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SAIT to close centennial with time capsule and art unveil

SAIT to close centennial with time capsule and art unveil

Monday, June 5 will be a day to go down in history as SAIT buries a time capsule that won't be opened until our 200th birthday on Oct. 16, 2116.

The SAIT-made capsule is loaded with objects representing our centennial year including a letter from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a can of SAIT Centenni-Ale beer produced by Tool Shed Brewing Company, the ceremonial knife that sliced our 100th Birthday cake on Oct. 16, 2016, and many artifacts suggested by members of the SAIT community.

What it's like to go down in history

"Look at how far SAIT has come in its first 100 years - and imagine what it will look like when this time capsule is opened 100 years from now," says Cathy Downey, Centennial Director at SAIT.

Downey describes the time capsule presentation as "full of pomp and circumstance," and she invites everyone to come watch as the historic vessel is interred.

SAIT alumna and Global News anchor Linda Olsen will host the celebration on the south steps of Heritage Hall on June 5 from 11 am to 11:30 am.

Unveilings above ground

A highly visible monument to our centennial year will also be unveiled on June 5. SAIT has commissioned a special piece of artwork by alumnus and metal artist Michael Perks (Millwright '06).

Perks has won several awards for his work. His designs have been commissioned by the Town of Cochrane, the Calgary Stampede, Travel Alberta and the Inglewood BRZ.

Be one of the first to see this permanent art installation as it is unveiled at 1:30 pm at the SAIT campus traffic circle on 12 Street NW (south of 16 Avenue and between the Aldred Centre and the Thomas Riley Building). 

Traffic will not have access from 16 Avenue on June 5. The circle will be open for pedestrian use only.

Full event details can be found on the SAIT centennial website.