Saskatchewan Legislative Building Time Capsule - A New Time Capsule

Another Moment in Time

A New Time Capsule

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Legislative Building, it was decided to construct a new time capsule.  A new container was created in stainless steel and a competition was held asking the public to suggest items to go into the cornerstone for a future generation. Three quarters of the items were based on suggestions from the public with the remaining items chosen by an advisory committee using specific criteria.

The new capsule was placed in the Legislative Building cornerstone on October 11th, 2012 as part of the anniversary celebration.  


IMG00429-20121005-1528 2012 Time Capsule prior to installation. [S. Bata private photo]

The 2012 time capsule contents included:

  • Diamond Jubilee Flag and Pin with a photo of HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall with the time capsule – May 23, 2012
  • Letter from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada with a Rideau Hall pin, autographed children’s book, Grampa Goes to Rideau Hall, and an autographed hockey puck with a Rideau Hall medallion on the back
  • Letter and photo from Her Honour the Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan with a limited edition coin recognizing outstanding service
  • Handwritten letter from the Premier sealed for future generations and a Donny Parenteau CD featuring the song, Deep in the Heart of Saskatchewan
  • Letter and photo from the Speaker to future MLAs with samples of the Chamber carpet before and after 2012
  • 2011 Census Results
  • SaskBusiness Magazine:  Top 100 Saskatchewan Companies for 2012
  • Opportunity Saskatchewan by Fleet Publications
  • Official Programs of the October 11th, 2012 Anniversary Party
  • Official Program from the State Funeral of the Honourable Sylvia Fedoruk, Former Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan
  • Ron Petrie’s Leader-Post Article “Giving thanks for a great life”
  • Letters from Grade 4 students with their predictions for 2112
  • Pewter Legislative Building ornament
  • Aerial photos of Regina and Saskatchewan
  • Photo of the Legislative Building Cafeteria Prices
  • Photo of Wascana Park marking its 50th Anniversary in 2012
  • Photos of the Legislative Building as it is today
  • Birch bark biting
  • Métis beaded moose hide leather business card holder
  • Bible
  • Selection of seeds from several popular crops currently grown in the province including wheat, canola, barley, lentils, mustard and chickpeas
  • Radio frequency identification (RFID) tag that is used to track the movement of cattle and pages from the livestock brand book (brands will be obsolete in 100 years)
  • An Agricultural Statistics Fact Sheet which includes statistics on land area, population, climate, farm size, household information, livestock, production and exports
  • Legislative Building Employees’ List
  • Description of the repairs to the Legislative Building Dome and a small sample of copper from the Dome
  • Legislative Building drawings of today
  • Listing of the 1909 time capsule items
  • 100th Anniversary of the Legislative Building memorabilia including postcard and pin
  • 2012 RCMP Musical Ride Booklet
  • 2012 Leader-Post insert on the 100th Anniversary of the Legislative Building
  • Ipad Operating Manual
  • 2012 Canada Post Diamond Jubilee Stamp
  • 2011-12 Saskatchewan Arts Board Annual Report:  Art is for Everyone recognizing and celebrating Saskatchewan artists
  • The Prairie Alphabet by Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet, illustrated by Yvette Moore
  • Original score of the 2012 Regina Symphony Orchestra commissioned work by local composer viola Jonathan Ward to celebrate the 2012 Royal Visit
  • Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Team loonie, stamp and photo of the 2012 team members
  • Provincial Heritage Building Booklet – published in 2012 by Parks, Culture and Sport
  • 2012 hundred dollar bill, fifty dollar bill and penny with description of their significance
  • Photo of a burrowing owl and 2012 list of wildlife species at risk
  • 2011 State of the Environment Report
  • Invitation from October 11th, 2012 Francophone event at the Legislative Building
  • Photo in the Chamber of the 27th Legislature and photo of the Premier
  • Building for the Future, a photo journal of Saskatchewan’s Legislative Building by Dr. Gordon Barnhart
  • Final Report – Saskatchewan Provincial Constituency Boundaries Commission 2012
  • Saskatchewan Official Road Map
  • Saskatchewan Youth Parliament Centennial Resolution
  • Photo of the Snowbirds flying over the Legislative Building and a Snowbird’s flight suit shoulder patch from 431 AD Squadron at 15 Wing
  • Photos of HMCS Regina and Saskatoon
  • Photo of Highway of Heroes Dedication (November 2011)
  • 2012 List of Saskatchewan Olympians, Paralympians and Coaches
  • 2012 Saskatchewan Summer Games Booklet
  • List of 2012 Curling Champions

IMG00438-20121205-1020 The interior and contents of the 2012 Legislative Building time capsule.  [S. Bata private photo]

The original records from the 1909 Time Capsule series can be viewed by visiting the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan – 3303 Hillsdale St., Regina, SK or 91 Murray Building, 3 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK.