Special thanks to Santa Cyopik, John Paroschy, Mary Ann Laing,
John & Brenda Neilson, Vera Ohler and Lois Albanese
for lending me their yearbooks, and their support.

Archive for June, 2014

TFHS Time Capsule Restoration Project – Request for Your Support

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Hi everybody,

timeCapsuleTodayAs you may have heard, for the last three years we have been busy planning the renovation of the existing Thorold-Fonthill High School Time Capsule, to be opened officially in 2067; it is deteriorating and in bad need of a facelift.

Over the years, weather and other factors have contributed to the deterioration of the original structure. Plans for the restoration involve a copper lined lead coating in the original Centennial leaf shape, as well as a plaque to identify it.
We have both the support of the District School Board of Niagara and a detailed plan (developed my our resident archeologist/historian Jon Jouppien) that has been approved by both the board and our committee. The total cost of the project is estimated to be roughly $15,000…. so we are asking for the support of all those interested in having their names memorialized in TFHS history.

In the spirit of the old TFHS High School, donors who contribute $100 or more will be recognized on a plaque titled ‘Gamma Level Supporters’. Donors who contribute $500 or more will be similarly recognized on a plaque titled ‘Beta Level Supporters’. Donors who contribute $1000 or more will be recognized by having their names engraved on a plaque, also to be placed on the renovated capsule titled ‘Alpha Level Supporters’. Finally, donors who contribute $2500 or more will be recognized on a special plaque titled ‘Nova Level Supporters’. All contributions of $25 or more will be eligible for a tax receipt. Further, any funds received in excess of what is needed to complete the Time Capsule project will be used to upgrade the library of Glynn A Green School.

To date (June 10th, 2015) we have collected roughly $4500 and we have applied to the Federal Government for a $7500 grant via the Canada 150 Fund. The fund was established for the purpose of supporting local and national activities with the intention of bringing Canadians together by honouring the exceptional and to give back to Canada by leaving lasting legacies such as structures in need of improvement in time for Canada’s 150th birthday celebration of Confederation in 2017.

In order to contribute online, simply visit dsbn.org/donate/, click on Donate, select Glynn A Green Public School from the list, select the General option and type ‘Time Capsule’ into the Message/Instruction box. If you would rather contribute by cheque please make your cheque payable to Glynn A Green School and reference “Time Capsule” on the cheque; also have your full name and address on the cheque for a tax receipt. Please mail the cheque to DSBN 191 Carlton St., St. Catharines, ON, L2R 7P4 attention Maira Berzins. Thank you for your support! Long live Thorold-Fonthill High School!

All the best, long live TFHS High School,

Joseph Albanese