Lions Gate Champions

Event Date: September 11, 2021
Site Opens: 8:30 am
Site Closes: 7:30 pm
Location: Warner Loat Park, Burnaby
4252 Piper St, Burnaby, BC
Event Stewards: Madame Jaqueline Lefleur and Nereugei

Join the faithful on a pilgrimage to Lions Gate Champions, held at the historic site of Warner Loat Park in Burnaby, BC.

Site Fee:
$15 non-SCA members
$10 for SCA members ($5 discount)
no charge for minors (youth under 19)

Vie for the championships in heavy combat, rapier, archery, and thrown weapons. Cut and Thrust will have a demonstration instead of a championship. Earn the right and honour to stand by our caring and compassionate Baroness Arianna and our benevolent yet fierce Baron Cyneric in times of war.

  • Enter an item or items into the 30-day largess challenge, inspired by To Be, or Not To Be.
  • Try your hand at the Scribal arts workshop.
  • Bring questions about registering your name or device (or about what those things are,) to the Herald’s consulting table.
  • Peruse the merchant’s handicrafts and consider adding to your collection.

They’ll be time to meet, greet and converse, too!

Participants at this event are asked to follow the requirements in the Return to Play Plan, available on the Tir Righ Earl Marshal page, under Forms and Resources and agree to abide by the Tir Righ Return to Play Agreement.

Directions to site:
Make your best way to Highway 1.
Take the Gaglardi Way exit heading North (Exit 37.)
Turn right at first light onto Caribou Rd.
Turn almost immediately left (North) at the next set of lights at Caribou Rd.
Travel North on Caribou Rd, past the train tracks.
Turn left at the T-intersection onto Government Rd.
Drive 1.6 km (1 mile.)
Turn left at Piper Ave.
Warner Loat Park will be the third driveway on your left. (The first two lead to the off-leash dog park.)

Site map with activity areas

Regional map showing off-leash dog park. The off-leash park area is not part of the event site. Please follow Burnaby dog park regulations.

Parking at the Warner Loat parking lot is extremely limited, so please unload in the lot (see signs,) then park on Piper St. Several spaces will be reserved for those with mobility challenges. Note that parking in front of the big gate to the industrial building on the west side of Piper Street is prohibited.


Event schedule

Updated schedule as of August 23, 2021
• 8 am – set up crew, flagging crew and gate crew allowed entry
• 8:30 am – gate and screening tables open for the populace

• 10 am – opening court

• 10:30 am – rapier inspection opens
– thrown weapons qualifying rounds begin – closes at 3 pm
– archery qualifying rounds begin – closes at 3 pm
– scribal work shop opens – closes at 5 pm
• 11 am – 12 noon rapier championship – finals at the end
• 12 noon cut and thrust inspection opens
• 12:30-1:30 pm cut and thrust demonstration (updated Sept 8, 2021)

• 1:30 pm – 2 pm lunch break

• 2 pm heavy armour inspection begins
• 2:30-4:30 pm heavy championship
• 4:00 pm heavy finals
• 4:30 pm archery finals
• 5:00 pm thrown weapons finals

• 5:30 pm closing court

• 6:30 pm pack up
• 7:30 pm off site
Heavy, rapier and cut, and thrust championships will be held on the north field list fields.
Thrown weapons championship will be held on the thrown weapons range at the south east end of the park.
Archery championship will be held on the archery range at the south end of the park.
Merchant’s row at North end of the north field.



Alaena’s Stuff with Tanikh

  • Second hand SCA goods

BC Chains and More with Rhun

  • Chain mail items, tapestries, garb, haversacks, bags, and more

By Your Weave with Dame Morweena

  • Tablet woven trim/belts, Hoods, Fabric, Sundries

Oak’s Land Traders with Sir Einar

  • Merchant of fine Damascus steel and other sharps

Fortunes told with Sara e Rosa

  • Decks, stones and other tellings


Site information and restrictions

Health and Safety

If you are unwell, please stay home!

  • Sanitizer (70% alcohol spray), disinfectant wipes, and masks will be available at all martial areas and activity stations. Extra supplies are available at Gate and the Screening tables.
  • Please wear a mask anywhere you will be less than 2 m distant from others, including the Screening tables, Gate tables, Merchant’s tables and washrooms. Those actively involved in a martial activity, such as fighting, are not required to wear masks.
  • Please socially distance yourself if possible when seating for court.

Site information

  • The event will be held in a roped-off, SCA-only designated area. Access is through the Screening station. Please do not unload your vehicle until you’ve checked in at the Screening station.
  • Warner Loat Park has flush washrooms and running water. Please use a mask when using the washroom facilities.
  • There are two taps on site, one by the washrooms and one by the thrown weapons range.
  • Propane devices are permitted. No briquette or wood fires or fire pits.
  • Dogs permitted on leash. An Tir leash laws apply. There is an off-leash dog park immediately north of the event site. You can find the dog park rules online.
  • Two bottle recycling bins will be set up for empties: one by Gate and one between the List fields and the Thrown Weapons range. Please ask at the Screening table for new recycling bags. Empties are donated to the Barony.

Food and drink

  • Please bring your own food and drink as there will none offered on site, (other than the potable water taps.)


Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

This event is held and managed by Barony of Lions Gate, a branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. and is considered the official presence of this group here. Questions regarding its content should be directed to or to Any discrepancies between the electronic version or any information and the printed version that is available from the originating office will be decided in favour of the printed version.