Smart budgeting for students

Saving money, budgeting, and student loan management for college students can be as big of a learning curve outside the classroom as it is in.  Whether a first-time student or returning, learning smart strategies can h elp establish a solid foundation for the future. Megan Desplanque, Customer Service Manager for …

Professional Cooking student Lee Thompson, right, serves a student lunch in the 4 Nines cafeteria in the John Ware Building on SAIT Campus in Calgary on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Most of the food in the 4 Nines cafeteria is prepared by students of SAIT's Professional Cooking program. (Photo by Ryan Wellicome/SAIT Polytechnic)

SAIT’s Culinary Campus gets involved in upcoming Doors Open YYC

Doors Open (DO) YYC is offering a behind-the-scenes sneak peak into local companies, and SAIT’s very own Culinary Campus is taking part. April Schaly is the marketing communications specialist for SAIT and reveals how SAIT Culinary Campus is involved. “We are hosting cooking demonstrations on fresh hummus and flatbread,” says …

Mitch McCaw celebrates the 3-1 goal during the Foothills F.C. vs Lane United at Hellard Field in Calgary on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. The final score was 3-2 for the Foothills. (Photo by Kyle Meller)

Foothills finish strong

Even though the Foothills F.C. didn’t make the playoffs in their first season at the professional level, the Calgary team walked off the field proud. In the last game of the season the team, who struggled all season to hold a lead, came out with a 3-2 win by surviving …

Jean-Pierre Rodrigues-Lemos defends the goal during the Foothills F.C. vs. Seattle Sounders U23 at Hellard Field in Calgary on Sunday, June 28, 2015. The final score was 4-0 for Seattle. (Photo by Kyle Meller)

Focusing on the future for Foothills F.C.

Despite a real kick in the pants on Sunday, the Foothills F.C. have nothing to be ashamed of in their first season in the Premier Development League (PDL). The 4-0 loss came at the hands of the Seattle Sounders U-23 team, who sit above them comfortably now in the third …

Miguel Romero is hauled down during the Foothills F.C. vs. Washington Crossfire at Hellard Field in Calgary on Thursday, June 18, 2015. The game ended in a 2-2 draw. (Photo by Kyle Meller)

Different team, same result for Foothills F.C.

With head coach, Tommy Wheeldon Jr., behind the bench after serving his one game suspension the Foothills F.C. produced yet another draw. The result came in the form of a 2-2 match against the Washington Crossfire, who sits behind the Foothills F.C. in the table at Hellard Field on Sunday, …

Brad Kamden and Matt Grosey shake hands after the Foothills F.C. vs. Kitsap Pumas at Hellard Field in Calgary on Thursday, June 18, 2015. The game ended in a draw, which is the first time Kitsap had lost points all season. (Photo by Kyle Meller)

Chippy battle ends in draw

Another game, another draw for the Foothills F.C. as the team was held to just one point for the fifth time in six matches. The Foothills F.C. tied the Kitsap Pumas 1-1 at Hellard Field in Calgary on June 18, and unfortunately, the idiom “the one that got away” has …

Proceeds from the gate, as well as a $1000 donation by Shane Homes will go to the Calgary Emergency Women's Shelter. (Photo by Brent Calver)

Foothills WFC makes third win in exhibition game

The ladies of the Foothills WFC have continued their winning streak with a third win in an exhibition game against the Shane Homes CWSA All Stars. Proceeds from the gate and a $1000 donation from Shane Homes went to the Calgary Emergency Womens Shelter. Forward Erica Hindmarsh scored a hat …

Portland Timbers goal keeper Colin Partee blocks a shot by Foothills FC midfielder Mitch Bouche during the game at Hellard Field in Calgary, Alta on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.  (Photo by Brent Calver)

Foothills FC ties with Timbers

Foothills F.C. took one point with a 1-1 draw from a crucial match against the Portland Timbers U-23 on Tuesday, June 2, but could have definitely used a win. The two teams will square off again on Sunday, June 7, but in the meantime Foothills have to play another game …

