Tir Righ August Investiture


Hosted in-person by Device of Principality of Tir Righ

The Principality of Tir Righ

and Device of Hartwood

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

and Device of Seagirt

The Barony of Seagirt (Victoria, BC )

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Elphin o Flaithbheartaigh
Date: August 26 , 2022 until August, 28 2022
Site opens at: 3:00 PM on August 26th 2022
Site closes at: 3:00 PM on August 28th 2022

Event site:
Qualicum Bay Lions Club
280 Lions Way Qualicum Bay, BC V9K 2C3

We acknowledge with respect that for thousands of years the Coast Salish First Nations have been deeply connected to the territories where we now have the honour to live, work and play.

You are invited to the idyllic coastal lands of the Salish Sea in Northern Hartwood as we celebrate the investing of the Heirs to the Storm Thrones, Tansist Saif and ban Tanist Alessandra. Their Highnesses, Sovereign Steinn and Consort Gemma, welcome Her Majesty, Queen Achaxe.

Watch in awe as the armored fighters battle for Guardian of the Spear. Activities include: Cut & Thrust; Rapier; Largess competition; Children’s Activities; TUTR; merchants; Bardic and more!

Their Excellencies, Tanist Saif and ban Tanist Alessandra so enjoyed the pageantry with the banners and different heraldry on display that we are asking you to bring these with you for your processional. This display can be any form. Banner, surcoat, baldric, decorated tunic, shield. We feel this adds to the event as a whole and helps us all embrace the experience more. If you don’t have a device that is ok, we are just asking that you try to come up with something that helps us identify you on the field.

Please note that this event is located on Vancouver Island. We STRONGLY recommend making a reservation at BC Ferries (https://www.bcferries.com/book-sailings) to catch the ferry you want. It is best to reserve sooner rather than later as they do book well in advance in the summer. We encourage you to create an account before making your reservation. This way, should you need to change your reservation, you can do so without penalty. Reservations can be made for vehicles and walk-ons.


Regarding leash laws: Dogs, or any other animals, must be leashed at all times as per RDN by law:

“leash” means a chain or other material not exceeding 2.4 metres in length or a retractable lead not exceeding 8 metres in length when fully extended, and suitable for control of the type and size of the dog or other animal attached to the leash





Casa del Mar Motel (rooms and RV Park)


Qualicum Bay Resort

250-757-2003 info@resortbc.com

Driftwood Island Retreat Bed and Breakfast


Riverside Resort



Ocean Crest Motel


Sea Flame Beach Resort (cottages and RV spaces with full hook-ups)





Time: can drop off at designated table between 9am & 1:00pm

Winners will be chosen by a populace bean count and Princess’ Choice

What do you win: Populace choice will pick from the entries

(up to 6 depending on the number of entries)

Special Prize for Princess’ Choice

Theme: There will be 5 categories for entrants to choose from:

  • Children’s Toys (for 10 & under)
  • Embellished Largesse bags no larger than 9” x 11” finished size
  • Things that travel well (it’s off to war we go, it’s off to war we go, hi ho the merry O…)
  • Things in Principality Colors &/or Heraldry
  • Things every combatant kit can use (pick from 1 of the following areas: heavy, rapier, archery, thrown weapons, cut & thrust, or equestrian

Please ensure you label your work! Many recipients like to thank the artist, so please label each item. Remember that this is 6 of the same item ie: 6 sets of needlebooks, 6 bags, 6 toys… a pair of socks makes 1 entry

I am so looking forward to showcasing our amazing artisans!

