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Lionsdale Champions Tourney

June 12, 2009 to June 14, 2009

Fraser Valley, BC

Autocrat: Geira inn harfagra device3496OP

The Shire of Lionsdale invites one and all to witness the making of our new Champions in Armoured Combat, Target Archery, and Combat Archery!

There will also be numerous other activities, such as a rapier tournament, an A&S contest, a roaming bardic challenge, Pied Piper activities, and a munchies potluck at Gate.

Please join us June 12th to 14th, 2009, in Yarrow BC (near Chilliwack). Site opens at 4 pm on Friday, and closes at 4 pm on Sunday. Please see site rules (at bottom) for important information regarding gate closing time.

Merchants are welcome, however, please contact autocrat no later than May 31st to advise of the space that you require. Merchant fee is by donation.

Confirmed Merchants to-date:

Lord Adam Fairamay - Stuff by Adam and Friends (Please visit their webstore for more info.)

Ea's Enchanted Emporium - Sells cotton tapestries, and liquidating millions of glass, semi-precious stones and bone beads from 99 cents/strand, amongst other things.

Sir Kerrigan - Leather armour

Alyn - Gemstone merchant

There will also be a basic food merchant.


Regretfully, there will be no thrown weapons Champion tournament this year. Should anybody be interested in running any thrown weapons activities at this event, please contact the autocrat, who will arrange time and space. Please note that any participants must supply their own equipment.


Please see below for details on contests and tourneys being held at this event. 


Geira inn hárfagra (mka Kim Kirby), email: kimberly underscore m at shaw dot ca, phone: 604-328-7386 (no calls after 9 pm please)


Site fee:

Adults: $15.00 (+$3.00 NMS)

Youth (ages 13 to 18): $10.00

Children (ages 12 and under): no charge

Family cap (Applies to modern related families, maximum two adults): $50.00 plus applicable NMS.

Cheques should be made out to “Shire of Lionsdale”.


A&S Contest

A fun and whimsical contest is to be held. The theme is "What rhymes with June, in any medium", and it is sponsored by Lionsdale's own A&S Champion, Dr. Carus. We know that our Principality and Kingdom are filled with many creative artisans, and we hope to see many entries, be it lagoons, baboons, or spittoons (though the latter is apparently post-period!)
Here are the details:
Two categories:
Novice (Having entered an A&S contest less than three times)
Should there be less than two entrants in either category, categories may be merged at judges' discretion.
Judging format: total of 40 points to be allocated for craftsmanship, documentation, historical authenticity, and creativity.
Craftsmanship = 10 points. Includes functionality, degree of difficulty and of detail.
Authenticity = 10 points. Includes authenticity of materials, of tools, of method, and of purpose.
Documentation = 10 points. One to two pages, or as needed to show the above.
Elegance = 10 points. Includes creativity, originality, fit to theme, and display.
Any questions can be directed to the autocrat at kimberly underscore m at shaw dot ca (or by clicking the link at the top of this page)

Bardic Challenge

***Please note that this is an at-event competition and is NOT the Shire Bardic Championship, which is now held at Winter Tourney.***

Entrants will be asked to prepare two selections, one of which must be period (documentation is encouraged but not required).

The bardic competition will consist of two parts: a scheduled, judged component at which entrants are to perform their period piece, and an accolade component.

The judged component will be on the event schedule. Entrants will perform their period piece in front of an audience which will include several secret judges. Marks will be given for technical skill, the complexity of the piece, audience engagement and performing in persona. This component will be worth 70% of the overall adjudication.

The accolade component will require entrants to approach encampments and groups of gentles throughout the event and offer to entertain them. Bards must have at least one selection aside from their judged period piece to perform for this component, though they may also use this as an opportunity to practice performing their period selection. Each attendee of the event will be given a voting token at gate when they sign in. Over the course of the event most attendees will, hopefully, get the chance to hear at least a couple of bards perform. They can take their token back to gate up until the scheduled cut-off time prior to the judged component to vote for the bard whose performance they most enjoyed. This component will be worth 30% of the overall adjudication. Original work with period themes and/or in period style is strongly encouraged.

Those looking for a bard-friendly encampment should speak to the Bardic Champion, Wulfstan Hrafnson, at the event, as he will be sounding a few people out beforehand. The Bardic Champion's encampment may always be considered bard-friendly, barring timing issues (they have small children). Please feel free to ask.

To enquire further, please email Lord Wulfstan at


Rapier Tournament

**Please note, the actual Shire Rapier Champions Tournament was already held at Winter Tourney**

The tournament will be a round robin, with the top 8 in wins advancing.  Next we will have #1 vs 8, 2 vs 7, etc.  This round will be a single elimination.  Next round will be 1 vs 4 and 2 vs 3, again single elimination.  The final round will be one fight to determine the winner.  All double kills are fatal, except in the final round.

Site Rules

The event is held in a group area of a campground. Each vehicle must stop at the campground gate and identify themselves as being with the SCA, and provide the number of attendees per vehicle (3 years of age and older). You will be given a parking pass by the campground, and will then be able to proceed to the event area at the far end of the campground, and sign in at our event gate.

The actual campground gates close at 10 pm. We will have an SCA gate person stationed at the entrance until approximately 2 am to let you on site. Please make every effort to arrive by 10 pm. Should you arrive past 2 am, you will need to wait until the morning when the gate opens again at 8 am. The autocrat team appreciates your cooperation and understanding.

  • Quiet time is 11 pm to 8 am.
  • Liquor must remain in SCA event area.
  • Pets must be kept within SCA event area, and on leash. Any dog considered to be a nuisance by Park Staff will be requested to be removed.
  • No cutting of trees. Firewood available for sale at campground gatehouse.
  • Fires to be contained in fire rings (some available on site), or in braziers off the ground. Fires must be attended by an adult at all times. Clean wood only.
  • Minors (18 and under) must be accompanied by an adult if leaving SCA event area after 11 pm.
  • Speed limit of 10 km/hr, and 8 km/hr near playground.
  • Any person or persons causing a disturbance, in the opinion of Park Staff, will be required to leave.

Any breach of the above rules are subject to fines as imposed by the Cultus Lake Park Board. Please view following page for full by-laws:

Campground map may be viewed on following page. Lionsdale Champions event to be held in "group area #2 and 3":



Site Info:
Name: Vedder River Campground
5215 Giesbrecht Rd.
Yarrow, BC V2R 4R1

Directions to Site:

  • From Hwy #1, take exit 104 (sign reads # 3 Road/ Yarrow/ Cultus Lake)
  • Follow the signs that read Cultus Lake.
  • You will go through the little town called Yarrow.
  • Stay on the main road, when you cross the train tracks it is 5 minutes away.
  • There's a big sign on the left side of the road (Vedder River Campground).
  • Go right to the very end and you will see the Campground

  (More detailed directions to come.)

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