Hartwood Fall Champions


Hosted by Device of Hartwood

The Shire of Hartwood (Nanaimo, Campbell River, Courtenay, Port Alberni, BC )

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Branch Seneschal): Master John Macandrew
Date: August 16 , 2019 until August, 18 2019
Site opens at: 4:00 PM on August 16th 2019
Site closes at: 6:00 PM on August 18th 2019

Event site:
Camp Caillet
4161 Biggs Rd Nanaimo, BC V9R

The edge of winter has melted away bringing Summer heat, heat hot enough to melt rocks. The citizens of Hartwood have decided this is the perfect time to test the worthiness of those that wish to fulfill the challenges and win the honour to call themselves Champions of Hartwood!

This year, we test the metal of Armoured, Rapier, Archery and Thrown Weapons August 16-18 in Central Hartwood at Camp Caillet.

For those that desire a more….gentle….event, we will be offering family fun activities, an Embellishers Guild meeting and tUTR classes..and what special classes we have, with more to come! We have the honour of hosting a leather tooling class (think quiver) with HL Angharad verch Cenydd. So excited! Also on board is a class for “I know someone who did a thing and I think they deserve a thing for doing it. I should write a thing.” aka, How to write a letter of recommendation. More classes to be announced.

Remember to bring your nighttime revelry for the ever popular, Bardic Circle, hosted by our Bardic Champion, Kyria Aspasia Bevelacqua. We recently discovered that National Tell A Joke day is during our event, so we challenge our bards (and our wannabes) to tell the best medieval joke. Test your material all weekend, but the competition will be Saturday night.

Worried you’ll have too much fun and forget to cook? No worries! Tucker Inn is opening their kitchen serving breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday!

Many more fun and exciting happenings to come!

The important stuff:
Site Opens: Friday August 16 at 4:00pm
Site Closes: Sunday August 18, 2019 at 6:00pm

Camp Caillet Boy Scout Camp
4161 Biggs Road Nanaimo, BC V9T 5P9

Site Fee:
$20, with $5 discount for paid SCA members
Children and youth free

This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Has Classes
Has Heavy Fighting activities
Has Rapier and/or Cut & Thrust activities
Has Archery activities
Has Thrown Weapon activities
Has Bardic activities

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Event Schedule

General Schedule TUTR Schedule

Friday, 4:00pm Gate Opens    
9:30 am Seneschal’s Gathering/Opening Announcements    
10:00 am – Noon Thrown Weapons Championship 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Quiver Making, Part 1
11:00 am Embellisher’s Guild Meeting 11:00 am – Noon How to Write a Letter of Recommendation w/Halima
Noon – 2:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Armour Inspection – Rapier    
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Rapier Championship 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Quiver Making, part 2
4:oo pm Armour Inspection – Heavy 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm How to Write a Letter of Recommendation w/Elphin
4:30 pm – 6:30pm Armoured Championship    
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Dinner
8:15 pm Seneschal’s Gathering    
9:00 pm Bardic & Period Joke Challenge    
Midnight Quiet Time
10:00 am – Noon Archery Championship 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Feather Brush Crafting
2:00 pm Closing Gathering    
6:00 pm Site Closes    


Meal Information

The Tucker Inn
Home-made food, made from scratch!

All meals include Coffee, Tea, or Juice.

Breakfast.. $7 French Toast, Sausages, Hash Browns.
Lunch ……. $7 Design your own Chiabatta Bun {Meat or Cheese, with choice of one of the following: Boiled Egg, extra cheese, apple, banana bread, or cookie.
Dinner …… $15 White Sauce Chicken with Cucumber salad, baked potato with all the toppings, and dessert du jour.

Breakfast .. $3 Baked maple oatmeal squares with milk & Syrup.

Tournament Information

The following Tourney’s will take place:

10am – noon: Thrown Weapons Championship
2pm – 4pm: Rapier Championship
4:30pm – 6:30pm: Armoured Championship

10am – 12pm: Archery Championship

Additionally there will be a period joke challenge at Bardic on Saturday evening, 9pm.

Volunteer Information

Do you love greeting people and making them feel welcome? Consider a shift at Gate! Working on developing your Marshalling skills? Contact the Marshal in Charge and offer your services!

Classes Offered

TUTR Classes

Please see class descriptions for registration deadlines.

Please email Ban tiarna Elphin o Flaithbheartaigh to register for classes.



HL Angharad verch Cenydd

2 classes, 3 hours each session (Sat. 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm)

Minimum 3 students / Maximum 5 students

Registration deadline is Thursday August 15 at 5pm

The first part of the class we’ll be cutting out, designing and tooling a side draw quiver.

The second part will cover painting and dyeing with final construction to be done at a later date.

Students should bring a reasonably simple design no bigger than 4”x8” and leatherworking tools if they have them.


Muana Halima al-Rakkasa and Ban tiarna Elphin o Flaitbheartaigh

Saturday 11-12pm & Saturday 5:30-6:30pm

Minimum 1 student / Maximum 6 students

Registration deadline is Thursday August 15 at 5pm online or Friday August 16 at 8pm

Have you ever thought “I know someone who did a thing and I think they deserve a thing for doing it. I should write a thing”?

This class will show you where to find the information needed to write a letter of recommendation, how to fill in the form and who to submit it to.

Students should bring a pen & paper for notes or laptop/electronic device. It is requested students bring at least one person’s name they would like to recommend.


M’lady Favrei

Sunday 1pm

Minimum 1 student / Maximum 3 students

Registration deadline is Thursday August 15 at 5pm

Students will learn which wood and feathers are best to use. How to carve correctly with a knife. After whittling, trimming the feather. Then binding it all together. Finishing it off with a coat of beeswax.

Optionally, students will be taught how to engrave the brush.

Ink and paper will be provided so anyone can test their brush and try painting.

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