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Danescombe Academy & Family Camping 2014

August 15, 2014 to August 17, 2014

Penticton and Kelowna B.C.

Autocrat: Taliesin ap Hafgan device4193OP

2014 Danescombe Academy & Family Camping Event

August 15, 16 & 17, 2014


Kelowna & Penticton, BC

 Danescombe is pleased to announce the return of our Summer Academy and Family Camping Event.  Once again we have been very fortunate to secure the Rock Creek Rodeo Fair Grounds for this weekend.  This site lends itself extremely well to our various activities and provides a private camping facility for our use.  The site is beautifully located along side a river.  The site offers potable water, wash rooms and showers ($1 for 10 mins) ... rather civilized don't you think.

 Site Opens 4PM Friday, August 15th, 2014 for setup. 

 We invite any and all to attend and participate in an atmosphere of sharing and learning.  We are anticipating offering a full spectrum of classes in Armored (Heavy), Rapier, Archery and the Arts & Sciences.  Once again we expect to offer a youth program of activities for those participants between 8 and 17 which will be provided free of charge.

 Please check back for further class details as they become available over the next several weeks.  Additional information and details will be posted to our Branch Site .

 Classes etc will commence morning of Saturday, August 16th.

 This event provides us with the opportunity to determine our three defenders in the areas of Archery, Bardic and Arts & Sciences.  Further details these competitions will be available shortly.

 Event Steward

             HL Taliesin ap Hafgan (Bill Litwin)

            1831 Ambrosi Rd, Unit #11

            Kelowna, BC V1Y 4R8

            250-860-9976 (before 10 PM please)


 Site Fees:

             $20 Adult (18+); $12 (Youth 12-17); FREE (Under 12); $50 Family Cap

            Please note that NMS fees apply for non-members.


 Rock Creek, BC is a small community in the Boundary Country of the Southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada.  Located at the junction of BC Hwy 33 and BC Hwy 3 (Crowsnest Hwy) less than one hour east of Osoyoos, BC.  It is best to make your way North from the Junction on Hwy 33 taking a Right on South Kettle Valley Rd and then following the SCA signs along to the site.  Site access is from Kettle Valley Rd.


Site Info:
Name: Rock Creek Fair Grounds
3880 Kettle Valley Road
Rock Creek, BC

Directions to Site:

Last Event's Directions:

From the BC Lower Mainland area: Make your way to Hope, BC, then travel east on Hwy 3 past Osoyoos and on towards Rock Creek, in about 40 mins you will be at Rock Creek, then turn left onto Hwy 33 (sign says towards Kelowna), then as soon as you pass the Prospector Pub turn right (Kettle Valley S. Road) and go across the bridge, then turn right again (Kettle Valley S. Road), and follow the signs to the fair grounds or SCA.

From the Kelowna and BC Northern Interior area: Once you get to Kelowna travel south on Hwy 33 for about 90 mins, then just BEFORE the Prospector Pub at Rock Creek turn left (Kettle Valley S. Road) and go across the bridge, then turn right (Kettle Valley S. Road), and follow signs to fair grounds or SCA

From the Eastern BC area: Make your way to Grand Forks, BC and then stay on Hwy 3 west towards Rock Creek (about 60 mins), then turn right on Hwy 33 (sign says towards Kelowna), then as soon as you pass the Prospector Pub turn right (Kettle Valley S. Road) and go across the bridge, then turn right again (Kettle Valley S. Road), and follow the signs to the fair grounds or SCA.

From the South: You can make your way north towards either Osoyoos or Grand  Forks where there are 24 hour border crossings. Then follow the directions above.

Rock Creek is a small rural town about 40 mins east of Osoyoos, BC which is Canada’s only desert.

The town of Rock Creek has a licensed pub, two gas stations, family restaurant, a small country store at the Petro Can where you can buy ‘some’ groceries and also some alcohol, there are a few additional tourist shops as well. This time of the year the river might still be quiet cool IF you dare to go swimming, but the water is clean.

The surrounding area is valley bottom with the river and many horse, cow and hay ranches, and surrounding mountains. Days will be warm to hot and a dry kind of heat like Kelowna. Evenings will cool down some. Bring your sun screen and drink lots of water.

Coming from the west you may want to stop in Osoyoos as there are two larger grocery stores as well as a full liquor store, all are on the main street which is also Highway 3.

Coming from the east you may want to stop in Grand Forks for liquor and groceries. Both are on the main highway (Hwy 3) that runs through the town and at the very western end of the town will be a very large grocery super store.

Coming from northward it is best to stop in one of the many places in Kelowna before travelling to the event site for your main food and liquor.

Coming from the south you will come up into either Osoyoos or Grand Forks.

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