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Canterbury Fayre

February 27, 2016
Lions Gate

Vancouver, BC

Autocrat: Morweena device3759OP

Listen to bards as they vie for the coveted champions belt!
Roll the dice as you try and win the FIRST EVER games championship of Lions Gate.
Watch artisans explain their projects and try to win the right to be A&S Champion


Take a TUTR class
Attend the panel for those interested in the Trials 
Meet new faces and welcome the newcomers to our branch
Display your creations in an A&S display contest (there will be categories for Novice and more experienced artisans)
Sit and socialize with your friends and work on projects!

Children- there will be a colouring station (parents please join your child as this is unsupervised) as well as build your own games board contest and a castle siege game (these activities will be scheduled and supervised - but the people running these contests are not babysitters, please join your child in the fun

In the evening after all the champions have been declared we will sit and enjoy a shared meal. For those that wish to potluck we have a good person organizing - please label your serving dishes.

For those that wish their own food - sit with us, eat with us, order a pizza (thats what I'm doing)
We have no stove access in this hall for reheating - there are some outlets in the kitchen for crock pots and there is a Safeway a block to the west of the hall
There will be a small microwave in the kitchen – its mine, be kind!

Suggestion for Dinner - by mundane last name

A-F - Bread and Cheese
G-L - Side Dishes/Vegetables
M-S - Main Dishes
T-Z - Desserts/Fruit

But don't leave yet!

After our repass there will be dancing run by our fair dance mistress Rhiannon and fun and games encouraged by the mighty Mikhail
And a cash tavern hosted by me! (no outside alcohol please, all alcohol must remain inside the hall, please do not take your drink outside)

$10 (plus NMS) for Adults
Youth are free

For those that can only attend in the evening -a bonus of a reduced price!
If you are coming in after 6 you only pay $5 (plus nms for non members)

So please if you work in the day or the arts are not your thing please do come and join us!


Doors open at 9 am

TUTR Reg opens 9 am
(suspended during court, please note class registration end 10 minutes prior to class start time)

Opening court/invocation of lists 9:30

Please note all those entering the championships must swear in at opening court

Games, A&S and Bardic championships to begin immediately after court and continuing throughout the day until complete


Throughout the day SGT panel


Chilldren's activity table will be open throughout the day with some scheduled actives

11 am till noon Children's create your own games board

Time: 11 am
 TUTR class Introduction to the SCA


Lunch (break in judging) 12:30 to 1:30

1:30 pm
 TUTR Class Basic Medieval Clothing: What can I wear?

2:45 pm TUTR Class- In Courts and Campfires: A Newcomer's Guide to SCA Bardic Arts

4:30 om or following the last of the bardic presentations
Children's "battle siege"


Court of T heir Highnesses Tir Righ and Their Excellencies Lions Gate and to follow championships (estimated 5 or 5:30 pm start)


Dinner and Tavern - following court


(Note: If needed, more court may follow dinner)


6 pm - Tavern pricing in effect for those only coming in after 6 pm ($5 plus NMS)


10 pm last call at tavern

10:30 pm please help me clean up

Please note the evening will have a licensed tavern. Please respect the license holder who is liable for all alcohol consumption while the license is in effect, no outside alcohol.

Games Championship!
Lions Gate's Games Champion will be chosen after a competition in three different games.

We'll begin with Quoits. We'll try for a round-robin tournament, but the number of competitors may change this opening format. The number of wins will determine ranking coming out of this, and will indicate a number of points (1 for first place, 2 for second, etc.)

The next game will be Tablut, with the same competition and ranking format as above. However, each player will need to play as both attacker and defender, to determine skill in this game.

The final game will be Nine Man's Morris. Ranking from the combined scores above will determine how these final pairing will play out, as will the number of entrants and time remaining. It is my intention to have the four top ranked players enter this tournament, and come down to two final competitors playing for the title, but this will be determined at the time.

(Specific tournament rules for these three games will be published separately, shortly.)

The winner will earn the rights and title of Games Champion of Lions Gate! It could be you! It won't be me. (insert sad face)

Play more games!

Baron Uilliam

Class List Canterbury Fayre 2016 - please note times subject to change

Time: 11 am
Introduction to the SCA
Duchess Caoimhe ingen Domnaille
Length: 1 hour
Cost: $.00

Description: A good overview to the Society of Creative Anachronism from someone who has travelled the width and breadth of the world. Find how why she is titled Duchess. Learn about the structure of the SCA and what you can do in it. Learn about the resources available to YOU!

Time: 1:30 pm
Basic Medieval Clothing: What can I wear?
Mistress Desiree Chirastella
Length: 1 hour
Cost: $.00

Description: Topics covered will include descriptions of what people wore throughout the SCA time periods - materials and silhouettes, fabrics, advantages to layering, and how to do it on a budget. If there is time talking a bit about accessories and how to find patterns.

Time: 2:45 pm (2 hrs)
In Courts and Campfires: A Newcomer's Guide to SCA Bardic Arts
Instructor: HL Wulfstan Hrafnsson
Cost: $3.00
Maximum number of students: 12

Description: One of the many fun things about the SCA - and indeed about the Middle Ages! - is the tradition of sharing together in jokes, stories, songs, poetry, dancing, juggling, and many other performing arts. In the SCA, we refer to these as the "bardic arts", and those who perform them as "bards". Come and find out for yourself what bardic is, and what it's all about. Learn mediaeval-, SCA and SCA-appropriate songs, what the differences are between them, and how to write a filk.

Students will receive a songbook (with blank pages for adding new songs as you learn them!) to get them started in bardic pursuits, and a course handout. The course will be divided into two sections: a one-hour classroom tutorial and a one-hour practical section in which we will apply what we've learned by holding a bardic circle, which will be open to the populace.

Parents please take note: while children are welcome to participate in my class (children under 13 must be accompanied by a responsible adult who is also taking the course), the mediaeval sense of humour can be quite earthy, so questions may arise from the course content.

Students should bring: A pen or pencil for making any notes; water (not too cold) or other beverage would be a good idea.



Site Info:
Name: Lochdale Hall
490 Sperling Ave
Burnaby, BC V3n4p4

Directions to Site:

Site is located at the corner of Sperling and Hastings in Burnaby, easilly accessable by transit as well as car

Traveling Eastbound on Hastings, turn a left on to Sperling - hall is on your left.

Westbound on Hastings, turn right on to Sperling 



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