Medieval dinner on the menu

Coming up with a new idea for a fundraiser is often difficult. Trying something different is dicey but if it works the results can surpass all expectations.

Displays of Medieval combat will take place at the Medieval dinner coming up on March 26.

Coming up with a new idea for a fundraiser is often difficult. Trying something different is dicey but if it works the results can surpass all expectations.

Come Saturday, March 26 the Sooke Branch Navy League will be holding a Medieval dinner, complete with graceful dancers, strolling musicians, armoured combatants, frolicking fools and gallivanting wenches.

Under the auspices of the Navy League, with assistance from the Barony of Seagirt, Branch of the Society of Creative Anachronism (SCA), lords and ladies will enjoy a repast of six removes, served up by the cadets, in a setting resembling a Medieval giant hall.

Period costume is encouraged.

“We would like people to dress up. Having people in period costume would be fantastic,” says Merle Fulton, one of the organizers.

The SCA is an international organization helping to recreate the noble arts and chivalry of the Middle Ages and early Renaissance. The SCA strives to embody the noble virtues of courtesy, chivalry and honour. They teach because they love to teach and love to learn while enjoying active participation in the arts of the time.

The Barony of Seagirt has held events during the year at Camp Bernard.

The event is a fundraiser for the local Sea Cadet Corps, 325 Admiral RC Waller and the newly commissioned Navy League Corp, 207 Admiral Girouard. The funds will be used for upcoming optional training and courses for the cadets, as grants are now more difficult to obtain.

Through a variety of challenging and rewarding activities, the Canadian Cadet Organization provides a dynamic and structured youth program free of charge to Canadians between the ages of 12 and 18. Youth who join learn valuable life skills like teamwork and leadership while reaping the personal benefits of increased self-confidence, learning how to take the initiative and make good decisions. The newly-formed Navy League Cadet Corps is geared for youth ages nine to 12 and has no association between Navy League Cadets and the military. It receives no government funding.

On Saturday, March 26, take a glimpse into the past while contributing to the future. The Sooke Community Hall will resemble a banquet hall of old serving a six-course Medieval menu. There will be a cash tavern on site to help toast the evening’s fun and entertainment.

Advance tickets are encouraged and are on sale at Bees Knees, Shoppers Drug Mart, the Sooke Legion, South Shore Gallery and through the Sooke Branch Navy League.

For more information, contact Merle Fulton at 250-642-7248 or Kathie Dierk at 250-642-0584., or go online to: sookenavyleague@gmail.com.