Grand TUA / A&S Championship

hosted by the Barony of Myrgan Wood (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan), in the Kingdom of Avacal, and the Museum of Antiquities at the University of Saskatchewan.

Calling all those learning, and learned, to gather in competition, and to share knowledge and expertise. Their Majesties Fergus and Kora have decreed that a new Champion of the Arts and Sciences is to be selected! Their Excellencies Raoul and Roxanne have decreed that a masked ball is required to celebrate! Her Excellency Una, Chancellor of The University of Avacal urges all to share and learn all you can! An array of instructors from Avacal and surrounding kingdoms have committed to classes - there will be something for everyone!

With many thanks to the Museum of Antiquities, we have access to facilities and instructors from the University of Saskatchewan as well. Detailed maps to find your way will be provided on paper and online.

The Museum has agreed to open their doors to us on both days! This will include guided tours of their collection of coins, pottery, and glass from the ancient worlds as well as workshops on said coins as well as pottery.

Instructors visiting from Northsheild, West, Artemisia, and Atenveldt are confirmed!!! Many from Avacal are also confirmed - and we have invited several professors to share their research with us.

We have blocked rooms at the University residences right on campus and at the Park Town Hotel on the nearby riverbank although there are many other options available.

Please note that parking on campus is not free, for the most part. Lots of information and details to follow.

Merchants are welcome and encouraged - no merchants fee.
Merchants please pre register using the form below so our events team can prepare accordingly.

Did we mention there will be a masked ball?!? We will arrange for food before the ball starts on Saturday evening. Please stay tuned for details and registration for that.

Are you excited yet? We are! Registration will open soon - watch this space!

Gate is housed in the John Mitchell Building (Drama) which will be well signed. Start your day here and have fun!

Event Starts: May 18, 2019 9:00 a.m.
Event closes: May 19, 2019 8:00 p.m.
Location: University of Saskatchewan Campus -- Museum of Antiquities - Peter Mackinnon Bldg - 107 Administration Pl, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A2


Adult: $30
Adult Member Discount: $25 (Proof of membership is required)
Youth (15-17) - Free
Children Registration (14 under) FREE
Please make cheque payable to ‘SCA Myrgan Wood’

Pre Registration for the event and for lunches/Sat BBQ is now open!
All lunch/BBQ orders must be paid in advance by etransfer. Costs and details are included in the form

To register for classes please Click Here!

Merchant pre registration

All preregistrations close at 9am Monday May 13th

About Food
Food services at the University of Saskatchewan is significantly reduced during the summer months. Very few on campus options are available. Here is what you need to know:
- A Tims is open in the Health Sciences building
- A small canteen may be run by the History Students Society on Saturday near gate, otherwise coffee & tea will be offered by donation
- Across College Drive is a Dairy Queen, Subway, & Alexanders (restaurant)
- Just north of campus is Preston Crossing that includes groceries and several restaurants

A map with locations marked can be found here: Food Map and a detailed map of the entire site is found in the Directions section.

For your convenience, we can pre-order a boxed sandwich lunch for $10 each but you must pre-order and pre-pay by 9am Monday May 13th ... click the link in the registration section above.

There are lots of lovely spaces on campus indoors and out for a picnic with a little planning ahead.

Thinking about Supper on Saturday?
Once again, Master Fjall has ample meat for all to feast on. He has courteously provided smokies to the event and has our everlasting praise for his contributions. Smokies on a bun with a can of pop for $5
For $15 you can get in on BBQ Brisket prepared by Hraerik Ivarson, Pitmaster of the competition BBQ team "Hogparts School of Smokecraft and Brew'ery". You should re-read that. He's a competitive BBQ-er. Will be served with a side potato salad and a pop. This is limited to 75 people. Once this fills up you can chose one of the other options.
For $25 you can get a NY Striploin Steak from Bulk Cheese Warehouse, Baked Potato, side caesar salad, and a pop.
So many options - all with GREAT food!! Pre-payment is REQUIRED. Please see the event pre-registration link in the section above.
This form will close on May 13th and you will not be able to order food after that point.

Tentative General Schedule
7-11 pm Vigil for Tommaso’s elevation to Master of Defence
Chateau Delaroche, 614 Bronson Cr

Saturday (day of dance)
9 gate opens
10-11 classes
11:15-12:15 classes
12:15-1:30 lunch
1:30-2:30 classes
2:45-3:45 classes
4-5 classes & Sigelhundas meeting
5-6:30 BBQ supper
7 Court – In Convocation Hall by Museum

Sunday (A&S Championship)
9-10 classes
10:15-11:15 classes
11:30-12:30 classes
12:30-1:30 lunch & Laurels meeting.
1:30-2:30 classes
2:45-3:45 classes
4 court

Gate will be housed in the John Mitchell Building (Drama) which will be well signed. Merchants will be very close by with space for bardic performances and general mingling.
If you would like to merchant please contact Lady Kresentia.
If you would like to perform please contact Her Ladyship Rosaline Hampton.
Contact info listed below.


Order your TUA clothing! We have hoodies, tshirts and tanks for sale.

Avacal cookie cutters are also for sale!

Many branches are collecting sarcan bottle recycling, contact Jorrun to find out who your local contact is.

Class Descriptions and Schedules

Overview of the Schedule
Overview of Classes organized by streams
Detailed List of all classes with schedule
Classes listed by instructor
Saturday classes only
Sunday classes only
If you would like to volunteer, please contact someone on the event steward team.

Masked Ball

Join us in the elegant surroundings of historical Convocation Hall for Her Majesty's court, Tommaso's elevation, and a Grand Masked Ball!
There will be snacks and refreshments with space to mingle and to dance.

