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Tir Righ A & S and Bardic Championships

October 22, 2011
Tir Righ

Western BC, Northern WA

Autocrat: Wulfstan Hrafnsson device6759OP

Tir Righ A&S and Bardic Championships
Come witness history made as the next Scholar and Skald of Tir Righ are chosen.
-OR- if you've got a mind to stand a champion of your Principality, come and contend for the honour of being Tir Righ's new Champion of the Arts & Sciences or the Bardic Arts. Either way, come and cheer on those who put their knowledge and skill to the test.
Parameters for the A&S Competition can be found here: http://as.tirrigh.org/championship/
Parameters for the Bardic competition are as follows:
2 (two) pieces presented before a public audience.  Both pieces must be from different genres and/or periods/regions.  For example, a Norse song and a Norse story would be acceptable, as would a Norse song and a 14th Century German song.  Both pieces must have some documentation. *Bonus points will be awarded for audience appreciation.*

BUT WAIT... THERE'S MORE...
There will also be a plethora of University of Tir Righ (UTR) A&S/Bardic classes offered as well. A class list will be posted (hopefully) closer to the date as the classes are finalised.

AND THEN... That very evening, stay to celebrate the new Scholar and Skald with a fabulous, not-to-be-missed feast created by HL Kensae (Kenzie) McBeighn (and if previous Kenzie feasts are any indication, this is NOT to be missed!!!). **See Feast Menu (subject to change still) at the bottom for feast and ticket information...

DATE:
Oct 22, 2011

HOST:
Shire of Lionsdale
(Mission/Abbotsford/Chilliwack B.C.)

SITE: Opens: 8:30am-11pm
St. Paul's Presbyterian Church,
8469 Cedar St
Mission BC

SITE FEES:
Adults (19+): $15 CAD*
Youth (13-18): $10
Children (0-12): Free
Family Cap (modern nuclear family): $50
* A $5 Non-member surcharge (NMS) will be in effect for all non-member adult gate fees.

FEAST FEES: (tickets available soon)
Feast Tickets: $10 (numbers are limited!)
Off-board: $5 (as seating allows)

Event Steward:
THL Wulfstan Hrafnsson - wulfstan.hrafnsson@gmail.com - 604-792-4335 (no calls after 9pm please)
Co-steward: HL Sionann in Ui Fhlaithbheartaig - songstress1973@gmail.com - 778-242-0464 (no calls after 9pm please)


***FEAST INFO***

Feast Steward: HL Kenzie McBeighn kensae@shaw.ca. Please direct all feast-related inquiries to the Feast Steward (except for ticket).
To purchase feast tickets, contact: Lady Aine Selmasdottir danniellevanpelt@hotmail.com
Feast Tickets: $10 (numbers are limited!)
Off-board available as seating allows.

FEAST MENU (listed by remove):
Feast menu will include several vegetarian and vegan options. Menu details will be posted when finalised.

1. Appy tray, featuring melon
2. Florentine pizza, spinach + artichoke with mozza.
3. Bread, butter.
4. Onion soup with cheese and croutons on the side.
5. Ravioli stuffed with quail egg, pesto sauce -OR- Vegan alternative - ravioli stuffed with roasted carrot.
6, Barley with cinnamon, garlic, salty raisins
7. Roast veggies, kholorabi, parsnip, carrot, raw broccoli as garnish. -OR- Beef with apricots and ginger, served au jus, garlic chips as garnish.
8. Elk stew with onions, cabbage and turnip. (Red Deer was my first choice, but it is not available in North America). Sauce for with the Elk and/or beef, Sour cream with green and black peppercorn.
9. Sliced Apples and Strawberries, with croissants and light drizzle of caramel.


*** EVENT SCHEDULE ***

8:30 – Gate opens; A&S competitors may set up in hall
9:00 – Pelican Meeting (Classroom)
9:30 – Judges’ meeting for A&S and Bardic judges (Sanctuary)
10:00 – Opening Court and Invocation of Lists (Sanctuary)
10:30 – TUTR Session I (to 12:30) (Classrooms)
11:00 – Bardic judging begins (Sanctuary)
11:00 – A&S judging begins (Hall)
1:00 - TUTR Session II (to 3:00) (Classrooms
3:30 – TUTR Session III (to 5:30) (Classrooms)
4:00 – Bardic judging ends
4:00 – A&S judging ends
4:00 – Hall cleared for feast set-up
4:30 – Laurel meeting (Classroom)
5:15 – Gate closes
5:30 – Principality Court (Sanctuary)
6:30 – Feast begins (Hall)
11:00pm – Site closes


*** HOTEL INFO***

BEST WESTERN PLUS Mission City Lodge
32281 Lougheed Highway
Mission, BC V2V 1A3
(604) 820-5500

Single (1 Queen-size bed): $89/night
Double (2 Queen-size)/King: $91/night

Rooms available for Oct 21st and 22nd.

The hotel is easy to find and within minutes of the site.
Mention "SCA" when booking to get the discounted rate.


Site Info:
Name: St. Paul's Presbyterian Church
8469 Cedar St.
Mission, BC V4S 1A1

Directions to Site:

From all points in Canada:
Take Hwy #1 to Abbotsford/Sumas exit #92 NORTH onto Sumas Way.
Continue straight.
Turn RIGHT to go NORTH on Gladys Ave/Abbotsford-Mission Hwy #11.
Continue straight to intersection at Lougheed Hwy #7. (about 15mins)
Go straight through the intersection. You are now on Cedar St.
Continue straight up the hill. 
Church is on the left just past Cherry Ave./22nd Ave.

From all points south of the CAN/US Border:

Take I5 NORTH to Blaine WA. exit #275.
Go through the CAN/US border at Blaine/Truck Crossing (make sure to have your passport ready).
Continue straight NORTH on 176th St./Pacific Hwy #15, through Cloverdale. (about 15mins)
Turn RIGHT onto Trans-Canada Hwy #1 EAST to Hope.
Take Hwy #1 to Abbotsford/Sumas exit #92 NORTH.
Continue straight up and over the hill.
Turn RIGHT to go NORTH on Gladys Ave/Abbotsford-Mission Hwy #11.
Continue straight to intersection at Lougheed Hwy #7. (about 15mins)
Go straight through the intersection. You are now on Cedar St.
Continue straight up the hill. 
Church is on the left just past Cherry Ave./22nd Ave.



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