Thursday, December 8, 2016

Centeen Park Mass March and Time Capsule Commemoration

In Brockville, Ontario, Centeen Park occupies waterfront land south of Water Street between Park Street and Ford Street. On the north edge of the park east of Orchard Street a monument stands commemorating the park, a centennial march and containing a time capsule.





BURIED WITHIN THIS MONUMENT LIES A
TIME CAPSULE CONTAINING MANY ITEMS
DEPICTING LIFE IN CANADA IN THE YEAR
1967, WHICH IS TO BE OPENED BY THE MAYOR
OF BROCKVILLE ON SEPTEMBER 18TH, IN
THE YEAR 2067.



BROCKVILLE
TEENAGERS MASS MARCH


ON THE EVENING OF SEPTEMBER 18TH, 1966, OVER ON
THOUSAND LOCAL TEENAGERS, MARCHED FROM THIS POINT
TO BROWNS BAY PROVINCIAL PARK, A DISTANCE OF
ELEVEN MILES WITH EACH TEEN BEING SPONSORED BY
ONE OR MORE PERSONS AT THE RATE OF TEN CENTS
FOR EACH MILE WALKED.

THE SUM OF $4,450 WAS RAISED AS THE RESULT OF
THIS MARCH AND WITH THESE FUNDS THE BROCKVILLE
TEENAGE CENTENNIAL COMMITTEE HAVE EQUIPPED
AND IMPROVED THESE PARK FACILITIES, AS THEIR
CENTENNIAL PROJECT.

THE CITY OF BROCKVILLE TEENAGE COMMITTEE
CHAIRMAN - TERRY HISLOP
SECRETARY - PAULA WARREN  TREASURER - CAROL APPEL