Tournament of the Golden Swan
October 5 to 8, 2018
Shire of Appledore (South Okanagan, Boundary, West Kootenays, Similkameen BC)
Camp Boyle, Summerland, BC
Celebrate the thirty-fourth Tournament of the Golden Swan. There will be classes, contests, a rapier and a heavy tourney, bardic competition and more, including the infamous Jawbone of the Ass. Class lists and information will be available closer to the date. We hope the ancient tradition of free-form bocce will break out.
There will be a Swan Tea hosted by the Golden Swans, and some "Swan Squawks" or "TED Talks by Swans," short talks or demonstrations of something related to their persona.
This year, Golden Swan will be at Camp Boyle near Summerland, BC, which features a large hall, indoor washrooms and showers, outdoor camping, and bunkhouses!
Site opens at 4 on Friday, closes at 1 on Monday.
Saturday will feature Marnie’s catered feast. Advance tickets $15 for 12 and over, $20 after September 30.
Sunday is a potluck feast. Breakfasts and lunch will be for sale Saturday and Sunday.
The site will be discreetly damp to dry. This is important.
There are bunkhouses onsite, no reservations needed. There are also RV and camping spots in a woodland. No RV hookups are available but camping spots are level and quiet. There are showers onsite.
There are motels and B&Bs in Summerland. The site is 20-25 minutes drive from Summerland on paved and unpaved roads, so plan accordingly. The nearest grocery stores, gas stations and other amenities are also in Summerland, so be prepared.
Gate fees: $30 for a long weekend of camping and merriment. $20 day fee. SCA Membership entitles you to a $5 discount at the gate. Minors are free when with parents or guardians. Make cheques payable to the Society for Creative Anachronism Shire of Appledore.
For more information go to www.goldenswan.org The website will be updated as more details are confirmed.
Street address 920 Fish Lake Road, Summerland BC V0H 1Z8 GPS 49.67286,-119.816748
Follow Highway 97 to Summerland. There are two entrances into Summerland: Rosedale Avenue from the north or Prairie Valley Road from the south. From the north, stay on Rosedale through downtown until it curves and becomes Prairie Valley Road. From the south, turn off the highway onto Prairie Valley Road and continue through a 4 way stop.
Follow Prairie Valley Road through town, through 2 roundabouts and up a hill where you’ll turn onto other named streets, but simply stay on that course through those curves. You’ll turn right onto Princeton-Summerland Road and continue as it curves, branches, twists and turns, through orchards, farms, and ranches. After 6 km, turn right onto Fish Lake Road. In 5 km, bear left and stay on Fish Lake Road. It’s paved almost all the way to the Camp gates on your left, with a large field for parking on your right soon after the road turns to gravel. Watch for SCA signs along the way!
Event Steward: HL Magdalen of Haphazard Manor (Mary Defeo) M dot defeo at hotmail dot com
Cruise Director (Activities): HL Evangelina du Lac (Janette Mulloy)
Swan Steward and Class Co-rdinator: Honourable Lady Olwen Pen Aur (JoAnn Turner) joann_turner at telus dot net
Mark your calendar and check back for more details, as we spend the next months planning a wonderful event!