Mid Summer’s Defenders


Hosted in-person by Device of Hartwood

The Shire of Hartwood (Nanaimo, Campbell River, Courtenay, Port Alberni, BC )

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Thyra Svensdottir
Date: July 26 , 2024 until July, 28 2024
Site opens at: 4:00 PM on July 26th 2024
Site closes at: 3:00 PM on July 28th 2024

Event site:
9780 Somers Road Port Alberni, BC V9Y 8N9

Welcome to Hartwood’s Mid Summer’s Defenders

Come to our Camelot in the Heart of Hartwood to see our martial defenders find worthy successors!

Our Archery, Heavy, Rapier and Thrown weapons Defender challenges will all be held in our picturesque ‘Camelot’, nestled in Hartwood’s western woodlands.

Event Fee: Adult non-members $35. Youth 17 and under are free. Members will receive a $10 discount. Make checks payable to  SCA – Shire of Hartwood.

Directions: Following Highway 4 west and turn right on to Beaver Creek Rd, at a Y junction (with Comox Trail) follow the only paved option and it’s now become Somers Rd. The property gate (on your left) will be well marked by gate opening.

Schedule: Rapier and Heavy Defenders will take place in the morning, while Thrown Weapons and Archery will be in the afternoon. Schedule is open to some flexibility to ensure the tourneys have the time they need, but check back closer to the event for rough times.

There will also be some bardic challenges, info to come.

Site Notes:

Water: Please be advised the site is remote from stores and lacks potable water or other modern services. Bring your own water.

Fires: There is currently a campfire ban in place. Camp stoves and Propane fire bowls are permitted at this time, subject to change.

Pets: Pets are permitted but must be on leash as per An Tir leash laws. Be aware this is a rural site with local wildlife nearby such as eagles and bears, that could pose a risk to unattended small pups.

Hazards: There is a small, shallow creek on site, with rough access. This is a fish-bearing creek, and the water has not been tested for human consumption. We ask visitors to be respectful and use caution nearby; no dumping grey water into it. There are also quarries nearby with small cliffs/steep banks, though the areas cleared for our use are safe.

This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Royal Presence - Tir Righ
Has Heavy Fighting activities
Has Rapier and/or Cut & Thrust activities
Has Archery activities
Has Thrown Weapon activities
Has Bardic activities
Allows pets (check for details)

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Event Schedule

Time Activity Location
Saturday, 9:00 am Rapier Defenders Tourney
Heavy Defenders Tourney
Afternoon Thrown Weapons Defenders Tourney
Archery Defenders Tourney
Evening Evening Court
Sunday Cut & Thrust Fun & Fundraising Tourney
Final Announcements

Tournament Information

Rapier Defender Tourney

Quote, “This year’s rapier tourney is going to be AWESOME!” featuring Camelot-themed off-hand weaponry and RBGs!

Promotional Video

Heavy Armoured Defender Tourney

The Heavy Armoured tourney will feature a Valhalla style tourney, with a possible grand melee at the end.

Promotional Video

Thrown Weapons Defender Tourney

The Thrown Weapons tourney will feature a barroom brawl. Pointy weapons everywhere!

Promotional Video

Archery Defender Tourney

Details to come.

Cut & Thrust Fundraiser Tourney

A fun little tourney to raise funds and promote Cut & Thrust in the community. Details to come.

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