The Shire of Lionsdale (Fraser Valley, BC )
Date: June 12 , 2009 until June, 14 2009
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on June 12th 2009
Site closes at: 12:00 AM on June 14th 2009
Vedder River Campground
5215 Giesbrecht Rd.
Yarrow, BC V2R 4R1
Click here for more information about this location such as site amenities, rules, and restrictions.
The Shire of Lionsdale invites one and all to witness the
making of our new Champions in Armoured Combat, Target
Archery, and Combat Archery!
There will also be numerous other activities, such as a
rapier tournament, an A&S contest, a roaming bardic
challenge, Pied Piper activities, and a munchies potluck at
Please join us June 12th to 14th, 2009,
in Yarrow BC (near Chilliwack). Site opens at 4 pm on Friday,
and closes at 4 pm on Sunday. Please see site
rules (at bottom) for important information regarding gate
Merchants are welcome, however, please contact autocrat no
later than May 31st to advise of the space that you require.
Merchant fee is by donation.
Confirmed Merchants to-date:
Lord Adam Fairamay – Stuff
by Adam and Friends (Please visit their webstore for more
Ea’s Enchanted Emporium – Sells cotton tapestries, and
liquidating millions of glass, semi-precious stones and bone
beads from 99 cents/strand, amongst other
Sir Kerrigan – Leather armour
Alyn – Gemstone merchant
There will also be a basic food merchant.
Regretfully, there will be no thrown weapons Champion
tournament this year. Should anybody be interested in running
any thrown weapons activities at this event, please contact
the autocrat, who will arrange time and space. Please note
that any participants must supply their own
Please see below for details on contests and tourneys being
held at this event.
Geira inn hárfagra (mka Kim Kirby), email: kimberly
underscore m at shaw dot ca, phone: 604-328-7386 (no calls
after 9 pm please)
Adults: $15.00 (+$3.00 NMS)
Youth (ages 13 to 18): $10.00
Children (ages 12 and under): no charge
Family cap (Applies to modern related families, maximum two
adults): $50.00 plus applicable NMS.
Cheques should be made out to “Shire of
A fun and whimsical contest is to be held. The theme is
“What rhymes with June, in any medium“, and
it is sponsored by Lionsdale’s own A&S Champion, Dr.
Carus. We know that our Principality and Kingdom are
filled with many creative artisans, and we hope to see many
entries, be it lagoons, baboons, or spittoons (though the
latter is apparently post-period!)
Here are the details:
Novice (Having entered an A&S contest less than three
Should there be less than two entrants in either category,
categories may be merged at judges’ discretion.
Judging format: total of 40 points to be allocated for
craftsmanship, documentation, historical authenticity, and
Craftsmanship = 10 points. Includes functionality, degree of
difficulty and of detail.
Authenticity = 10 points. Includes authenticity of materials,
of tools, of method, and of purpose.
Documentation = 10 points. One to two pages, or as needed to
show the above.
Elegance = 10 points. Includes creativity, originality, fit
to theme, and display.
Any questions can be directed to the autocrat at kimberly
underscore m at shaw dot ca (or by clicking the link at the
top of this page)
***Please note that
this is an at-event competition and is NOT the Shire Bardic
Championship, which is now held at Winter Tourney.***
Entrants will be asked to prepare two selections, one of
which must be period (documentation is encouraged but not
The bardic competition will consist of two parts: a
scheduled, judged component at which entrants are to perform
their period piece, and an accolade component.
The judged component will be on the event schedule. Entrants
will perform their period piece in front of an audience which
will include several secret judges. Marks will be given for
technical skill, the complexity of the piece, audience
engagement and performing in persona. This component will be
worth 70% of the overall adjudication.
The accolade component will require entrants to approach
encampments and groups of gentles throughout the event and
offer to entertain them. Bards must have at least one
selection aside from their judged period piece to perform for
this component, though they may also use this as an
opportunity to practice performing their period selection.
Each attendee of the event will be given a voting token at
gate when they sign in. Over the course of the event most
attendees will, hopefully, get the chance to hear at least a
couple of bards perform. They can take their token back to
gate up until the scheduled cut-off time prior to the judged
component to vote for the bard whose performance they most
enjoyed. This component will be worth 30% of the overall
adjudication. Original work with period themes and/or in
period style is strongly encouraged.
Those looking for a bard-friendly encampment should speak to
the Bardic Champion, Wulfstan Hrafnson, at the event, as he
will be sounding a few people out beforehand. The Bardic
Champion’s encampment may always be considered bard-friendly,
barring timing issues (they have small children). Please feel
free to ask.
To enquire further, please email Lord Wulfstan at
**Please note, the actual Shire Rapier
Champions Tournament was already held at Winter
The tournament will be a round robin, with the top 8 in wins
advancing. Next we will have #1 vs 8, 2 vs 7,
etc. This round will be a single elimination.
Next round will be 1 vs 4 and 2 vs 3, again single
elimination. The final round will be one fight to
determine the winner. All double kills are fatal,
except in the final round.
The event is held in a group area of a
campground. Each vehicle must stop at the campground gate and
identify themselves as being with the SCA, and provide the
number of attendees per vehicle (3 years of age and older).
You will be given a parking pass by the campground, and will
then be able to proceed to the event area at the far end of
the campground, and sign in at our event gate.
The actual campground gates close at
10 pm. We will have an SCA gate person stationed at the
entrance until approximately 2 am to let you on site. Please
make every effort to arrive by 10 pm. Should you arrive past
2 am, you will need to wait until the morning when the gate
opens again at 8 am. The autocrat team appreciates
your cooperation and
time is 11 pm to 8 am.
Liquor must remain in SCA event
Pets must be kept within SCA event
area, and on leash. Any dog considered to be a nuisance by
Park Staff will be requested to be
No cutting of trees. Firewood
available for sale at campground gatehouse.
Fires to be contained in fire rings
(some available on site), or in braziers off the ground.
Fires must be attended by an adult at all times. Clean wood
Minors (18 and under) must be
accompanied by an adult if leaving SCA event area after 11
Speed limit of 10 km/hr, and 8 km/hr
person or persons causing a
disturbance, in the
opinion of Park Staff, will be required to
of the above rules are subject to fines as imposed by the
Cultus Lake Park Board. Please view following page for full
map may be viewed on following page. Lionsdale Champions
event to be held in “group area #2 and 3”: