The Arma Sifton Chimes


   Bell Tower
   International Peace Garden
   MB Highway 10
   Boissevain, Manitoba, Canada
   - and -
   ND Highway 3 (US Highway 281)
   Dunseith, North Dakota, USA
   (on the international boundary)
   LL: N 48.99979, W 100.06319
Site locator map

*Former location (1932-1969):

   First Church United
   (originally First Methodist Church)
   8th Street & Lorne Avenue
   Brandon, Manitoba, Canada


   International Peace Garden
   PO Box 419
   Boissevain, MB  R0K 0E0
   T: (204)534-2510
   - or -
   RR 1, Box 116
   Dunseith, ND  58329
   T: (701)263-4390   F: (701)263-3169


   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters.


   Added semitones are sharp 4th (in lower
   octave) and flat 7th.
   First Church United amalgamated with
   St.Paul's United Church in 1969, and
   sold its former building; the bells 
   were turned over to the Peace Garden in
   Nov.1972, and installed in the present
   tower in 1976.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument or collection of 14 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1976
     with bells made by Gillett & Johnston in 1931
   Year of latest technical information source is 2004


On the Garden Website, the Bell Tower is pictured and described on the "What to See" page.  (But the picture may not be visible until you mouse over its place, and the statement about "Only four sets of these chimes" is wrong.  The "Read More" link points back to this page you are now reading.)
The page about the bell tower has a photo that only shows the lower part of the tower; the whole tower can be seen in the thumbnail photo menu on the Sightseeing page.(nbsp; On the Garden Website, many of the garden's features cannot be found except through the Sightseeing link under Explore With Us in the page footers.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by weight (pitch).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in MB.


   This page was built from the database on 15-Jun-07
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/06/14
   and on technical data last updated on 2002/01/04

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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