Sait residence winter formal dance


By Séamus Smyth
Staff Writer

Ladies, break out the stilettos and gentlemen dust off your Dad’s suit jacket because SAIT residence is holding their first ever Winter formal dance Feb. 11 just a few days before Valentine’s making it the perfect chance to impress someone just in time for the lovers’ holiday.

The event is seen by SAIT residence organizers as a great opportunity for the dorm-room community to socialize and get to know one another.

Resident staff said that if the event is a success, they hope it can occur yearly.

Yet many students were quick to cite excuses for not being able to attend, from the feeble, “I don’t know anybody” to the reasonable, “I’m married.” As well, a close source to SAIT management said the tickets have been selling at a less than stellar pace.

However, this has not deterred all students from showing their excitement for the upcoming party.

“I think it’s pretty cool that they are hosting a formal,” said first-year business administration student Elizabeth Salfi. “I have never been one for dances but given the opportunity I would love to go. It lets you meet new people and get to know them.

“It’s not like a high school dance because in high school, generally, you know everyone. The formal here is meeting all new people minus a few from classes and roommates.”

Salfi’s excitement was echoed by broadcasting systems technology student Ali Kahn.

“There is always a good girl-to-guy ratio, especially for slow dances,” he laughed.

The baby-blue invitation posted on the door of every residency stated that a dress code will be in effect and alcohol will not be permitted. I repeat, alcohol will not be permitted.

The event takes place at the SAIT MacDonald Hall, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.