Only one week remains until Lightwood’s annual archery extravaganza is upon us! Suspenseful shooting, fiendishly difficult targets, and delicious pies, what’s not to love? Book by 24th February to the stewards to make sure you get fed.
To get in some last minute practice before the event, there is archery scheduled tomorrow at Surges Bay Recreation Ground – weather permitting, as ever. If it looks iffy, check the Facebook group or contact the Captain of Archers (6297 1083) to confirm.
The Canton of Lightwood will be running our Roman-style celebration of the winter solstice on the 9th of June this year. More details to come closer to the date, but this year will be a cosy indoor event featuring games and merriment – and of course, food!
The Canton of Lightwood cordially invites you to join us for the fourth St Sebastians archery tournament and picnic. Enjoy a day of archery, including a couples shoot, and a pot luck lunch.
Following the success of last year’s extremely popular (and delicious) A&S competition, we will be running the same competition this year. Make your favourite pie (or two!), bring it along to be judged, and then let the crowd decide whether they agree with the judges’ vote. Documentation appreciated, but not required.
Member: $5. Non-member: $10
Steward: Morwenna & William de Bonnay
Bookings by Sat 24 Feb, to the stewards on email@example.com
The Huon News, that is. The Canton’s contingent were photographed for the Huon News spread on the Geeveston Christmas parade. Huzzah! Thanks to all our participants for putting on a great show for the crowd and supporting our local community.
UPDATE: Due to poor drainage and construction work in Heritage Park, the route has now changed. Assembly point for participants is at the intersection of School Road and the highway (at the big log), and the parade will follow the usual route but then continue along Arve Road and turn back up School Road, to end at the Fire Station for carols, etc.
Lightwood’s last outing for the year will be our annual contingent in the Geeveston Christmas Pageant. This year we don’t have a float, but will be walking in garb and with banners. Meet at 6pm at the Geeveston Fire Station for a 6:30pm start. After the parade we will be staying for carols in the park, unless the weather is really determined to make us go home early – like last year, the forecast looks like warm and waterproof garb might be advisable!
Lightwood celebrated our sixth birthday with a lovely, relaxed archery tourney and potluck picnic on November 25th. The weather blessed us with a perfectly-timed break between unpleasantly hot and windy and thunderstorms, which meant that we had just the right conditions for the event and the heavens opened as everyone was leaving site.
The winners of the archery tourney were THL William de Bonnay (first), Lady Jennifer Dragoner de Lille (second) and Lady Morwenna de Bonnay (third). Huzzah!
Photos and more details to come.
Due to inclement weather, November’s Canton Day will now be held at a private venue in Castle Forbes Bay. Please contact the Seneschal for address details.
Lots happening in the Canton in November! Canton Day is Saturday the 4th, and our 6th birthday celebration will be held on Saturday 25th. In between, many of us will also be attending the Kingdom of Lochac’s November Crown Tournament, which is being hosted by the Barony of Ynys Fawr in the lands of our fair Canton, on 11-12 November.
For a bit of a change, and because we’re also holding an archery picnic later in the month, Canton Day this month will be a garbed potluck picnic on the Franklin Foreshore. 11:30-1:30, newcomers very welcome. You don’t need to wear garb to come along and chat about what we do, but if you want to borrow something please contact our Hospitaller, Lady Morwenna de Bonnay (Jan) on email or (03) 6297 1083.
Lightwood’s Sixth Birthday
Come and join us on November 25 from 10am-3pm, as we celebrate our sixth birthday on Surges Bay Oval, Esperance Coast Road, Surges Bay. There will be an archery tournament, a boffer tournament and potluck picnic lunch. There will be cake! Cost is $5 + $5 for non-members insurance. Steward of the event is Lady Mariot de Bonnay (Dayle).
This is a garbed event: if you need to borrow something please contact our Hospitaller (details above).
We hope to see you there!
The Canton was well-represented at the recent 9th Great Southern Gathering, held at Orana Scouts and Guides Camp, Roches Beach, from 29 September-2 October. Both Baroness Adelindis and the honourable Lord Karl Faustus von Aachen taught several classes across the weekend, and Nick and Tina of Lightwood and their family enriched the event with their living history encampment. Nick put on a demonstration of campfire cooking throughout the day, ultimately sharing his delicious goose stew and goose pastries (from their own homegrown and processed geese, to make the experience even more authentic) and home-brewed mead with the interested visitors. They also hosted a bardic circle around the fire on Saturday night.
The encampment was a thoroughly atmospheric addition to the collegia and tourneys of the weekend, and was thoroughly appreciated (particularly the bits involving geese and mead) by all its many visitors throughout the event.
All photos supplied by Tina Hale. Click to embiggen.
In the lead-up to November Crown Tourney, hosted by the Barony, the Canton is holding a potluck dinner and discussion on the etiquette pertaining to a Royal event. Anyone who is interested in learning more about what to expect at a Kingdom event is welcome to attend. This will be held at our usual venue, GeCo, on 7th October, from 7pm, and will be facilitated by Countess Beatrice Maria Malatesta and Sir Guillaume d’Oze. We thank these gentles for their time, and look forward to a productive and enjoyable discussion.
When: October 7th, 7pm
Where: Geeveston Community Centre, 9B School Rd, Geeveston.
Cost: $2 donation to cover venue hire plus $5 non-member insurance levy as applicable
What to bring: a plate to share, and lots of questions!