Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Chivalry Could Rule in Kimberley, B.C., as Organizers Mull Medieval Contest

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Chivalry Could Rule in Kimberley, B.C., as Organizers Mull Medieval Contest

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Kimberley, B.C., in daze over knights

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KIMBERLEY, B.C. - A southeastern British Columbia city could soon begin brushing up on heraldry, the chivalric code and everything medieval as it mulls a knightly proposal.

Two Alberta groups whose members take part in staged medieval battles want to know if Kimberley, B.C., would be interested in hosting an event linked to the International Medieval Combat Federation.

Members of Calgary-based Ironheart Vanguard and Blades of the Crimson Aurora from Edmonton travelled to Kimberley last month for a two-day medieval festival.

They liked what they saw and the organizer of the Kimberley event says the Alberta groups inquired about the city's interest in a larger medieval celebration.

Michelle Forbes says it could be a good fit for Bavarian-themed Kimberley.

The world championships of the International Medieval Combat Federation were held in Portugal this year and attracted competitors from around the world. …

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