Coun. Vicki Sanders, left, and Saanich 150 committee member Katherine Whitworth, right, with the committee, mayor, and sponsor partners for the time capsule project now underway at Saanich. Travis Paterson/News Staff

Saanich creating time capsule to mark Canada’s 150th

Saanich 150 commitee turns to public for time capsule ideas

Canada’s 150th year is winding down but the celebratory initiatives aren’t finished in Saanich.

On Thursday, Coun. Vicki Sanders announced a new time capsule project to be created and installed at the entrance to Saanich Municipal Hall. It will be ready in the spring, to be opened in 2067.

Sanders is an ambassador with Saanich’s Canada 150 committee, who met in Saanich council chambers with Mayor Richard Atwell, the Saanich News and sponsor partners Camosun College, Peppers Foods, Canadian Tire and Big Wheel Burger, who stepped forward to make the time capsule project happen.

“The time capsule will be about 1.5-feet by three-feet, enclosed and sealed with a plaque on it at the entrance to city hall,” Sanders said.

While the contents of the capsule will not be visible, the capsule itself will not be hidden away, rather, it will be above ground.

The 150 committee is still working on the logistics of exactly what the capsule will look like.

“Whatever the design is should complement the municipal hall’s heritage values,” Sanders said.

The capsule will hold about 50 items and will be completed in the spring.

Saanich’s 150 ambassadors have already compiled a list but the public is invited to submit their ideas of what should go into the capsule, Sanders said.

“We’re looking for more ideas, this is true Saanich engagement with a public input process,” Sanders said.

“I made four phone calls to businesses in the community and before I could finish explaining what we were doing they had all said absolutely, we want to contribute,” said Saanich News publisher Oliver Sommer. “This project is fantastic because of the legacy we can leave for future generations.”

The public is invited to submit their ideas for the Saanich 150 time capsule to vicki.sanders@saanich.ca

reporter@saanichnews.com

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