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Tir Righ November Investiture

November 22, 2008 to November 23, 2008
Lions Gate

Vancouver, BC

Autocrat: Elena de Maisnilwarin device2290OP

November 11th update in BLUE
November 13th update in RED includes Schedule and Revel information

Their Highnesses Savaric and Safiye, Prince and Princess of Tir Righ, invite you to bear witness to the elevation of Their Heirs to the Storm Thrones. This event includes the Principality challenges for the A&S Champion and the Rapier Champion, classes hosted by the University of Tir Righ and a Middle Eastern Town Square Revel. Come and mingle, enjoy a beverage, dance to our talented drummers and musicians.

A special rate has been negotiated with the Ramada Pitt Meadows of $79 for a standard, $89 for a kitchenette room. The hotel is holding a block of rooms up to October 31, 2008 so book early. After October 31 the group rate is subject to availability of rooms.  Mention the special group code 2045 to access the group rate. Hotel phone is 604-460-9859. Hotel is located at Lougheed Hwy and Harris Road in Pitt Meadows.
The hotel has 23 rooms booked, and will continue to offer the group rate - there is still time if you want a room close to the event.

Site Info: This site is peanut free–food brought on site must not contain peanut products.
Pitt Meadows Hall, 12460 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows, BC
Site Opens: 8 am Saturday
Site Closes: 5 pm Sunday
Only assistance animals (e.g., guide dogs) are permitted in the building.

Site Fees:
Adult SCA Members $15
Adult Non-SCA Members $18
Youth (13-18) $10
Children (0-12) free
Family Cap $45 plus applicable NMS
Merchant Fees $10. Merchanting space is full.
Revel only: $5

Cheques made payable to “Barony of Lions Gate”.
NMS applies.
Revel is included in the Adult, Youth and Children event fees.
"Family" does not include SCA households or roommates – you must be related modernly. Common law and same sex spouses are considered related. No more than two (2) adults in a family group can qualify for the family cap price; all others of that family must be related minor-aged children. NMS is applicable and is not included in the family cap price.

Tir Righ Rapier Championship:
Seeded Round Robin tournament, with Double Elimination Semi-Finals and Finals. Rapier Marshall-In-Charge is Maestro Guidobaldo d'Aquila.

Tir Righ Arts and Sciences Championship:
The Tir Righ A&S Champion is an inspiration and role model to others, representing the Principality through leadership and example. The Champion has a public presence in promoting the arts and sciences, will show a breadth of skills, and will be ready and able to judge, teach and guide with gentleness and compassion.

Any person may enter a piece without the goal of being the overall A&S Champion. You may enter up to three pieces but the letter of intent is the same as for a full entry to ensure judges can be arranged (four weeks prior to the competition). A group of people may enter a piece as well; please document how each person contributed to the overall piece.

Competitors must notify the contest organizers that they wish to enter; deadline is October 22, 2008. For more detailed information please read the Tir Righ A&S Champion handbook at'n'SCompetitionRule s'n'Regs.pdf and if you have any questions please contact the Tir Righ Minister of Arts and Sciences, Mistress Katherine atte Moure at

Event Schedule:
Friday, November 21
 7:00pm    Site open for event setup (assistance gratefully accepted)

Saturday, November 22
 8:00am    Site Opens for Merchants and A&S Competitors
 8:30am    Gate Opens
 9:00am    Laurels Meeting
10:00am   Opening Court and Swearing In of A&S Competitors
10:15am   Chivalry Meeting (after court)
10:15am   Rapier Lists Open for Sunday’s Rapier Championship (time tentative after court)
10:30am   Start of A & S Judging
11:15am   Pelicans Meeting
 1:00pm    Rapier Lists close
 1:30pm    Final Court of Prince Savaric & Princess Safiye
 3:30pm    Investiture Court and First Court of Prince Raknar and Princess Chiara
 5:00pm    Royal Court of Their Majesties Owain and Wrenn
 6:00pm    Set up for Revel
 6:45pm    Revel (after Their Majesties’ Court)
11:00pm    Revel ends
12:00am    Site closes

Sunday, November 23
 8:30am    Financial Committee
 9:00am    Curia
 9:00am    Rapier Lists (open til Invocation of Rapier Lists)
10:00am   Noble Estate (immediately after Curia)
10:30am   Invocation of Rapier Lists & Swearing In of Rapier Combatants (time tentative after Noble Estate meeting)
11:00am   Tir Righ Rapier Championship (tentative)
 1:00pm    Closing Court and Swearing in of new Champions
 3:00pm    Event closes
 4:00pm    Site closes

Saturday Evening Revel
Saturday evening's Revel includes the Queen's Henna Corner, a Turkish coffee bar, a licensed tavern, some "nibble" food, music, games and socializing. Come join us! Cost is included in your event fee. For anyone who wants to come to just the revel, the cost is $5.

Autocrat Team:
Autocrat: Dame Elena de Maisnilwarin (Elaine McMillan), 604-522-1255 please no calls after 10pm, a 
Co-autocrat: Her Ladyship Aine inghean ui Chonchobhair (Sally Mennill),

Site Info:
Name: Pitt Meadow Heritage Hall
12460 Harris Road
Pitt Meadows, BC V3E 2N8

Directions to Site:

Make your best way to Pitt Meadows.
From the West: Travel East on Lougheed Hwy, turn RIGHT at Harris Road, hall on left.
From the East: Travel West on Lougheed Hwy. turn LEFT at Harris Road, hall on left.

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