Time capsule to be buried for centennial celebration

Telling the story of Red Deer in 2013, a time capsule will be buried in City Hall Park as part of the city’s birthday celebrations on Monday.

Telling the story of Red Deer in 2013, a time capsule will be buried in City Hall Park as part of the city’s birthday celebrations on Monday.

And following the ceremony, the 1963 time capsule will be opened at the Snell Gallery in the Red Deer Public Library.

The old capsule was uncovered recently, solving a mystery. When it was buried on March 25, 1963, there was no plaque or sign to mark the capsule’s location.

Failing to find the capsule recently, city staffers enlisted the help of local historian Michael Dawe and others to track down the missing capsule. The location was narrowed down to two places on the outside of City Hall. Workers from Pascal Mancuso Construction Ltd. located the missing capsule behind the plaque on the steps facing the park.

The 2013 time capsule ceremony gets underway at 10:30 a.m. on Monday in the park. Everyone is invited to the library for a reception following the ceremony.

Items in this year’s capsule will profile how Red Deer has grown in size, progressed as a community and the way technology, the media and residents have shaped Red Deer.

Starting at 5 p.m., a centennial meeting of city council will take place in council chambers. Former and current council members will be present. Space is limited but the city encourages residents to watch the broadcast on the city website. A reception will follow on the second floor.

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