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Danescombe Academy 2013

August 09, 2013 to August 11, 2013

Penticton and Kelowna B.C.

Autocrat: Taliesin ap Hafgan device4193OP



August 9 – 11, 2013


Branch of Danescombe

Kelowna & Penticton, BC


Greetings my Lords and Ladies.  The Branch of Danescombe invite all to attend our forthcoming Academy, a weekend of sharing our knowledge and skills of the Middle Ages, on August 9th through 11th (site access August 9th at 4PM) at the Rock Creek Rodeo Fair Grounds located in the southern interior of British Columbia. 

The Academy will offer a full range of classes in Armored, Rapier, and the Arts & Sciences drawing instructors from throughout both the Principality of Tir Righ and the Kingdom of An Tir.  The foundation piece of our Arts & Sciences will be a Scribal Retreat with a full day and a half of classes for all levels of interest and experience.  A Free Youth (8 – 17) Program of classes & other activities will be offered throughout the day on Saturday.  

There will be a tournament to determine our Branch’s Archery Championship.  We will also be holding our Branch Bardic Championship on the Saturday evening. 

For more information, reservations and class registrations please check out our website: .

Event Steward: HL Taliesin ap Hafgan (Bill Litwin) 11-1831 Ambrosi Rd, Kelowna, BC  V1Y 4R8 250-860-9976 tophermackenzie!

Site Fees:  $20 (Adult 18+);  $12 (Youth 12-17);  Free (Under 12);  $50 Family Cap

Site: Rock Creek Rodeo Fair Grounds, 3880 Kettle Valley Rd, RR#2, Rock Creek, BC V0H 1Y0

Please Note:  There are NO Dogs permitted on site

Directions/Location:  Rock Creek, BC is a small community in the Boundary Country of the Southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada.  Located at the junction of BC Hwy 33 and BC Hwy 3 (Crowsnest Hwy) less than one hour east of Osoyoos, BC.  The site is just a few km east of the town centre.

Site Info:
Name: Rock Creek Fair Grounds
3880 Kettle Valley Road
Rock Creek, BC

Directions to Site:

From the BC Lower Mainland area: Make your way to Hope, BC, then travel east on Hwy 3 past Osoyoos and on towards Rock Creek, in about 40 mins you will be at Rock Creek, then turn left onto Hwy 33 (sign says towards Kelowna), then as soon as you pass the Prospector Pub turn right (Kettle Valley S. Road) and go across the bridge, then turn right again (Kettle Valley S. Road), and follow the signs to the fair grounds or SCA.

From the Kelowna and BC Northern Interior area: Once you get to Kelowna travel south on Hwy 33 for about 90 mins, then just BEFORE the Prospector Pub at Rock Creek turn left (Kettle Valley S. Road) and go across the bridge, then turn right (Kettle Valley S. Road), and follow signs to fair grounds or SCA

From the Eastern BC area: Make your way to Grand Forks, BC and then stay on Hwy 3 west towards Rock Creek (about 60 mins), then turn right on Hwy 33 (sign says towards Kelowna), then as soon as you pass the Prospector Pub turn right (Kettle Valley S. Road) and go across the bridge, then turn right again (Kettle Valley S. Road), and follow the signs to the fair grounds or SCA.

From the South: You can make your way north towards either Osoyoos or Grand  Forks where there are 24 hour border crossings. Then follow the directions above.

Rock Creek is a small rural town about 40 mins east of Osoyoos, BC which is Canada’s only desert.

The town of Rock Creek has a licensed pub, two gas stations, family restaurant, a small country store at the Petro Can where you can buy ‘some’ groceries and also some alcohol, there are a few additional tourist shops as well. This time of the year the river might still be quiet cool IF you dare to go swimming, but the water is clean.

The surrounding area is valley bottom with the river and many horse, cow and hay ranches, and surrounding mountains. Days will be warm to hot and a dry kind of heat like Kelowna. Evenings will cool down some. Bring your sun screen and drink lots of water.

Coming from the west you may want to stop in Osoyoos as there are two larger grocery stores as well as a full liquor store, all are on the main street which is also Highway 3.

Coming from the east you may want to stop in Grand Forks for liquor and groceries. Both are on the main highway (Hwy 3) that runs through the town and at the very western end of the town will be a very large grocery super store.

Coming from northward it is best to stop in one of the many places in Kelowna before travelling to the event site for your main food and liquor.

Coming from the south you will come up into either Osoyoos or Grand Forks.

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