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Odins Playground

September 08, 2017 to September 10, 2017
Lionsdale

Fraser Valley, BC

Autocrat: Thora Golvik device2447OP

 

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 announced

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 will happen!

 

Site Fees:

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 posted on the Kingdom Calendar and on the Facebook group

 

SITE NOTES:

-An Tir Leashed dog rules are in place.  Please pick up after your pets.

-Please pick up after yourselves, too.  Garbage containers on site.

-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 permit.

-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 East

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 Ice.

From the West

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.

From the USA

Short Toll route:

For the shortest route (which has a toll,) 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.

Non-Toll route:

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.



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