The Armada


Hosted by Device of Hartwood

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

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Kjartan kráka
Date: August 5 , 2011 until August, 7 2011
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on August 5th 2011
Site closes at: 12:00 AM on August 7th 2011

Event site:
Camp Gilwell
5200 Comox logging road Courtenay, BC


Aug 5-7, 2011. AS
Camp Gilwell (Scouts of Canada)
5200 Comox Logging Rd., Courtenay, BC
Gate opens 4 p.m. Friday

Avast, me hearties! Down yer tankards and join us, for the Armada
is about
to set sail. Kiss yer lover and spouse farewell, both; promise them
booty if
ye must but be here Aug 5-7, with yer letter of marque or no. Aye,
will be hand-to-hand combat on land and a-sea (trans.: heavy and
fighting, likely boat, plank, and tavern battles: mutiny? “Take on
Capt.”? “salvage crew”?-), and archery. Vessels will be challenged
in looks
and in sailing (floating!) skills.

Arrrrgh! {cough, cough… ahem…} Please come join us!

Boat Contest and Boat Race
Rules for making the Boats:
Boats may be constructed out of any materials; remember, they must
The boats do not need to be to scale, but should be 12″ to 18″ in
Boats must be of a period design. The race will be run in heats;
the winner
of each heat will advance to the finals. Boats are not to be
powered by any
means other than sail. Boat owners are responsible for the
retrieval and
removal of their own boat. The contest is open to all ages.
Prizes will be awarded for
the best documentation
the best-looking boat
the overall winner of the race
WARNING – fast moving river: mind your children!!! Bring swim
clothes – or
not, as you choose – so you can launch your boat.

The Details
Site fees: $15.00 per adult; $5 ages 6-18; under 6 free.
Day fee: $8.00 per adult; $5 for 6 to adult.

NOTE: there are no
stores within easy distance! Stock up in town!
Smoking is permitted by the pumphouse only.
Site opens at 4 p.m. on Friday, and closes at noon on Sunday.
Fire restrictions are as indicated by the fire marshal.
Event Steward: Kjartan kráka (Jamie Prowse); email ten.sulet@nozama_j

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