Party at the Pig

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ENVY is a GREAT local band, with music from the 70’s straight through to current tunes…Great time!

The Pig & Whistle Pub has been a NW Calgary landmark for a long time…22 years in fact.  For Calgary…that is impressive!  To survive in the non-descript, Beddington Towne Strip Mall in NW Calgary is even more impressive. Through the years it has been given a “rep” to say the least. Pretty wild nights at the Pig with large crowds drinking heavily…I myself can attest to some dysfunctional, drinking behavior there when I was in my 20’s…err…maybe 30 something…once or twice as well.  Now that I am a more subdued, selective and a mellow drinker, (who can no longer waste a weekend over a hangover!),  it is clear the Pig has evolved with me.

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Krank’s continues to Krank out top rock of the 70’s and 80’s…fun show for dancing!

The crowd is a little older than it used to be, and a whole lot kinder. There still is a mix from 20’s to 60’s, so still a colourful crowd, but finally a place where I do not feel like a fight is about to break out or that I am geriatric!

The best part about The Pig, (other than being 5 mins from my door), is that they have LIVE music and frankly that is all I even care about these days…oh and a wine list does not hurt either!  LOL!  The Pig delivers! Fortunately my super cool, amazing, guitar playing and guitar building husband is plugged in to the music scene, so he knows who is great and not so great in town for our taste.

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Junk takes a break to have a shot with a Birthday Boy…these guys are all so talented and FUN! We love Junk!

The Pig delivers great local music and a dance floor. Excellent staff in this place, always has been…and great seating arrangement so just about every seat can see the stage area.  The menu is decent pub fare and pizzas…all made in house by Tony.  Lots to choose from with specials throughout the week.  If you want to dance, listen to great local talent and have some drinks in the NW, the Pig and Whistle Pub is for you.

Suckerpunch knocks it out at the Pig & Whistle!
Suckerpunch knocks it out at the Pig & Whistle!

Don’t W.A.I.T. to check out Calgary’s S.A.I.T.

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SAIT’s Modern vibe cannot be ignored http://www.sait.ca/…the Aldred Centre Trades and Technology Bldg. is a Modern Beauty, with it’s wave roof line that borders 16th Avenue’s main entrance into the High Tech traffic circle. This is a gorgeous unique Modern Glass buildings surround, speaking to the Technological Advancements SAIT has seen since 1922.  Since then SAIT has transformed it’s homogenous 60/70’s brick, block compound  into a cutting edge, leading Post Secondary Elite Technology School in North America…and they have the facility to prove it!

All while offering hands on education for Trades, Business, Construction , Automotive, Manufacturing, Automation, Culinary Arts, and the Energy industry.  This campus has it ALL! Students agree, as an amazing 80% of graduates are employed in their field of study, (94% get a job period).  In 2014 96% of students would recommend SAIT, and a large percentage are from outside of Canada.

With so many fields to choose from S.A.I.T. Offers Certification Programs and Degrees for the following fields of study:

School of Information & Communications Technology

School of Business

School of Construction…as an excellent example of their cutting edge vision; this school includes an “ARIS” Green Energy Building testing alternative energy systems of all types, (who knew planted earth walls can filter water?!)

School of Energy Technology

School of Health & Public Safety

School of Hospitality & Tourism

School of Manufacturing & Automation

School of Transportation

School of Culinary Arts

…Not to mention the GORGEOUS Campus with a Panoramic City View, Green Spaces, Parkland and the symbolic Heritage Hall which has stood proudly since 1926!  Top of the line Sporting Facility…Home of the Trojans!  Ice Arena, Aquatic Centre with Salt Water Pool, Gymnasiums, Weight Rooms, Sports Teams and The Outdoor Cohos Common Athletic Field!

Food Glorious Food…It is absolutely everywhere!  The 4 Nines Dining Centre offers a different menu every day featuring the talents of S.A.I.T.’s Culinary Chefs in Training!  Incredible meals to enjoy or take away for dinner time, (often featuring veggies and herbs from Jackson’s Garden on campus).  Scattered among the main buildings on campus, students can choose from over 18 food outlet options…(Sushi to late night pancakes at Denny’s…doesn’t everyone eat pancakes at midnight?) The Gateway boasts one of the best patios in Calgary with live music, and drinks, (voted Best Live Music Venue in Calgary>500).  On campus convenience store, ATB Bank.. and Market Place…it’s a one stop shop.

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Last, but most certainly not least is the Highwood Dining Room..an amazing unique dining experience by their culinary students who offer world class culinary dishes and service in the award winning restaurant under the guidance of their renowned chefs.  Whether you are looking for an outstanding luncheon to impress…or just a feast, (Thursday is a buffet!)   The best is dinner!…(not only very reasonable), 5 course, elegant gourmet dining experience…but usually unique and outstanding.  Now…for some us “older” students, who would like to learn a new trade, technology, direction in life…or just some cooking classes.  Check out their post secondary programs for exciting evening courses…not to mention the best kept secret in fine dining in Calgary…see you at The Highwood!  This is just part of the amazing meal we were served at The Highwood.

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