School cracks open 50-year-old time capsule

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WINNIPEG - Ecole Golden Gate Middle School’s first students might have preferred newspapers, coins and hockey cards, but Jesse Peristy knows what he’ll put in the school’s time capsule before it gets resealed.

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WINNIPEG – Ecole Golden Gate Middle School’s first students might have preferred newspapers, coins and hockey cards, but Jesse Peristy knows what he’ll put in the school’s time capsule before it gets resealed.

“A Slurpee cup,” the 12-year-old declared this afternoon after he and other students inspected the contents of a 50-year-old time capsule, created when the school was founded in 1959.

Staff and students from Golden Gate took a peek inside the time capsule to mark the school’s 50th anniversary.

WAYNE.GLOWACKI@FREEPRESS.MB.CA Ecole Golden Gate Middle School Grade 8 student Courtney Yeo (right) holds a centennial edition copy of a Winnipeg Free Press published in 1967, while Robyn Schumacher holds a Canadian flag and hockey cards that were among the items inside school's time capsule, which was opened Friday afternoon.

The capsule had been opened and sealed up a number of times since it was created. Inside students found old hockey cards, a copy of the Winnipeg Free Press marking Canada’s 100th birthday in 1967, and a set of centennial coins, among other items.

The capsule was tucked away inside a compartment in the gates outside the school, which were built in 1967.

“We are excited to see the treasures that are inside this cairn,” said principal Corinne Barrett DeWiele.

The items recovered in the capsule will be displayed for the schools’ 50th anniversary celebrations on Oct. 3, before another group of students put in their own treasures and reseal the capsule.

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