Tir Righ August Investiture 2023


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 )

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Elphin o Flaithbheartaigh
Date: August 25 , 2023 until August, 27 2023
Site opens at: 3:00 PM on August 25th 2023
Site closes at: 3:00 PM on August 27th 2023

Event site:
Cowichan Exhibition Grounds
7380 Trans Canada Hwy Duncan, BC V9L 6B1

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.

As Tir Righ continues the 20th Anniversary celebrations of our Principality, the branches on the lush lands of the Insula Magna, Seagirt and Hartwood, invite you to join Prionnsa Argyle and Gormflaith Bernadette as they invest the Heirs, Viscount Vikingr and Viscountess Lishinia, to the Storm Thrones.

The skies over the event will stream in the colours of our Kingdom, Principality, branches and personal heraldry. We look forward to you taking part in the pageantry of this historic event by showing your colours.

Processional Way, our merchant destination, is lined with the wares and craftsmen of Tir Righ and beyond. Shop or learn a new skill from our Artisans and merchants.

Join us at the list fields where we will witness the fierce battles of our formidable warriors; and in the fields, our deadly archers will strike fear and awe with their skill and accuracy.

After an evening of court, we will open our fields to an epic eric party which will eclipse the festivities of last year. Pack your pillows!

Plan on staying Sunday as we have more activities lined up.

Visit our Facebook Event page for more information on the activities and happenings.


Please note: this event is on Vancouver Island closest to the Duke Point terminal. We STRONGLY RECOMMEND you make ferry reservations for all ferry travel. Summer is extremely busy for ferry traffic and a reservation will get you on your way to us faster. If you create an account, you are able to modify your reservation without fees.



Travelling through BC: BC Ferries https://www.bcferries.com/

Terminals: North Vancouver – Horseshoe Bay (Nanaimo); Tsawwassen – to Schwartz Bay (Victoria) or Duke Point (Nanaimo – closest terminal)

Travelling from Washington: https://www.cohoferry.com/

Terminals: Port Angeles to Victoria

There’s something to say about a sea of flags snapping in the wind. The proud display of peoples arms and badges providing a kaleidoscope of colour across the site.
The Tir Righ Heralds have been busy helping citizens create their arms and badges and with this as our inspiration, your event team presents this exciting challenge:
We invite you to decorate your encampment with heraldic display. Banners, pennants…whatever you believe will enhance your home. There will be a prizes!
Consult with your branch heralds to help get started on this colourful journey!

Tir Righ Silent Auction

Super Six Largess Competition

Eric Party – Featuring a HOT wing eating competition and pillow fight

Bardic street performers


The Embellishers of An Tir is a group of passionate craftsmen and women that do embroidery, needlework, painting, leather decoration, wood carving, burning and painting, bone carving and more. The mission of the Embellishers’ Guild of An Tir is to encourage the practice and teaching of all forms of period embellishment among our members. We encourage learning new techniques, improving our work, and sharing our work and knowledge throughout the Kingdom. We adorn the unadorned.

What we do:
Challenges – We hold challenges where members present their work to a panel of evaluators to advance through the levels of Guild membership.
Classes – Members teach selected forms of embellishment at events throughout the Kingdom and/or online.
Displays – We often show our work at Kingdom events where Arts & Sciences displays are present.
Largesse projects – We participate in group projects to create largesse for the Kingdom and branches within the Kingdom.

You can become a member at any time, but Tir Righ’s August Investiture will be the next opportunity for embellishers to challenge for guild ranking! Prepare your works and get ready to tell us all about them. Any citizen of An Tir may join the Guild, and any member of the Guild may challenge the Guild Ranks.

*We are looking for evaluators as well. Please reach out to me if you would be willing to help.

This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Royal Presence - Tir Righ
Is an online gathering
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 Equestrian activities
Has Archery activities
Has Thrown Weapon activities
Has Bardic activities
Has Arts & Sciences activities
Allows pets (check for details)

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Registration Information

On site camping; RV parking and Equine sleeping quarters

RV with power is available at a cost of $25/night

There is space available for RV parking with no power

Equine stalls available at $17/night/stall

For RV with power reservations, please contact HL Theodora van Zeeland at aicampingreg@gmail.com


The following is a list of accommodations near the event site, with the first being closest. No arrangements have been made for price discounts and we do not imply any recommendations.

Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn  250-748-2722
6457 Norcross Road, Duncan, BC

Falcon Nest Motel  1-866-343-2526
5867 Trans-Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC

Thunderbird Motor Inn 250-748-8192
5849 York Road, Duncan, BC

Super 8 by Wyndham Duncan 250-748-0661
5325 Trans-Canaday Hwy, Duncan, BC

Accessibility Information

The site is on an open, multi use hay field. There are hills on site leading to the horse stalls and arena, but the main site itself is relatively level.

Site Fees


Fee TypeCost*
Adult 19+$35
Students and Seniors$30
18 and underfree
*SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost listed above.

Please make cheques payable to SCA-Shire of Hartwood

Event Schedule

8:00pmBardic Circlethe ridge
9:00 – 10:00 pmRoving CourtThere’s no where you can hide that they won’t find you!
8:00 amRapier lists open & Armor inspection

Archery & TW fields open

Seagirt and Hartwood list fields

Respective Target fields

8:30  – 10:00 amProvost TournamentSeagirt and Hartwood list fields
9:00 – 10:00Championship lists openList and Field Herald’s Tent (please report to both)
9:30Youth RapierSeagirt list field
11:00 – 12:00Final Court of Argyle and BernadetteTir Righ pavillion
12:00 – 1:00Investing of Vikingr and LishiniaTir Righ pavillion
immediately following CourtProcessional of Champions
1:30Armored ChampionshipTir Righ, Seagirt and Hartwood list fields
1:30Archery ChampionshipArchery Target Field
**during the finals for the Archery and Armored Championships, all other activities will pause so all may witness and cheer for the finalists
2:00Youth Armored Hartwood list field
3:00COVE meeting
4:00 -5:00Cut and Thrust tournamentSeagirt list field
5:00All list fields and weapons ranges close
5:30Equestrian DemosArchery Range and list fields
7:30Evening CourtTir Righ pavillion
8:00Eric partylist fields
9:00Archery and Thrown Weapon Ranges open

Armored lists open

Respective Range Fields

Hartwood and Seagirt List Fields

9:30Squires TournamentHartwood and Seagirt List Fields
open field rapierazure list field
open field cut & thrustargent list field
11:00Siege Weapon demoarchery range

Tournament Information

Don’t forget to pre register for the Championship tournaments.
The list table will only be open from 9 to 10 am Saturday.





Armored Champions Format:

Heavy championship tournament format:
Standard double elimination tournament following An Tir ABCs and standard shield/weapons conventions.


Tir Righ Archery Championship August 2023 (AS 58)
Beware the Kraken!
Very much like last year, this tournament will require entrants to be able to shoot in two different styles for the qualifiers, and then use their preferred weapon style for semi-finals and finals.

There will be two qualifying shoots. Each competitor must shoot both. Each competitor will choose which qualifier they will shoot with their primary weapon, and which they will shoot with their other weapon choice.
Archers will be attempting to achieve the best combined ranking between the two qualifiers.

Those advancing to semi-finals and finals will use their primary weapon type so they can show off their best moves!

Weapon Types:
• Open Handbow*
• Period Handbow (including period arrows)*
• Crossbow
• Combat Archery (CA legal bow or crossbow, arrows or bolts, hand protection. Helm and armour required if you make it to finals, combatants wishing to use this as a primary weapon type must have fully legal kit and be authorized before the event.)
*Equipment in this category will be available to borrow ONLY IF ARRANGED IN ADVANCE. It may be baronial loaner gear and will be available on a first-contact-first-reserved basis. Please contact Athelina Grey before the event if you need to borrow equipment.

