The Barony of Seagirt (Victoria, BC )
Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Anastasia Daysshe
Date: October 17 , 2009
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on October 17th 2009
Site closes at: 12:00 AM
Eastern Star Hall
3281 Harriet St.
Victoria, BC V82 3S3
“Hear ye, Hear ye “calls the herald. “Come
one, come all, to a Masque Ball “he smiles at the
reaction “Yes, you heard correctly, a Masque Ball and a
Tavern within the Barony of Seagirt. This means you need a
mask yes, but we are a creative society and I am sure we can
rise to the challenge of it for this night of joy and
There will be a merchant on site selling masks for 5 dollars,
with supplies that you will have access to so that you might
make them there if you have need.
“It will be held Saturday
Oct 17th, unofficial start time is 430 pm, ( this
might be moved to an earlier time ) and will go to 11 pm.
Place will be the Eastern Star hall at 3281 Harriet street.
Price will be 10 dollars to get in the door. “ I
believe the Tavern will open at about 5:30 pm. There will be
munchies ( bread and Nuts ) upon the tables, but no real
food. Feel free to bring some. If you wish to make it
potluck, that can be done as well.
“Upstairs in the hall, will be the Masque ball.
Downstairs will be a Tavern, run by the lovely Anna Jane,
with game boards, candlelight (oh la la). As well as there is
an Arts and Sciences Competition “ I dare you to wow me
Other competitions might yet arise, stay tuned !!
( From Baron James ) “ ** Ask and ye shall
receive. The official name is: “YOU ONLY HAVE SIX
WEEKS TIL THE EVENT – I DARE YOU TO WOW ME”
This is, in essence, a challenge to any and all artisans and
scientists out there.
What can you do in 6 weeks?
1) The entry must have been started no earlier than 1
2) unfinished works will be judge on what is finished
3) Documentation is required.
(You know it’s period. I know it’s period. But do you know
that I know you know it’s period?) Points will be awarded
for: – documentation – construction – aesthetics bonus points
will be awarded if your entry references either a mask, a
masque, or the Carnivales of Venice.
“If you have game boards, feel free to bring them
along as well. Perhaps even a competition may be organized
“The ball will consist of Dance cards, and dances set
in timed blocks. The Blocks will be have been changed
slightly from the last one. They will be as follows, Boxes of
4 at 630 pm, Sets of 3 at 730 pm, Long lines at 8:30 pm and
Rounds at 930 pm.
For those who do not know the dances, there will be 45
minutes of Teaching from 5 to 5:45 and that will be all that
will be taught. As well as the steps will be printed and on
display for those who are unsure but know the basic steps
“There will be prizes (yet to be announced) for the
best Mask, The Best Shark, And the A&S winner.
Dances in order.
St Martins, Hit and Miss, Hearts Ease, Rufty
Tufty, Around the Bend, Oranges and Lemons,
Black Nag, Grimstock, Picking up Sticks, Upon a summers day,
Chestnut, Scotch Cap
Well Hall, Female Saylor, Childgrove, Christchurch bells,
Hole in the wall, Jamaica, Portsmith, Hunt the squirrel,
Faerie Queen if time
Gathering Peascods, Fickle Ladies, Jenny Pluck Pears,
Sellengers, Ma na’a vue, Korobuska, Gay Gorden, Juice of the
10:45 clean up Out at 11:30pm
“Details are currently being worked upon by the
autocrat, HL Anastasia Daysshe. moc.liamtoh@mdaisatsanA