Photo by Kris Friesen
Artist(s): Kris Friesen

Battle of Vimy Ridge

Mural Routes Member(s): Kris Friesen Completed: July 2017

The mural Battle of Vimy Ridge was indentured by the Whitecourt Royal Canadian Legion as part of an outdoor Canadian military mural gallery. The fundraiser project used the Canada 150 mural project for 7 murals in total.
The Battle of Vimy Ridge saw Canadians advancing uphill against Germans defending their hardened positions. The mural depicts some of the terrible conditions Canadian troops would have experienced as they gutted out their rolling barrage. To emphasize the challenges soldiers faced I made the direction of the mural up and to the left, the most uneasy direction to look if viewed by a westerner, as we read left to right and downwards.
This acrylic mural is 14 feet wide by 11.5 feet high and was painted on aluminum composite panels.

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Location: 928 51 Ave, Whitecourt, AB T7S 1N8, Canada Get Directions