The Trials


Hosted by Device of Lions Gate

The Barony of Lions Gate (Vancouver, BC )

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): James Irvein of Lions Gate
Date: September 15 , 2017 until September, 17 2017
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on September 15th 2017
Site closes at: 12:00 AM on September 17th 2017

Event site:
Albion Fairgrounds
23448 105th Ave. Maple Ridge, BC V2W 1G3

Sergeant, Gallant, Yeoman, Lancer,
Steward, and Artisan.

Many are the names who serve Their
Excellencies through the Order of Sergeantry and the Order of
Courtier. Those looking to test their mettle and join these Orders
will need to pass through the Trials. Candidates must petition the
Baroness for permission to participate in these trials, and must
prepare to participate in the testing. Candidates will be tested on
fighting, dancing, history, heraldry, armor, games, service, and
courtly behaviors. Current and former members of these Orders, as
well as any and all who would like to help, are welcome to join us
for the weekend to assist in the testing.

Additionally for those not testing
there will be many activities throughout the day to join in on
including equestrian, archery, games, dance, a bardic circle and
much more. Come celebrate in Lions Gate.
We will also
be holding FIVE tournaments: the Lions Gate Cut and Thrust
Championship tournament, the Lions Gate Youth Armoured Combat
Championship tournament, two Rapier prize tournaments, and an
Archery tournament.

Registration fee: $25 (Member discount
of $5) Youth 17 and under are free. Make cheques payable to the
Barony of Lions Gate

Event Schedule:

2:00 pm Site opens
Lists open for all Tournaments
7:00 pm Candidate meet and greet
Lists close

8:30 am Wake up call
Lists open for all Tournaments
9:50 am Lists Close
10:00 am Opening Court
Invocation of the Cut and Thrust Champions List
Invocation of the Youth Armoured Combat Champions List
10:30 am (or immediately after court)
Candidate armour inspections and testing
Rapier armour inspections
11:00 am Candidate core testing begins
Bear Pit Rapier Prize Tourney
Archery Range opens for practice and Royal Rounds
12:00 pm Melee Rapier Prize Tourney
1:00 pm Archery Range closes
2:00 pm Estimated beginning of candidate aspect testing
Archery Tournament begins
2:30 pm Cut and Thrust armour inspections
3:00 pm Cut and Thrust Championship Tournament
4:00 pm Dance testing begins
8:00 pm Bardic circle

9:00 am Wake up call
10:00 am Courtesy meeting
11:00 am Sergeantry meeting
12:30 pm YAC armour inspections
1:00 pm Youth Armoured Combat Champions Tournament
2:00 pm Closing Court
4:00 pm Site closes

There is no haul-in fee for horses;
both stalls and paddock (herd) space is available. You are
responsible for your horse’s care while onsite. This includes
feed, water and cleaning up after them. You must contact the event
team before the event in order to arrange arrival and departure

Dogs are allowed on site and An Tir
leash laws will be in effect; please pick up after your

There is space for merchants, but no
food merchants are allowed. There is no merchant fee – a donation
to largess is appreciated, but not required.

Please note: There will be a
designated equestrian area, however as we will not be monitoring
who is entering it all participants must sign the equestrian waiver
at gate.

Minors not attending with their parent
or guardian must, in addition to the required Medical Authorization
for Minors
(, bring a
signed Equestrian waiver

Please check with the rider/owner
before approaching any horse; authorized equestrians only in any
horse enclosure except with permission/supervision of a senior
marshal. If you or your dog react poorly to the presence of horses,
please speak to the event team so we can ensure the event is safe
and fun for all.

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