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Lions Gate Trials

August 12, 2016 to August 14, 2016
Lions Gate

Vancouver, BC

Autocrat: Ciana dei Libri

Lions Gate Trials

Lions Gate

August 12-14

Vancouver BC

Sergeant, Gallant, Yeoman, Lancer, Steward, and Artisan.

Many are the names who serve Their Excellencies through the Order of Sergeantry and the Order of Courtier. Those looking to test their mettle and join these Orders will need to pass through the Trials. Candidates must petition the Baroness for permission to participate in these trials, and must prepare to participate in the testing. Candidates will be tested on fighting, dancing, history, heraldry, armor, games, service, and courtly behaviors. Current and former members of these Orders, as well as any and all who would like to help, are welcome to join us for the weekend to assist in the testing.

Additionally for those not testing there will be many activities throughout the day to join in on including Basic Horsemanship, Archery, Arts and Sciences and History Classes, other Equestrian Activities, a rapier tournament, games, dance, a bardic circle and much more. Come celebrate in Lions Gate.

Registration fee: $25 (Member discount of $5) Youth 17 and under are free. Make cheques payable to the Barony of Lions Gate

Tentative Event Schedule. More details and classes to come.


3:00 pm Site opens
7:00 pm Candidate meet and greet

9:00 am Wake up call
10:00 am Opening court and invocation of the Cut and Thrust Champions List
10:30 am Candidate armour inspections and testing
Cut and Thrust inspections
11:00 am Candidate core testing begins including heavy, archery and equestrian
Cut and Thrust championship begins
2:00 pm Estimated beginning of candidate aspect testing
4:00 pm Dance testing begins
8:00 pm Bardic circle

9:00 am Wake up call
10:00 am Courtesy meeting
11:00am Sergeantry meeting
1:00 pm Closing court
4:00 pm Site closes

Paddock rental fee: $10 You are responsible for your horse’s care while onsite. This includes feed, water and cleaning up after them. You must contact the event team before the event in order to arrange arrival and departure times.

Please note: The entire site is an Equestrian area. Minors not attending with their parent or guardian must, in addition to the required Medical Authorization for Minors (, bring a signed Equestrian waiver (

Apologies the above waivers were incorrect before August 8 2016. If you printed off the waivers before that time you will need to print a new one. The waiver is now correct for the place in which this event is happening.

You will be responsible for taking your garbage with you when you leave. No fire pits or propane braziers permitted. Smoking in designated areas only. Dogs are allowed on site and An Tir leash laws will be in effect; please pick up after your pooch!


Please note that no merchanting is allowed at this event. The FVRD requires additional permits that were not workable for this event this year. Please do not sell or advertise the sale of anything on site. If you would have liked to or had been planning to merchant at this event please let the event team know so we can advise next years team whether or not this is important for this event.

Site Info

Island 22 Equestrian Park

45695 Cartmell Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2P 4A6

Please be aware that the park gates close at sunset, for this particular weekend that means 9:00PM, but security will let SCA participants in or out till 9:30, they will open again at 6AM, we apologize for the inconvinience and ask that you plan accordingly. Security staff will be on site all night and can open the gate in case of an emergency.

Event Steward: Ciana dei Libri, Anneka.homfeld at

Co Event Steward: Eleanor Odlowe, eleanor.odlowe at


Marshal in Charge: Kian O’Ruadhri

Site Info:
Name: Island 22 Equestrian Site
45695 Cartmell Road
Chilliwack, BC

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