Duché de Bicolline

History

Dream to reality

Origins

The adventure of the Duché de Bicolline started in 1994, thanks to the shared dream and will of a few passionate people. It marks the beginning of an extraordinary journey, which has always been guided by the idea of having dreams big enough not to lose sight of them while pursuing them!

In 1996, the first Grand Battle was held, which marked the community of live action role-playing throughout Quebec.

The rise

The Grand Battle event quickly grew. Hundreds of participants soon became thousands, and the event that started as a two-day experience now unfolds over a full week of immersion.

Over the years, Bicolline has developed a whole range of immersive activities as well as a complete game universe, which allows its players to come and embody their characters all year round through the different events offered.

Over time, an entire village was built. Today, there are hundreds of buildings that form different themed districts which make the unique charm of the Duché de Bicolline!

Larger than life

A unique place

Bicolline has become a reference in the world of medieval-fantasy immersion and has grown into a community of players that come from all around the world.

Bicolline’s team has grown and has been supported by numerous enthusiasts who have generously given their time and energy to make this project a reality and a place where everyone leaves their mark.

The Duché de Bicolline is constantly working on its development, whether it be on infrastructures, the game or the activities and allowing participants to continue to marvel in a unique universe that continually surprises and nourishes the imagination.

The founders

Basia Kornaga

Cofounder

Olivier Renard

Cofounder

coordination team

BASIA KORNAGA

Administrative services Coordinator

ÉTIENNE SIMARD

Head Coordinator

HUGO PÉLOQUIN

Community life Coordinator

MARTIN CHAMPAGNE

Cultural Activities Coordinator

OLIVIER RENARD

Operations Coordinator

SÉBASTIEN DUCHARME

Battle Coordinator

SÉBASTIEN LEFEBVRE

Safety Coordinator

Staecy Lee McKenzie

Game Coordinator

Game masters

CHARLES BILODEAU

Occult and Magic Spheres

David Huneault

Commerce and Military Spheres

FRANCIS BONENFANT

Clandestinity and Seafaring Spheres

MARTIN CHAMPAGNE

Arts and Exploration Spheres

NICOLAS SAUCIER

Politics and Faith Spheres

VINCENT MCNICOLL

Game Masters and Activities Coordinator

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

 

Dominic Renaud
Edouard Beirnaert
Étienne Ouimet
Julien Grenier
Marc-Antoine Deragon
Pascale Beauregard

 

VISION AND DIRECTION COMMITTEE

 

David Huneault
Dominic Renaud
Étienne Simard
Francis Bonenfant
Olivier Renard
Staecy Lee McKenzie

 

GAME MANAGEMENT TEAM

 

David Huneault
Édouard Beirnaert
Josée-Anne Bilodeau

 

ASSISTANT COORDINATORS

 

Jean Rhéaume, Safety
Laurence Messier, Battle
Malika Renard, Administrative services
Mariève Murray , Cultural activities
Simon Lavallée, Community life
Vincent McNicoll, Game

 

FIELD AND ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE

 

Camille Dupuis
Nicolas Lawson
Sébastien Ducharme

Staecy Lee McKenzie

 

HISTORIC ARCHIVES COMMITTEE

 

Alexandre Simard
Christiane Carrière
Jean-François Barbeau
Olivier Renard
Staecy Lee McKenzie

 

IMAGE AND FILM TEAM

 

Éric Dubé (Photo and Video)
Jacques Monette (Photo)
Jérôme Duford (Aerial images)
Vicky La Rose (Photo)

 

AND MANY MORE!

 

Aline Langlois (Marché)
Dany Deschamps 
(Hommes de terrain)
Jean-Guy Lampron (Hommes de terrain)
Kevin Vigeant (Prévention incendie)
Malika Renard (Marché)
Yannick Robert (Homologation)

Policies

Bicolline In-House Regulations

Sexual violence prevention and management policy

2022 INFORMATION AND FORECAST

Our values

Seven core values guide the actions of the Duché de Bicolline: cooperation, sustainability, game ethics, involvement, inclusion, respect, and civic responsibility. These values guide us in our development and in the conception of all our activities.

Cooperation

We are all part of a recognized, established and accepted relationship that includes different groups and individuals. This
relationship is the key driver for support, safety and integration. Participants must be able to rely on each other when needed.

Sustainability

Our community must respect the environment. We are committed to limiting our impact on the site and its natural resources.
We must also ensure a healthy living environment to other participants by maintaining the site itself and respecting each
other’s living spaces.

GAME ETHICS

Bicolline is a recreational activity that requires fairplay and the respect of various rules. Whether it be during combat activities, in the virtual game or under any other form, participants must respect the rules of the game and their essence.

Involvement

The creative effort put forward by participants enriches Bicolline. It is important that participants continue to get involved and put their person, their ideas or their art to the service of a common objective: refining and improving the game.

Inclusion

Since participants that partake in Bicolline’s activities are involved in a process that directly influences their experience,
elements of personal distinction cannot be used to discriminate against them.

Respect

Roleplaying is not an excuse for neglecting the well-being of others. Each participant has the right to the respect of his/her physical, psychological and moral integrity, whether it be “in game” or not. Under no circumstances can a participant contravene municipal, provincial or national laws.

CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY

The reality of life at Bicolline must be considered. We are all responsible for the well-being of everyone who participates in
Bicolline’s activities. Respect for tranquility and the right to celebrate must coexist harmoniously. It is every participant’s duty
to encourage proper conduct and to report incivilities. Participants must do more than simply denounce any lack of respect:
they must also adopt attitudes that promote savoir vivre and preserve harmony within the community.