Kensington looking for time capsule suggestions

Colin MacLean
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KENSINGTON – If you could put save one thing and somehow show it to your decedents 100 years from now, what would it be?

The Town of Kensington wants to know.

The community is preparing a time capsule as part of its 2014 centennial celebrations.

The capsule will be sealed on Dec. 31, 2014 and won’t be opened again until 2039 and every 25 years after that.

As such, the Kensington 2014 committee is collecting suggestions from the community on what they’d like to see included in the capsule.

Residents are asked to keep their suggestions as small as possible as space is limited, the box will only be about 24 square inches.

Anyone who’d like to make a recommendation can do so by going to the town’s website at www.kensington.ca and clicking on the “time capsule” button.

“We think a time capsule is a perfect way to end our year of celebrations. We are marking this moment in time and saving it for future generations,” said Mayor Gordon Coffin.

“Reopening every twenty five years will really give a complete view of the next 100 years for the Kensington of 2114.”

 “We used this year to pay tribute to the past one hundred years. The time capsule will pay tribute to this year and will hopefully help future residents understand our way of life,” added Rowan Caseley, deputy mayor and 2014 Committee chairman.

Organizers have tentatively chosen a location near the town clock at the Kensington Railyards to bury the capsule. 

Organizations: Kensington 2014 committee

Geographic location: Kensington

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