By Whitney Sharp

KPUWith July 1, fast approaching, the country is gearing up to wish Canada a happy 150th birthday. To mark the occasion, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) took to the skies, literally, with a drone to capture an aerial photo and video footage of students, staff, faculty, and alumni in the shape of 1-5-0.

“It was a wonderful opportunity to see everyone across the university come together and celebrate what Canada means to them” says, Joanne Saunders, executive director of marketing and recruitment. “KPU is an extremely diverse and multicultural university and that’s something we love to celebrate. It makes us, and our country, very unique.”

In addition to posing for a one-of-a-kind photo, members of the university community also recorded video messages for a digital time capsule, leaving behind advice and words of wisdom for future generations of KPU students. It’s not the first time the university has created a time capsule, either. In 2000, a class of arts students buried a time capsule on campus, to be unearthed in 2097.

The results of the aerial photo and the video footage will be shared via the university’s website and social media channels on Canada Day.

KPU will also be out in the community on July 1, participating in events at both Surrey Canada Day at the Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre in Cloverdale, and Richmond Canada Day in the Steveston Village.

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