On Thursday

On Thursday

A message to the future

A time capsule destined to be opened in 25 years time was sealed in Cranbrook on Thursday to mark the beginning of Sam Steele Days

Cranbrook citizens gathered on Thursday, June 19 to seal up a special time capsule to be opened in 2039.

The large time capsule sits upon a rock slab behind the Cranbrook and District Chamber of Commerce headquarters on the strip, the crowning achievement of the 50th celebration of Sam Steele Days.

More than a hundred people took part in the dedication ceremony and unveiling of the shiny time capsule, which features the logo of the Sam Steele Society in 2014.

The time capsule contains notes, recordings, keepsakes and mementoes of life in Cranbrook in 2014 from 103 contributors: 23 businesses, 24 citizens, 10 schools, 38 clubs and organizations, and eight government and governing committees.

There are such items inside as a signed paddle from the Abreast in the Rockies dragonboat team, a vest with every button from the 50 previous Sam Steele Days festivals, a digital interview with Bud Abbott about the original Sam Steele Society, a book written and personally signed by Sir Sam Steele’s grandson, a 3D printed moustache, and bottle of Crown Royal.

The modern-looking time capsule was design and created by Fab-Rite Services. The rock slab it sits upon came from Roderick’s Skid-Steer Service. Signal Collision provided the custom paint job, with special paint from Lordco Auto Parts. Wolfpack Signs and Printing made the custom 3D sign. Interior Sports and Trophies made the dedication plaque. EFM Towing moved the heavy rock slab into place. Sandy Zeznik donated her time to accept submissions and help coordinate the project, which was overseen by Sam Steele Days organizer Maureen Frank.

For a calendar of events for Sam Steele Days, June 19-22, visit www.samsteeledays.org.