Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Going Camping This Weekend

Now, before you think I've totally lost my mind, read on.  We'll be camping inside a large, 2 acre warehouse in Barrie, ON for an SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) event called "St. Valentine's Day Massacre".  The SCA, founded in 1966, is an international living history group with the aim of studying and re-creating mainly Medieval European cultures and their histories before the 17th century.

There's going to be fighting, fencing, archery, thrown weapons, Arts & Sciences classes & competition, children's activities, a Silent Auction, presence competition and much more.  We went last year and had a great time!  Note to self: 'heated warehouse' does NOT mean it's 'warm'...we'll be out of the elements, yes, but be sure to bring plenty of warm clothes and blankets.

It's not a huge event, I believe there were about 80-120 people there last year, but it IS a lot of fun and sometimes you just have to go for the 'fun factor'.  We'll be dressed up in our medieval garb and peddling our wares for the weekend, meeting & talking to some interesting people and enjoying the entertainment.  There's even a big feast on Saturday night with a selection of period dishes to savour.

If you want more information on the event, go to....

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