Modern Middle Ages returns to Barriere

Numerous competitions took place during The Shire of Ramsgaard gathering Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, at the North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds in Barriere, including an active rapier and sword competition. (Jill Hayward photo)Numerous competitions took place during The Shire of Ramsgaard gathering Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, at the North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds in Barriere, including an active rapier and sword competition. (Jill Hayward photo)
Archery tournaments were a favourite for participants and spectators during The Shire of Ramsgaard gathering at the North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2. (Jill Hayward photo)Archery tournaments were a favourite for participants and spectators during The Shire of Ramsgaard gathering at the North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2. (Jill Hayward photo)
Period dress was worn by all participants in The Shire of Ramsgaard gathering at the North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2. (Jill Hayward photo)Period dress was worn by all participants in The Shire of Ramsgaard gathering at the North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2. (Jill Hayward photo)
Period dress was worn by all participants in The Shire of Ramsgaard gathering at the North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2. (Jill Hayward photo)Period dress was worn by all participants in The Shire of Ramsgaard gathering at the North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2. (Jill Hayward photo)

The Shire of Ramsgaard is located in the shining Principality of Tir Righ, found in the grand Kingdom of An Tir. It is an active Branch of The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), with it’s borders extending to Merritt, Barriere, Sorrento and Logan Lake.

Over the weekend of Sept. 30 – Oct.2, the shire came to Barriere to host their annual Freeze Off gathering at the North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds. This was the first time they had been able to gather since COVID made its appearance at the end of 2019.

The three day event was filled with visiting, numerous tournaments and competitions, bardic story sharing, period arts and crafts, and great food.

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