The Barony of Lions Gate (Vancouver, BC )
Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Ceara inghean ui Mhadadhain
Date: March 20 , 2010
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on March 20th 2010
Site closes at: 12:00 AM
508 Agnes Street
New Westminister, BC
of Lions Gate welcomes all Newcomers!!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Newcomers is an
opportunity to share what we love with folks who are
interested in what we do and/or are new to the group.
Please, please make an effort to come and join in on the
If you know someone who might be interested in what we do,
encourage them to come (it’s free!).
The Newcomers Event will be held at
the Mason’s Hall. The main floor will be the hub for
all the activities. The main floor will be partitioned
with the Newcomers demo on one side of the room and social
space for everyone else. Bring your projects to work on
and enjoy a day of socializing and meeting
The event is
broken into two sections. During the day, we are in “demo
mode” to entertain and educate our Newcomers.
For our guests,
no garb is required. In the evening, we’ll
be kicking it up a notch by having a revel (garb
required). The Wolf and Drum will be in
attendance. There will be games, maybe even Tablero,
some dancing and general fun!
There will be some tables set aside for displays. Bring
your “cool stuff” to display even if you didn’t make
it. Just be sure to label it with your name.
(Thanks to Aelana for coordinating)
If you’ve got it, bring it and flaunt it! Show off your
banners. Let’s make this look as fabulous as it
is a merchant providing food services throughout the
day. There are other merchants who will be in
attendance as well. If you wish to merchant, please
contact the Autocrats.
If weather permits, there will be a buy-a-life tourney in the
parking lot for both heavy and rapier fighters. This is
a fundraiser to help pay for the new super spiffy
erics. (Thanks to Callen for the idea)
Bring your garb
that’s too small/too big or just sitting in the closet unworn
and put it up for sale by donation to dress a newbie.
Bring any spare feast gear or other good things as
well. All items to be sold by donation to help the
Barony. (Thanks to Azure for the idea)
Each overview class is 20-25
minutes long and meant to be an introduction to the subject –
not an extensive, in-depth survey of the topic. Tell
our guests what the subject is, give some examples then
explain how it fits into the SCA and what we do. Convey
to them why you love it. The goal is to recruit new
people to join our ranks. Get them interested so they
fall in love with us and come back!
SCA and the Barony of Lions Gate by Baroness
James and Margaret
Rapier Fighting headed up by Baron Griffin
About the SCA and the Barony of Lions Gate by
The Barony will be starting to do more
regular collections for the Food Bank in an effort to compete
with other Kingdoms and Branches with their fundraising
efforts. Let’s make our Kingdom and Barony proud and
show them we can do it too! Please bring a
non-perishable item to contribute to the local food
Due to the financial situation
of the Barony, site fees for this event have had to be
Cash only at the door
please. No cheques will be accepted.
opens at 9am and closes at 9pm. Event closes around
are bringing minors, please bring your completed waivers to
the event and save yourself some time at gate. The
waivers are available online at
The Mason’s Hall at 508 Agnes Street in New
Ceara inghean ui Mhadadhain (ccaunce [at] shaw.ca) and
Caemgen mac Garbith (kgarvey [at] sfu.ca)