6pm-10pm Saturday, 6th October 2018
Geeveston Community Hall, Brady St, Geeveston
Bookings to the steward, Karl Faustus von Aachen by 30th September.
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!
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!
Over the weekend 29 September- 2 October, the Barony of Ynys Fawr will be hosting the 9th annual Great Southern Gathering (GSG), a weekend teaching event which rotates yearly between Ynys Fawr and the Baronies of Krae Glas (south-east Melbourne) and Innilgard (Adelaide). This year it will be held at Orana Girl Guides Camp, Roches Beach. Members of the Canton will be in attendance, both teaching and attending classes.
GSG was conceived as a relaxed weekend of teaching and sharing knowledge across many fields and spheres of interest – this year’s line up of Arts and Sciences (A&S) classes includes topics as diverse as singing early music, 16th century men’s shirts, leather working, understanding historical pottery, panel painting, and creatively anachronistic op shopping. This year, there will be also a Viking living history encampment, with Canton members Nick and Tina demonstrating campfire cooking and other period crafts during the day. There will be a strong focus on rapier (fencing), with several visiting teachers of high renown offering classes both practical and theoretical. A feast will be held on Saturday night, followed by a bardic circle around the campfire where performers gather to share songs, entertainments and laughter. Classes continue on Sunday morning, followed by tournaments for children’s boffer combat, armoured combat, archery and rapier.
After the success of the children’s boffer-fighting component at Saturnalia, the Canton decided that we needed to make boffers for the group rather than relying on private or Baronial loans. Friday 21 July was picked as the night to work on this project. Many hands make light work, and with the use of the workshop at our wonderful venue, the Geeveston Community Centre (GeCo), we had seven new boffer swords and daggers made in no time.
Photos by Adelindis filia Gotefridi and Karl Faustus von Aachen. Click to embiggen.
The Canton meets most Friday nights at GeCo from 7pm for A&S project night – bring your own, or work on something to benefit the group. For details, check out our calendar, Facebook group or contact our A&S officer, Tina of Lightwood.
Lightwood was blessed with a beautiful winter’s day for the resumption of Canton Day on Saturday 8 July. We had 12 people in attendance, including several who had travelled down from the greater Barony, and several rounds of archery were enjoyed, interspersed with a pot luck lunch.
The ingenious backstop for catching arrows and preventing them from travelling into the neighbour’s paddock worked very effectively. Thanks to Lady Mariot and Lord Ranmor for their hospitality, and the effort they put into preparing the archery range. We hope to be back again soon!
While the Canton Day on the 5th was washed out by the weather, the Canton will still be active in the lead-up to Christmas. Upcoming dates:
- December 11th: the annual Canton entry in the Geeveston Christmas Parade, starting at 6pm
- December 12-13th: End of an Era – Royal event, being held by the Barony at Kraken Hall in Hobart, all day
- December 18th: last A&S project night for the year, 7pm at GeCo
- December 19th: garbed archery/imot/potluck BBQ and Christmas celebration, Surges Bay oval, 12-3pm
- December 29th: garbed potluck picnic and practice tourney, Huonville Foreshore BBQ area, 5pm
The Canton will be returning in January with A&S project night and imot on the 8th and 9th, and our next Canton Day on the 16th. Canton Day will be welcoming us back into the swing of things for the year, and we hope to have enough fighters attending to put on a relaxed tourney as well as the usual archery and potluck. Hope to see you there!
Curious about medieval re-enactment and want to know more about it?
Canton Day is our regular garbed meeting (envisaged as an opportunity to “do SCA” rather than talk about it). We dress in garb, meet to do activities like pot luck meals or archery, and generally have fun. The format changes according to the season and level of activity of the members. It is currently held fortnightly, usually including archery practice. Please check the calendar for up to date details, or contact the Seneschal, Lady Mariot de Bonnay.
After a three-year break, Medieval Mayhem will return to Geeveston in April 2012.