Party like its 999

The Oyama Community Club is transforming the local hall into Oyama Community Castle for an evening of jousting and games this weekend. On Saturday the Duchy of Connacht returns to the isthmus.

The Oyama Community Club is transforming the local hall into Oyama Community Castle for an evening of jousting and games this weekend. On Saturday the Duchy of Connacht returns to the isthmus.

The last time the Duchy of Connacht was in town was Oyama Fun Day where they fought medieval duels, taught aspiring young archers the basics of the bow and arrow and, plied trades that are otherwise forgotten in dusty history texts.

This time around the Duchy is promising more of the same. Knight-Champions will meet on the field of battle to duke it out while those in attendance (who are strongly encouraged to dress in medieval costume) cheer on their favourite fighters.

Proving that the tongue can indeed be sharper than the sword, a court insulter will hire out his services to the highest bidders and lyrically whip the enemies of his patrons in Shakespearean style.

Crafters will set up stalls to display wares such as glass beads, armour and instruments. There will even be an opportunity for attendees savvy to the fine arts to try their hand at bead making. Those with a thirst for the martial arts might be lucky enough to don a suit of armour.

A harpist will provide musical entertainment throughout the night so there’s sure to be some dancing going on to.

A Knight Out takes place Feb. 19 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission is free and there will be a concession.

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