[EAL] Saint Valentine's Day Massacre

The Incipient Canton of Swans Keep kindly sponsored by the Canton of Caer Draeth, proudly presents SAINT VALENTINE’S DAY MASSACRE February 12 to 14, 2010 286 Bayview Drive, Barrie, ON


  • Indoor Great Hall camping event with a few rooms available for groups
  • Fighting, archery, fencing
  • Novice tournament
  • Art and Sciences competition and classes
  • Presence competition
  • Silent auction
  • Merchants
  • Feast plus 3 other meals
  • Dancing
  • Roman bath

Site opens Friday 5 pm, closes Sunday 2 pm

Troll: Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 8am-noon

Site fee: $12 adults for Saturday only, $16 for weekend; $6 children 12-17 Saturday only, 11 and under free; $25 family cap (one or two parents and their minor children of the same residence), plus KET and NMS (where applicable)

Feast fee: $10 booked and paid by January 31, $12 February 1 and after. Children 12 and under half price.

Co-event Stewards:
Lord Bohemond du Mont Saint-Louis lordbohemond at yahoo.ca

THL Augustyn von Brixen nwest at mhcp.on.ca

Feast etc. All Meals (breakfast, lunch, feast) prepared by the Dancing Bear Tavern: Streonwold Wulfesbana Hlaford and Seonag nic Thomais, proprieters. Any dietary/allergy concerns should be communicated to reservation steward prior to January 31.

Reservation Steward: THL Seonag nic Thomais sandra.benetti at sympatico.ca

Reservation cut off date: January 31, 2010. Cheques made payable to SCA-The Canton of Caer Draeth

This is to be a major indoor “great hall” camping event with sleepover. A few carpeted rooms (offices) are reservable on first-come-first-served basis with pre-paid site fee (with Reservation Steward) - minimum occupancy of 4 depending on availability. All others use floor space as desired. There will be many activities including heavy combat, Their Excellencies' Novice Tournament, archery, fencing, A&S, presence competition, silent auction, merchants, feast, dance, Roman Baths and more. We have a huge site, (well heated empty warehouse), plenty of free parking, conveniently close to Hwy 400.

Novice Tournament: "Their Excellencies, Percival & Christiana, will be sponsoring a Grand Prize Tournament for Novice Heavy Fighters. Fighters authorized less than 2 years and never won a tournament. Format will include Single weapon and Shield as well as opportunities for alternate weapons forms so get those authorizations you have been thinking about done. Winners will be based on a combination of fighting skill, chivalry, appearance and period kit as well as a secret element to be announced the day of the tournament."

Banners: all individuals, cantons, baronies, shires, etc. are asked/ encouraged to bring all and any banners they can to help brighten up the event space. We can provide rope if necessary. To this end there will be a Presence Competition so set up the best personal/canton/household/barony/shire presence you can, presences will be judged, a feast box goes to the winner .

A&S competition by bean count, classes and work area for those who wish to work on their projects. If you wish to teach a class, please contact Lady Anne of Saffron Walden (wpmaurice at csolve.net). To date, we are expecting to offer classes on Runes, illumination, bow making and book binding.

Silent Auction: please bring any SCA related items you no longer need/want - they will be set out for a pre-determined amount of time, you keep up to 80% of the proceeds, 20% (or more if you wish) goes to Kingdom.

Merchants: please contact autocrat, THL Augystyn von Brixen (nwest at mhcp.on.ca) to reserve a table. Tables not reserved cannot be guaranteed on the day.

Sleeping areas: anyone wishing to sleep over Friday and/or Saturday night can set up their sleeping area, with tents if desired, and leave them there for the duration. There are also a limited number of carpeted rooms (empty offices) that may be reserved through the Reservation Steward on a first-come-first-served basis with pre-paid site fee. All others take floor space in the hall as desired.

Directions: Proceed to Hwy 400 from the north or south, take exit 90 – Mapleview Drive East, keep right on Mapleview Drive; at .4 km turn left (north) onto Bayview Drive, proceed north for 2 km to 286 on your left. Enter building from parking lot at rear.