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17 Oct
Our next century begins with a bang

Our next century begins with a bang

It was a remarkable weekend as The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) celebrated 100 years of action-based education in Alberta.

The festivities reached a high point on Sunday, when approximately over 15,000 people visited campus to mark SAIT’s proud history.

The afternoon kicked off with food and fun, but the good times kept on rolling into the evening when Canadian musician Dan Mangan took the stage. A countdown to 7:16 pm (better known as 19:16 — a military time to match the year of SAIT’s inception) led to the grand fireworks finale. 

Picture perfect

Such an action-packed day made for hundreds of great moments — photographers were there to capture as many of them as possible.

Time after time

After 50 years in the ground, the 1966 time capsule was unearthed and the contents were unpacked in front of a full house. Here are some of the items preserved inside.

Watch video of the crew taking the time capsule out of the ground.

Visit the Reg Erhardt Library to see the full contents of the 1966 and 1991 capsules.

Become a part of the time capsule to be opened on SAIT's 200th birthday in 2116 by sharing a photo using the hashtag #SAIT100 — your photo will be included in the photo mosaic and be added to the time capsule contents.

An Evening of History in the Making

On Thursday, Oct. 13, early celebrations kicked off with a one-night-only show at the Jubilee. An Evening of History in the Making was put on in collaboration with Calgary’s Kelly Brothers Productions — it beautifully and creatively showcased our proud past, people and community. Watch the whole show below.

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