Winternights – Barony of Seagirt Yule


Hosted in-person by Device of Seagirt

The Barony of Seagirt (Victoria, BC )

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Fionnguala Inghean Ui Murchaidh
Date: December 4 , 2021
Site opens at: 12:00 PM on December 4th 2021
Site closes at: 9:00 PM

Event site:
Independent Evergreen School
3515 Watson Avenue Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L0

Winternights in Seagirt

Site fee: $15 with $5 discount for members

Event Steward Lady Fionnguala Inghean Ui Murchaidh
Co-Event Steward HE Aniko Melyes

Vetrnætr (Winternights) is a time in which a blessing to the Norse gods and Elves is done to thank them for a successful end to the growing season and to ask for protection against the harshness of winter. The name Vetrnætr is Old Norse composed from two words: vetr meaning winter, and nætr meaning nights.
Gather around the steaming cauldrons to have a meal together with the gods or the elves for an afternoon. Vetrnætr is an act tying and unifying our community. It is a festival where songs are to be sung, poems are read, and moments with dear ones are shared!
Please note that this is an outdoors event, under cover of a large timber-frame roof with a cement floor. If the weather is dry, we can also use the rest of the grounds. We plan on having braziers for heat but dress accordingly.

Items to Bring:

  • Chair (essential)
  • Snacks/Lunch
  • Beverages
  • Table (not-essential unless if you want to sit with only your group/pod) if you have space in your vehicle and a spare table to share, we would welcome it.
  • Brazier
  • Warm layers/dry shoes/blanket or sheepskin to put on your chair.
The main event area is under cover, on a cement floor, and open at the sides (it’s really nice). Parking is along the road.


Ideally arrive before 4 pm as we would like to close gate around that time. If you are going to arrive later than that, please touch base with Morgaine Essex.

Winternights Activities:

  • Feasting, Fun and Collaboration!
  • Our Baronial Arts and Sciences Championship
  • Our Bardic Championship
  • Rapier and Thrown Weapons Challenges
  • Classes / Workshops
  • Arts & Sciences Challenges
  • Hot stew and bakery buns
  • And our traditional favourite dessert challenge, The Feast of the Immaculate Confection

Fire Braziers Needed!

Yes, Winternights is an outdoor (but covered) event. Dress for the weather! However, we hope to offer warmth, as our plan is to set up braziers for the event (and cook over them as well!)
If you can bring a fire brazier (and propane tank) for the day, we would be very grateful.

Health and Safety

Although the SCA (Society of Creative Anachronism) complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Royal Presence - Tir Righ
Is an online gathering
Has Classes
Has Heavy Fighting activities
Has Rapier and/or Cut & Thrust activities
Has Thrown Weapon activities
Has Arts & Sciences activities
Allows pets (check for details)
Offers a feast or meal

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Event Schedule

Time Activity Location
10 am Setup
Noon Gate Opens

Early Bird Thrown Weapons

1 pm Opening Court
1:30 pm A&S Championship

Largess Competition

Immaculate Confection Competition

Veils Class


2:00 pm Heavy Fighting Class

Rapier Tourney


2:30 pm Pagan Origins Class

Thrown Weapons Range reopens

3:00 pm Tea with the Princess

Bardic Class

Tablet Weaving Class


3:30 pm Field Heraldry Class
4:00 pm Intro to Seagirt Choir
4:30 pm Gate Closes
5:00 pm Eat Food

Bardic Championship

6-6:30 pm Court
8:00 pm Site Tear Down and Clean up

Meal Information


For Winternights we will have hot stews and bakery buns for dinner, as is the tradition.  There are vegetarian options. If you feel like you need more than this, you really hate stew, or have special concerns, no one is going be upset if you bring your own food.

Tournament Information

Rapier Tournament with Gizela

She will have the format when we arrive at the event.

Volunteer Information

We need help with:

Gate/Covid Screening

Setting up (please arrive at 10 am)

Tear down at 8 pm

Merchant Information

There will be merchanting allowed although we aren’t doing anything official. Merchants who wish to sell at a table are requested to bring a popup for outside the main area where space will be at a premium.

Classes Offered


Christmas as we know it today has developed from a variety of origins, including pagan ones! Customs like the evergreen tree, mistletoe, yule log, and gift giving came from Roman, Celtic, and Norse/Germanic traditions. Explore the ancient roots of Christmas.


A demonstration of some simple veil styles with a variety of shaped veils to complete your outfit and cover your hair. We will have some discussion of how to dress your hair to make it easier to wear your veils. If you have a veil and don’t know how to style it, bring it!

INTRO CHOIR Ladyship Juliana de Badele

Learn two period pieces. All welcome to attend.

A KNIGHT’S TABLE HH Sir Steinn, Viscount Sir Einar, Viscount Sir Liam, and others

Join us for a round table Q&A with some of Tir Righ’s most feared killing machines…er, Knights. Bring your best questions. This panel will include HH Sir Steinn, Viscount Sir Einar, Viscount Sir Liam, and other illustrious Knights. The panel will be followed by a round of pick-up fights, so bring your armour.

SO YOU WANT TO TRY BARDIC? Ladyship Anne Greystoke

An open discussion on non competitive performing.


The basics to becoming an SCA voice herald. Emphasis will be on Town Crying and Tournament Field Heraldry with generic tips and tricks for voice heraldry in general.


Explore the tools and basic techniques of tablet weaving in this hands-on, co-operative class. No previous experience or supplies needed.

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