Any questions can be directed to Maminka

(Jill-Marie (Maminka) Wilson on FB OR Maminka.sca@gmail.com)


Event information is being updated frequently. Be sure to check in daily for updates


This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Royal Presence - Queen
Royal Presence - Tir Righ
Has Merchants
Has Classes
Has an Heraldic consultation table
Offers Youth & Family activities
Has Heavy Fighting activities
Has Rapier and/or Cut & Thrust activities
Has Bardic activities
Has Arts & Sciences activities
Allows pets (check for details)
Offers a feast or meal

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Registration Information

For camping and RV reservations, please email Arcos Aline de Seez at aicampingres AT gmail.com

Individual tent reservations are highly recommended, but not required. Group reservations or encampments requiring a large footprint are required. RV reservations are required as space is limited.  All camping and RV reservations are now closed

For list field reservations, please contact Bantiarna Elphin o Flaithbheartaigh at elphinoflaithbheartaigh AT gmail.com

Any group or person interested in having a pavilion on the list field will need to reserve their space in advance. List field reservations are now closed


For daytrip bus reservations

Unfortunately we are no longer able to provide day trip transportation.

For BC Ferries, https://www.bcferries.com/book-sailings

Accessibility Information

The main site is a level baseball field with a level entry building for heat relief.

All toilet banks have wheelchair accessibility.



There will be a silent room on site for those needing a moment away. The room is in our hall and is separate from the other activities and people. There is a door which will remain closed to ensure solitude.

Site Fees

Fee Type Cost*
Adults 19+ $30
Seniors 65+ and Students $25
Children and Youth Free
*SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost listed above.

Please make cheques payable to SCA-Shire of Hartwood.

Event Schedule


Time Activity Location
Friday 3:00pm Site and Gate Opens https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1v1B8RNT_vH4uKbql2ABliJ3pvyy8GXak3OflbXV60yw/edit?usp=sharing
5:30pm Welcome Soup and Stew available The Hall, counter next to gate
9pm to midnight Bardic T.B.A.
2:00am Gate Closes if you arrive after gate closes, please check in Saturday morning at your earliest convenience
Saturday 7:30am Heralds Meeting Heralds Pavilion
 8:00am Gate re-opens https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1v1B8RNT_vH4uKbql2ABliJ3pvyy8GXak3OflbXV60yw/edit?usp=sharing
8:15am to 9:00am Lists open for Tir Righ Heavy Championship
9:00am Opening Court and Investiture Ceremony Championship Processional will follow Investiture ceremony approx. at 10:30am
10:00am to 1:00pm Youth Scribal Activity
10:00am to 1:00pm Largess Drop off
10:30am to 3:00pm TUTR registration open Next to gate
11:00am Roving Bardic begins
11:00am Heavy Championship begins
11:00am TUTR Admin meeting in Lions Den
11:00am Archery Library and workshop
12:00pm Embellishers Guild Challenges begin merchant row between Wilful Creations and House Blue Dog
1:00pm Dance Party
1:00pm to 2:00pm Beginners Largess – Felt Pincushions Track A in the Lions Den
1:00pm to 2:00pm Getting Started in  YAC Track B in the Lions Den

(Youth Armored Combat)

1:00pm to 4:00pm How to Tool a Leather Bracer Track C in the Lions Den
2:00pm Youth Armored
2:00pm Youth Rapier
2:00pm to 3:00pm On Selecting a Weapon to Throw  in the Lions Den

(What makes a good throwing knife, axe and spear)

2:00pm to 3:00pm Introduction to Voice Heraldry Track B in the Lions Den

(will probably move outside)

2:00pm to 4:00pm Introduction to Hand Sewing Track A in the Lions Den
3:00pm Laurel’s Meeting Royal Pavilion
4:00pm Rapier Open Field
7:00pm Evening Court
8:30pm TUTR Meet and Greet with Jaqueline Lefleur in the Lions Den
9:00pm to midnight Eric Party
Sunday 9:00am Heavy Open Field
9:00am Cut & Thrust Open Field
3:00pm Site Clean-up

Meal Information

Seagirt and Hartwood are hosting a welcome soup and stew, prepared by Lady Giovanna de Sallario,  on Friday evening free for travellers. Dinner will be available beginning at 5:30pm.

Attendees will have their choice of Chicken Stew or Vegetable Vegan Curry Soup. Both do not contain dairy products and are gluten free. You will also receive a bun and we will have coffee, tea and iced tea available. Please bring your own dishes and mugs.