Young players show their support before the Foothills F.C. soccer clubÕs first game at Hellard Field in Calgary, Alta on Sunday, May 17, 2015. This was Calgary's first regular reason Premier Development League (PDL) game. (Photo by Kyle Meller)

Foothills FC wins its first official game 2-1

After years of hard work getting Calgary Foothills F.C. to a professional level, the club hosted its inaugural Premier Development League (PDL) game on Sunday, May 17, against the Puget Sound Gunners F.C. Everything came together at Hellard Field, from fans to the weather and even the score; the first …

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Online Exclusive: Calgary Foothills WFC wins inaugural game v. Edmonton Green and Gold

Fans turned out for the Calgary Foothills WFC’s inaugural game against the Edmonton Green and Gold on Friday, May 8. They tested their mettle and won out 2-1 despite a strong defense put on by the women from Edmonton, with WFC’s Erica Hindmarsh scoring early in the game, evading the goalkeeper …

The Weal, April.7 issue, 2015 Sports

Conquering soccer in Calgary

Calgary has its first professional soccer club in twelve years, and just like the European teams, it starts from the ground up. Foothills F.C. has been one of Calgary’s finest soccer clubs since it was established in 1972, and with alumni such as Owen Hargreaves, Kevin McKenna, and Sam Adekugbe, …


Illustrating success, ACAD alum draws his way to the Calgary Expo

Graphic novelist and illustrator Aaron Navrady speaks about vulnerability, conflict, religious fundamentalism, and medieval history. Aaron Navrady described medieval times as an endless treasure chest as he continued to add to the pile of research books on his table, pulling them from shelves and corners of his studio. He said …


Answering attendee’s accessibility

Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo deals with crowding From April 16 to 19, thousands of comic and pop culture fans will crowd Stampede Park to attend the 10th annual Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. Due to the convention’s growing popularity, accessibility to the plethora of panels, signings, and exhibitors may …


Alberta unemployment rate highest since 2011

While provincial employment indicators worsen, employers are still interested in SAIT students and graduates Albertans have lost more jobs in February and the provincial unemployment rate is at its highest since 2011, but employer’s interest in SAIT’s career portal and career fairs has not faltered. Even still, finding summer or …

Studio owner Bryan Buss plays his ukulele at Leroux Music Studios in Calgary on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Buss has owned the studio since 2012, teaches lessons, manages the studio's business, and plays in a band. (Photo by Ben McDonald/SAIT Polytechnic)

Bryan Buss being busy

Sitting with the Weal, Buss talks about growth, his passion for music, and owning Leroux Music Studio. For some, owning a studio, being a musician, or teaching lessons might be full-time jobs on their own, but with Bryan Buss’s infectious passion for music it’s no surprise that he does all …


Cinematheque brings cinema to Calgary

Calgary Cinematheque season runs from September to June every year, showcasing films from independent directors. “[The Cinematheque] help to expose film you wouldn’t normally see in a movie theatre,” said Becky Russell, an animator and ACAD student. “They act as a catalyst for more creativity.” This season, Calgary Cinematheque has …


Live show reviews : 36? w/ The Tourist Company, Limblifter w/Napalmpom, Illy-Hip Hop’s Australian Love Child

36? w/ The Tourist Company Ben McDonald, Weal Writer Venue: The Gateway Date: March 6, 2015 From the familiar, but confident indie-pop/rock of The Tourist Company to the eclectic, psychedelic art-rock sounds of 36?, the performers had their audience loving every minute. The night’s 10-track opening performance by The Tourist …


Album reviews

Dan Mangan + Blacksmith – Club Meds Arts & Crafts Released on January 13, 2015 Written by Erin Anderson, A&E Writer Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Dan Mangan is at it again with his fourth album, this time under the moniker Dan Mangan + Blacksmith. While Club Meds is more of the same …

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Danielle Smith loses Highwood to Carrie Fischer

Former Wildrose opposition leader Danielle Smith has lost the PC candidacy to High River town council member Carrie Fischer for the Highwood riding she held when elected as a Wildrose MLA. Conservative party cardholders took to the polls in High River, Okotoks, and Aldersyde on Saturday, March 28, culminating in Smith’s defeat. …