HERstory in the Making

Date(s) - 07/03/2020
9:00 pm

Springfield Lake Recreation Center



Female visionaries, queens, scholars and warriors.  The Middle Ages were full of them.  It’s time to honour this important legion of medieval society, which happens to be the day before our modern International Women’s Day!



“Quest of Atalanta and Hippomenes”

Swift-footed Atalanta was a Greek goddess, favoured by the goddess Artemis for her courage, athletic ability, and survival instinct. She was known for her equality to men as a huntress and athlete; Hippomenes, a disciple of the centaur Chiron, surpassed all other disciples in his eagerness to undertake hard challenge. Based on the life of Atalanta and her courtship to Hippomenes this quest will challenge your dexterity, endurance, wisdom, cunning and strength, vying for the role of either Huntress or Hunter. There will be two categories in which you can participate!


Who can enter?


**note that a portion of this quest involves participation in either Heavy Combat or Fencing. Come the day of the event, everyone is welcome to participate in any, all or even only one of the challenges; but only persons who complete all the challenges (including Heavy Fighting or Fencing) are eligible to win. To participate in Heavy Fighting or Fencing you MUST be authorized. **

How do I participate if I’m vying to win?

– Choose which category you wish to participate in! If you identify more closely with the title of Huntress please register for that category, if you identify more closely with the title of Hunter please register for that category.

How do I participate in a single challenge?

– Show up to the event and sign up for your chosen challenge(s) on event day.

What are the challenges?

  • Medieval Box Fighting
  • Boar Hunting
  • Foot Race in Period Attire (running shoes don’t count, so if you don’t have period footwear you must go barefoot!)
  • Quest for the Golden Apples
  • Participation in at least 1 of the martial activities (Heavy Rattan Fighting or Fencing) (bonus points for participating in both)

Do I need to win a fight for the Heavy Combat/Fencing portion of the challenge? No! All you need to do is participate in 1 fight! And remember, you only need to participate in one of the martial activities if you want to win either title of Hunter/Huntress.

*There will be separate lists. One for those vying for Huntress and one for those vying for Hunter.*

All registrations/letters of intent can be sent to Lord Adhemar the Arbiter (Simon Bruhm) or his lady, Lady Sigrid Raudfeldrdottir (Emily Colin) via Facebook.

IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS ACTIVITY OR ANY OTHER ACTIVITY AT THIS EVENT PLEASE PM Chris Hulme Colin or e-mail me at Christine.colin@ns.sympatico.ca. Alternatively please feel free to contact our local Seneschals or Their Excellencies Baron Perceval and Baroness Admiranda.

Visit our Facebook event page for more details!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2938890582810026/**Herstory Research Project!**


Adult Challenge:

Your challenge is to research a person from the time period of your choice that was a woman, a person of non-binary orientation, or an ally of either. Produce a factual biography of the person including important events in their life. Explain their influence on gender or gender identity and how they inspire and influence you.

Youth/Children’s Challenge:

Your challenge is to research a person from the time period of your choice that was a woman, a person of non-binary orientation, or an ally of either. Research their life and compose a factual story about their influence on gender or gender identity and how they inspire you. Bonus points if you include hand drawn pictures to go along with the story.

For more information on rules and judging rubrics please contact Lady Sigrid Raudfeldrdottir (Emily Colin) on Facebook or by e-mail to emilycolin@hotmail.com


**Return of the “Queen of Tarts” Championship**

Our past winners, Lady Mawdlyn and Lord Garth will be running this delicious competition.  More details to come.  **We will be enjoying the fruits of the competitors’ labours following judging!**

**All Ages Craft Activity:  Medieval Selfies!**

**A Light Feast**… brought to you by Dame Sarra and Lady Ariadne.  Limited on board spots available so register early!  **(PLEASE NOTE, DUE TO THE EVENT OPENING LATE IN THE MORNING THERE WILL BE NO DAYBOARD SERVED…but you can enjoy the results of the Queen of Tarts competition!**

**We ask that everyone please respect the intent of this event.  If you have any problems or questions please contact me by Facebook PM or by e-mailing me at Christine.colin@ns.sympatico.ca




Onboard:  $19.00
Offboard:  $11.00
*$5.00 discount per adult with valid SCA membership

Teen (13-17)

Onboard:  $13.00
Offboard:  $5.00

Child (5-12)

Onboard:  $12.00
Offboard:  $4.00

Child Under 5

Onboard:  Free
Offboard:  Free

Family (based on two adults, two or more children at same residence)

Onboard 2 adults + teens/children:  $60
Offboard 2 adults + teens/children:  $30

*$5.00 discount per adult with valid SCA membership

You may also register by sending the following information of each person in your party to Isolda Fairamay at christine.colin@ns.sympatico.ca:

SCA name (if you have one)
Modern name
Contact info
Age of each person under 18 in your party

Registration payment may be sent to:
Christine Colin
68 Osborne Dr.
Eastern Passage, NS
B3G 1H4

Cheques made payable to “The Barony of Ruantallan Inc.”

Registration deadline and cancellation date is Midnight, February 29th, 2020.  *If you do not cancel by the deadline you will have to pay the full amount of your reservation*


Event Steward:  Isolda Fairamay  (Chris Hulme Colin)

Assistant Event Steward:   Spurius Genucius Rutilus  (Stephane Colin)

Head Cook:  Ariadne (Vanessa Lepine)

Assistant Cook: Sarra Graeme of Birhnam  (Heather Fraser)

Artemis Quest Organizer: Adhemar the Arbiter (Simon Bruhm)

Rattan Marshal:  Spurius Genucius Rutilus

Herstory Research Project Organizer:  Sigrid Raudfeldrdottir (Emily Colin)

Queen of Tarts Championship Organizers:  Mawdlyn and Garth (Laura Ripley and Garth (Garth Lescaudron)

Gatekeeper:  TBA

Recreating the best parts of medieval life in Nova Scotia and PEI!