NAIT to open time capsule sealed 25 years ago
WHAT: Step back in time as we open a NAIT time capsule sealed in 1988 on the institute’s 25th anniversary. This will be followed by the dedication of a new NAIT@50 time capsule, which will be opened in 2063 - NAIT’s centennial year.
WHERE: NAIT Main Campus
North Lobby (in ‘O Building’ on campus map)
11762 106 St.
WHEN: Thursday, April 18, 2013
WHO: Dr. Glenn Feltham, NAIT president and CEO
Jonathan Bilodeau, NAIT Students’ Association (NAITSA) president
WHY: NAIT’s 25th anniversary time capsule was sealed within a wall of The Nest and removed last summer when the campus restaurant underwent extensive renovations. The contents of the trunk will be revealed before a room packed with students, staff and alumni.
Items going into the new time capsule include a menu from The Nest, a book of photos from NAIT’s 50th year, copies of the institute’s long-term vision – NAIT 2021 - and predictions by students and staff about what the institute and city will look like in 2063. These items and more will be housed in a metal box measuring three feet long, two feet high and two feet wide, built by Jim Ripley, chair of NAIT’s Sheet Metal program. The sealed time capsule will be buried this summer on Main Campus.
NAIT is celebrating its 50th anniversary, which began in the spring of 2012 when the institute offered a reward for the return of its original, iconic mascot, which hadn’t been seen in years. The original Ook is made from seal skin and is roughly eight to ten inches tall. The reward for his safe return – a five-course Chef’s Table for six at Ernest’s dining room, NAIT’s fine-dining restaurant – still stands.
NOTE: This event will also be streamed live at www.nait.ca/timecapsule.
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NAIT Media Relations
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