Danescombe is pleased to announce the return of our Summer
Academy and Family Camping Event. Once again we have been
very fortunate to secure the Rock Creek Rodeo Fair Grounds for this
weekend. This site lends itself extremely well to our various
activities and provides a private camping facility for our
use. The site is beautifully located along side a
river. The site offers potable water, wash rooms and showers
($1 for 10 mins) ... rather civilized don't you think.
Site Opens 4PM Friday, August 15th, 2014 for
We invite any and all to attend and participate in an
atmosphere of sharing and learning. We are anticipating
offering a full spectrum of classes in Armored (Heavy), Rapier,
Archery and the Arts & Sciences. Once again we expect to
offer a youth program of activities for those participants between
8 and 17 which will be provided free of charge.
Please check back for further class details as they become
available over the next several weeks. Additional information
and details will be posted to our Branch Site http://danescombe.tirrigh.org/
Classes etc will commence morning of Saturday, August
This event provides us with the opportunity to determine
our three defenders in the areas of Archery, Bardic and Arts &
Sciences. Further details these competitions will be
$20 Adult (18+); $12 (Youth 12-17); FREE (Under 12); $50 Family
Please note that NMS fees apply for non-members.
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. It is best to make
your way North from the Junction on Hwy 33 taking a Right on South
Kettle Valley Rd and then following the SCA signs along to the
site. Site access is from Kettle Valley Rd.
Site Info: Name: Rock Creek Fair Grounds 3880 Kettle Valley Road Rock Creek, BC
Directions to Site:
Last Event's Directions:
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.