Thursday, July 30, 2015

Heritage Day Hours Update

We are closed on Monday, August 3 for Heritage Day!

Have a safe long weekend break!

Regular summer hours will resume on Tuesday, August 4.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Celebrating Excellence

We are paying tribute to some very talented SAIT staff and Alumni.

What do a photography instructor, a writer, a graphic artist and two film editing and production engineers have in common?

They have all contributed to making SAIT great and are part and parcel of what our SAIT graduates do best!

The Reg Erhardt Library is proud to celebrate the hard work and achievements of these five accomplished individuals. Please come visit the Library to see our display which features stories and artifacts about them too.

We are currently showcasing these notable SAIT staff and Alumni:
  • George Webber - George worked as the SAIT staff photographer from 1980 to 2002. He has taught in SAIT’s Continuing Education photography program since 1980 and is a well-known, published documentary photographer. He was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in recognition of his contributions to the visual arts in Canada. To learn more about George Webber, go to:

  • Thomas (Tom) Moore - Tom attended the Provincial Institute of Technology and Art (PITA) from 1927 to 1932. He was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in 1986 because of the important contributions he made to amateur and professional sports. He is considered to be one of Alberta’s renowned sport journalists and historians.

  • Laureen Harper - Laureen (Teskey) Harper (centre, front row) studied photography and graphic arts at SAIT from 1982-1983. She is married to Stephen Harper (our current Prime Minister). Laureen volunteers and supports important community and national causes. She is also a strong advocate for anti-bullying initiatives, including the Canadian Centre for Child Protection’s NeedHelpNow campaign and their initiatives.
  • Jeff August and Glenn Sakatch – Jeff (left) and Glenn (right) graduated from SAIT’s Cinema, Television, Stage & Radio program in 1988. They both were awarded multiple Emmys and have been nominated for and have received numerous awards from their contemporaries in the film and television industry provincially, nationally and internationally.
To learn more about:
Jeff August, go to:
Glenn Sakatch, go to:

As SAIT approaches its second century of service, it will continue to produce graduates such as these who are an inspiration to past, current and future generations.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Games People Play!

We want you to come and play with our new games collection!

Research shows that strengthening your brain through mental games improves your analytical skills. Some games can improve your memory and problem solving abilities while other games are specifically designed to exercise your brain and challenge your thought processes. Lots of board games involve strategy and use logic to win and this is a terrific way to sharpen your critical thinking skills. Additionally, game players can learn about team building and cooperation because often the outcome of many games requires players working together. Party games are great too because they are easy to learn, promote group interaction and are entertaining. Many of these games are easy to start and stop and they are really good stress relievers as well.
Here are some of the games we have:
  • Carcassonne – Players lay tiles to create the area around Carcassonne (a southern French city famous for its medieval fortifications) and play defenders in strategic locations. It’s easy to learn but involves complex strategy.
  • Settlers of Catan – Players compete to expand their colony by harvesting commodities (sheep, wood, bricks and grain) to build roads, cities and villages) on a randomized board. Watch out for the robber!
  •  Munchkin Deluxe – This fast-playing card game sends players into a dungeon adventure to kill monsters and grab loot. Fun characters and cartoon-like illustrations make for a good time as players attempt to go from level 1 to level 10 (similar to Dungeons & Dragons characters).
  • Resistance - In this card based game, players must complete 3 missions through bluffing, deception and logical deduction. Players are either Resistance, Operatives or Imperial Spies who must try to deduce the other players’ identities and gain their trust.
  • Scrabble – In this classic word game, players use letter tiles to form words on the game board and earn points.
  •  Ticket to Ride – Players claim train routes between U.S. cities by playing “train” cards of different colors. The longer the route you claim, the more points you get!
  • Takenoko - Players must care for the Emperor’s bamboo garden to feed the hungry panda.  Players build irrigation systems and plant bamboo groves based on dice rolls using a randomized board.
  • Geek Out & Geek Out Pop Culture - These fast-paced trivia games have multiple categories such as games, movies, books and music.
  • Dominion – In this card game, players vie to build their kingdoms by hiring minions, constructing buildings and obtaining wealth by creating the best collection of cards they can.
  • Checkers, Chess, Backgammon – These traditional board games, require players to move discs on a marked board in designated ways to win the game.

We have even started a game of chess at the Library Information Desk.
Feel free to stop by to play chess with the library staff. Show us your best move!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Free Library and Computer Classes at the Learning Hub (July)

Come check out these Free Classes at the Learning Hub
Third Floor of the Senator Burns Building (Room NH 309)

All SAIT students welcome - no registration required

Learning at the library
Use the library’s books, videos and online tools to practice English and find Information about school and work
July 9th 10:15am to 11:15am
July 9th 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Using SAIT Email
You will practice accessing and using SAIT’s email system. We will discuss how to write effective messages and subject lines that engage readers.
July 17th 10:30am to 11:30am
July 17th 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Using Microsoft Word
Get started with MS Word by learning how to open and save documents, as well as format and edit text or graphics.
July 24th 10:30am to 11:30am
July 24th 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Using PowerPoint
You will practice setting up a basic PowerPoint slide, learn about templates and discuss effective ways to organize information.
July 24th 12:30pm to 1:30pm
July 31st 10:30am to 11:30am 

Monday, July 6, 2015

Conversation Club (July)

The Reg Erhardt Library proudly presents the
Drop-in Conversation Club

Join Us from July 7th to July 28th

Tuesday: 5:00pm to 6:00pm

This is an exciting evening where you get the chance to learn about the library, meet other students and have fun practicing your speaking and listening skills. 

Everyone is WELCOME

Friday, July 3, 2015

2015 Calgary Stampede

July 3 – 12, 2015

 Shine up your boots and dust off your hat for the big event.
 Don’t need to cook your own breakfast
Your free pancakes await, check the schedule.

Rodeo and Chuckwagons                                 



Try food on a stick.
Mini donuts are a must.

Free Concerts: look for the Coke Cola Stage by the BMO Centre.

Grandstand Show: Every night, with fireworks.

Indian Village
Try their homemade bannock.


Don’t forget VALUE DAYS!!!
Sneak a Peek July 2nd $9 Admission from 5:00pm to 12:00am

Suncor Family Day July 5th Free Admission 6:00am to 9:00am
Western Heritage Day July 7th Free all day Admission for Seniors 65 years & over

BMO Kids Day Free admission for children 12 & under and accompanying adults between 7:00am to 9:00am