Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Ealdormere on the Rick Mercer Report

The episode of the Rick Mercer Report filmed at Feast f the Bear is now online!

You can view it here! The section about the SCA begins around the 9:33 mark.


The SCA segment is now available on Youtube.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Letter to the Barony; Feast of the Hare

Greetings unto the industrious populace of Skraeling Althing from Baron Shahid and Baroness Catherine.
This autumn we had the pleasure of attending another fine Feast of the Hare. This is a special event for Us, and We were not disappointed with the wonderful turnout and activities. This was a particularly exciting Feast of the Hare, as the Rick Mercer Report was filming for the day.  (For viewing details, see the Ealdormere Gazette).
We held two very well attended tournaments, on for armoured combat and one for rapier combat. Congratulations to Sir Trumbrand the Wanderer for winning the armoured combat tournament.
We would also like to congratulate the following people who were given awards in Their Magesties court. Congratulations to His Excellency Duncan Gabha MacLachlan MacLeod for receiving a Court Barony.  We are so very pleased and proud!.  Congratulations also to The Honourable Lord Dafydd ap Alan for his admission into the Order of the Crucible, and to The Honourable Lord Laurenz Tonnemacher for his admission to the Order of Thorbjorn’s Hammer. Not only are they now Honourable Lords, but they also hold the honour of being our Rapier and Armoured Combat Champions.  Wassail!  We were also well pleased to see Lady Maeve Dubh receive an Award of the Scarlet Banner, Lady Song Zidie receive an Award of the Maiden’s Heart, and Lady Gwendolyn of Aldburg receive an Award of the Orion.  Congratulations, everyone!

Fall Crown Tournament Court Report

Honors given by Sigfried and Xristina, 
Fall Crown Tournament, October 22, 2016, A.S. LI

Award of Arms - Meredyth Llewelyn
Award of Arms - Jurgen Lennertson
Award of the Maiden's Heart = Sabina of Aberdeen (was Arianna de la Rose)
Prince - Tormot Quilliam
Princess - Tangwystl d'Courci

Thorfinna gra'feldr was announced as Thrown Weapons Champion
Colyne Stewart was announced as Kingdom Bard
The Yeoman of the Wolf charter was reaffirmed
Marie l'Englois was placed on vigil for the Order of the Laurel


Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Ealdormere on the Rick Mercer Show

[Missive from the Kingom Media Relations Deputy]

O happy day!! Clear your evening plans friends, and mark your calendars---because we’ve all got a common TV and couch date next week! Our Rick Mercer Report episode airs:
~ Tuesday November 29th at 8:00 pm on CBC ~
The show will repeat the following Friday at 7:00 pm and will live online forever at youtube.com/mercerreport.
You’ve all been waiting eagerly for this news so it’s my great pleasure to share it with you finally. As promised, I will be shouting it from the virtual rooftops for the next few days. I will also be reaching out to Society and the other Kingdoms to give them a heads up so they can share this as well.
Promoting our episode through social media is the most important way we can maximize our reach across Canada and beyond. Our Kingdom Social Media Deputy, Lady Marrin von Waldburg, will lead this campaign for us. But I bet she would appreciate it if everyone could assist by sharing, liking, posting and re-tweeting about all of this through your own extended circles. Thank you!
In the meanwhile, I hope this news inspires a few “RMR Viewing Parties” in living rooms across Ealdormere. Please share your party selfies and pictures if so! (Tag #ealdormere or @ealdormere)

Monday, 7 November 2016

Royal Challenges

Greetings to Our people of Ealdormere,

The winter is coming upon us all soon and We know that it is a time to hunker down and savour the closeness of the home fires. We also know it is a wonderful time to tell stories, to sing songs, to create new things. To  that end, We are issuing two challenges to you, Our populous. Both challenges are open to all members of Ealdormere. There will only be one winner chosen for each challenge and those winners will be declared at the morning court of Spring Coronation.

Monday, 31 October 2016

From Laurel: Job Opening - Wreath Sovereign of Arms

From Laurel: Job Opening - Wreath Sovereign of Arms

The Wreath Sovereign of Arms is an educational deputy of the Laurel Principal Sovereign of Arms, responsible for the consideration of and decisions concerning armory submitted for registration by the College of Arms.

Wreath is an unpaid position, currently requiring approximately 20 hours a week. Some knowledge of period heraldry is useful; knowledge of SCA heraldry is essential. The position requires considerable tact and patience, research and reasoning ability, a clear understanding of the Standards for Evaluation of Names and Armory and past Laurel rulings, the ability to write clearly and succinctly, the ability to work within tight deadlines and coordinate closely with Pelican, Laurel and other staff to produce a Laurel Letter of Acceptance and Return monthly, computer literacy and word processing skills, reliable e-mail and telephone access, and time and ability to travel. Given the current structure of the office, a high-speed internet connection is required.

Resumés must be sent electronically to Laurel at bids@heraldry.sca.org. Resumés must be received by Saturday, December 31, 2016, with an expected start date of February 2017, to be determined with the Laurel staff.

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc.  Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.

Saturday, 29 October 2016

CBC’s "Rick Mercer Report" to film at Feast of the Hare

It is my privilege to announce that CBC is sending Rick Mercer and a small production crew to film at Feast of the Hare. Rick will interact with specific volunteers and try some of our signature activities hands-on, including combat and rapier, music, dancing, and different arts and sciences. He is also expected at court, feast and the evening ball. 

This is a momentous opportunity for the SCA in Canada to gain national exposure while showcasing our amazing hobby. This venture has been fully endorsed by all levels of the Society, and has the support of our Royal Family and Council. After a very long time planning, as the Kingdom’s Media Relations Deputy I am so excited to share this news with the populace! 

For those of you attending Feast of the Hare please consider this your moment to shine and show your very best SCA-selves to Canada. I know I can count on the people of Skraeling Althing and Ealdormere to pull out all the stops in support of this opportunity. And to all who attend, the volunteers on camera, and everyone who helps behind the scenes, you have my gratitude!