The Time Capsule sealing ceremony was well attended by over 100 local residents and sponsors.

See you in 100 years

The Rossland time capsule is now in the ground after a successful sealing ceremony held on the library grounds.

The Rossland time capsule is now in the ground after a successful sealing ceremony held on the library grounds on Friday, Sept. 6, to kick off Golden City Days.

The ceremony was well attended by over 100 local residents and sponsors.

After a nine-month preparation phase of the project, the 85-pound capsule truly represented a diverse cross section of our community, said organizer Ryan McGill, with representation from more than 120 different participants, including schools, local businesses, community groups, artists, musicians, sports teams and individuals, bringing the total number of items to over 180.

The weather co-operated long enough for the gathering crowd to view into the open capsule before its final sealing, triple wrapping and lowering into the four-foot deep hole below the frost layer, where it will lay in waiting for 100 years.

The large bolder marker is in place over the hole and the plaque will be installed in the coming weeks.

“Being involved in a exciting community project, meeting and engaging local residents and business and working with the project committee and sponsors was an incredibly rewarding experience,” said McGill.

“The community should be proud to have created a valuable community landmark to be ‘celebrated in design, cherished and remembered in preservation, and anticipated in discovery.’”

The project would not have been possible without the sponsorship of Columbia Basin Trust, Teck, Nelson and District Credit Union, Columbia Power, Powder Pig, the City of Rossland, Doell Photo and Shelly Ackerman Designs.


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