Lions Gate Champions


Hosted in-person by Device of Lions Gate

The Barony of Lions Gate (Vancouver, BC )

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Jaqueline Lefleur
Date: September 11 , 2021
Site opens at: 9:00 AM on September 11th 2021
Site closes at: 7:00 PM

Event site:
Warner Loat Park
4250 Piper Street Burnaby, BC

Join the faithful (who hope we will have an event!) on a pilgrimage to Lions Gate Champions, held at the historic site of Warner Loat Park in Burnaby, BC. Vie for the championships in heavy combat, rapier, cut and thrust, archery, and thrown weapons. Earn the right and honour to stand by our caring and compassionate Baroness Arianna and our benevolent yet fierce Baron Cyneric in times of war.
  • Enter an item into the 30-day largess challenge, inspired by “To Be, or Not To Be.
  • Try your hand at the Scribal arts workshop.
  • Bring questions about registering your name or device (or about what those things are,) to the Herald’s consulting table.
They’ll be time to meet, greet and converse, too!
Participants at this event are asked to follow the requirements in the Return to Play Plan, available on the Tir Righ Earl Marshal page under Forms and Resources and also agree to abide by the Tir Righ Return to Play Agreement, also found on page 17 of the Tir Righ Return to Play Plan.
Directions to site
Make your best way to Highway 1.
Take the Gaglardi Way exit heading North (Exit 37.)
Turn right at first light onto Caribou Rd.
Turn almost immediately left (North) at the next set of lights at Caribou Rd.
Travel North on Caribou Rd, past the train tracks.
Turn left at the T-intersection onto Government Rd.
Drive 1.6 km (1 mile.)
Turn left at Piper Ave.Warner Loat Park will be the third driveway on your left. (The first two lead to the off-leash dog park.)
Parking at the Warner Loat parking lot is extremely limited, so please unload in the lot (see signs,) then park on Piper St. Several spaces will be reserved for those with mobility challenges. Note that parking in front of the big gate to the industrial building on the west side of Piper Street is prohibited.

This is a Level 2: Branch Event where no Kingdom or Principality business is expected to be conducted.

This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Royal Presence - Tir Righ
Has Merchants
Has an Heraldic consultation table
Has Heavy Fighting activities
Has Rapier and/or Cut & Thrust activities
Has Archery activities
Has Thrown Weapon activities
Has Arts & Sciences activities
Allows pets (check for details)
Offers enhanced accessibility (check for details)

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Registration Information

Participants will be asked to go through the screening questions and provide contact tracing information prior to registering at gate.

Accessibility Information

  • Reserved parking spaces available for those with mobility challenges. Please look for signs in the park parking lot.
  • The site is flat with main gravel paths and grass elsewhere.
  • We hope to audio live-stream Court to the Lions Gate YouTube channel:
  • Service dogs are allowed onsite. An Tir leash laws in effect.

Site Fees

Fee Type Cost*
Adult event fee $15 Cdn
Children and Youth fee (under 19) FREE
*SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost listed above.

Event Schedule

Time Activity Location
8 am Site opens for screening crew, set up crew, and gate crew Site entrance
8:30 am Gate opens Site entrance
10 am Opening Court Central list fields
10:30 am
  • Lists opens for all championships
  • Rapier inspection opens
  • Thrown weapons qualifying rounds begin- close at 3 pm
  • Archery qualifying rounds begin – close at 3 pm
  • List table – central list field
  • Central list fields
  • Thrown weapons range
  • Archery range
11 am – 12 noon Rapier championship – finals at the end Central list fields
12 noon Cut and thrust inspection opens Central list fields
12:30 – 1:30 pm Cut and thrust championship – finals at the end Central list fields
1:30 – 2 pm Lunch
2 pm Heavy armour inspection begins Central list fields
2:30-4 pm Heavy championship begins Central list fields
4 pm Heavy finals Central list fields
4:30 pm Archery finals Archery range
5 pm Thrown weapons finals Thrown weapons range
5:30 pm Closing court Central list fields
6:30 pm Pack up
7:30 pm Site closes

Tournament Information

Lions Gate Baronial Championships in:

  • Rapier
  • Cut and Thrust
  • Heavy Armoured Combat
  • Archery
  • Thrown Weapons


Volunteer Information

Many hands make light work! Please consider volunteering for part of your day for any of:

  • Screening table (you must have taken the Tir Righ Return to Play training)
  • Gate – people handling funds require an active SCA membership
  • Set up team – event perimeter flagging, path flagging, event signage, baronial pavilion set up
  • Close down team – remove all flagging and signage

Please contact the event steward to volunteer: Madame Jaqueline Lefleur at

Merchant Information

There will be merchants selling handcrafted items! Details to come soon.

This page for event id 7810 was last updated: October 31, 2021