Bring on the games! Bring on the fun!
Bring on the challengers and the cheerers! Odin is calling
for those who would be brave enough, strong enough, cunning enough
to become one of his chosen warriors to fight in the last days of
Ragnarok. There will be games of skill in fighting, thrown
weapons, and archery. There will be games of strength in
field games. There will be games of cunning and trickery in
the evening time. A great potluck feast will be held in the
evening, with songs and stories. Come! Be a part of the
celebrations! We welcome you!
Heavy Fighters: Holmgang on Saturday and a
Hangover Tourney on Sunday
Long Skinny Sword Fighters: Tourney on Saturday
and a Hangover Tourney on Sunday
Archery, and Thrown Weapons: competitions to be
Combat Archery: Run the Gauntlet and Wheel of
Doom contests on Saturday will be confirmed
Games of Strength: Field games on Saturday
Games of Cunning: Kubbe, board games, and
Silly Viking games throughout the day on Saturday
Crafters Skills: "What every good Viking needs is
a good...". Competitors will create an item that fills in this
essential blank in a Viking's life. Documentation must fit on both
sides of a single 3x5 index card. Due to site restrictions, alcohol
is not permitted as an A&S entry. Bring prepared entries to the
covered picnic areas after opening ceremonies.
Skalds Skills: 'Pepin the Short Story' Challenge.
Introduce yourself and present a Viking-appropriate story, song,
joke, or other bardic piece under three minutes in total length.
Competitors who go over time will be removed from the stage in a
Viking-appropriate manner. Extra points will be awarded for period
pieces and original works in period style, but any suitable
performance could win. Documentation is not required.
Entrants, let your intent be known to Wulfstan before the feast
begins. Competition will take place during the feast.
Smorgasbord Potluck Feast: Roasted Lamb and Pork
provided by the Shire of Lionsdale. Please bring a dish to
share. There is very limited power on site, so cold dishes or
dishes you can heat up at your own encampment would be best.
Populace will choose their favorite dish for a prize. As Oak
would say PLEASE NONE OF LAST YEAR'S LUTEFISK. SVEN ATE IT
AND HASN'T BEEN QUIET RIGHT IN THE HEAD SINCE!!! Please
include an ingredient list for those with allergies.
Children's Activities: To be announced on
Saturday. Looking for a volunteer or 4 to run cabbage soccer
and maybe one other thing. Possibly a class on making butter
Adults are $20 ($5 Member discount)
Youth and Children are free
Student and Seniors discount available
Site Opens on Friday, September 8 at 3pm
Site Closes on Sunday, September 10 at 3pm
Schedule**Please note that all times are
subject to change and are only to be used as a guideline.
Children's activities will be announced at the opening
Friday September 10
3:00pm Site Opens
7:00pm Bardic Fire and Welcoming Get-Together by the kitchen
Saturday September 11
9:30am Opening Ceremonies and Mother Hen will be played
10:00am Long Skinny Sword, Combat Archery and Heavy Armor
Archery & Thrown ranges open
Arts and Science Competition Submissions
10:30am Long Skinny Sword Tourney
11:30am "The great raid" (Combat archers included)
12:00pm Combat Archers' Wheel of Doom Tourney
2:00pm Field Games start
6:00pm Feast, Bardic and Recognitions
7:30pm Evening Games
Sunday September 12
9:00am Pancake Breakfast by Donation (suggested $5 / adult)
Trading Blanket (swap meet)
10:00am Archery & Thrown Ranges open
Ongoing Games begin
Heavy & Long Skinny Sword inspections open
10:30am Heavy Hangover Tourney
Long Skinny Sword Hangover Tourney
3:00pm Site Closes
-An Tir Leashed dog rules are in place. Please pick up
after your pets.
-Please pick up after yourselves, too. Garbage containers
-This is a dry site.
-Smoking permitted within your own encampments and on the gravel
pathways only. No smoking around the games field, please.
-Campfires permitted in raised braziers only if fire bans
-This site is a city park which means we may have mundane people
walking through. Please make sure that appropriate measures
are taken regarding your children and your valuables.
Site Info: Name: Albion Fairgrounds 23448 105th Ave. Maple Ridge, BC V2W 1G3
Directions to Site:
Last Event's Directions:
From the north side of the Fraser river, make
your way to Hwy #7 (Lougheed Highway.) From the south side of the
Fraser river, cross at Rosedale or Mission to Hwy #7. Travel
west on Hwy #7. Turn right at the lights at 105th Ave, which is the
set of lights just past 240th Street. The site is 450 yds up and on
your right. Parking is
accessible from the
gravel parking lot to the southwest of Planet
Make your way to Hwy #7. Travel east to
222 Street (Haney Bypass). Turn right on 222nd Street and
follow the Haney bypass until it meets with the Hwy #7 again,
(there will be a gas station on your left.) Turn right onto Hwy #7
and immediately get into the left lane. Turn left at the next set
of lights at 105 Ave. The site is 450 yds up and on your
right. Parking is accessible from the gravel
parking lot to the southwest of Planet Ice.
Short Toll route:
For the shortest route (which has a
travel north from the Aldergrove crossing along 176th Street. Turn
right on Golden Ears Way and follow it over the Golden Ears toll
bridge. Turn right onto Hwy #7. Travel east until 222nd Street
(Haney Bypass.) Turn right on 222nd Street and follow the Haney
bypass until it meets with the Hwy #7 again, (there will be a gas
station on your left.) Turn right onto Hwy #7 and immediately get
into the left lane. Turn left at the next set of lights at 105
Ave. The site is 450 yds up and on your right. Parking is accessible from the gravel parking lot to the
southwest of Planet Ice.
Alternately, cross the border at Sumas
crossing and continue north on Hwy #11 over the Mission bridge.
Turn west on Hwy #7. Travel west on Hwy #7. Turn right at the
lights at 105th Ave, which is the set of lights just past 240th
Street. The site is 450 yds up and on your right. Parking is accessible from the gravel parking lot to the
southwest of Planet Ice.
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.