Where were you in 1991?
Evelyn Campbell, with the Royal Canadian Air Force Association, was placing some special items into a time capsule.
“I was in a green uniform,” she said. “It was a chilly day. We were very proud to seal it and knew someday one of us would open it.”
Campbell joined members of the association Thursday afternoon to unearth the past. One man, however, was notably absent.
“He wanted to be here,” said the emotional 78-year-old, who wished her husband was beside her at RCAF park in Saskatoon. “Duncan passed away in January.”
A homemade VHS of dances, the RCAF membership, some books and a navigation chart were just some of those items pulled from the ground.
The items had been wrapped in orange plastic bags. Over time, however, water had seeped in and damaged much of the memorabilia.
“It’s too bad so many items got damaged,” said Cory O’Donnell, president of RCAF in Saskatoon.
RCAF Saskatoon is planning to bury another time capsule that will be dug up in 2041.
“We will be resealing the capsule better this time, so we don’t have as much water damage,” O’Donnell said. “We want to put pictures and other neat items in our capsule.”
Campbell, who said she’s not likely to be here when they open it again, will be putting an item of her own in the plastic tub.
“I’m going to look for something special and I’m sure Cory will be running around with a big stick when they open it in 25 years.”