On Site Kenzie’s Kitchen:
Good news and bad news. Bad first, I will need to cancel doing my usual kitchen at Tir Righ Investiture. The good news, I will be doing a slightly more open menu at the facility kitchen. I do not know at this time if I will do a breakfast.
Lunch menu will include smokies on a bun, veggies and dip, hard boiled eggs, pasta salad, potato salad.
Supper will be Shepherd’s Pie or Slow cooked Pork with garlic. Sides available will include soup, veggies and dip, barley with cinnamon and garlic, mixed cooked veggies, buns


Local Restaurants include:

Crown & Anchor Roadhouse (Restaurant & Pub)

Sandbar Cafe

Henry’s Kitchen (Chinese)

Cool Zone (Ice Cream)

Tidal Taco Shop

The Extra Touch Roadside

Tournament Information

  • Armored Championship
  • Rapier
  • Cut & Thrust

Regarding the Championship tournaments from Their Excellency’s, Tanist Saif and Tanista Alessandra:

There will be a processional for the tournament that will be taking place before the thrones then moving to the appropriate fields.

We feel the importance of having an inspiration for the tournament. As is the tradition which connects back to the original tournament that initiated this great Society, inspiration, honour, and noble prowess will be on full display.
As Our princess Gemma said at the last coronet tourney This doesn’t need to be a person of romantic interest, just the ideal that you are bringing forward on the field. This inspiration can take many forms. A partner, a friend, a family member. They should represent something that inspires you , be it love, strength, or pure joy.
Please know this is something we are encouraging but is not a requirement. We don’t want to limit participation in the different events, so if these requirements would provide undo hardship please communicate with us.
With regards to anyone competing in the champion’s tournaments please be mindful of the oath you will be swearing. It is important that we remember that these tournaments carry an oath of responsibility. As we swore to reign; anyone entering these tournaments are swearing to carry out the duties of champion as listed below.
1. Duties of All Champions
a. To swear an oath of fealty and service to the Coronet.
b. To defend the honour and prestige of the Coronet and the Principality of Tir Righ, whenever such is challenged and to support the Coronet in war.
c. To attend all Coronet Events. Prior notification to Their Highnesses and Their Heirs must be made if the Champion is unable to attend.
d. To maintain membership in the Society during the Champion’s term of service.
e. To speak or act in the Coronet’s name when delegated to do so.
f. To further the interests of their area of endeavor.
g. To have access to the Northern Sentinel for the duration of their championship, in addition to membership requirements set forth in Kingdom Law and Corpora.
h. To organize the tournament to choose their successor


Regarding Lists for Armored Championship
Greetings All,
I’m here as your friendly List Person. If you are interested in competing in Tir Righ’s Heavy Championship 2022 please contact Duchess Dalla with the below information by August 19th 2022 via Facebook Messenger or Email.
*You have not signed up until you have received a thumbs up from myself.*
I need the following information for each combatant for each tournament….
Combatant Name:
SCA membership number and expiry date:
Combatant Authorization confirmation:
Fighting Fealty:
Practices attended:
Inspiration’s Name and title:
*I will also need to see your membership and authorization cards.
*You will need to check in during open list times Saturday morning of the event.
Thank you 🙂
Duchess Dalla
Aka Tamara Dalla Young
Tamara.young2011 AT gmail.com



Regarding the Armored Championship

I speak with all might and rectitude of the Storm Thrones. Steinn & Gemma, strong storm hands of Tir Righ hold me in faith as their Champion. Saif & Alessandra, worthy heirs of thunder do endorse my authority.
The time of Investiture is soon to be upon us, and as our Principality passes from one worthy host to another we must also choose again our Champion. The Coronets of Tir Righ and their rightful heirs have tasked me to announce the rules and conventions by which the tournament shall proceed and I do so with relish.
Those who would carry the famed Boar’s Tooth, defend Tir Righ from all assailants, and guard its Coronets against all harm are invited to seek its Heavy Championship. The format will be swift but will demand courage and honour from all who would compete – we shall fight all contests by challenge.
Each round will be arranged by publically issued challenge. (In similar fashion to the traditional first round of challenges.)
Upon the completion of the challenges those who remain victorious will assemble on the “Knights” side, while those who have receives a loss assemble up the side of the “”Squires”. In later rounds combatants will retire from the field upon receiving their second defeat – a double elimination.
The tournament proceeds with the issuing of new challenges each round by those upon the “Squires” side (in order of precedence), to those upon the “Knights”. Rounds continue until only the finalist remain. Byes will be awarded to the undefeated combatant with the highest OP who has not yet received one.
Duke Ieuan Gower,
Heavy Champion of Tir Righ



