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Tournament of the Golden Swan

October 06, 2017 to October 09, 2017

British Columbia

Autocrat: Magdalen of Haphazard Manor device1072OP

Tournament of the Golden Swan

October 6 to 9, 2017

Shire of Appledore (South Okanagan, Boundary, KootenaysSimilkameen BC)

Camp Boyle, Summerland, BC

Celebrate the thirty-third Tournament of the Golden Swan. There will blots of classescontests, a rapier and a heavy tourneybardic competition and more, including the infamous Jawbone of the Ass. Class lists and information will be available closer to the date. 

This year, Golden Swan will be held at Camp Boyle near Summerland, BC. The site features a large hall, indoor washrooms and showers, outdoor camping, and bunkhouses! We hope the ancient tradition of free-form bocce will break out at some point.

Saturday will feature a catered feast, $15 for everyone 12 and over.  Contact Autocrat to reserve a seat: Feast tickets $20 on the day of the feast.  Please let us know you are coming!

Sunday is a potluck feast. Breakfasts and lunch will be for sale Saturday and Sunday.

The site will be discreetly damp to dry. This is important.

There are motels and B&Bs in Summerland. The event site is a Scout Camp 20-25 minutes drive from Summerland itself on paved and unpaved roads, so plan accordingly. 

Site fees: Adults $25, children under 18 are free. NMS will apply. Day fee $15 adults, minors are free. Make chequespayable to the Society for Creative Anachronism Shire of Appledore.

For more information go to  Thewebsite will be updated as more details are confirmed.

Rapier Tourney: Saturday lists open 10:30

Heavy Tourney: Saturday lists open 1:00


Many classes being offered during the day: 

Saturday: Topher and Taliesin's Cording, Taliesin’s Quill Cutting, Meresigha’s Persona: Quick Tips and Tricks, and Spanish Women in the New World by Illuminada. Constructing a Haversack with both Taliesin and Topher, Persona Development with Tanikh, Welsh/Celtic Law by Marguerite, Period Gingerbread with Illuminada and Glass Painting for Beginners with Evangelina. 

Sunday: Anglo-Saxon History with Meresigha, Using Historical Events to Enhance Your Persona with Illuminada, Coldstone Lodestone with Evangelina, Herbal Beads with Anya. Sunday afternoon it’s the Art of Being Medieval with Tanikh and Olwyn's Labyrinth class. 

Site Info:
Name: Camp Boyle
920 Fish Lake Rd.
Summerland, BC VOH 1Z8

Directions to Site:

Street address is Fish Lake Road, Summerland BC

Directions: make your way to Summerland on Highway 97. Turn west onto Prairie Valley Road (the southern of two exits into Summerland). At the roundabout, take the second exit and continue on Prairie Valley Road. At the next roundabout, do the sameStay on Prairie Valley Road for 950 mturn right on Doherty. Go up the hill and turn left onto Bathville. Stay on Prairie Valley Road for 3.3 kilometres then turn right onto Princeton-Summerland Road. Continue for 5.6 km, turn right onto Fish Lake Road. Continue for 6 km, then turn left to stay on Fish Lake Road. In 2.2 kilometres, the destination will be on your left.  
GPS coordinates: 49.67286,-119.816748

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