Lion’s Stage


Hosted by Device of Lions Gate

The Barony of Lions Gate (Vancouver, BC )

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Sadhbh Bheag inghean Toirrdhealbhaigh
Date: February 8 , 2020
Site opens at: 8:30 AM on February 8th 2020
Site closes at: 6:00 PM

Event site:
BC Maritime Employers Association Waterfront Training Centre
11000 Twigg Place Richmond, BC V6V 2H4

Have you ever wondered how to present at Arts and Sciences events?  How do they come up with their displays, their documentation and creations?  How do you choose and present at Bardic, whether it’s at a circle, or competing for a Championship?

Wonder no more!  Come to Lions Stage with what you have so far and have your questions answered!  Have you no idea of what to present? or expect while presenting? Come and ask your questions!

Do you feel too new to ever do ANYTHING like THAT?  Come and see how it’s done and learn that you too can participate in Arts and Sciences joyfully and offer up a new thought or direction into our culture of history!

Lions Stage is where you come to gain feedback and answers to Baronial Competitions, Displays and Presentations!  We will have our Champions and experienced Arts and Sciences mentors available for chatting with and gaining the tips and tricks they’ve gleaned through their experiences!

Note this is a one day event.

What you will find at this event:

Dr. Carus’ Museum of Arts and Sciences – Dr. Carus has amused, entertained and amazed us over the years with creative, ingenius and hilarious presentations!  Now come and see many of his working displays with .. ahem… documentation of all sorts! From the Lions’ Roar! to the Lionsgator Mousetrap! and all other fun workings!  

 Arts and Sciences displays including experienced presentors showing:  How Do You Do It? and those seeking assistance and feed back (Help! What do I need to learn!) 

Day Food by the Honourable Lady Briana Cassia for a modest price.

Courtiers and Sergeants – Come hear what these Representatives of the Barony of Lions Gate have to offer, what they do for our fine Barony and why YOU would make an excellent addition to their membership in time!  Q&A time!

Personae Lightning Talks throughout the day – How they created them, why and what it’s all about!

Bardic Presentations throughout the day – present your pieces for the entertainment of all and receive experienced feedback to gain insights on how to win competitions!

Novus and Youth And Family Achievement (YAFA) classes, including costuming, and games!

TUTR Classes – see the class list below!




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

f you’re interested in Doing Things, we will have A&S display space, performance opportunities, and both TUTR and Youth classes.

Everyone else, remember to bring your applause and your enthusiasm, and we look forward to seeing you!

Accessibility Information


There is some parking, however the nearest bus stop is a considerable distance away.  Please consider carpooling.

There are ramps to the main buildings, however as this site is offered in multiple outbuildings, some have only a few stairs accessibility.  Please check in ahead that we may assist you to access them.

No pets or smoking in the facility – note service animals are NOT pets and are welcome. 
This is a DRY site.

Emergency Preparedness Information

Located in the city of Richmond – call 911 for any emergency 

Site Fees

Fee Type Cost*
Adults 15.00
Youth- Child Free
Senior and Student (with ID) $5.00 discount
*SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost listed above.

Event Schedule

Time Activity Location
8:30  Gate opens/TUTR desk opens  
9:00 Event Steward Welcomes you  
9:30-11:00 Games Class  
10:30-12  SYGLF/Courtier Talk  
11-12  Costume/Fibers Survey  
Noon LUNCH  
12:30-3:15  Lightning Persona Talks  
1:00-3:00  How to make Trews (doll sized)  
3:00-4:30  Music Survey  
5:00  Baronial Court  

Classes Offered

Please bring note taking materials to all classes

We have a full line of NOVUS classes with YAFA content
Students under 12 should have an adult for assistance with them, please.
No costs for NOVUS classes

9:30-11 Games – Mestr Garet Doiron
11-noon Costume Survey – Lord Niall Bacach
1-3p Costume Trews Sewing – Bantiarna Sadhbh Bheag (cloth is donated, please bring scissors, needle and thread if you can, some extras are available)

The University of Tir Righ presents:

10:30 AM-Noon 1.5 hr How to TUTR
Madame Jaqueline Lefleur
1-8 students; FREE

12:30 PM-1:30 PM 1 hr  Blackwork for Beginners
HL Rosalinde McAlistair
1-5 students; Cost $10.00
(includes hoop, fabric, floss and needles, and a handout)
please bring scissors

1:45 PM – 3:15 PM 1.5 hr  Drop Spinning Linen
HL Rosalinde McAlistair
1-5 students; Cost $30.00 If you bring your own spindle, Cost is $5.00
(includes drop spindle and flax to take home, and a handout)
Please bring a small bowl (flax needs a little moisture to spin well)

3:30 PM – 5 PM 1.5 hr Heraldry 101: Rules to Submit Devices and Badges: ­Charge Group Theory and Understanding Core Style
HL James Irvein
1-6 students; Cost: 25 cents

4 PM – 5 PM 1 hr  Writing Easy and Effective Arts and Science (A&S) Documentation
HL Wulfstan Rick Kimberley
1-6 students; FREE

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