Clubs 1970 - 1979

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1970 - 1971

Club Registration
By May 15th 1971, all clubs were required to re-register. Information that was needed to register included the following (4/8/1971, pg 1):

  • 1. Constitution or Statement of Purpose
  • 2. Official names
  • 3. Official address for summer months
  • 4. Number of members and number of SAIT student members

Aeronautical Society
The members of the Aeronautical Society held a chariot race on Bermuda Shorts day which was held on April 2, 1971 (3/5/1971, pg 7).

Archery Club
The Archery Club was sponsored by the Students' Association (9/25/1970, pg 8).

The Badminton Club was sponsored by the Students' Association (9/25/1970, pg 8).

Bicycle Club
The purpose of the Bicycle Club was to promote cycling. Students who were involved enjoyed organized trips and tours as well as several social events (3/5/1971, pg 7).

Cheerleading Club
Cheerleading Club was a co-ed team that performed at games (12/4/1970, pg1).

Cuisine Club
Club Cuisine held their annual Christmas cake sale, where they sold it for $1 a pound (12/4/1970, pg 1).

Curling Club
The Curling Club was sponsored by the Students' Association (9/25/1970, pg 8).

Fencing Club,
The Fencing Club had a total of 14 members and practiced on Wednesday nights in the Student Activity Building Gym. The coaches were from the Calgary Fencing Club (12/4/1970, pg 2).

Ham Club
Ham Club, which was also known as the SAIT amateur radio society, opened its doors to both staff and students (9/25/1970, pg 5).

Hypnosis Society
Hypnosis Society used the penthouse as their meeting space (2/5/1971, pg 5).

International Students Club
The international students club was started in 1965 and aimed at the following objectives (12/4/1970, pg1):
1. To promote culture and social understanding between various nationalities represented on campus
2. To provide special contact through meetings, group discussions, entertainment and sport programs
3. To encourage understanding of Canada by arranging travel and visiting homes and industry
4. To make adjustments less difficult for new overseas students

The students held a bash at the Unitarian Club. Three kegs and international music kept the crowd swinging from 9:30 pm to 2:00 am (3/5/1971, pg 4).

Karate Club
The Karate Club was taught on Monday and Wednesday nights from 7pm to 9pm by black belt instructors in the Student Activity Building at SAIT (12/4/1970, pg 1).

Outing Club
The Outing Club first appeared at SAIT in 1971. Students who joined the club were generally interested in outdoor recreation and activities included hiking, skiing, camping, snowshoeing, caving and sailing. The club was open for students, faculty and alumni (1/22/1971, pg 2).

Pistol and Rifle Club
The SAIT Pistol Club moved off campus to the Calgary Rifle and Pistol Club located in Hillhurst when the shooting range at SAIT was transformed into a classroom. It cost $4 to enter both clubs, which gave students access to the shooting range Monday through Friday (12/4/1970, pg 7).

Rodeo Club
The SAIT Rodeo Club was for students who had a minimum of 200 school hours behind them. Beginners to experts were welcome to join (1/29/1971, pg 7).

Soccer Club
The Soccer Club was sponsored by the Students' Association (9/25/1970, pg 8).

Skiing Club
The Skiing Club was sponsored by the Students' Association (9/25/1970, pg 8).

Sky Diving Club
The Sky Diving Club was open to all students at SAIT. Students who joined this club also became members with the Canadian Sport Parachuting Association. The cost for the training, first jump and membership, which included a magazine subscription, was $50 (2/26/1971, pg1).

Women’s Society
The women’s society held their annual tea to inform the students of upcoming activities put on by the group. The goal was to get each female who attended SAIT to partake in the society. Functions planned for the society included luncheons, beauty workshops and fashion shows (9/25/1970, pg 3). The attendance at the annual tea was a disappointment for the society as only 30 out of the 600 girls showed up (10/9/1970, pg3).

Other clubs for the 1970 to 1971 year included:

  • Graphic Arts Club (10/30/1970, pg 4)
  • Petroleum Club (2/19/1971, pg 3)

1973 - 1974

Archery Club
The Archery Club met once per week, either on Tuesdays or Thursdays at the SAIT archery range (10/12/1973, pg 7). After an article was written in the Emery Weal about the club, 8 new members joined the existing 4 members. In order to raise money for more equipment the team sold tickets for a draw where the winner took home a keg of beer (2/22/1973, pg 11).

Badminton Club
The Badminton Club met twice per week on Mondays and Wednesdays in the SAB gymnasium.

Canoeing Club
The Canoe Club gathered four times per week to practice at the Calgary Canoe and Kayak Club (10/19/1973, pg 11).

Curling Club
The Curling Club met two times per week (10/12/1973, pg 7). The 80 members of the club each paid $13 in membership fees (11/9/1973, pg 11).

