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Event Archive - Ridge: Brendan Mcleod, The Fugitives

Sun. November 27th 2022 - Sun. November 27th 2022 Cowichan Performing Arts Centre Duncan BC (All Ages)
2:00pm - 4:00pm doors at 12:30pm
Often called the “battle that made Canada,” Vimy Ridge resulted in over 10,000 Canadian casualties. Through direct storytelling, theatre, and live music from Brenden McLeod and the band The Fugitives, Ridge examines misconceptions and varying perspectives around the battle, while drawing parallels to other formative events in our nation’s past.

Featuring inventive musical interpretations of WWI soldier songs throughout, Ridge probes difficult yet necessary questions about how and why we grieve. A vivid, kinetic ride through history, as well as an intimate, personal examination of our connection to the past, Ridge is a visceral work that passionately argues against the exploitation of young lives.

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The Fugitives

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To record their first release in three years, Vancouver-based indie folk collective The Fugitives was just hoping to stay home. After eight years of touring Canada and Europe, they’d drained most of the romance out of cramped cars, long roads, and eating sandwiches out of gas station refrigerators. So they surprised themselves by trucking three t... more info
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The Cowichan Valley Regional District is a broad geographic region stretching from the Malahat to North Oyster and from the Cowichan Lake to Thetis Island.

The region's artists are represented by 5 sub-regional arts councils with support from the CVRD Arts and Culture Division