Come one, come all, be you from one of the many far away shires or baronies of the knowne worlde, or one of our very own citizens of the sleeping dragon, the Baronie of l'ile du Dragon Dormant is opening its doors to help celebrate the 23rd annual Fall Harvest on Saturday, October 18th, 2008, at the Centre Communautaire de Verchères, in Verchères, Québec.
The event will be a multi-faceted affair, and will feature the Northern Shores Regional Rapier Championship from the morning leading into the afternoon, and will be run by the current and exiting Champion, Don Cosmano. Letters of intent will be required, and must be received by no later than October 10th. Send all intents to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Baronial Championship of Rattan will also be taking place under the watchful eye of our current champion Lord Angus McHaley. All fighters are encouraged to come out and to participate, however only the top fighter from within the Barony will be declared the Baronial champion for the coming year.
During the afternoon, a Brewer's Schola (“Brew-U”) will take place, with classes involving some of the most reputable brewer/vintners of our land, teaching the finer points of this craft. A small and friendly potables "contest" will be taking place as well, so feel free to bring samples of your finest works and have others tell you how good they are! For those not in the brewing/vintner mood, dance classes will be offered.
The evening shall be heralded by a three remove feast, themed on the harvest of the season, and will be crafted by our very own Mistress Hawise. Please contact her regarding allergies or food restrictions. The feast will be immediately followed by reveling (dancing, bardic activities) as we celebrate the warmth of our autumn fires and the fine company of our many friends from near and afar.
Site is handicap accessible. Closed flame lanterns are permitted (no open flames allowed!). Site is DAMP (BYOB = beer and wine/mead allowed). There is NO day-board for this event. Please make appropriate arrangements for lunches (there are restaurants and a grocery store walking distance from the site.)
Please log on to http://www.dragon-dormant.org/news.htm for the latest news and updates, and information regarding tournament formats, list of classes, and feast menu.
From Montreal (Lafontaine Tunnel on Hwy 20, Jacques Cartier Bridge on Rte 116, Champlain Bridge on Hwy 10): Take best route to Hwy 30, and head EAST towards Sorel. Take exit 147 off of Hwy 30, and turn LEFT. You are now on montée Calixa-Lavallée. Immediately past the train tracks, the community centre is on your RIGHT.
From the North: Take Hwy 20 westbound towards Montreal. Take Exit 98, and head EAST on Hwy 30 (Direction Sorel). Exit 147, and left towards Vercheres. Community Centre is to the RIGHT immediately following the train tracks. From Vermont: I-89 to Rt-133 to Hwy 35 to Hwy 10 West. At the exit for HY 30, head EAST towards Sorel. Take exit 147 off of Hwy 30, and turn LEFT. You are now on montée Calixa-Lavallée. Immediately past the train tracks, the community centre is on your RIGHT.
From New York State: I-87 to Hwy 15 to Hwy 10 East. At the exit for HY 30, head EAST towards Sorel. Take exit 147 off of Hwy 30, and turn LEFT. You are now on montée Calixa-Lavallée. Immediately past the train tracks, the community centre is on your RIGHT.
Further directions will be available at: http://www.dragon-dormant.org/news.htm
Event Website: http://www.dragon-dormant.org/news.htm
At-a-Glance Event Information
Centre Communautaire de Verchères
92 Montée Calixa Lavallée
Verchères, QC J0L 2R0
Site Opens: 9:00am
Site Closes: 10:00pm
Site : Pre-registered fee: Adult = $12, Children under 12 = $6, Babes in arms and toddlers = FREE
At the door fee: Adult = $14, Children under 12 = $7, Babes in arms and toddlers = FREE
Non-Member Surcharge = $3 **All fees in CDN$**
Feast: Pre-registered Feast Fees = $10/person (babes and toddlers are free)
There are no at the door fees for feast. Only pre-registered attendees will sit feast. Off board spaces will be available. – Limited to 70 on-board **All fees in CDN$**
Make Checks Payable to: SCA - Dragon Dormant, inc.
Barony of L'ile du Dragon Dormant (Verchères, Quebec)