Hosted in-person by
The Barony of Lions Gate (Vancouver, BC )
Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Roesia du Bois
Date: April 29 , 2023
Site opens at: 9:00 AM on April 29th 2023
Site closes at: 7:30 PM
Warner Loat Park 4250 Piper Street Burnaby, BC
Technically this is a Level 2: Branch Event where no Kingdom or Principality business is expected to be conducted. However, her Highness Gormflaith Bernadette will be in attendance and may be giving out awards.
The Barony of Lions Gate welcomes all to a tournament to choose our next Heavy, Rapier, Thrown Weapons, and Archery Champions! Lions Gate Champions is traditionally held at Warner Loat Park, so this year the theme for the event is the Loat! We will be exploring the earliest documented history of the Loat as well as how it has evolved over the years through storytelling and artistry. Several of the Championships, such as Archery and Thrown Weapons, will incorporate this idea into the tournament. The Artists village will be a space for artists to gather, work and share their process.
We will also be holding an Arts and Sciences competition! Artisans from far and wide are encouraged to create a “Loat in any Medium.” For those of you unfamiliar with the famous creature, it is an elusive beast that roams the woods of Lions Gate! It is said to resemble a horse. Or maybe a deer. It has six legs, and four eyes and the tail of a beaver! Or maybe not… Bring your own portrayal of this mysterious creature to Lions Gate Champions!
The symbol of the Loat has become intertwined with acts of service. On a smaller scale, continuing the Lions Gate tradition of service, we want to invite you try out service types and activities that you may not normally engage in with the Loat Service Challenge. You will be asked to challenge yourself to provide service and participate in a broad range of activities, from set-up and sitting gate, to the various martial disciplines, and helping out wherever possible.
This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Royal Presence - Tir Righ
Offers Youth & Family activities
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)
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|*SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost listed above.
|Set up- volunteers welcome
Gate open for populace
Lists open for all championships
List table near Erics (north field)
|Opening court and invocation of the lists
|Lions Gate Pavilion on the Erics
|Rapier Tourney begins
Archery and Thrown Weapons qualifying rounds begin
A&S competition opens
Archery and thrown weapons fields
|Heavy Tourney begins
|Thrown Weapons finals
|Thrown weapons range
|Target Archery finals
Dancing (weather permitting)
On the list field
|Lions Gate Pavilion on the Erics
|Take down & Clean up
No food vendors allowed on site so please bring your own picnic lunch.
We are looking for VOLUNTEERS for set up and take down of pavillions, tables, pop-ups, the erics, as well as marshals and moving the range equipment for archery and thrown weapons.
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