Hartwood Yule


Hosted in-person by Device of Hartwood

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

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Fionnguala ingheah ui Murchaidh
Date: November 25 , 2023
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on November 25th 2023
Site closes at: 12:00 AM

Event site:
Bradley Centre
975 Shearme Rd Coombs, British Columbia V0R 1M0

As the Autumn air turns colder, that special day is not too far off – why yes, soon it will be ๐‡artwood’s Court d’Argent Feast and Masked Revel! This Yuletide event will feature a White and Gold Court, potluck feast, and three championships!
Hartwood Yule takes place ๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฑ๐˜๐—ต at ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ, in Coombs, BC.
Gate opens 10am โ€ข Gate closes 11pm
$30 Adult Gate Fee ($25 for members)
There will be Martial Activities! TUTR Classes! Childrenโ€™s Activities!
The gift tree is a tradition our Shire has for Yule.
Bring a gift for under or on the tree and later in the day, you get to choose a gift!
It doesnโ€™t need to be large either.
There will be Championships for Hartwood’s ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€, ๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐˜๐˜€๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€, and ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ.
The day looks like:
8am set up and merchants
10am gate opens
10:30 opening audience
11:30 class 1 – Finger Weaving Garters
and…Craftsman Challenge begins
1pm class 2 – Make and Take Largess
1:30pm class 3 – Wax Wraps
3pm class 4 – Rolled Hems Two Ways
and…Scholar Challenge begins
5pm Feast and Frivolity
and…Bardic Challenge begins
8pm closing audience
10pm closing and clean up
If you have any questions please reach out to Fionnguala inghean ui Murchaidh, Leyla Haslebacher, the event steward.
Welcome in winter with Hartwood’s woodland white and gold masquerade event!

This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Has Merchants
Has Classes
Has an Heraldic consultation table
Offers Youth & Family activities
Has Heavy Fighting activities
Has Rapier and/or Cut & Thrust activities
Has Bardic activities
Has Arts & Sciences activities
Offers a feast or meal

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Accessibility Information

People interacting with the event must adhere to the SCA Core values, behave with courtesy, honor, chivalry and respect, even in times of inevitable differences of opinion, and comply with SCA policy and modern law. The SCA prohibits harassment and bullying of all individuals and groups. Hate speech is not tolerated in the Society. Hate speech is speech or symbols that offend, threaten, or insult individuals or groups, based on race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or other traits.

Site Fees

Fee Type Cost*
Gate 30*
*SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost listed above.

Meal Information

There will be a Potluck Feast!

The Chef will be providing some roasted beasts, as well as condiments and assorted delicacies.
If you could bring a Potluck dish according to your mundane last name:
A-F – Bread, Cheese, pickled dishes, olives
G-L – Side Dishes/Vegetables/salads
M-S – Main Dishes
T-Z – Desserts/Fruit
Please make a little card to sit in front of it with ingredients so people with allergies know what’s in it.

Tournament Information

๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€
What are you passionate about? What have you explored and learned more about? Enter Hartwood’s Scholarโ€™s Competition at this yearโ€™s Court d’Argent and share your knowledge and research with us.
The competition will consist of writing one paper on any historically based topic within the scope of your SCA time period and country. The paper should be three to four pages long plus a bibliography of your sources. Your subject doesnโ€™t have to be something your persona would have done or owned but something you would have been aware of from your country and time period.
Those wishing to enter must advise me no later than Nov 4 with their intent to enter and the subject (including country and time period) of your entry. You must have an electronic copy of your entry to me no later than November 15th. This will allow me to line up appropriate judges. My email address is jdharcus@telus.net.
At the event you should bring at least three copies of your paper and be prepared for a 30 minute presentation which will include a brief presentation on your persona (country and time period), your presentation, and then a question and answer period.
The paper does not have to be written in any particular style as long as the information is presented in a logical and clear manner (good layout of text/pictures, easy to follow, etc.). The information presented will be judged on the historical accuracy of material, how well your points are supported and reference good quality sources (which should be included in your bibliography), difficulty of research, and that your subject was appropriately addressed (not too broad or narrow). Your oral presentation will be judged on how well you present the information (was it presented in a clear and organized manner), the depth of knowledge displayed during the presentation and the question and answer period, and your ability to field questions.
Here are some examples of topics to start you thinking (there are many more possibilities):
– What would your persona’s home be like (construction, furniture, people, pets, etc.)?
– What crops grown on your land or around your town and what are they used for?
– What special days/holidays do you observe and how do you observe them?
– What items might you make for yourself or others, or someone might make for you?
– How did you learn a special skill or trade?
– What fighting styles and weapons were common in your area?
– What are the politics of your time/country?
๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐˜๐˜€๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€
Something to Show: teach something about your craft and the technology of the time.
Something to Share: three pieces of largess for populace vote, will be counted as one point.
Something to Wear: garb or tool you or a community member of your persona would wear or carry in daily life.
All items to be made by the competitor, judging will be done with each area scoring up to 5 points with the vote being worth one point.
๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ
Do you love to entertain the masses? Is the magic that bardic brings to an event part of what inspires and excites you? If so, consider entering Hartwoodโ€™s Bardic Defender competition!
Come ready to present 2 pieces of entertainment in two different mediums. For example, one Indonesian puppet show and one Persian love poem, one Shakespearian monologue and one joke, one Irish legend and one juggling act.
One piece must be accompanied by a minimum of oral documentation, stating where and when the piece is from. Written documentation is strongly encouraged. One to three paragraphs max. Please bring 3 copies.

Merchant Information

As we know Hartwoodโ€™s Yule Court d โ€˜Argent is coming! Our glorious gold and white November 25 event in Coombs at the Bradley Center. I am looking for merchants to sell their wares. Please feel free to contact me with your questions/ reservations for the big day!
9 am -4 pm
No merchant fees
Gate is $25 for members and $30 for non members

Classes Offered

Fingerweaving Garters
Class length: 2 hours
Class max. students: 6
Cost: $2
Provided: yarn; sticks for the weaver’s cross; tape to affix to a surface
Students to bring: nimble fingers; note-taking materials; scissors; anything else they desire
Make traditional braided garters for your hosen! Learn the basic way to make a wide flat braid by hand, and a quicker method (as taught by sashweaver Carol James) of fingerweaving braids such as that described by Margret Hald in her book, “Ancient Danish Textiles from Bogs and Burials”, and still used in traditional band-braiding around the world today. We’ll do two variations on the quicker method: one which picks up from the same side; and the other which alternates sides (and opens you up for more patterns).
Embroidered Largess Class
Teacher: Marie bint Yussuf
1 hour
This take and make project is a cup cover or handkerchief suitable for largess. You will have 4 different counted stitch patterns from late 13th century Lebanon and Egypt to choose from. White even weave linen, hoop and embroidery floss in various shades/tones of yellow; yellow and white beads for the corners provided. This is a project suitable for embroiderers who have had some experience with embroidery. Experience with counted stitch embroidery itself is not necessary.

Emergency Preparedness Information

Emergency Preparedness Information
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