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Murder Melee in the Meadow 2022

ENTRY & FEES

Murder Melee in the Meadow returns for 2022 at the Binbrook Conservation Area!

Site opens on Thursday, June 16th at 6:00 PM and closes Sunday, June 19th at 3:00 PM. Gate open/close times are broken down in Gate Hours & Location and Major Events.

You must inform the Binbrook Conservation Gatekeepers that you are with the SCA and they should allow you through. If you are a non-member, you may also present the Conservation staff with a Non-Member Guest Pass although this is not required. After checking in with Binbrook Conservation, you must register at Troll (Event Gate).

NOTE: As per the Ealdormere variance on the BoD Covid Safe policy, proof of vaccination and ID is required when checking in at Troll. You will be asked standard screening questions and must sign a form acknowledging that you have provided accurate information.

For information regarding camping spaces, please contact Event Autocrat Maneke (jeff.frank@hotmail.com) who will forward your query to the Camp Wrangler, Countess Arlette.

If you are arriving during off-hours, the gate will be locked with a coded lockbox. You may enter using the code: 2882#

*Cheques must be made out to "SCA - Ben Dunfirth"

Adult Camping

Thursday to Sunday

$45 (member)
$50 (non-member)

Adult Day Trip

Anytime

$25 (member)
$30 (non-member)

Adult Camping

Friday to Sunday

$40 (member)
$45 (non-member)

Youth (12–17)

Anytime

$10

Adult Camping

Saturday to Sunday

$35 (member)
$40 (non-member)

Children Under 12

Anytime

Free

GATE HOURS & LOCATION

THURSDAY:
Open 6:00 PM to Sunset

FRIDAY:
Open 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

SATURDAY:
Open 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

As per Kingdom guidelines please ensure you have proof of vaccination with you.

If you are arriving during off-hours, the gate will be locked with a coded lockbox. You may enter using the code: 2882#

If you would be interested in volunteering for a gate shift or two please contact Jørgen Lennertson at: bd.pursuivant@gmail.com

Binbrook Conservation Area

5050 Harrison Rd, Binbrook

ON L0R 1C0

Canada

SITE MAP

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Site Map of Binbrook Conservation Area, for use as a site map for the 2022 Murder Melee Ealdormere event.
 

NON-MARTIAL EVENTS

MAJOR
EVENTS

THURSDAY:

6:00 PM - Site gate opens

Sunset - Site gate closes

FRIDAY:

9:00 AM - Site gate opens

7:00 PM - Brief Royal Court

9:00 PM - Site gate closes

SATURDAY:

9:00 AM - Site opens

11:00 AM - Morning Royal Court

After Court - Children's Pinata

12:00 PM - Lunch

*2:00 PM - Children's Tug-of-War (*After 10-Person Melee)

2:30 PM - Chivalry Meeting

3:00 PM - Newcomer's Corner

3:30 PM - Thorbjorn's Hammer Meeting

6:00 PM - Evening Royal Court

9:00 PM - Barbarian Not-Court

9:00 AM - Site gate closes

SUNDAY:

9:00 AM - Site gate opens

3:00 PM - Site gate closes

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ARTS & SCIENCE
ACTIVITIES

THURSDAY:

(No planned activities)

FRIDAY:

4:00 PM - Mead Making A&S Discussion at The A&S Pavillion

 

Everyone interested in learning about mead or discussing their own mead-making adventures is welcome to come! Contact Seigneur Baudouin de Domrémy if you have questions: scott040877@gmail.com

SATURDAY:

12:00–3:00 PM - Scriptorium at The A&S Pavillion

 

Welcome scribes of all skill level to share skills and knowledge or to learn! Make use of the provided materials or bring your own project. We'll focus on catching up with some of our newest members who are curious about calligraphy and illumination, or who have picked it up during the plague-time.

 

Contact Countess Marioun Golightly (Katherine Golightly) if you have questions: kathygolightly1@aim.com 

SUNDAY:

(No planned activities)

MARTIAL ACTIVITIES

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ARTS & SCIENCE
ACTIVITIES

THURSDAY:

(No planned activities)

FRIDAY:

4:00 PM - Mead Making A&S Discussion at The A&S Pavillion

 

Everyone interested in learning about mead or discussing their own mead-making adventures is welcome to come! Contact Seigneur Baudouin de Domrémy if you have questions: scott040877@gmail.com

SATURDAY:

12:00–3:00 PM - Scriptorium at The A&S Pavillion

 

Welcome scribes of all skill level to share skills and knowledge or to learn! Make use of the provided materials or bring your own project. We'll focus on catching up with some of our newest members who are curious about calligraphy and illumination, or who have picked it up during the plague-time.

 

Contact Countess Marioun Golightly (Katherine Golightly) if you have questions: kathygolightly1@aim.com 

SUNDAY:

(No planned activities)

HEAVY & RAPIER FIGHTING
ACTIVITIES

THURSDAY:

(No planned activities)

FRIDAY:

1:00–4:00 PM - Rapier Pick-up Fighting

6:00 PM - Authorizations

*7:30 PM - Novice Tournament (*After Royal Court)

(Req. Authorized for less than 4 years, must not have won a tournament prior)

9:00 PM - Torchlight Tournament

SATURDAY:

10:00 AM - Rapier Authorizations

10:00–11:00 AM - Rapier Melee

11:30 PM - 10-Person Melee

(12:00 PM - Lunch)

1:00 PM - Reverse Bear Pit Tournament

*3:00 PM - Pick-up Fighting (*After 10-Person Melee)

SUNDAY:

(No planned activities)

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ARCHERY & THROWN WEAPON
ACTIVITIES

THURSDAY:

(No planned activities)

FRIDAY:

Archery Range open as desired 

SATURDAY:

12:00 PM - Yeoman of The Wolf

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM - Throwing Weapons Range Opens

9:00 AM - Archery Range Opens

SUNDAY:

(No planned activities)

ACCOMMODATIONS

PARKING

Free overnight parking is available to all attendees.

 

For a map of the Binbrook site and available parking please see here:

SITE MAP

PETS

Well-behaved and leashed dogs are welcome—please ensure you clean up after your pet.

Note that there are ticks and wild animals on-site. Please plan accordingly to ensure the safety of your pet.

CAMPING

Binbrook Conservation has an area designated for overnight camping. Accessible camping space is also available. Fire rings will be available for campfires or outdoor cooking.

For information regarding camping spaces, please contact Maneke (jeff.frank@hotmail.com) who will forward your query to Countess Arlette.

TOILETS

Flush toilets are available in the main activity area, as well as 8 additional port‐a‐johns and 2 accessible port-a-johns.

POTABLE WATER

There is one tap available near the main activities area with potable water suitable for drinking.

 

Please bring your own containers to fill and take to your campsite.

GARBAGE DISPOSAL

Dumpsters will be available to properly dispose of your garbage.

Please note that there are wild animals on-site and food should be kept in appropriate containers are disposed of accordingly.

EVENT STAFF

Autocrat

Maneke of Ben Dunfirth (Jeff Frank)

jeff.frank@hotmail.com

Heavy Weapons
Marshal

Tristham of the Barbarians (Jon Gibson)

jonogubba@hotmail.com

Fencing Marshal

David of Ben Dunfirth

reflexbow@hotmail.com

Head of
Gate

Jørgen Lennertson (George Bird)

bd.pursuivant@gmail.com

Thrown Weapons Marshal

Augusta Weyfair (Desiree Kern) & Meredyth Llwellyn (Alicia York-Bird)

augustasca@gmail.com & bdchronicler@gmail.com

Archery Marshal

Don the Duckman (Don Intini)

duckfamily.intini@sympatico.ca

Seneschal

Bellatrix Hespeler (Glenn Shilletto)

seneschal.bendunfirth@gmail.com

Royalty Liason

Jocea Valente (Joleen DeMarco-Wettlaufer)

Grandduchyofbendunfirth@gmail.com

Event Page Manager

Fischer (Robin McConnell)

bendunfirthwebminister@gmail.com