Lions Gate Trials


Hosted in-person by Device of Lions Gate

The Barony of Lions Gate (Vancouver, BC )

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Jacomina van Vossenbrouck
Date: August 19 , 2022 until August, 21 2022
Site opens at: 3:00 PM on August 19th 2022
Site closes at: 2:00 PM on August 21th 2022

Event site:
Albion Fairgrounds
23448 105th Ave. Maple Ridge, BC V2W 1G3

Come join us for Lions Gate’s Trials. Watch as the applicants test in the various fields of knowledge necessary to prove their excellence.
Join us on the war field and be part of the tests.
People interacting with the event must adhere to the SCA Core value, 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.
Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

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

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Site Fees

Fee Type Cost*
Adults 19+ $25
Children and Youth Free
*SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost listed above.

Event Schedule

Time Activity
Friday August 19
3 pm Site opens
Evening Applicants and orders meet & greet
Saturday August 20
8 am Gate opens
9 am Opening court
9:30/10 am / right after court Armour inspections Heavy
10 am Archery and Thrown Weapons ranges open
Following War scenarios Heavy
Following 1-1 fights Heavy
12 pm Combat Archery Championship
1-3 pm Class: “Heat Safety for SCA events”
1 pm War Scenarios Rapier
Following 1-1 fights Rapier
2:30 pm Armour inspection and warm up for Cut and Thrust Championship
3 pm Cut and Thrust Championship
3-4 pm Class: “Heralds Speak Confusingly”
6 pm Dance
Sunday August 21
8 am Gate opens
9 am Archery and Thrown Weapons ranges open
10 am Public Populace discussion circle
11 am Private order discussion circles
11 am Forester Walk Through on the archery range
1:30 pm Closing court
3 pm Site Closes

Tournament Information

Baronial Cut & Thrust Championship:

Hello students of the sword, masters of defense, provosts and scholars! It is my pleasure to invite you to come and compete for the title of Lions Gate Baronial Cut and Thrust Champion. There are few opportunities during the year to highlight this particular SCA activity and I hope that all those of you with Longswords tucked away, Backswords in your back room, Sideswords itching for action, Messers that ain’t messing around, and Arming Swords just looking for any excuse to throw on armour will hop in your carriage and bring all your swords to Lions Gate Trials where we shall challenge each other in joyful competition.

Baronial Combat Archery Championship:

Friends, bring out your blunted arrows and bolts and dust off your bows! Check your armour and bring your best, because after a long hiatus it’s finally time for the Lions Gate Combat Archery Championship!
The tournament will take place at Lions Gate Trials, in August 20th at noon. Format will be a standard corridor, with additional details decided on by the marshal.
Come compete and claim your rightful place in the Baronial Court.

Classes Offered

There will be two TUTR classes held:

Class 1-3 pm “Heat Safety for SCA events” presented by Einarr Karlson

Class 3-4pm “Heralds Speak Confusingly”, I can Help presented by Elsbeth Farre 

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