This centenarian sure knows how to throw a party. On Sunday, Oct. 16, SAIT celebrated its first 100 years with a 700-pound birthday cake, the opening of a time capsule from 1966, a transportation exhibit featuring a 1926 Ford Model T, music from Vancouver’s Dan Mangan as well as the Calgary Stampede Showband and, to cap off the evening, a spectacular on-campus fireworks display.
Second-year photojournalism majors Pier Moreno Silvestri, Terri Huxley and Jeremy Ash were in attendance and filed these fun-filled photos.
Light up the Night: The Calgary Stampede Showband stays in formation during the evening’s firework display surrounding Cohos Commons Field. (Photo by Pier Moreno Silvestri/The Press)
First Look: Jamal Haroun, 7, enjoys his new, if temporary, appearance. (Photo by Pier Moreno Silvestri/The Press)
Comic Confection: A partygoer, right, poses for a photo with SAIT’s 100th birthday cake in the Stan Grad Centre. (Photo by Jeremy Ash/ The Press)
A Little Night Music: Dan Mangan performs on a Cohos Commons Field stage. (Photo by Terri Huxley/The Press)
Mayoral Moment: An attendee, left, poses for a selfie with Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi. (Photo by Jeremy Ash/ The Press)
Looking Back: Onlookers take in the opening of a 50-year-old time capsule in the Stan Grad Centre. (Photo by Jeremy Ash/ The Press)
Phoning it In: Birthday cake spectators take pictures of the 14-layer treat in the Stan Grad Centre. (Photo by Terri Huxley/The Press)
Cheerful Chase: A man and child play on Cohos Commons Field. (Photo by Terri Huxley/The Press)
Astonishing Celebration: Guitarist Gord Grdina, performing with Dan Mangan, fills the Cohos Commons Field with sound. (Photo by Terri Huxley/The Press)