Series 2 - Salute
Major Alvin & Mrs Elizabeth Ripley on their front porch with their children (Lethbridge, 1915). Ripley was a bookkeeper with the Bentley Company prior to opening a real estate, accounting, and insurance office in January 1908. On March 25, 1909, the couple were the first to be married in Knox Church, which merged with the Wesley congregation in 1935 to become Southminster United Church. Ripley took over the position of Postmaster in November 1914, and commanded the 20th Field Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, from Lethbridge. He was killed overseas in May 1917. In December 1918, Elizabeth contracted influenza while nursing her brother-in-law’s family, and also died, leaving her three children orphaned. Photo courtesy of the Galt Museum & Archives.

Sunday, November 18, 2018 – 3 PM
Monday, November 19, 2018 – 7:30 PM

Southminster United Church
Doors open 30 minutes before showtime.

Vox Musica – Glenn Klassen, director
Chinook High School Women’s Chamber Choir
& Chinook High School Men’s Chorus – David Mikuliak, director
Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra

In the centenary of the World War I armistice, we salute those touched by conflicts and peacekeeping efforts across time. Join us for powerful works that celebrate the gift of peace while honouring those who have made our world safer, far away and here at home.

BeethovenWellington’s Victory
RavelLe Tombeau de Couperin
JenkinsThe Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

Click here to purchase tickets
All programming subject to change without notice.