The Barony of Ramshaven Presents: Fruits of Our Labours 3 (It’s All Fun and Games) Friday, May 21st through Monday, May 24th, 2010
827559 Township Rd. #8
Blandford-Blenheim Township (near Ayr) Ontario
Fri - Mon $30.00 per person
Children under 12 are free
Day Rate: $15.00
Class Registration/Event Steward:
Odette de Saint Remy
Rylyn Buchanan firstname.lastname@example.org
Make cheques payable to:
This event is best described as a weekend dedicated to the ‘arts practical’. All classes will be hands-on and will result in the creation of items and the formation of skills. Class lists will be posted on the website and interested teachers are encouraged to contact the autocrats. The site has an archery range and excellent tourney fields.
Bunk space – 24 beds available in rooms for 4 people, 2 upper /2 lower bunks. Bunks are $15 each, pre-paid registration on a 1 st come 1 st served basis only. Children under 12 bunk free with parents, in separate bunks.
Main hall Loft – sleeps 10. No bunks although some sleeping mats provided. You may need your own cot or mattress. Pre-registration recommended on a first come first served basis. No charge.
Anneke snow lodge - sleeps 20 Some sleeping mats provided although you may need to bring your own cot or mattress. Pre-registration recommended on a 1 st come 1 st served basis. No charge.
Showers available in the main building, flushies available in all buildings, pit toilets scattered about the property.
Camping – There is a large area for camping and tents available at no additional cost.
Fire Pits – there are several firepits available to be used. They are not in the camping area. No new firepits are to be made or dug.
No dogs are allowed. Site is dry.
Tavern will be open from Saturday breakfast to Monday Breakfast
Alyce de Sheppey email@example.com will be handling breakfasts, and lunch and dinner will be handled by Yoshikuri Nagayo Dono firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you have dietary concerns, please contact the appropriate cooks.
Some of the currently planned activities are:
Arts and Sciences Classes – Hands on classes all weekend! Comfit making, mead making, leather bottle making and more….
Check the schedule often as it will be updated regularly.
Archery - Michael of Eastbrook
Armoured Combat – Sir Edward the Red
Thrown Weapons – Daniel of Whitby and Catriona
Period style tournaments as well as a torchlight tourney!
Rapier – Albrect Stampfer
The fencing at FOOL will take place in the context of a 16th century German Fechtschule, the closest thing I have found to a period tournament that involved the use of rapiers. It was a competition between the two main fencing groups in the Holy Roman Empire, The Brotherhood of Saint Mark (the Marxbrudder) and the Federfechters (Free Fencers). Those who wish to participate will be divided into two groups representing the rival groups and each group will elect a Captain. The Captains will alternate picking fencers to fight a bout. When a Captain chooses a fencer, the opposing Captain can then choose a suitable opponent. Each bout will be fought for a gold coin, and at the end of the tournament, the side with the most coins will be declared the winner of the day. Accolades will also be given to the most honourable fencers and those who fenced in a demonstrably period style. Cut & Thrust is allowed and encouraged for those who are appropriately authorized and armoured.
I'm also willing to make time for EAOD Prize Fights, but anyone wishing to fight a Prize must go through Lady Jocelyn, Preceptor of the EAOD, for approval.
In keeping with the theme of FOOL, I'd be happy to open the list up on the Sunday of the event for anyone who wishes to teach a class on a particular period style. If you wish to teach a class please contact the Class Registrar, Odette at the above e-mail address.
I hope to have a fun couple of days of fencing and I hope as many fencers can come out as possible.
DIRECTIONS to Camp Impeesa from Highway #401
HWY#401 TO EXIT 250 (DRUMBO), TRAVEL EAST BOUND ON DRUMBO ROAD THRU TOWN OF DRUMBO TO BLENHEIM ROAD. TURN LEFT (NORTH BOUND) TRAVEL 1KM TO TOWNSHIP ROAD #8, TURN RIGHT (EAST BOUND). TRAVEL APROX. 1.5KM TO CAMP IMPEESA LANEWAY ON LEFT. LOOK FOR SCOUTS CANADA SIGN AT MAIL BOX.
DIRECTIONS to Camp Impeesa from Highway #403
Take Hwy #403 to Rest Acres Rd. (exit#27); travel north bound to Paris; turn left on King St. (Hwy#99) - travel west bound to Falkland; turn right at Puttown Road - travel north to Stop sign (Puttown Rd becomes Brant-Oxford Road); thru stop to first side road to the left (Township Road #8, Wolverton 4km) - travel West bound for approx. 2 km; look for Scouts Canada sign over Mail Box; turn right down long lane to Camp Impeesa.