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March 14, 2015

Victoria, BC

Autocrat: Isabella de la Vega

Come one an all and enjoy the festivities of the Barony of Seagirt's Daffodil Tournament! There will be exciting tournaments to determine Seagirt's newest Defender (heavy) and Captain of the Grenadiers (rapier). There will be amazing prizes and a delectable feast! There will also be thrilling archery and arts and science contests! This year's tournament is War of Roses themed, so as you enter gate choose which house you side with: York or Lancaster!


Daffodil will be held on March 14, 2015 which is also Pi(e) day (3.1415). To celebrate we will be having a Pie Silent Auction held at the event, with all proceeds going to the Principality Travel Fund! Fruit pie, meat pie, store bought or homemade, it matters not! Donate a clearly labelled, standard 8-10 inch pie of your choice at Daffodil and help out our noble Principality!



Event Steward: Isabel Velazquez de la Vega

(Serena Stratford)

933 Skogstad Way

Victoria BC, V9B 3C2


(no calls after 9pm please)


Site info: event runs 9am to 11pm

Cowichan Exhibition Grounds

7380 Trans Canada Hwy

Duncan, BC V9L 6B1


Amazing prizes to be won:

Heavy Champion: Heavy Helm made by Steelbash Armoury

Rapier Champion: RBG made by Sir Gerhard Kendal

Archery Competition: A custom made bundle of arrows

Daffodil Costume A&S Contest: Linen, wool and woven trim

Daffodil Any Medium A&S Contest: Feast Ware

Door Prize: Wooden Slat Bed


Gate Fees:

Feast: Adult $25    Youth (13-18) $10    Child (0-12) $5

Day: Adult $15    All Minors Free

$5 NMS applies to all adult gate fees


Feast tickets will be sold in advance and cut off will be March 7th. No Feast tickets will be sold at the door, only Day tickets. All tickets are non-refundable. Please make any cheques payable to "Barony of Seagirt".


Please remember to present your numbered ticket at gate, as the stub will be entered in a draw for our door prize! Arrangements will be made to transport the bed to the winner after the event.


Keeping in tradition there will be the Daffodil (or Heraldic Rose to go with the theme) Any Medium and Costume Contests. To change things up this year there will be two categories for the A&S competitions: Novice and Advanced.


Novice: this category is for those newer to the world of A&S will require only 1 page of brief, basic documentation (the who, what, where, when and why of your entry).


Advanced: this category is for experienced artisans and will require a more robust and standard documentation no more than 3-5 pages long. 

Please submit a copy of your documentation to by midnight, Saturday March 7th so the judges may review it prior to the event.



For those who wish to partake, there will be a delicious early 1500's English feast. Details and ingredients soon to follow.


1st Remove:

Assorted cheese, assorted pickles, breads, and mushroom leek soup.

2nd Remove:

Roast Beef, Gravy, Roasted root vegetables, Roasted onions, and breads.

3rd Remove:

Roasted Chicken, Gravy, a savory bread pudding, peas, and honey glazed carrots.

4th Remove:

Pear Tart, Almond Rice and Ginger cookie




Leek Soup: heavy cream, fresh thyme, butter, mushrooms, leeks, flour, chicken stock (chicken, salt, pepper, onion, celery, carrots) salt, pepper.

Beef roast: salt, pepper, rosemary, garlic. Gravy: beef drippings, chicken stock, flour, salt, pepper. Root Vegetables: turnip, carrots, parsnip, Brussels sprouts, salt, pepper, butter. Roasted onion: onion salt, pepper, rosemary, butter.

Roast Chicken: salt water brine, salt, pepper, smoked paprika, chillies. Bread pudding: bread crumbs, salt, pepper, sage, thyme, eggs, onions, celery, dried cranberries, chicken stock. Peas: salt, butter. Honey glazed carrots: salt, honey, butter.

Rice mould: rice, water, almond milk, sugar, honey

Gingerbread: honey, bread crumbs, ginger, cinnamon, white pepper, cloves

Pear pie

Filling: red wine, water, lemon zest and juice, ginger, star anise, pears.

Crust: flour, icing sugar, butter, zest of 1 lemon, eggs, milk



Tournaments, contests and schedule details soon to follow.


Site Info:
Name: Cowichan Exhibition Grounds
7380 Trans Canada Hwy
Duncan, BC V9L 6B1

Directions to Site:

Last Event's Directions: Directions: Coming from Victoria - Head north on Highway 1, go through Duncan. Turn left at the set of lights at May Road (the next set of lights *after* Herd Road/Cowichan Lake turnoff). Coming from north of Duncan - Head south on Highway 1, turn right at the lights at May Road. Take Douglas St/Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 North follow Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 North through Duncan BC     67.5 km    Turn Left at Mays Rd. Destination will be on the right             Directions from Nanaimo: Take Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 south 45.9 km Turn right on Mays Rd.  

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