Covid 19 update

During the pandemic, Ottawa Swordplay is offering the following alternatives to our regular program:

July Newsletter - Outdoor Classes & Hauptmann's Birthday Event

14 Jul 2021 9:15 AM | Anonymous

Outdoor Classes

Registration is now available for our July drop-in, outdoor classes: Weapon of the Week on Thursdays at 7 pm in Britannia Park, and Solo Longsword on Saturdays at 11 am in Andrew Haydon Park. Sign up today!

As you might expect, Weapon of the Week switches up the topic each week. This month we have classes on Rapier, then Dagger, and finally Mordaxe. If you don't own one of the weapons, let us know - we often have loaners available!

With Ontario moving to Stage 3 of reopening, we have increased the maximum number of students to 12 for our outdoor classes. We will continue with outdoor classes throughout July, and we hope to add more classes in August. We are currently reviewing the restrictions to determine what indoor options we can offer. 

Note, there is no outdoor longsword class on July 31 due to the long weekend.

Virtual Youth Classes via the Ottawa Public Library

This summer, we are very pleased to be offering a virtual version of our Young Knights and Warrior Princesses through the Ottawa Public Library's Summerland activities. This half-hour virtual drop in program runs Thursdays at 10 am from July 8th through August 19th. Aimed at ages 7 to 12, this class will get kids moving with stretches, footwork, and games, and learn techniques for using the longsword, dagger, spear, and other medieval weapons. Plus, each half hour session includes a short lesson about the history of knights and nobles, how they trained to fight and the kinds of weapons and armor they used.

Visit Ottawa Public Library to register for the sessions. If you know a kid that would love to join in, please spread the word! 

Happy Birthday Craig!

It's Craig's birthday this month, and to celebrate he wants to face 52 medieval combat situations and defeat them. Check out this video for all the details. 

Got an idea for Craig to face? Fill out the survey to submit an idea, and then sign up to watch the livestream on July 24th, starting at 1 pm. 

We'll also share recordings of the beatdown throughout August on our Youtube Channel. 

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