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Tottenham Legion time capsule to be opened in 25 years

March 1, 2019   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

If you ever look back at the way things were 25 years ago and see a lot of change, students in Tottenham will get their chance in another quarter century after placing items into a time capsule created by the Tottenham Legion.

The time capsule caps off a week of celebration as the Tottenham Legion recognizes its 75th anniversary.

The Legion went to schools in the area and distributed memory cards and asked students to create something to be placed in the time capsule. It was up to each school to determine what they would like to see when the capsule is opened in 25 years.

They also involved Legion members and other people from around town who were invited to place items in the capsule.

“We tried to come up with an idea that would involve everyone in town,” explained Tottenham Legion public relations officer Gord Robertson. “This was a way of getting the youth involved. Going to the schools and having something to show how the town has grown and what it was like. We wanted to offer something different that people will be able to recognize and make their predictions and see what the Legion was like ‘back then.’ There’s five schools in the area and we gave them a USB drive so they were able to put on it what the wanted. I left it up to them. It will be interesting for everyone when it is opened. We left it to the schools for them to decide and they can come back in 25 years and see what has changed.”

Also included are memories of the current Legion including photos of members and events taking place.

Members of the 329 Royal Canadian Cadet Drill Team were also on hand and performed military drills as well as contributed to the time capsule.

The Cadet group is affiliated with the Legion.

“We put a photo in there and also a patch from our unit to see if it is modified over the years,” said Cadent Warrant, Kira Stevens. “We went through some old documents from our portable and we decided on some things to see if they will change. They asked some of us Cadets to volunteer to come here today.”

The time capsule will be buried in the front laws of the Legion and a plaque located above to mark the spot.


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