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Time Capsule Buried at Lorne Allard Fisherman’s Park 

Time Capsule Buried at Lorne Allard Fisherman’s Park   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  November 20, 2017 (LSN) A time capsule containing items contributed by Trans Canada Trail Ontario (TCTO), the City of Thunder Bay, St. Ignatius High School, and numerous other community agencies and partners, was buried today at Lorne Allard Fisherman’s Park.

The time capsule project was developed by TCTO to celebrate Canada’s 150th year of Confederation. The time capsule is scheduled to be opened in 25 years, during the year 2042.

“The Park is a very appropriate location, as it is the connection point between the land based Thunder Bay Trail section and the water based Lake Superior Water Trail section of the Trans Canada Trail,” said James Taylor, Risk & Asset Management Analyst. 

“When the capsule is opened in 25 years, it will provide an interesting reminder of how Thunder Bay contributed to creating the Great Trail, a legacy which now connects Canada from ocean to ocean to ocean,” said Iain Mettam, Trans Canada Trail Ontario Representative. “The time capsule is one of six in Ontario, with two other Northern Ontario locations in Kenora and Sault Ste. Marie.”

“The City of Thunder Bay is honoured to be part of this wonderful heritage project,” said Councillor Frank Pullia. “We are proud to work so closely with Trans Canada Trail Ontario and to have been chosen for this project.”

The time capsule will contain the following items:

Provided by Trans Canada Trail Ontario:

  • Trans Canada Trail T-Shirt
  • Trans Canada Trail Pins
  • Trans Canada Trail Rubber Bracelet
  • Trans Canada Trail Brochure and Pamphlet
  • Canada 150 Pen

Provided by City of Thunder Bay:

  • Maamawe: All Together - City’s Response to the Seven Youth Inquest
  • Declaration of Commitment Strengthening Relationships between the City of Thunder Bay and Urban Aboriginal People
  • Statement of Commitment to First Nation Youth and Families
  • Declaration of Commitment Strengthening the Relationship between Fort William First Nation and the City of Thunder Bay. 
  • City of Thunder Bay Walking Architectural Tour Brochures
  • WW1 – Thunder Bay Centennial Project Brochure
  • Chronicle Journal 150 Magazine
  • Summer 2017 – The Key
  • Thunder Bay Experience Magazine
  • Prince Arthur’s Landing Public Art Walking Tour Guide
  • The City and the Spirit Garden – Prince Arthur’s Landing Book
  • Playgrounds Uniform and Superhero Memorabilia
  • ParticipACTION 150 Water Bottle and Frisbee
  • Canada 150 Water Bottle
  • Canada 150 Event Guide
  • Souvenir Programme for the U-18 World Junior Baseball
  • Baseball from the U-18 World Junior Baseball

Provided by Grade 10 History Class at St. Ignatius High School:

  • St. Ignatius Uniform T-shirt, signed by the Grade 10 History Class
  • Class picture of the Grade 10 History Class
  • Various items popular with youth, including a Fidget Spinner, Invisibobble and a Popsocket


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