SAIT's School of Hospitality and Tourism built us a cake of extraordinary proportions and it captured the hearts and stomachs of the thousands who came to see ― and eat ― it. The idea of such a cake was conceived in the fall 2014 and it took six months of planning and creation to complete. Take a look at how it was done:
19 Apr 17
Mark your calendar, and join us for SAIT’s final centennial event! The SAIT Centennial Golf Classic will take place on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 at Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club. The money raised from this tournament will make an important difference to students who are facing financial need in their commitment to finding their passion through enrollment in SAIT programming. The SAIT Centennial Classic focuses on supporting students who demonstrate a commitment to athletic excellence, academic success, and community citizenship. This tournament promises to be a great day of golf on this beautiful, private golf course and a fun day to support SAIT students. Registration and breakfast begins at 7:30 am, and the shotgun start tees-off at 8:30 am. Included in your tournament registration will be breakfast, a BBQ dinner, tees, balls and cart, plus a great lineup of prizes await you at the closing banquet. This is the final event of SAIT’s year of centennial celebrations and with your help, we can continue to create the shapers, makers and originals needed by Calgary’s ever changing workforce. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to bring together friends and colleagues for a great day of golf and help SAIT celebrate 100 years of educational excellence while supporting student success. Be a part of history and join us for this unique golfing experience. We need sponsors, golfers and donors to make this day a success. You can register online or click here to download our Sponsorship Package. Register early as the tournament will sell out quickly.
13 Apr 17
It was 14 months in the making and now the #SAIT100 Photo Mosaic is offically a permanent installation on SAIT's main campus. The mosaic is made up of 10,000 photos — your memories — which were added through Twitter, Instagram and the centennial website. From convocation ceremonies and centennial celebrations to the unique and ordinary moments in between, together we built one incredible picture. "We needed 10,000 photos to complete the mosaic, which was a bit daunting in the beginning," says Cathy Downey, Director, centennial project. "We ended up reaching over 11,000 images. It's fantastic — the SAIT community really came through." SAIT students and employees celebrated with a reveal party sponsored by PepsiCo, Xerox and Chartwells. 2017 President's Medal recipients Yekaterina Gyasova and Hamzah Al-Hakime did the honours of unveiling the 20-foot by eight-foot image. The image is now open for viewing to the public. Comes see it yourself and find your own photos. It's like your own personal "Where is Waldo?"
06 Mar 17
Clarence Hollingworth may be old, but he sure is spry. “Old age isn’t for sissies,” he says. SAIT's oldest known alumnus (Electrical Engineering Technology ’34, Honorary Bachelor of Science ’15) celebrated his 102 birthday among family and friends in SAIT’s Heritage Hall, almost 96 years after he witnessed the laying of the building’s cornerstone in 1921. As part of the celebrations, 102 birthday cards, along with a portrait drawing of Hollingworth by SAIT alumnus and staff member Jorge Torres, were given to Hollignworth. His cake was made by Baking and Pastry Arts students.