We are less than 100 days away from turning 100, and SAIT is getting into celebration mode! This is a once-in-a-lifetime moment in SAIT’s history — don’t miss your chance to get involved. There’s a centennial event for everyone.
“We are celebrating 100 years of SAIT history,” says Cathy Downey, Centennial Director. “We have a history of incredible people who built this vibrant campus community, and we want students, alumni, staff and partners who continue to make SAIT great to celebrate with us. Centennial represents a pinnacle moment in our evolution and an exciting entry way to our future.”
Countdown is on
July 8, 2016 marked our official 100-day countdown to centennial, and we kicked off the occasion in style with two of our own representing SAIT at the Calgary Stampede Parade.
“This year’s parade happened to coincide with the 100th day to SAIT’s centennial,” says Downey. “It’s a great way to kick off our celebrations. Wayne King, CFO and Senior Vice President, and Gar Gar, President of SAITSA, rode in the parade to kick off our 100 to 100 countdown.”
One hundred lucky alumni cheered them on from a special viewing section along the route.
Birthday of the century
SAIT’s 100th birthday celebration is Oct. 16, 2016. The spectacular line-up includes unveiling the contents of a 50 year-old time capsule; a car, truck and helicopter show; a towering cake, live music, free lunch, fireworks and more. Make it a family affair, as there will be plenty of fun for people of all ages. We’ve got a few other surprises up our sleeves but you’ll have to show up to find out.
“Everyone’s invited,” says Downey. “This is going to be a celebration for the history books — you won’t want to miss it.”