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Time is ticking to add to Port Coquitlam's 50-year capsule

Port Coquitlam residents have until Tuesday, Nov. 28, to submit items for PoCo Heritage and civic staff to consider adding to the 100th May Day capsule.
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The deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 28, for Port Coquitlam residents wishing to contribute to PoCo Heritage's 50-year time capsule, set to be opened in 2073.

Photos, documents, letters and other artifacts describing what it's like to live and work in Port Coquitlam in 2023 are being sought for a city time capsule.

Residents have until Tuesday, Nov. 28, to submit items for PoCo Heritage and civic staff to consider adding to the 100th May Day capsule.

According to a news release, the Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society has received a wide range of entries that show the May Days festivities over the years and what it’s like to be in the city this year.

The capsule will be opened in 50 years — in 2073.

It will be buried at Veterans Park, in front of the flag poles outside of city hall, on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 2 p.m. as part of the 2023 May Day centennial celebrations.

To have your items in the time capsule, follow these requirements:

  • Include with entries the submitter’s name, address, phone number, email address and an explanation of why the item should be added
  • Submit flat items like artwork that are smaller than 8.5" x 11"
  • Place digital items on a USB drive

Small items and trinkets will be allowed, but must fit inside the container.


To contribute to the 2073 time capsule, you can drop off submissions at PoCo Heritage (150-2248 McAllister Ave.) by Nov. 28. The centre is open Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesdays to Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

You can also call 604-927-8403 or email pippav@pocoheritage.org for more details about the time capsule project.