Alex Mitchell of Abbotsford Economic Development noted that ” we witnessed an exciting part of local history with the unveiling of the 50-year-old time capsule that was placed at Abbotsford International Airport when former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau designated the Airshow as ‘Canada’s National Airshow’. Amazing to think about how much has changed – I can only imagine what the world will be like when the new time capsule is opened in 2070!”
Abbotsford Councilor Dave Loewen posted to Facebook:
Time capsule, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Abbotsford International Airshow, was opened this morning at the Abbotsford International Airport. Special guests were: the Minister of Defence, the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Airshow Society Chair, Steve Stewart, Bob Singleton, airshow announcer for 47 years; and Mayor Braun.
Also attending was Millie Watson, the longest-standing member of the Abbotsford Flying Club, which along with the Abbotsford Rotary Club created the airshow in 1962.
The cairn is constructed of rocks that originated from all 10 provinces and 27 different countries, including the USSR and London Bridge.