFN has also established numerous joint venture companies. It is this progressive collaboration that continues to contribute to a legacy of pride and promises a brighter future for generations to come.

By forming constructive partnerships, Fort McKay First Nation is able to implement the necessary framework to support progressive economic, industrial, and social developments in the region.

FMFN Jan 2016


Master of Ceremonies

Carla Collins

Read bio here


Wendy Walker

Read bio here

Thank you to our sponsors

Lead Sponsor, Founding and Exclusive Award Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor



Taws Security Logo


Mikisew logo

Coat Check Sponsor



5:30 pm Registration and networking reception – Grand Foyer
6:30 pm Gala dinner – Britannia/Belaire/Mayfair
8:30 pm AEDC Award Presentation
9:00pm Closing remarks and event to conclude

Venue Address

The Westin Calgary

320 4th Ave SW

Calgary, AB T2P 2S6

Registration Information

Ticket Level
CCAB Aboriginal Business Members*: $315.00
CCAB Members (Individual): $685.00
CCAB Members (Table of 10): $6,850.00
Non-Members (Individual): $775.00
Non-Members (Table of 10): $7,750.00

*Maximum two (2) tickets purchased at the Aboriginal Business Member rate, limited availability. Defined as Aboriginal Business owned and operated by 51% or more Aboriginal person(s). If you are unsure whether your company is registered as a member or not, please visit the CCAB Membership Directory for more information. 


The CCAB has reserved a number of rooms for Gala attendees. Group rate is available until April 16, 2018. Book today!

For online reservations, click HERE

Sponsorship information

Events are one of the main sources of revenue for the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. Sponsorship of events contribute to CCAB’s day-to-day operations. Sponsorship enables CCAB to continue to deliver quality programs, and provide platforms for discussion, knowledge sharing, understanding and potential business opportunities between Canadian businesses and Aboriginal entrepreneurs and communities.

Why Sponsor CCAB Events

  • CCAB provides your company exposure to events that attract 100 – 400+ delegates per event;
  • CCAB events create networking opportunities with Aboriginal peoples and businesses across Canada; and
  • Support CCAB work that builds prosperity in Aboriginal communities.

Sponsorship opportunities can be found HERE. To further discuss sponsoring this event, please contact Lynda Keith.