Beginner level:
Branles (circle and line dances) Double, Baron's, Official's aka "Toss the Wench", Montarde, Pease
Pavan, Earl of Essex Measure, Lorayne Alman
English Country dances:
Sweet Kate, Sellinger's Round, Rufty Tufty, Childgrove, Gathering Peascods, Black Nag
Intermediate dances:
Amoroso, Lybens distonys, Ballo del Fiore

A quick reference document on how to perform the dances is Here

Directions To Site
Map of Site

Make your best route to Saskatoon, specifically to College Drive and Campus Drive From Hwy 5 from the east - same road you’re good
From Hwy 16 from the east - exit right, north onto Circle Dr then exit right, east onto College Dr
From Hwy 11 from the south - exit right, east onto College Dr
From Hwy 7 from the west - turn left, north onto Idylwyld Dr then right, east onto 25th Street, this will become College Dr as you cross the bridge
From Hwy 16 from the northeast - turn left, east onto 25th Street, this will become College Dr as you cross the bridge.

Campus Drive (by the parkade) is one of the main entrances onto campus and these directions to the buildings we are using are writing from that point - please see the maps for reference.

Turn north onto campus drive:
If going to outdoor public parking, university residences or the transit hub, take your immediate left turn.
If going to drop off stuff, reserved parking, or NRC lot on Sunday (see notes under parking), take the second left (immediately after the first one) onto Gymnasium Place and follow it to the end - drop off zone and reserved parking is on your left.
If going to underground parkade or the people drop off roundabout, continue on the scenic tour around much of campus. You will turn left, south onto Science Place (right after the heating plant with the funnels to the right and the greenhouses to the left). The parkade is under the big glass building, go past it to the roundabout to drop people off.

For the vigil, head to Chateau Delaroche, 614 Bronson Cr on Friday Night

Transit is a good option if you don’t want to pay parking. The fare is $3 per adult per ride. If you are coming from an outer area and having to transfer, please ask the driver for a transfer so you won’t have to pay again immediately.
Saskatoon transit has been instructed by Lady Siobhan to help those who use this service and are lost on the way to TUA. They know we are coming.

The routes that go to the University are:
6 Market Mall**
18 College Park
26 Forest Grove
27 Silverspring/Evergreen
44 Willowgrove**
45 Arbor Creek**
50 Lakeview
55 Lakeridge
60 Confederation**
65 Kensington**
61 University**
63 University**
81 University Via Taylor
82 University via Main

Anything that is double starred goes from Downtown to the university. These go past the stop at 25th and Spadina which is the Parktown Hotel.
The #4 City Center bus goes from parking at the Preston Crossing mall to College Drive towards downtown if you wish to park at Preston Crossing to avoid paying at the University.
To plan your route please visit or contact Lady Siobhan for any questions.


News flash: on a campus you will have to pay for parking. Here are some tips to help you out. All parking lots near the building we are using are marked on the Map of Site downloadable under Directions and there are notes there too.

- We are plugging the meters in front of the John Mitchell Bldg as well as between that and the Peter MacKinnon Bldg to use as loading zones. These are near gate and all the classrooms and marked in orange on the map
- All meters are free on Sunday! But we will still reserve those ones for loading zones
- most of the large public parking lots are $1.50/hour to a max of $6. This includes #20, 21, & the parkade at bottom of the map, 27
- note that #20 is nearest the residences if you are staying on campus but they are only accessible from Wiggins Rd. Marked as A on the map.
- The Agriculture building has an underground parkade at $3/hr (#27 near the insert on the map)
- Lot # 23 belongs to NRC (National Research Council) is free on Sundays **we think**. Do not park there on Saturday.
If you would like to have free parking, you will have to either go to the residential areas (pay attention to signs and time limits) or to Preston Crossing shopping area (north of the map). It will be a bit of a hike.
Further information can also be found here:


Parktown Hotel Agreement – Grand TUA and A&S Championship
University of Saskatchewan Residence Accommodations: Voyager Place - Please note, we are listed under the museum of antiquities.


The event stewards are: Mistress Roxanne Delaroche and Lady Siobhàn Tadghan

They have designated stewards for various aspects of this event, including:
(FB contact and email in brackets)
Gate Guru - Lady Ayame (Lizzie Montgomery
Class Registration - Countess Svava (Candice Lajeunesse & His Lordship Ségdae (Ryan Summers
Lunch/Canteen - open opportunity
Supper Coordination - Her Ladyship Astrid (Audrey Nalgy-Folser) and Sir Hrogn (Dave Tarry
Fundraising Coordinator - Jorrun (Lindsay Jepsen
Welcome Package - Mistress Fabienne
Instructor Recruitment - Mistress Roxanne (Roxanne Delaroche, Her Ladyship Amelinne (Amelinne d’Yvry, Lady Siobhan (Anna Penner, Mistress Una (Amy Cromack
Site Logistics - Her Ladysip Eira (Terri Bauer
Royal Liaison - open opportunity
Championship Tournament Liaison - open opportunity
Promotion/Communication - ?? (Bex Martens)
Campus Maps & Parking - Lady Siobhan (Anna Penner
Merchants Liaison - Lady Krescentia ( - no facebook)
Crash Space Facilitator - Catherine (Elizabeth Scorgie,
Bardic Performance Coordinator - HL Rosaline Hampton (Amanda Jack
Information & Directions - open opportunity
Gate book - open opportunity
Web presence - Lord Conan (Mitchell Craig

Last updated 14 May 2019 by Conan
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