Friday, June 26, 2015

Canada Day and Parade Day Hours Update

The Library will be closed on Wednesday, July 1 for Canada Day!

Our regular hours of operation will resume on Thursday, July 2.

On Friday, July 3 from 8am to 1pm the Library is closed for the Calgary Stampede Parade!
We will be open from 1pm to 5pm that day.

YAHOO!  Have a great time at the "greatest outdoor show on earth."


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Library Closure and System Maintence on Tuesday, June 23

The Library will be closed
Tuesday, June 23
 for Professional Development

On this day, online library resources
will be unavailable due to systems
 maintenance from 6 AM and 6 PM.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
We will resume our regular services and
Spring Summer Hours on Wednesday, June 24.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Did you know ...

The recently unveiled longcase clock in Heritage Hall has been a part of the main campus since it opened in 1922?

Originally installed in the principal's office in the 1920's, the SAIT master clock played a vital role on campus, acting as both a control for the ringing of the school bell and as the central clock to which all other clocks on campus were synchronized. For nearly four decades the clock would remain in service until it was placed into storage in the 1960's.

For nearly four decades the clock would remain in service until it was placed into storage in the 1960's. Here it would remain unused until it was rediscovered in the late 1970's by petroleum instructor Bert Ellison. The following decade, restoration of the iconic timepiece would be taken on by campus millwright Trevor Beatson (seen on the right), and in the fall of 1989 restorations were completed and the SAIT master clock was placed on display in Heritage Hall.

Seen for only a few brief years, the clock would be returned to storage in the late 1990's to keep it safe during the major Heritage Hall restoration project taking place at the time. However, this would not be the final fate for the longcase clock.

This June, in cooperation with SAIT’s Alive, retired Dean of Transportation Blake Gordon and millwright Trevor Beatson revealed the nearly century old timepiece in the display case of Heritage Hall where it continues to faithfully tick away the seconds.

Interested in finding out more about the history of the Institute?  Please visit our digital archives or contact the Sait Archives directly to request more information

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Summer Hot Spots in Calgary

If you are unable to get away from the city for the summer, we have some great suggestions that will make your "stay-cation" fun and exciting.

For daytime outings around town, you should check out:
If you are a history buff, you can visit:
Maybe you want to take in a play, so these offerings are more to your liking:
Feeling kind of sporty, here are a few recommendations:
You might want to:
For short out of town trips, you can go to the Travel Alberta website or try:
And last, but not least, there are special events like:
With a little planning, you can have an absolutely fabulous summer experience in the city!