White Court


Event Steward: Gillian Fayrfax

Hosted By Device of Hartwood
The Shire of Hartwood (Nanaimo, Campbell River, Courtenay, Port Alberni, BC )

Event Summary:

Date: January 17 , 2009
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on January 17th 2009
Site closes at: 12:00 AM on

Event site:
First United Church
232 High Street Ladysmith, BC

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The Shire of Hartwood’s White Court

January 17, 2009

Ladysmith, BC


Unto the populace of An Tir the Shire of Hartwood extends invitation to our annual winter celebration. Enjoy the warmth and hospitality of our Shire as we ward off winter’s chill with “Hart”y feasting and revelry. Activities include dancing, gaming, bardic, and other contests, including the traditional finest blue and white garb.  See below for more details!

Cost: Adults (13 and up) $20, children (6-12) $10, under 6 free. Save money by purchasing before January 3, 2009: Adults $15, children $8. A non-member surcharge of $3 is in effect. Make cheques payable to the Shire of Hartwood. 

Ticket sales will be cut off January 14th, to ensure there is enough food purchased.  Thanks for all who have already bought theirs!  Looking forward to seeing you all.

  Site opens at 5:00 with feast commencing at 6:00. Doors close at 11:00.

  Location: First United Church, 232 High Street, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1G3.

Autocrat: HL Gillian Fayrfex, mka: Shellie Trimble 4895 Jenning Place, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1J7 (250) 245-7227 (9AM-9PM) email:shellietrimble@hotmail.com


White Court Costume Contest:  

My Lords and Ladies!  We look forward to seeing you at White Court garbed in your very best, and to that end are sponsoring a costume contest.  Following tradition, we are looking for your best blue and white garb, either worn or brought for display purposes for the contest.  Rules for the contest shall be as follows:

1) Each person will be entitled to enter one piece of garb into the contest (this piece of garb can of course consist of an entire ensemble!)
2) Entries CAN be items which have been worn or entered into prior contests, but that being said, previous contest winning pieces of garb will not be eligible, in order to allow others a chance to strut their stuff.
3) Since garb need not necessarily be new, we are requesting documentation.  This need not be extensive or “professional” grade, but we would like to know where you found the information on this piece of clothing, what country or people it represents, and what time frame we would likely find this in if we were to turn back the clock.
4) Inclusion of the Hartwood stag, while not necessary, could garner you extra points during the judging process!

Judges will be recruited on site from those who are not entering the contest.

There WILL be a prize, which we will leave as a SURprize until the event.

Bardic Contest:

M’Ladies Argolia and Scathach will sponsor a bardic contest with winter theme.  The prize will be hand made carved bone needles in a carrved bone needle case. 

Children’s Colouring Contest:

M’Lords Mathuin and Mishca will sponsor a children’s coloring contest of a Hart ( they will provide supplies) and the prize is a child’s cloak.

Bribe the Judges:

A “Judge Bribing contest” is also going to occur, and here is how it works: compeditors of any contest  can bring some of their wares as bribes..ie: homemade jelly, card weaving, embroidery etc.  Whatever is used to bribe the judges then goes into an auction after the contest winners are announced.  Funds from the auction will be used to fill Hartwood coffers.  It is all in good fun, and should be taken as such.  Judges of the other contests are guaranteed to appreciate the bribes, but will judge the contests based on the entrant’s merits, not their bribes

Newcomer Contest:

For Hartwoodians only, a contest to see who can bring the most new people to the event.  We want your friends to have as much fun as you do in the SCA and this is a great place to introduce them to the game.  And you get a prize!  What could be better?


First Remove: autumn squash soup (vegetarian), sundry breads, butters
Second remove: quiche (vegetarian), garden greens and vinagrette
Third remove: roast beef, neeps, barley, sauce
Fourth Remove: baked pears

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