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100 days to 100 years

We are 100 days away from turning 100, and SAIT is getting into celebration mode — with contests, events and campus-wide centennial activities. This is an 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. "A history made up of incredible alumni, rich industry partnerships and a vibrant relationship with the Calgary community. We want Calgarians to celebrate with us."

Become a part of SAIT history

Here are some ways to make your mark on this momentous occasion.

Schedule of SAIT's Birthday event on Oct. 16, 2016Birthday celebration of the century

Join us for SAIT's 100th birthday celebration on Oct. 16, 2016. The spectacular lineup includes the opening of a 50 year-old time capsule; a car, truck and helicopter show; a towering cake, live music, free barbecue, 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 tricks 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 memory books - you won't want to miss it."

Register for SAIT's 100th Birthday event now!

Plug your memories into the #SAIT100 Photo Mosaic

Were you there in 1966 when SAIT celebrated its jubilee? Maybe you've got one of those "I can't believe you wore this" photos from your dad's 1964 frosh week? Snapped a selfie at convocation? This is your chance to add your memorable moments — as well as those of your parents and grandparents and great-grandparents — to the centennial photo mosaic, which will become a permanent installation at SAIT's main campus.

Upload your photos to the photo mosaic directly or tag #SAIT100 on Instagram and Twitter to make your SAIT memories a permanent part of history.

Sign up for the centennial newsletter

If you're too busy to remember all the can't-miss events and projects, there's a centennial newsletter for that. Keep up-to-date with all the centennial happenings just by opening an email. The newsletter includes event reminders, archive snippets and special announcements such as volunteer opportunities. Sign up for the newsletter.

Share your #SAITstory

SAIT is collecting and sharing our community stories in celebration of all the different lives and people who make up what SAIT is today. Whether you're a long-time employee, an alumni, apprentice, current student, someone who walks to campus for the skyline view, or anything in between, tell us your story.

Follow #SAITstory on Instagram, Facebook and in SAIT stories on the centennial website.

100 days until we turn 100

July 8, 2016 marked our official 100-day countdown to centennial, and we kicked off the occasion in style with two of our very own representing SAIT at the annual Calgary Stampede Parade.

"This year's Stampede Parade happened to coincide with the 100th day to SAIT's centennial," says Downey. "It's a great way to start our celebrations. Wayne King, CFO and Senior Vice President, and Gar Gar, President of SAIT's Student Association, 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 parade route.

Learn more about SAIT's centennial at sait.ca/100.

July 8, 2016

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