Fencing Club
The Fencing Club met on Thursdays at the Alberta College of Art (10/12/1973, pg 7).
Film Society
Films were shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in a theatre at SAIT in the Medical wing of the Heart Building. Admission for students was 75 cents (10/12/1973).
Golf Club
The SAIT Golf Club competed in a tournament in Edmonton (10/12/1973, pg 6).
Ham Radio Club
Ham Radio club formed in 1959 (10/19/1973, pg 8).
Journalism Club
The Journalism Club created their own paper titled INSIDE WRAP. This paper consisted of creative writing, editorial comment and basic news.
The Journalism Club staged an advertising competition for members only (12/7/1973, pg 2).
The club also held monthly photo contests that were open to the entire campus. Students were asked to submit one 5 X 7 print that had been taken that year (12/7/1973).
Karate Club
The Karate Club met on Thursdays in the SAB (10/12/1973, pg 7).
NDP Club
The New Democratic Club's main objective was to inform students on campus about activities and policies of the NDP party and about politics in general (2/21/1974, pg 4).
Rifle and Pistol Club
The Rifle and Pistol Club met twice per week (10/12/1973, pg 7).
Rodeo Club
A rodeo was held for the Canadian Intercollegiate Rodeo Association at the Olds rodeo grounds. SAIT received one gold medal, one silver medal, and two bronze medals (10/5/1973, pg 10).
Sky Diving Club
The Sky Diving Club met on Fridays at 7pm (10/12/1973, pg 7). The 60 members involved in SAIT’s Sky Diving Club were a mixture of students, alumni and members of the Calgary community. The first jump cost students $65, which included everything they needed except the shoes (2/14/1974, pg 11).
Soccer Club
The Soccer Club met two days per week on Saturdays and Sundays (10/12/1973, pg 7).
Tai Chi Chun Club
The Tai Chi Chun Club met on Mondays at 4pm in the SAB recreation room (10/12/1973, pg 7).
Other clubs for the 1973 to 1974 year included:

  • Cricket Club (5/17/1974, pg 9)
  • Electrical Club (12/14/1973, pg 2)

1974 - 1975

Key Persons Conference
Key Persons Conference was organized by Art Ewing, the president of SAITSA. This conference was held for all presidents and secretaries of established clubs to communicate with each other (9/20/1974, pg 1). The Students' Association discussed their responsibilities in helping student clubs plan activities around campus. Topics covered in the conference included (10/18/1974, pg 1):

  • Financial aid
  • Leadership
  • How to run a meeting
  • Planning Social Events
  • Booking rooms on Campus

Ham Radio
The Ham Radio club spent $400 on remodelling their office.

Hang Gliding Club
All aspects of flying were discussed within the hang gliding club at SAIT (11/1/74).

Rodeo Club
The rodeo club held a rodeo with the help of the Canadian Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.

Ski Club

  • A trip to Marmot Basin in Jasper was planned for Nov 29th to the 31st. The trip cost members $42 for two nights’ accommodation and two day lift tickets (11/22/1974, pg 12).
  • A weekend ski trip to Sunshine Village for Jan 25 and 26th cost students $45. The trip included 1 night accommodation, dinner, breakfast and 2 day lift tickets as well as transportation.
  • A weekend trip to White Fish cost members $57.

Tourism Accommodation Restaurant Association (Tara)
TARA ran the bimonthly coffee house on Sunday nights (12/6/1974, pg 3).

Club Budget
Clubs were to submit a budget by April 9th for the following year. An outline of finances and proposed channels of income were required for the year to come.

Athletic Club
Athletic Club budgets were controlled by the athletic board. On SAIT, Emery Weal, the Student Seeker and Survival Manual were to submit their budgets to the communications vice president (3/14/1975, pg 11).

Other clubs for the 1974 to 1975 year included:

  • Archery Club (10/4/1974)
  • Badminton Club (10/4/1974)
  • Curling Club (10/4/1974)
  • Karate Club (10/4/1974)
  • Sky Diving Club (10/4/1974)

1975 - 1976

Clubs for the 1975 to 1976 year included:

  • Aikido Club
  • Archery Club
  • Badminton Club
  • Curling Club
  • Fencing Club
  • Hang Glider Club
  • Karate Club
  • Rifle and Pistol Club
  • Rodeo Club
  • Ski Club
  • Soccer Club

1977 - 1978

Natural Environment Club
For three nights and one day the Natural Environment Club learnt about what to look for when approaching an avalanche area. The course was taught by an instructor at SAIT. A first aid course was provided to students by the Natural Environment Club. The club not only covered the cost but they were also the ones in charge of the organization of the event, which took place over 5 nights (1/27/1978, pg28).

Ski Club
357 students were part of the ski club. Several ski trips were planned throughout the year including a trip to Silver Star and North Star Ski Resort (11/18/1977, pg 10).

A day trip to Fortress was planned for the Ski Club. The trip cost $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers and included transportation, lift tickets, lunch/dinner, ski lessons and a night disco.

Other clubs for the 1977 to 1978 year included:

  • Aikido Club
  • Archery Club
  • Badminton Club
  • Curling Club
  • Fencing Club
  • Hang Glider Club
  • Karate Club
  • Outing Club
  • Rifle and Pistol Club
  • Rodeo Club
  • Soccer Club

1978 - 1979

Ski Club
The Ski club membership was $7 or $10 with a t-shirt. The first ski trip was to Schweitzer Basin on Nov 30 to Dec 2. The cost of the trip was $85 for four days and three nights (10/17/1978, pg 5).

Natural Environment Club
An avalanche education course was offered to SAIT skiers. The course consisted of 9 hours of in class training and a day field trip. The cost was $1 for a membership to the club and $10 for the course (refunded if applicant completes the course). The club also rented out equipment to students involved in the club. Tents, back packs, camping and hiking supplies were just some of the items that the club had available for rental (2/2/1979, pg 10).

Chinese Student Association
The Chinese Student Association created a film to introduce Hong Kong to Canada (1/19/1979, pg 9).

Other clubs for the 1978 to 1979 year included:

  • Hang Gliding Club 

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