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Preserving the Present, Time Capsule being Reburied

Posted: Aug. 26, 2015 Under: Halton Hills - Georgetown Permanent Link to this Article

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In 2014 the Town of Halton Hills celebrated two milestones, the 40th Anniversary of the formation of Halton Hills and the 25th Anniversary of the opening of the Civic Centre. To mark the opening of the Civic Centre a time capsule was prepared and buried in front of the Council Chambers with instructions that it be opened in August 2014.

The capsule contained pictures, news articles, planning documents and even a bottle of rye whiskey with the instructions to “Have a drink on us”. The items were put on display throughout the Civic Centre, past employees council members, guests and donors from the original opening were invited to come and view this interesting past history. Moving forward it was decided that some of the original contents be returned to the capsule along with new items representing 2014, the capsule will be once again placed in the original site with instructions for the next generation to open the capsule in 2039.

The items to be added include current pictures of Council, community events, newspapers even a Blackberry. Also to be included will be the original bottle of Canadian rye whiskey with similar instructions to enjoy a libation courtesy of the 1989 Civic Centre opening committee.

The time capsule will be re-interred on August 27, 2015 at 1:30pm, the original stone top will be placed over the capsule and a new brass plate will be installed to reference the new opening date in 2039.

“The Civic Centre is an important symbol of Halton Hills, it was a major project for our community when it was built and is part of our history” said Mayor Rick Bonnette. “Opening the time capsule in 2014 demonstrated how much we had accomplished and I am sure when it is re-opened in 2039 those residents will find it equally as interesting” continued the Mayor.

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