Levis 2012 Medieval Festival A Success

Levis 2012 Medieval Festival A Success

More than 5,000 people got caught up in a medieval universe for the first edition of the Medieval Festival of Levis that took place last weekend at the congress centre.

With the help and support of seven other associations coming from across the province, the Quebec Medieval Association (QMA) was able to realistically recreate life in the middle ages.

The Association provided everything from costumes to medieval articles.

Passionate volunteers rolled up their sleeves to help over the weekend.

Volunteers from Coliseum Concept, a social club offering the reconstruction of middle age battles, taught hundreds of people the art of sword fighting (using foam weapons).

The apprentices had the chance to complete their improvised training with an archery session in a neighbouring kiosk, which seemed to be the most popular of all.

The equestrian games were the main event during the weekend while hundreds of curious viewers gathered along the course during all the competitions. One must admit it is hard to stay indifferent to the sight of two men in suits of armour on horseback, ready to charge one another brandishing weapons.

With the mix of characters joining in such as: fire-breathers, jugglers, and many more, it was not hard for the audience and participants to see what life 600 years back might have looked like.

This Festival should be back in 2013, but for now the organizers are evaluating this first edition to identify which activities worked out best and which ones are to be improved upon for the following year.
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