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
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.
Steward: HL Taliesin ap Hafgan (Bill Litwin) 11-1831 Ambrosi Rd,
Kelowna, BC V1Y 4R8 250-860-9976
Fees: $20 (Adult 18+); $12 (Youth 12-17); Free
(Under 12); $50 Family Cap
Creek Rodeo Fair Grounds, 3880 Kettle Valley Rd, RR#2, Rock Creek,
BC V0H 1Y0
Note: There are NO Dogs permitted on site
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
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.
IMPORTANT LOCAL AREA INFO Rock Creek is a small rural town
about 40 mins east of Osoyoos, BC which is Canada’s only
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
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
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
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
Note that the above Weather and Map information is generated from the site address and can be easily confused. The weather will say if its for the branch or for the site. It will be for the site if the site can be found, but this again is not always the case, and if the site is some distance from the branch then the weather may be different.