Municipality to Unveil 25 Year Old Time Capsule, Bury New One
In July 1992, Council of the former Village of Morrisburg assembled to bury a time capsule with a variety of items that would reflect the way of life at the time. The capsule was meant to be opened 25 years later, during Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, for a nostalgic glimpse into life in the early 90’s. On July 18 at 6:00 p.m., the capsule will be opened and its contents examined at the South Dundas Municipal Centre Council Chambers during the scheduled Council meeting.
“We were recently made aware of the capsule, and instantly began planning for its opening,” South Dundas Mayor Evonne Delegarde said. “We have no idea what is inside, and we’re all very excited to find out!”
After the capsule of 1992 is examined, the 2017 South Dundas Council will add items to a new capsule that will give the 2042 Council and community members a glimpse of the Municipality in 2017. Photos, letters, and Canada 150 and South Dundas branded items will be included in the new capsule.
“It is a very neat tradition that a former Council began that we feel should be continued,” Delegarde added. “Sometimes, it takes looking back to truly appreciate the significance of the present. We want to make sure our community in 2042 will have the opportunity to do just that.”
Everyone is welcome to attend the time capsule opening and the exhibition of the items to be placed in the 2017 capsule at 6:00 p.m. at the South Dundas Municipal Centre Council Chambers, located at 34 Ottawa St. Morrisburg.