Approximate running time: 1 hour and 15 minutes
4501 50 Street
Camrose AB T4V 5J1
Often called “the battle that made Canada”, Vimy Ridge resulted in over 10,000 Canadian casualties. In RIDGE, Brendan McLeod and The Fugitives examine misconceptions and varying perspectives around the battle of Vimy Ridge, while drawing parallels to other formative events in our nation’s past. Featuring innovative musical interpretations of WWI soldier songs (often referred to as ‘trench songs’). Trench songs were written by frontline soldiers during WW1. Essentially protest songs, they were often parodies of well-known tunes. RIDGE probes difficult, yet necessary questions about how and why we grieve.