The Barony of Ben Dunfirth invites one and all once again to Day of the Troubadours - The Pride of the Shah
812 Old Hwy 8,
Saturday, November 11, 2006
9 am open, 10:30 close
Site fees: $9 adults, $5 students (13-18) and $3 children (5-12), Feast $14, students and children $8.00, children under 5 free. (Non-member surcharge of $4 will be in effect)
SITE IS WET THIS YEAR! No BYOB, all Ontario Liquor laws apply.
Cheques made payable to: Barony of Ben Dunfirth SCA Inc.
West meets East this year – Northern India. Marco Polo visits in 1288 during the Mongol Peace (1245-1345), uncontested power of the Mongol empire opens up travel through their territory making India a real place rather than the land of legend.
We have had a change in location and because of it we have shifted our main focus this year. This will always be a pageantry event, expect traditional Western formality with the tastes, sounds and sights of India.
The Event Steward is so keen to have décor and ambience that she has offered a prize to the finest presence based on the Sixy-Four Arts from the Kamasutra of Vatsayayana – the cultural Kamasutra, that is. Here are the details:
ALL presences are included in this – the West has come to visit, after all. Presences that have an Indian theme will have greater favour, however. Western presences can decorate with all the heraldry they can muster for bonus points.Any number of people can group together to create their presence. The goal is to represent as many of the sixty-four arts as possible. For Burton’s translation of these, go to this link (ADULT CONTENT WARNING: YES, this site might cause office machines to freak out and block it. Give me a couple of days to extract the important info onto the event page website for those with delicate sensibilities. This site didn't differentiate between cultural and ahem.. other... social pursuits): http://www.spaceandmotion.com/kamasutra.htm This can be done with Western arts, however those that make an attempt at Indian will get the bonus points. The wow factor is high in this challenge. Have fun with it!
Stay tuned for the Feast menu - it is a full Indian feast this year!
Caitilin inghean Tomais ui Dhuibhir
MKA: Kathy Page
SCA: Lady Rachell Gray
MKA: Allison Sculthorp
Directions to the site:
Make your best way to Hwy 401E. When in Cambridge, take Franklin Boulevard exit. Continue on Franklin to Dundas/hwy 8, turn left (there will be a Royal bank on your left). Take hwy 8 into Rockton, turn left into fairgrounds.
FROM POINTS WEST:
Make you best way to 403 W, take Copetown/hwy 52 exit, turn right. Follow to the intersection of hwy 52, 5 and 8 – this is an odd intersection, take care. Cross hwy 5 up to the hwy 8 intersection and turn left. Take hwy 8 into Rockton, turn right into fairgrounds.
Barony of Ben Dunfirth (Rockton, Ontario)