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): Magdalen of Haphazard Manor
Date: October 6 , 2023 until October, 9 2023
Site opens at: 7:00 PM on October 6th 2023
Site closes at: 10:00 AM on October 9th 2023

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 competition, encompassing all that it is to be a woman in today’s world. Today’s world being of course whatever era your persona exists in!

We encourage individuals to enter any of the categories of the Golden Swan Persona Challenge.  The greatest challenge is to enter all the categories, prepare a full entry, and remain in persona for the entire weekend (actually about 36 hours).

In order to be considered for the full challenge, preliminary applications must be received by June 30th. For more information, visit Tournament of the Golden Swan – Home    The event steward and the swan coordinator will be happy to talk to you about the challenge.

This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Is an online gathering
Has Classes
Has Heavy Fighting activities
Has Bardic activities
Has Arts & Sciences activities
Offers a feast or meal

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Site Fees

Fee TypeCost*
Adults-weekend 18+$30
Adults- day$20
Youth 13-17 weekend/day$10/$5


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

Meal Information

There will be two potluck feasts, on Saturday and Sunday evenings. We have the use of a commercial kitchen at the Grist Mill.

A humble breakfast of oatmeal and applesauce will be available both mornings.

Lunch is on your own. There are grocery stores and convenience stores in Keremeos, only a kilometre away.

The feasts and most classes will be in the main pavilion in front of the Visitor’s Centre. It’s a 20×20′ tent with walls.

Tournament Information

The Appledore Heavy Combat Championship and the Appledore Rapier Championship will be fought.  Details to come closer to the event.


Volunteer Information

Appledore is a small shire that welcomes and survives thanks to the support of all the members of the SCA who visit her lands.  Volunteers will be needed for gate, combat support, feast coordinating, classes, and of course Swan Evaluators.

Emergency Preparedness Information

Current Covid precautions will be implemented as needed.

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