will be downloading a zip file that has a pdf file of the
sundial has many images with great significance to our
community. In order for visitors to better appreciate
the sundial, interpretive signage was required.
Through funding assistance from Manitoba Culture,
Heritage and Tourism as well as assistance from the
LGD of Pinawa, AECL Underground Research Laboratory
(URL), AECL Whiteshell Laboratories and numerous
volunteers, an impressive interpretive display was
constructed in 2003.
interpretive display consists of seven polished
granite tablets, each one 2 feet wide and 3 feet tall.
The tablets are mounted on a concrete display located
at the north end of the sundial. The tablets give a
general description of the sundial, how to use the
sundial and short descriptions of the icons.
addition, with funding assistance from Manitoba
Culture, Heritage and Tourism, a quantity of
interpretive guides were printed and are available at
the entrance to the sundial. This guide is available
on this site and can be downloaded. Look for the link
were prepared for all the tablets using CorelDRAW.
These were done by Fred Bilsky who also made full
scale plots for editing purposes. A memorial supplier
sandblasted the polished granite tablets which came
from a local granite quarry. The granite is the same
as that used on the sundial base.
concrete pad that was required for the concrete
display base was built by the LGD, URL personnel Larry
Rolleston and Glen Snider and volunteers Wilson Tiede,
Harry Noel and Carl Sabanski.
concrete base was constructed and assembled by URL
personnel and donated to the project. The following
men participated in this phase of the project: Dennis
Bilinsky, Darcey Dooley, Paul Gombar, Kirk Haugen,
Glen Karklin, Shawn Keith, Clifford Kohle, Larry
Rolleston and Glen Snider. The base was completely
built and assembled at the URL, disassembled and moved
to the sundial site and reassembled. This help was
greatly appreciated and made it possible to have a
very nice base. Reassembly of the base also involved
volunteers Gib Drynan and Carl Sabanski.
granite tablets were transported from the quarry to
the sandblaster and then to the sundial site by the
LGD of Pinawa. The tablets were attached to the base
using a special epoxy by volunteers Gib Drynan and
cut steel cutouts are attached to the front and back
of the display to enhance its appearance.
sundial entrance character stone is a 76" tall -
approximately 4,000 pound grey piece of limestone (Tyndal
stone). The stone was moved from the quarry to the site by the
tablet displays the location of the sundial as well as the motto.
tablet is a stainless steel pamphlet holder that was made by Ervin
Hemminger and Glenn Graham. Many interpretive guides
have been distributed since the holder has been installed.
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