Tournament of the Golden Swan


Hosted in-person by Device of Appledore

The Shire of Appledore (Oliver and Osoyoos, BC )

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Mags of Haphazard Manor
Date: October 7 , 2022 until October, 10 2022
Site opens at: 6:00 PM on October 7th 2022
Site closes at: 10:00 AM on October 10th 2022

Event site:
Cawston Hall
2119 Main Street Cawston, BC

This is a Level 1: Other (Branch primary events of regional or Kingdom interest) event.

Appledore’s premiere female persona development challenge, where participants endeavor to be their truest medieval selves!

Here is a schedule for you to peruse: note that time is fluid.  If it says it will happen that day, it will!

Friday – the field around the hall is available for tenting, and RVs can be parked on roadways nearby for dry camping. In addition, there is a large hall for classic SCA floor sleeping. Please be mindful of space.


7:30 ish Peasants’ Porridge Breakfast by donation

9:00 Opening assembly – We hope that people will strive to remain in persona when at the Golden Swan related events

9:30 Golden Swan Round Table – Everyday Life

11:00 Golden Swan Round Table- Costuming and Needlework

11:30 Heavy Tourney call

1:00 Golden Swan Round Table – Food and Habitat

2:00 Rapier Tourney

4:00 Her Highness of Tir Righ Court

After court: Performance: Dancing: participants may teach or learn a new dance

6:00 Swan Pot Luck Feast

Including individual performances – participants may sing, tell a story, play an instrument, perform a dance, or put on a short play.



8:00 ish Peasants’ Porridge Breakfast by donation

We will be more relaxed, as people discuss the background work of Golden Swan

10:00 Golden Swan Round Table – Persona Creation: details of your life, a bold new tell all!

11:30 Golden Swan Round Table – Correspondence – bring us your calligraphy, tell us about the hand, material, and methods.

1:00 Golden Swan:  Games, Survival Skills, Skills demonstrations free range!


6:00 Harvest Pot Luck Feast  *Potentially: Jawbone of the Ass punning competition

Appledore singalong


*Absolutely No Tart Shells will be harmed in the serving of this feast!

Monday: clean up, camaraderie, and calm

This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Royal Presence - Tir Righ
Is an online gathering
Has Merchants
Has Heavy Fighting activities
Has Rapier and/or Cut & Thrust activities
Has Thrown Weapon activities
Has Bardic activities
Has Arts & Sciences activities
Offers a feast or meal

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Site Fees


Fee Type Cost*
Adult Weekend $30
Adult day $20
Youth aged 13-17 weekend

Youth 13-17  day fee



*SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost listed above.

Meal Information

Peasants porridge breakfast board available Saturday and Sunday mornings, for a donation.

Appledorians love to gather and feast. The Swan banquet will be a formal pot luck on Saturday night. The Harvest Feast will be an informal bacchanalia on Sunday night, pot luck of course

Tournament Information

The Golden Swan heavy tournament will be hosted by our current champion, Russel Campbell o Danescomb, at 11:30 on Saturday. Marshals and List volunteers sought.

The Golden Swan Rapier tournament will be hosted by our champion Murdoch, at 2:00 pm on Saturday. Marshals and list volunteers sought.

Volunteer Information

Appledore is a small shire! Many opportunities to support this event exist!

Food management


combat support: marshalling, lists, fainting admiration

and much much more!

Merchant Information

There is no merchant fee at this event. No official merchants row is planned, but people are welcome to vend.

Classes Offered

While the Golden Swan contest categories are not specifically classes, they are open to the public, and provide learning opportunities for any who care to join.
Part of the challenge of Golden Swan is staying in persona.  We ask that people attending the Golden Swan round tables try to speak forsoothly, and respect the enchanted ground that Appledore sits upon. Save the mundanity of everyday life for another time and place.


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