Our Jousters & Jousters in Training
Founder, Senior Knight
Founder of the Society of Tilt and Lance Cavalry, Radar is an EMT in Calgary and a long time fire fighter. Radar got the jousting bug in 1988 when she saw the sport at Littlecote in England. She also has earned a degree in archaeology. Her strongest contribution to jousting is as a team builder, troupe captain and horse supplier. In her spare time she collects rescue horses, most of which compete in games and the joust. Radar was knighted in 2003. From BC to Quebec, Botha to Waxahachie, she has broken lances and bones and not lost her competitive spirit!
Originally from Stoneham, Quebec, Jean-Francois (JF to his friends) has now settled in Alberta. A fearless jouster and competitor, he has adapted to living in the west, and is honing his horse skills every day. He is also a talented builder.
Ian has been an integral part of STALC for many years. He has progressed from a games rider and all around helper to a squire then assistant chief squire. After many years on the ground, Ian is setting his sights on meeting his next opponent in the list.
Jason is in training to move from the ground support and squiring to horseback and jousting. He is also a part of our sister group, Dragon's Own, a re-enactment group working in the art of medieval ground combat.
Knight-in-Training, Horse Master
Known as “Bonnie the Breaker” after 16 years of sword fighting with our sister group Dragon's Own, Bonnie has made the leap into Jousting. Having floated around the edges of STALC since 2004, and working on her family’s horse ranch, Bonnie finally became a full time member and our Master of Horse. This year she’ll get off the ground and onto horseback. A still serving 19yr veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, Bonnie’s voice, boisterous attitude, and willingness to try anything set before her, leaves “The Breaker” a recognizable figure.
Senior Chief Squire
Robin is Chief Squire. She travels with the show, and has been seen putting the knights together and keeping them in line from Langley to Winnipeg to Kalispell to Red Deer Lake and has made guest appearances on the block from Tennessee to Colorado. It doesn't matter if the event is an international competition, a barbecue, a wedding, a fundraiser, a rodeo, or a renaissance faire, Robin brings the show in on time, and creates order out of chaos. This is good, because knights tend to generate chaos!
A member of the ground crew, you can see Deez running around helping out in any role she’s thrown into. She has been a member of our sister group, Dragon's Own, since 2002 as a sword fighter. A Welsh lass who immigrated to Canada, she has a strong passion for medieval history. She met Radar by complete coincidence in 2010 in the ER (a long story for another day) and has been helping out STALC ever since. Deez has an art degree and makes video games in her day job. She also really loves her pet hamsters!
Having first joined the group in 2014, October found himself down with the jousting bug. He stuck around and helped out, becoming a more permanent fixture in 2016. From then on he has slowly worked his way up within the group and became Assistant Chief Squire in 2017. October aspires to joust in the future. When not jousting, he is an artist from a small Alberta town.
Master of Ceremonies
The Voice, or M.C. Squire, as she is known, first announced for STALC in 2002, when she was given the opportunity to speak (or, as she puts it “Was handed a costume and a microphone.”) at The Soldiers of the Two Millennia show at the Museum of the Regiments. Joining full time in 2006, Dale is a keen trivia buff, and knows a lot more than she tells about the riders and the horses.
Judge and Seamstress
Lois is a judge, as well as a founding member of the Left Coast Lancers. A gifted artist, sculptor and costume maker, she is STALC's costumer for both humans and equines.
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In 2014 Sheldon discovered STALC at the Lila's Angels fundraiser, a small faire near his hometown. He asked if he could help and was able to start as a tip runner and enjoyed every minute of it. Always having had a deep passion for all things medieval, Sheldon has aspirations to become a groundfighter as well as get up on the horse and joust.
Squire, Senior Chief's Assistant
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Squire, Assistant Horse Master
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Shawn's rookie year as a jouster was 2008, where both he and his mare, Tyrea debuted for STALC in Winnipeg, and rode at the BC Renfest and in Estes Park competing in both the Heavy Armour and Light armour divisions. In his first year his toughest challenge was getting his lines right for a TV segment on the early morning show in BC! Sadly, 2009 brought greater challenges and in March of 2010 STALC lost a fierce competitor, great warrior and good friend.
Missed by all, his legacy shines through in everyone who doesn't give up no matter what challenges are handed to them.