Regarding the Archery Championship

Important information regarding Tir Righ’s August Investiture.

To the populace of Tir Righ;
Due to bylaw restrictions in the Regional District of Nanaimo we will not be able to have any missile type activities at Tir Righ’s August Investiture. We will not be able to have any archery or thrown weapons activities held at this site at this time.
Despite many hours invested by the Event Steward, HL Elphin, and the Principality Archery Officer, Archos Athelina Grey, and their teams, we have not been able to secure a permit with the Regional District of Nanaimo.
This has been a frustrating situation for all involved and not in our control even after providing all the requested details and information. We are not looking for solutions to this situation just care and support.
Their Highnesses, Royal Excellencies, Event Steward and Principality Officers have been working to find a viable solution to this situation. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Tir Righ has requested and been approved for a variance from the Kingdom Seneschal to hold the Tir Righ Archery Championship at November Coronet to be held in the Shire of Lionsdale at the Albion Fairgrounds.
There will be more details forthcoming in regard to the Archery Championship after Tir Righ’s August Investiture.
We recognize this is a last minute change that may impact Peoples’ plans. We’re saddened that we can’t make it happen at this event as planned and look forward to seeing those that can still attend the event.
Please direct any question to the Tir Righ Seneschal.
Tir Righ Seneschal

Youth and Family Activities

Youth rapier tournament

Youth rapier combatants of Tir Righ! At investiture, Her Highness Gemma, Princess of Tir Righ, and her Excellency Alessandra, Ban Tanist of Tir Righ, will be taking the field to fight, coach and mentor the youth. Please come join them on The list field at 2:00pm on Saturday.


Youth armored tournament

Greetings Noble Cousins! Youth Armoured Combat will be happening at Investiture! Bring your Youths, arms and armour! Bring your questions! If you’re wanting to become a Jr. YAC Marshal, definitely be there! If you have questions, please contact myself or Viscount Kheron.

YIS Bantiarna Sadhbh Bheag, GdS (she/her) Sr. YAC Marshal Protégé to Mestr Garet d’Oiron, OP Courtier Applicant to Lions Gate


Children’s Scribal Challenge

Time: Meet at designated table between 10:00am & 1:00pm

Who can participate: All youth up to age 17.

Please ensure younger children (7 and under) have adult supervision.

What is it: Youth are encouraged to come to the Youth Scribal Table where pre-printed heraldry & scribal pages will be provided along with markers, crayons etc. They are encouraged to think of their ‘Hero’ for the day, complete and present their work to this person.

Older youth are welcome to join in and blank paper will be available should they wish to create their own unique work of art.

Any questions can be directed to Maminka

(Jill-Marie (Maminka) Wilson on FB OR Maminka.sca@gmail.com)

Volunteer Information

Volunteers are needed for the following on site activities:

The sign up sheet for gate is now available! Follow the link here:


Marshalls, all disciplines


Site Maintenance

Site Set up

Site Tear down



Merchant Information

Merchants are welcome!

Please email Lady Giovanna at aimerchantreg AT gmail.com to reserve your space.

Are ye a merchant? Do ye want to sell your wares? Do ye like to make beautiful wares and need a place to sell them to good gentle folk? Do you want to camp next to your booth? Well I have the place for you to sell at Investiture!
The cost to sell your wares is $0.00! Tis true – no cost to sell your wares to the populous! You can camp next to your booth as well!
Just contact me with your name, what you are selling, and how much space you require (for booth and camp if it needs to be together) and I will book you in to sell your wares! Connect with me at aimerchantreg AT gmail.com
Looking forward to your contact.


