Freeze Off XIX

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It is a day for fighting, friends, fun and of course, feasting! Come join us for the XIX Annual Freeze-off Tournaments and Banquet. This year we will be enjoying a Hungarian Banquet with a decadent dessert buffet, with classes and merchants, contests and so much more.

Tournaments
Our Annual Heavy Tournament will, of course, feature everyone's favorite "Wacky Weapons". Come watch fighters as they choose their attack and defense weapons from the most unexpected pile of items. No one knows who will be fighting against whom, or what either of them will be using, until the time of pairing. Fighters from far and wide will impress the crowd with their skill, prowess, and yes, a true sense of humor, as they battle for the title of Freeze-off Heavy Champion. (Saturday morning)

If archery is your chosen skill venture out and compete in the Second Annual Frozen Bow Archery Tournament. Partake in one of the oldest arts still practiced today in this PRIZE "Target Archery" Tourney. So, wax your bows and check your flights and test your mettle against others who have a love for target archery. The tournament will be governed by An Tir Target Archery rules. (Late Saturday morning)

Ramsgaard feels that the smallest members of our shire and those of visiting shires deserve a tournament of their own as well. Therefore, if you are a mini-knight in training, or a youth wanting to practice some fighting skills, come and join the First Annual Blue Glacier Tournament. This blue helm (a soft foam helmet and sword) tournament will be fought in two age categories. Little Snowflakes category for 5-9 year olds and the Mountain Peak category for youth 10-15 years old. All children and youth will have to have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian to participate in this PRIZE tournament. (Saturday afternoon)

We are pleased to continue the newest tournament-the Second Annual Frosted Lily Rapier Tournament on Sunday morning. This will once again provide rapier fighters the opportunity to show their skill and flair while competing for the title of Freeze-off Rapier Champion. Details are promising to live up to our Shire's usual standards of fine fighting and challenges. Of course, like so many Rapier tournaments, it will be sure to honor the inspiration of the fighters on the frosted field. (Sunday morning)

Feast
This year we will be serving a Hungarian inspired feast and delectable dessert buffet. Family recipes are being used for this mouth-watering meal. A cash bar will be open for those over the legal age, to enjoy. Modern laws dictate that no outside alcohol be on premises. All modern laws will be enforced. In the case of medical issues, our Feast-o-crat will make every effort to see that your special dietary needs are met. Please contact her prior to October 6, 2006 with this information, and/or include it with your pre-registration. Please note that due to allergy restrictions for many of the kitchen staff, there will be NO TREE NUTS USED in any of the dishes. When the menu is finalized, it will be posted on the Shire's event website. Watch for it!

As with every banquet for the past sixteen years, we will be having a Bardic Tournament, which will provide entertainment during the feast. Check Ramsgaard's event website for further details regarding categories. All merchants are welcome! A donation for the silent auction (min. value required-please contact Autocrat) is the merchant fee. Space inside or outside is at your disposal. Please Note: Inside space is limited. Please contact the Autocrat for more information. If you would like the populace to know that you will be attending our event, please send a brief description of your wares to the Autocrat, and it will be added to the Shire Event web page.

Day Site Fees:
NMS (Non-Member Surcharge) is $4.00 per entry fee as required by Kingdom Law
Adult: $5.00 (NMS will be charged as applicable) 10 - 15 years: $4.00 (No NMS to be charged)
6 - 9 years: $2.00 (No NMS to be charged) Under 6: Free

Feast Tickets are by Reservation and include site fee for the day:
NMS (Non-Member Surcharge) is $4.00 per entry fee as required by Kingdom Law
Adult: $15.00 (NMS will be charged as applicable) 10 - 15 years: $10.00 (No NMS to be charged)
6 - 9 years: $6.00 (No NMS to be charged) Under 6: Free

Hal Rogers Center, at Summit Drive,
Shire of Ramsgaard (Kamloops, BC)

Directions:
The new location of Freezeoff is the Hal Rogers Center, at Summit Drive. Please forward the following information to all SCA members that you know are or might be coming. We need to get this information out to as much of the populace as possible. The directions for out of town guests are as follows:

From Vancouver: Take the Coquihalla Highway to Kamloops. Take the exit to Highway 5A, and follow the Highway up to the second set of lights and turn left. The site will be on your right hand side, two blocks down.

From Merritt: Take the Highway 5A to Kamloops. At the first set of lights as you come into town, turn right. The site will be on your right hand side, two blocks down. From Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna, etc.: Take Highway 1 to Kamloops . Continue on the highway until you reach the turnoff to Highway 5A. Turn left at the lights at the top of the ramp. Follow the Highway up to the second set of lights and turn left. The site will be on your right hand side, two blocks down.

From the Yellowhead Highway: Make your way to Kamloops. Continue to follow the signs to Vancouver. This will take you to Highway 1. Continue on the highway until you reach the turnoff to Highway 5A. Turn left at the lights at the top of the ramp. Follow the Highway up to the second set of lights and turn left. The site will be on your right hand side, two blocks down

Due to the site change we will no longer be able to offer crash space at the site.

I have currently asked the Shire Members to contact me and I will attempt to make arrangements for everyone who has contacted me regarding crash space at the Hall. Hopefully, we can find space for everyone who has asked.

Autocrat: H.L. Giacinta Francesca Maria Cocchetti, Email: jenpotts@telus.net

Feastocrats: L. Hannah Hadassah Hamil Tel: 250-376-9128 Email: clsiklos@telus.net

L. Isobel (Dessert Chef) L. Jehannette Delagrace (Sous Chef)

Please contact Feastocrat directly to pre-register for the feast no later than October 6, 2006 As LIMITED SPACE is AVAILABLE!!!

Ramsgaard looks forward to HOSTING everyone!