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Tournament of the Golden Swan

October 05, 2018 to October 08, 2018

British Columbia

Shire of Appledore (South Okanagan, Boundary, West Kootenays, Similkameen BC)
Camp Boyle, Summerland, BC

Celebrate the thirty-fourth Tournament of the Golden Swan. There will be classes, contests, a rapier and a heavy tourney, bardic competition and more, including the infamous Jawbone of the Ass. Class lists and information will be available closer to the date. We hope the ancient tradition of free-form bocce will break out.

There will be a Swan Tea hosted by the Golden Swans, and some "Swan Squawks" or "TED Talks by Swans," short talks or demonstrations of something related to their persona.

This year, Golden Swan will be at Camp Boyle near Summerland, BC, which features a large hall, indoor washrooms and showers, outdoor camping, and bunkhouses!

Site opens at 4 on Friday, closes at 1 on Monday.

Saturday will feature Marnie's catered feast. Reserved in advance tickets $15 for 12 and over, $20 after September 30.

Sunday is a potluck feast. A peasant's breakfast of hot oatmeal and warm spiced applesauce will be for sale Saturday and Sunday.

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

There are bunkhouses onsite, no reservations needed. There are also RV and camping spots in a woodland. No RV hookups are available but camping spots are level and quiet. There are showers onsite.

There are motels and B&Bs in Summerland. The site is 20-25 minutes drive from Summerland on paved and unpaved roads, so plan accordingly. The nearest grocery stores, gas stations and other amenities are also in Summerland, so be prepared.

Gate fees: $30 for a long weekend of camping and merriment. $20 day fee. SCA Membership entitles you to a $5 discount at the gate. Minors are free when with parents or guardians. Make cheques payable to the Society for Creative Anachronism Shire of Appledore.

For more information please visit the Golden Swan website at

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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