Practices have resumed under our Contagious Disease Plans and in accordance with local health directives

Please bring your own mask and water bottle.
Contact the practice organizer or marshal in charge if you will need loaner gear.

Please contact the relevant marshals or post on one of our Facebook groups with any questions.

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.

The SCA Bullying and Harassment policy is in effect.
It is an attendee’s responsibility to be familiar with and understand this policy.

The SCA prohibits harassment and bullying of all individuals and groups. Harassment and bullying includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Offensive or lewd verbal comments directed to an individual
  • The display of explicit images (drawn or photographic) depicting an individual in an inappropriate manner
  • Photographing or recording individuals inappropriately to abuse or harass the individual
  • Inappropriate physical contact; unwelcome sexual attention; or retaliation for reporting harassment and/or bullying
Participants violating these rules are subject to appropriate sanctions. If an individual feels subjected to harassment, bullying or retaliation, they should contact a Seneschal, President of the SCA, or the Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman. If a participant of the SCA becomes aware that someone is being harassed or bullied, they have a responsibility pursuant to the SCA Code of Conduct to come forward and report this behaviour to a Seneschal, President of the SCA or Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman.

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Monday Night Combat Practice

Heavy Combat, Rapier Combat, Cut & Thrust

Every Monday evening, 7pm to 10pm during the wet months. Starting October 18, 2021
(Usually September – May)

Westwinds Community Church,
6331 176th Street, Surrey, BC V3S 4E9
(Enter from the west side of the building, from 175a Street. Look for the white metal gate alongside the entrance driveway. Park in the west parking lot)

Map link

Cost: $5

For more information, see the Lions Gate Fight Practice Facebook Group.

Tuesday Night Combat Practice

Heavy Combat, Rapier Combat, Cut & Thrust

Every Tuesday evening, 7pm to 10pm during the summer. (May – September)

Cynric and Ariana’s home,
please email lionsgate.marshal@tirrigh.org for the address.

Cost: $5

For more information, see the Lions Gate Fight Practice Facebook Group.

Thursday Night Steel Combat Practice

Rapier Combat, Cut & Thrust, Heavy Combat

Every Thursday Night, 7- 9pm

We will be sharing this space with Prima La Spada School of Swordplay, run by Daniel Werner. Lions Gate practice will have use of half the gym (a lovely, spacious, new space), while Daniel will be running his own classes and practice in the other half. There is plenty of ceiling height and space for Cut and Thrust.

All our normal SCA policies and costs apply, and please bring your most chivalrous self as we meet new people to potentially spar with!

Daniel will be running his own classes from 6 to 7pm, so please arrive no earlier than 7pm. We also have to be out of the building at 9pm sharp.

Location:
École Irvine Elementary School
3862 Wellington Street, Port Coquitlam

Please see the image for where to park and the red circle for where the entrance to the gym will be.

Dates for these practices are:
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 2, 9, 30
April 6, 13, 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25
Jun 1, 8, 15

For more information, see the Lions Gate Fight Practice Facebook Group.

Archery & Thrown Weapons Practice

Cornwall Ridge Equestrian Centre 21955 16th Ave, Langley, BC

Look for the Cornwall Ridge sign at the entrance driveway. The facility is gated. Code is 2212.

We have two practice areas, depending on the time of year:

· Winter practice: (Nov to Apr) back forage field Sun noon – 4 pm

· Summer practice: (May to Oct) outdoor sand arenas Sun 3 pm – 6 pm

If no classes or riding have been booked in the sand arena by the morning of practice, we may use it during the winter practice (check with Jen Landell first.)

***All attendees must sign a Cornwall Ridge waiver form***

Fees

· Practice fee $7 per person.

· Children aged 18 and under are free with a paid adult and must be under parent or guardian supervision at all times.

Give a tooney; take a tooney: there will be a little “Tooney Chest” of toonies at the reg table. If you’re short $2 for practice, please feel free to take a tooney to add to your fee. No questions asked. If you can contribute coin to the “Tooney Chest”, please do. Let’s encourage participation by as wide a group of people as we can.

Facilities

· Parking is along the right side of the road after the gate or beside the trailers to the left of the indoor arena. Please don’t block any gates. NO parking in the area in front of the Dressage shed (our locker). One vehicle is permitted to temorarily load or unload there.

· Washroom in the indoor arena.

· Arena lounge up the flight of stairs in the indoor arena.

· Dressage booth is available for storage. Please keep the left side clear so that it can be used for Dressage viewing.

Conditions of Use

· Clean up all garbage, target debris and target pins.

· Keep the Arena lounge, kitchen, and washroom clean.

· Turn off lights when finished in an area.

· Close doors where noted to keep the heat inside.

· Do not adjust any temperature controls in the building.

Animals

· It is preferred that no animals be brought onto the equestrian centre. If service animals are required, they must be leashed at all times. Please clean up after your animal.

· Please do not interact with any horses or dogs without express permission of the owner and Jen Landell

For more details and updates check out the Lions Gate Archery and Thrown Weapons Facebook page or contact the Baronial Archer at lionsgate.archery@tirrigh.org

Arts & Sciences Nights

Second Wednesday of the Month, 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Contact the the A&S Minister at lionsgate.artsnsci@tirrigh.org for the zoom link.

Cost: Free

On the second Wednesday of each month, there is a social get-together to work on projects. Sometimes there will be a class offered. Class details will be posted to Baronial Facebook discussion group. You can also contact the A&S Minister at lionsgate.artsnsci@tirrigh.org for more information.

Wednesday Cook’s Meeting

First Wednesday of the Month, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Contact the the A&S Minister at lionsgate.artsnsci@tirrigh.org for the address.

Cost: Free

On the first Wednesday of each month, people interested in medieval cooking get together to eat and chat about food. Bring some food to share (medieval or otherwise) and join the culinary fun! Details will be posted on the calendar and the Baronial Facebook Page. You can also contact the the A&S Minister at lionsgate.artsnsci@tirrigh.org for the address and further details.

Equestrian Activities

Dates depend on interest, and marshal and equipment availability, and will be announced as they are scheduled.

Contact the Equestrian Officer lionsgate.equestrian@tirrigh.org for information about what is required to participate in equestrian activities in the SCA.

Scribal Arts

The last Tuesday of each month, 7pm-10pm at Fight Practice will be scribal night! Come do scribal things!