Time Capsule: 2020-2070

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Citizens Invited to Submit Ideas for City’s Centennial Time Capsule

We want your input and ideas on submissions for a time capsule to be opened on Thunder Bay’s centennial in 2070. Items to be included should be unique to life in Thunder Bay in 2020, or alternatively something (a picture or story) that expresses your hope for what Thunder Bay will be like in 2070.

Get Involved – Submit Your Ideas

Login and share your suggestions on what could be in the time capsule through the Idea Board below.

Or, email your suggestion to archives@thunderbay.ca, or send in by mail to:

The Office of the City Clerk
City Hall
PO Box 800
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 5K4

Suggestions will be accepted until Dec. 31, 2020.

Let's fill a time capsule for future generations to ponder.


Time Capsule Submission Requirements:

  • All items should be unique to Thunder Bay and 2020

  • Letters, news articles, promotional materials, photographs, art, signs, small 3D objects

  • If your company/organization/local chapter/sport team had a significant anniversary or event this year, we’d love copies of things like promotional materials, commemorative items, or a letter outlining how you celebrated or how celebrations changed.

  • If you/your family had a significant event occur this year, anniversary, birthday, family reunion, birth etc, we’d love a letter, pictures, drawings, about how you celebrated, how things were different than expected.

  • If your company/organization/you made a contribution to the fight against COVID-19, frontline workers, or making masks/gowns/hand sanitizer/signs/art, etc., we’d love a letter, photo, news article, etc.

  • Letters to the future (or drawings/art, short essays) from children, youth and adults. What is life in Thunder Bay like right now? What do you think/hope life will be like in Thunder Bay in 2070

The preference is for documents and photos on legal sized paper or smaller.

Examples of What Not to Submit:

  • Things that are not unique to Thunder Bay or 2020

  • Electronic media such as songs, videos, or interactive media (submission of these items can be negotiated, things that can be printed out will last longer)

  • Plants or seeds

  • Food

  • Other organic materials

  • Items too large for the capsule or fragile items.

All comments posted to the idea board must follow our etiquette and moderation policy.

Citizens Invited to Submit Ideas for City’s Centennial Time Capsule

We want your input and ideas on submissions for a time capsule to be opened on Thunder Bay’s centennial in 2070. Items to be included should be unique to life in Thunder Bay in 2020, or alternatively something (a picture or story) that expresses your hope for what Thunder Bay will be like in 2070.

Get Involved – Submit Your Ideas

Login and share your suggestions on what could be in the time capsule through the Idea Board below.

Or, email your suggestion to archives@thunderbay.ca, or send in by mail to:

The Office of the City Clerk
City Hall
PO Box 800
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 5K4

Suggestions will be accepted until Dec. 31, 2020.

Let's fill a time capsule for future generations to ponder.


Time Capsule Submission Requirements:

  • All items should be unique to Thunder Bay and 2020

  • Letters, news articles, promotional materials, photographs, art, signs, small 3D objects

  • If your company/organization/local chapter/sport team had a significant anniversary or event this year, we’d love copies of things like promotional materials, commemorative items, or a letter outlining how you celebrated or how celebrations changed.

  • If you/your family had a significant event occur this year, anniversary, birthday, family reunion, birth etc, we’d love a letter, pictures, drawings, about how you celebrated, how things were different than expected.

  • If your company/organization/you made a contribution to the fight against COVID-19, frontline workers, or making masks/gowns/hand sanitizer/signs/art, etc., we’d love a letter, photo, news article, etc.

  • Letters to the future (or drawings/art, short essays) from children, youth and adults. What is life in Thunder Bay like right now? What do you think/hope life will be like in Thunder Bay in 2070

The preference is for documents and photos on legal sized paper or smaller.

Examples of What Not to Submit:

  • Things that are not unique to Thunder Bay or 2020

  • Electronic media such as songs, videos, or interactive media (submission of these items can be negotiated, things that can be printed out will last longer)

  • Plants or seeds

  • Food

  • Other organic materials

  • Items too large for the capsule or fragile items.

All comments posted to the idea board must follow our etiquette and moderation policy.