Sundial: 469
State/Province:  Manitoba Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 50° 8.800' N  95° 52.517' W
  • Dial is located in a small park in the centre of Pinawa near the shore of the Winnipeg River
  • The Pinawa Heritage Sundial located in the center of town was constructed as a city wide effort to create pride and focus. The 17.5 foot high horizontal sundial has a gnomon constructed of steel and the 38.5 by 40.5 foot base is constructed of polished granite, rail, and granite stones. The sundial has two sets of time markers. An outer dial ring indicates local apparent time, while an inner dial ring indicates zonal solar time. Forming an integral part of the sundial, 12 icons were designed and constructed, illustrating the history of the region and its people.

    In 2002 Sabanski was awarded The Golden Jubilee Medal (commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Elizabeth II's reign as Queen of Canada) in recognition of various community contributions including, specifically, this sundial project. He lead volunteers and artists to design and build this dial.
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Local Government District of Pinawa
  • Inscribed "Time to Celebrate".
  • Designer: Carl L. Sabanski and local artists
  • Builder: Many volunteers and local contractors
  • Construction Date: 14-Jul-01
References: Web Links:
  • Attas, M., "New Clock Casting a Long Shadow in Pinawa" in JRASC v.96 (2002 Feb.), pp.30-31

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