Other Marshall activities:

Thrown Weapons, Cut and Thrust and Rapier

Marshalled demos:


Equestrian activities planned for Investiture:

Demonstrations of riding and driving;
Demonstrations of our various martial games, including Tilting at Rings, Tilting at the Quintain, Behourd, Berjas, Javelin Toss, Ring Toss, Tent-Pegging and Crest Combat, Mounted and Cart Archery;
Mounted or Cart Heraldry;
Opportunities to learn Ground Crewing or begin your Equestrian Marshall Journey;
Classes on horses in the middle ages; SCA horse activities and how to get involved; Medieval Dressage; and the famous and fun Pickaback Pony Games for children to try their hand at the eq games riding the back or shoulders of their favourite human adult “horse” (who they get to name!)

Equestrian social meet and greet will take place Friday evening, Authorisations may occur at various times during the weekend. There are no planned tournaments but we will discuss the various styles of tourney and competition in the SCA Horses class.
If desired, we may be able to arrange mounted or driven processionals


Siege Weapons – Please submit a video of weapon in use as well as your documentation no later than July 15 to archery@tirrigh.org

Youth and Family Activities

Youth attending without their legal parent or guardian must be accompanied by an adult who has possession of waivers signed by the minor’s parent or guardian. All three of the forms must be completed and signed.

Minor medical waiver:


Minor Consent to Participate:


Equestrian Waiver:


Youth Marshall Activities:





Family Activities:

Casey’s House – everyone loves puppets!

Scavenger Hunt

House of Games

Volunteer Information

The following opportunities are available:

Site Maintenance

Stores Transport (Victoria and Coombs)

Site Set up

Site Tear down

Gate Keepers:

Tir Righ August Investiture – Gate Volunteer Sign-up

Gate volunteering is a wonderful way to participate, and I may be biased, but it’s the most fun. It’s a great way to interact and meet people – your fellow volunteers, event attendees – and to get a look at some great historical fashion… It’s the best place to be!

All volunteers will receive training/guidance, if required, and seasoned gate volunteers are encouraged to be shift captains. Please sign up at the following link, and remember you can sign up more than once.

In gratitude,



We like to highlight and provide opportunities to those that participate. Please reach out to Elphin if you are interested in these or any other volunteer opportunities.  elphinoflaithbheartaigh@gmail.com

Merchant Information

Greetings from Halima Muḥtasib, your market manager for August Investiture! Shopping is on!

We will be located on Processional Way, where your booth will get much attention, and your presence will make the event even better.

August Investiture Merchant information: AImerchantreg@gmail.comq


Currently, the following have registered:


Aristophanes the Younger

Thyra’s Trading Post

Mistress Alicia le Wilful

Lady Scarlet 0’Tomelty



Yrsa Kettilsdottir

Anne Greystoke


Armiger Maurus Ioinur

House Blue Dog – Lord Kjartan Kraka


Duchess Megan




Casey’s House

Fortune Teller

Tarot Card Reading

Games Parlor


Other activities found here:

Tir Righ College of Heralds ( Found on side road, Herald’s Cant Court )

Tir Righ Silent Auction

Super Six Largess Competition

Bardic Street Performance

TUTR registration and classes

Classes Offered

Our TUTR coordinator is Bantiarna Fionnguala ingen ui Murchaidh

TUTR coordinator here, we have a number of excellent classes to take at Investiture this year. The schedule will be posted shortly, but here’s a sneak peak of what will be offered:

Stage Presence for Performers, Heralds, Royalty, and Showoffs $0
by Theodora van Zeeland

Intro to Heraldry $0
by Vemundr Syvursson

Beginner Applique $5
by Hallveig Sigrunrdottir

Junior Rapier Marshalling $0
by Robyn Bayles

Beginners English Country Dance $0
by Wendy Rose Blackshaw Humphrey

Lions Gate’s Favourite Dances $0
by Wendy Rose Blackshaw Humphrey

DIY Faux Stained Glass $8
by Fionnguala Murchaidh

Emergency Preparedness Information

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.

People interacting with the event must adhere to the SCA Core value, behave with courtesy, honor, chivalry and respect, even in times of inevitable differences of opinion, and comply with SCA policy and modern law. The SCA prohibits harassment and bullying of all individuals and groups. Hate speech is not tolerated in the Society. Hate speech is speech or symbols that offend, threaten, or insult individuals or groups, based on race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or other traits.

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