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Twilling ate RCMP Members Prepare Time Capsule

Preparing the RCMP Twillingate time capsule.
Preparing the RCMP Twillingate time capsule.

Members of the Twillingate RCMP detachment are creating a time capsule as they prepare to move into a new building in 2017.

Constable Greg Bowie thought of the idea as a way to show future residents of the area a brief overview of the RCMP in Twillingate in 2016, as well as some information about the town that they serve.

In the not too distant future the Twillingate RCMP will be ready to move from what is currently the oldest detachment in Newfoundland, to the newest. The idea of a time capsule seemed quite fitting for the occasion.

Currently, the capsule will include a letter from Bowie with a brief history about himself and the other members he serves with. He plans to also include a current RCMP shoulder flash, a 2016 loonie, RCMP pin as well as newspaper clippings, both local and national from present day.

They would also like to include photos or small mementos reflecting current life in Twillingate/Durrell.

Bowie said the capsule is going to be very compact, as it will be packaged in a coffee can, therefore any donated items need to be small enough to fit inside.

The capsule will be located in the new RCMP detachment that is estimated to open in March 2017. Bowie says the capsule will be placed in a location that will not be easily accessible. Even if the building were to undergo some minor renovations, he hopes the capsule will not be discovered for another 100 years.

Bowie is planning to have the capsule completed by the middle of November.

Anyone with a current photo of Twillingate/Durrell or a small item that they think reflects life in the area in 2016 can drop it off at the RCMP detachment.

Constable Greg Bowie thought of the idea as a way to show future residents of the area a brief overview of the RCMP in Twillingate in 2016, as well as some information about the town that they serve.

In the not too distant future the Twillingate RCMP will be ready to move from what is currently the oldest detachment in Newfoundland, to the newest. The idea of a time capsule seemed quite fitting for the occasion.

Currently, the capsule will include a letter from Bowie with a brief history about himself and the other members he serves with. He plans to also include a current RCMP shoulder flash, a 2016 loonie, RCMP pin as well as newspaper clippings, both local and national from present day.

They would also like to include photos or small mementos reflecting current life in Twillingate/Durrell.

Bowie said the capsule is going to be very compact, as it will be packaged in a coffee can, therefore any donated items need to be small enough to fit inside.

The capsule will be located in the new RCMP detachment that is estimated to open in March 2017. Bowie says the capsule will be placed in a location that will not be easily accessible. Even if the building were to undergo some minor renovations, he hopes the capsule will not be discovered for another 100 years.

Bowie is planning to have the capsule completed by the middle of November.

Anyone with a current photo of Twillingate/Durrell or a small item that they think reflects life in the area in 2016 can drop it off at the RCMP detachment.

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