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On Valentine’s Day, some 50 SAIT alumni, students, staff and donors arrived at the Canadian Blood Services downtown clinic, eager to donate blood. They were greeted by SAIT volunteers offering heart-shaped cookies and red SAIT t-shirts as part of the 100 Projects Project, a centennial initiative rallying the SAIT community to complete 100 charitable projects in celebration of 100 years of SAIT.
Centennial Volunteer Coordinator Jodi Currie (TVT ’12) says the SAIT community has more than met that 100-project goal — and now wants to top it.
“In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary, we want to complete 150 projects,” Currie says. There are three ways alumni can get involved: by leading a project, by participating in a project being organized by SAIT, or by sharing information about their latest volunteer project. Learn more at sait.ca/100. “The greatest thing is that the majority of these centennial projects are volunteer activities SAIT people are already doing,” Currie says. “It shows how SAIT is making a positive impact in our community all the time, not just during our centennial year.”
SHEDDING LIGHT IN PERU
In May, nine Electrical Engineering Technology program students and one instructor will travel to Peru with Light Up the World to install solar panels in a rural community without electricity.
DIVING FOR DOLLARS
On the final day of swimming lessons last April, participants threw toonies into the deep pool for SAIT Aquatic Centre staff — dressed in superhero capes and masks — to retrieve, raising enough money for KidSport Canada to provide swimming lessons for
BLACKFOOT WINTER COUNT
SAIT’s Chinook Lodge Resource Centre worked with the late Piikani/Blackfoot Elder Allan Pard, Amethyst First Rider and artist Rodney Big Bull to create a contemporary Blackfoot Winter Count. Unveiled in the Irene Lewis Atrium last August, the tanned buffalo hide records time and significant events, and reflects SAIT’s relationship with Southern Alberta’s Indigenous Peoples.
TROJANS SPIN FOR MENTAL HEALTH
More than 100 people helped the SAIT Trojans kick off their third annual Make Some Noise for Mental Health campaign in January with a spin class in the Irene Lewis Atrium, one of more than a dozen projects already completed by Trojans student-athletes.
Text by Nancy Cope