We are excited to present the following merchants at our event:


Gaukler Medieval Ware: metal work and older antiques
Lady Bryne Goods: leather textile goods
Sara e Rosa: tarot card reader
Ishmar Used Wives and Camel Emporium: axes and knives
Wrens Threads: textiles
The Night Swatch: fabric
House Blue Dog: wooden items, textiles and textile-making tools
Wilfulle Creations: pewter
Sir Kerrigan’s Leather Works: armor and shoes
Kenzie’s Kitchen: day kitchen
Mr. Nouveau: Bows,  shoes, boots, fighting gear
Grizelda’s Garb: Clothing

Classes Offered

TUTR Class Schedule – Tir Righ August Investiture

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Registration Desk

Located beside Gate

Immediately after Court: Registration open

12:00 – 12:30: Lunch break (closed)

12:30 – 3:00: Registration open



Located in Lions Den Hall

Track A

1:00 – 2:00: Beginner’s Largesse – Felt Pincushions

2:00 – 4:00: Introduction to Hand Sewing

Track B

1:00 – 2:00: Getting Started in YAC (Youth Armored Combat)

2:00 – 3:00: Introduction to Voice Heraldry


Track C

1:00 – 4:00: How to tool a leather bracer


Class Descriptions

Beginner’s Largesse – Felt Pincushions

Instructor: Elspeth Selwode

Making and gifting largesse is a time-honoured tradition. This class will teach you how to create a simple, but exceedingly useful piece of largesse that can be used by almost anyone. Make one for yourself, for a loved one, and make some to donate to your branch, Principality or Kingdom!

Cost: Free

Class Size: min 1, max 10

What to bring: Scissors, any scrap bits of trim you have (must be at least 3 inches long)


Introduction to Voice Heraldry

Instructor: Sadhbh Bheag inghean Toirrdhealbhaigh

We will discuss and practice pronunciation, enunciation, projection and volume of a voice herald, along with self-care needs.

Cost: $1 (to instructor)

Class Size: min 1, max 10

What to bring: Water


Getting Started in YAC (Youth Armored Combat)

Instructor: Sir Alden

An open Q&A for parents and kids relating to getting started in YAC.

Cost: Free

Class Size: min 1

What to bring: Yourself


Introduction to Hand Sewing

Instructor: Saethryth de Apeleia

Would you like to learn how to hand sew? Are you new to hand sewing and want advice on how to improve? Then this class is for you! We will discuss everything you need to know to get started on hand sewing. Topics will include how to sew different stitches, finish different seams, and make eyelets and button holes. Students are encouraged to come with their own sewing supplies (thread, needle, scissors, thimble, and bees wax) but supplies will be provided to anyone who needs them. If time permits, students can bring and discuss their sewing projects if they would like advice.

Cost: Free

Class Size: min 1, max 10

What to bring: Thread, needle, scissors, thimble, and bees wax


How to tool a leather bracer

Instructor: Angharad verch Cenydd

Students will learn how to make an archery bracer including tooling their device or other piece of art on it.

Cost: $25 (to instructor)

Class Size: min 3, max 6

What to bring: a printout of their device no bigger than 3 x 4 inches in size or drawing they’d like to have on a bracer of the same dimensions


On Selecting a Weapon to Throw – What makes a good throwing knife, axe and spear

Instructor: Harold of Hartwood

Discussion and examples of what to look for, and stay away from, when selecting your thrown weapons.

Cost: Free

Class Size: min 1

What to bring: nothing, but you are welcome to bring your weapons for consultation

Emergency Preparedness Information

In case of an emergency, please contact local authorities by calling 911.

There is a fire station next to the event site.


There is absolutely no smoking of any substance or vaping allowed on the main event site. There will be a smoking area available. Please note the no smoking or vaping includes in your own encampment/tent/pavilion.


Although the SCA 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.

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