First Place Trail Guide, NAI 2004
Bronze Award of Excellence, Interpretation Canada, 2004
The family’s story is brought to life by anecdotes and diary excerpts, which are interesting and sometimes very funny.
Judge, National Association for Interpretation Awards of Excellence 2004
Clear, entertaining writing. Very attractive signage. Excellent. Sets up information nicely – gets points across and people leave with something but also wanting something more.
Judges, Interpretation Canada Awards of Excellence 2004
Theme: The Criddle/Vane family was a rather unconventional pioneering family. Their homestead became a focal point for social, sporting and scientific pursuits.
Challenge: Tell the story of the family without exploiting the more sensational aspects that are still a delicate issue for some family members.
Location: Off Hwy 340 on southern edge of CFB Shilo, MB
Special Features: part of a stacked-loop trail system, trailhead sign plus four interpretive signs in addition to guide booklet.
Note: The original award-winning signs and trail guide have since been replaced.