Come to the great boreal forest for a weekend of thrills and the (second) greatest camping event in the whole of Ealdormere. We have a private northern forest on a tranquil creek, plus access to a number of fine lakes where you may fish, swim, or fool around (please bring your own tackle and permits). This year we have a small kitchen for those who do not wish to cook over coals (but please let the event steward know what you plan to cook) plus many food sellers close by, a fine dining hall for classes as well as eating, and a large lawn for pavilions, fighting, archery, dancing, and all the usual stuff (e.g., children's activities, trading circle, and rock throwing).
As a follow up to last year's special feature "Sheep to Something - A Challenge to the Guilds", we will have two looms available to see (or even try out) the difference between weaving on a warp weighted loom, and a 4-harness floor loom. In addition, there will be a demonstration of (and possibly the chance to learn) spinning on both a wheel and a drop spindle.
Again we challenge groups or individuals to take a part of a sheep and during the weekend, turn it into a useful finished object. Examples might be seamstresses turning wool fabric into an outfit (preferably without sewing machines), weavers and spinners turning fleece into yarn then yarn into cloth), cooks turning meat into lamb stew or sausages, or broiderers turning wool thread into embellishment on a piece of clothing or maybe working with the seamstresses to decorate a collar. Feel free to bring along finished items or works in progress made from any part of a sheep to round out our Arts & Sciences display.
The Shire of BrennisteinnVatn is pleased to present: Frothing at the Mouth: Ewe Two June 23rd through 25th, 2006 1082 Martindale Road, Sudbury, Ontario.
Site opens Friday 7pm and closes Sunday 2pm
Jhone Woodcote & Wilfrid of Sweflingham
$5 per adult, plus NMS ($4)
$2 per child (ages 7-17)
Under 7: free
The site this year is on private land, considerably smaller than our regular site. Please contact us in advance if you want to ensure there is sufficient space for your pavilion. Hotels and some crash space are conveniently located nearby. Email the event stewards or send SAE for info. We plan excursions to the nearby Nepawin Beach for fighting and swimming.
Archery will be on site and/or at Mid-North Archery in Estaire. An archery tournament will be lined up using their 3-D ranges if numbers are sufficient. Please notify the event stewards if interested. An additional $5 fee will be payable to Mid-North.
In past years Willamona Loveday has arranged treasure hunts, a variety of games and entertainments. Similar wonders will happen again this year. Parents and children are none the less invited to bring activities of their own to share and are reminded this is not a free child minding service.
Marshal Permitting - Currently our resident marshal will be out of town that weekend, so if you are a warranted marshal and are planning on coming up to Frothing, please get in touch so we can work out whether or how you might be induced to be the marshal in charge of armoured combat.
Trading circle, dancing, and the usual rock throwing are always an option. Campfire and drinking are highly likely (mosquitoes permitting). Fishing is always an option, as this is northern Ontario. Please provide your own tackle and permits. Please no pets without prior permission from the event stewards.
Our current plan is for a pot luck feast on Saturday night, with grills on the fire pit for anyone who wants to barbecue. Watch this space for updates and menu ideas. A peasant stew will welcome travellers on Friday night, if we know to expect them. Grocery stores and takeouts are within a short journey, ask for directions on arrival.
Directions (This is a new site!)
From the West:
Take Hwy 17 towards Sudbury. Take exit for RR 55 ( Lorne St ) East, into town. Turn South on RR 40 - Martindale Road and follow it for about 1km. You'll go over a steep hill then turn left on the second driveway after Carlin Place.
From the North, & East:
Take Hwy 17 South Sudbury Bypass. Turn North, to Sudbury on Hwy 69/ Regent St. & follow directions below.
From the South:
Take 400 North, then Hwy 69 towards Sudbury. Go straight under the Hwy 17 intersection, and straight on Regent St for the next 5 km. Turn left at 7th lights onto Martindale Rd (after Bouchard St). The turn is marked by a Tim Hortons & KFC on the left. Follow Martindale for 1 km, number 1082 is on the right, about 6 houses after Beverley Drive, and just before the steep hill. Parking is limited, so be prepared to unload and then move your vehicle.
Shire of Brennisteinn Vatn (Sudbury, Ontario)