On Tuesday, the remnants of what life is like in Squamish in the year 2014 was stuffed inside a pipe two feet round and five feet long and buried at Pavilion Park.
Items such as a map of the Sea to Sky Gondola, a bottle of Paradise Valley well water, letters from schoolchildren and a copy of The Squamish Chief newspaper are enclosed inside the pipe to be unearthed in 50 years.
It’s all a part of the District of Squamish’s 50-year anniversary and all of the goodies left at Tuesday’s capsule burying will be unearthed by Squamish residents in the year 2064.
The burial ceremony marked the end of a year-long 100 Years of Squamish celebration which recognized several significant milestones in the history of Squamish including 110 years since the Britannia Mine was initiated, 102 years of the Squamish (Newport) Fire Department, 57 years of Squamish Days Loggers Sports, 100 years since Newport became Squamish, 80 years of the Chamber of Commerce, and 50 years since the District of Squamish was incorporated.
This time capsule isn’t the only one buried locally, as there was a time capsule buried on May 17, 1994 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Squamish and Howe Sound District Chamber of Commerce. That time capsule is set to be opened on May 17, 2054.
For more details on all the celebrations surrounding 2014 in Squamish, visit www.squamish2014.ca.