Adventures in flooring: Day 4

Day 4 was devoted to putting everything back on the floor. It looks beautiful, take a look:


And again, but with stuff on it!


And our lovely north-facing side



And our mirrors with shields.


Thanks on Day 4 go to

  • John Manestar (In spirit, he was ill)
  • Devon Boorman
  • Matheus Olmedo
  • Walker Lunsford
  • Greg Reimier
  • John Gudlaugson


The floor looks beautiful and was entirely a volunteer effort. Everyone involved put in a lot of work so when you next see them give them a hearty thanks and a congratulations on a job well done:

  • Matheus Olmedo
  • Walker Lunsford
  • Nick McWilliam
  • John Gudlaugson
  • Scott Martin
  • Russell Smalley
  • Devon Boorman
  • Greg Reimer
  • Adrian Jones
  • Jessie Ye
  • Janet Eastwood
  • John Cobourne

An additional thanks to those who donated to the fund for refinishing the floor.

And a final, extra-special thanks to John Manestar for foremanning the project and for putting in a huge effort researching the procedure, lending his expertise and guidance and providing coffee!


Devon Boorman is the Co-Founder and Director of Academie Duello Centre for Swordplay, which has been active in Vancouver, Canada since 2004. Devon’s expertise centres on the Italian swordplay tradition including the arts of the Renaissance Italian rapier, sidesword, and longsword, as well as knife and unarmed techniques.
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