President's Gala 2016
On April 23, the Saskatoon Campus Automotive Service Technician training shops were transformed with chandeliers and champagne, as Saskatchewan Polytechnic hosted its 3rd Annual Saskatchewan Polytechnic President’s Gala.
The sold-out event, presented by PotashCorp, supports the Aboriginal Student Achievement Plan (ASAP). Sask Polytech alumni and multi-Saskatchewan Country Music Award winner Codie Prevost kicked off the night, followed by Saskatchewan singer, songwriter and pianist Jeffery Straker.
Writer, artist and storyteller Carol Daniels, member of the Cree First Nation, captivated the crowd with her personal narrative on Aboriginal culture and heritage.
The President’s Partnership Awards presentation was a highlight. The awards recognize and celebrate the institution’s partnerships with industry, organizations and alumni.
Congratulations to the 2016 Award Recipients:
- Program Partnership Award - Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation
- Industry Partnership Award - Husky Energy
- Alumni Partnership - Brad Darbyshire
Students are integral to the Gala. Aboriginal students managed registration and the ASAP pledge drive; two Culinary Arts program students handled meal preparation; and table set-up and service was provided by students in year two of the Hotel and Restaurant Management program. Automotive Service Technician students prepared the shops and provided valet parking services for guests, and New Media Communications and Media Arts Production programs lent their expertise to A/V presentations.