Tournament of the Golden Swan


Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Glynne-Rose of Wyndhaven
Date: October 9 , 2009 until October, 12 2009
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on October 9th 2009
Site closes at: 12:00 AM on October 12th 2009

Event site:
Rock Creek Fairgrounds
3880 Kettle Valley Road East Rock Creek, BC V0H 1Y0

The Twenty-Fifth

Tournament of the Golden Swan

Oct 9th – 12th, 2009

Appledore – Cawston, BC 

Autocrat – Hl Glynne-Rose Wyndhaven

Co Autocrat – Mu’allima Habibi bit Macahara

Judging Coordinator – HL Olwen Pen Aur


The shire of Appledore invites one and all to join the
estimable Ladies of the Golden Swan to celebrate scholarship
and persona development during this long weekend event. 


Golden Swan is a persona development challenge for female
personas. The purpose of Golden Swan is to foster knowledge
of the lives of women in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. A
successful Golden Swan has acquired a level and depth of
understanding of what a woman’s life was like in a given time
period that may be unequalled even in the highest academic


Prospective candidates must enter 12 categories. Eight are
mandatory: Persona Development, Skills & Technologies,
Costuming, Needlework, Calligraphy, Everyday Life, Courtesy
& Etiquette, and Inspirational Behaviour. The candidate
must also choose 4 out of 6 of the following: Games and
Pastimes, Bardic, Dance, Survival Skills, Habitat, Food.
(Please note that all categories are open to anyone as
individual contests.)


From Saturday morning until Court on Sunday, Golden Swan
Candidates are expected to remain in persona, and will be
subject to judging during that time. All other attendees are
asked to respect the candidates and do their utmost to enable
them to maintain their period personas. The best way to do
this is trying to remain in persona yourself whenever you are



On Saturday there will be the traditional Pas d’Arms for
Armoured. The traditional Barrier is resurrected, the ribbons
will be available to all Ladies present in the gallery, and
the Tournament will be a mix of issued challenges. On Sunday,
there will be a Harvest Champion Tournament for Armoured


For Rapier, on Saturday there will be a prize Tournament and
on Sunday the Autocrat will host the second annual Cob’s
Championship Tournament.



There are two Feasts at Golden Swan; The first is the formal
catered Feast on Saturday evening with details to be


The second Feast is a potluck on Sunday evening, when the
Golden Swan candidates can relax and have fun without the
stresses of Judging. This feast also features the Jawbone of
the Ass competition, in which good nobles compete in the
telling of tales heavy with the art of the pun – a fine
Appledore tradition. The winner is the crowd favourite and
will receive the actual Ass’ Jawbone to proudly display until
next year’s competition. 


Site opens at 4 PM on Friday, October 9th, 2009 and closes at
3 PM on Monday, October 12th, 2009.


Site Fees

Adult: Non-Member – $20.00 — Member (discount) – $17.00

Youth (6-18) – $10.00

Under 6 – Free

Family Cap – $54.00 (+NMS if applicable)


Adult Day: Non-member – $13.00 — Member (discount) – $10.00

Youth Day: $6.00

Under 6 – Free

Family Cap Day: $32.00 (+NMS if applicable)

(Discounted Member fees reflect the NMS which is in effect
for this event)


Feast Fees (Saturday evening) TBA


Please note our new location in Cawston, BC is camping
friendly with a nice big hall to warm up in, some flush
toilets and running water. No showers but on the plus side it
is right next door to a small grocery /liquor store so you
don’t have to leave site to get supplies. Or if you
want a shower the laundry mat in Keremeos is only 10 minutes
drive away.

Site is discreetly damp.

Unfortunately absolutely no pets are allowed anywhere on site
due to rental restrictions


Regional Conflicts Allowed.

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