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! 

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Letter to the Barony: Coronation

Greetings unto the most noble populace of Skraeling Althing from Baron Shahid and Baroness Catherine.

The rain could not dampen Ealdormerean spirits as Her Excellency went forth to celebrate the Coronation of Their Majesties, Siegfried and Xristina, in the Barony of Rising Waters.  Waes hail to Their Majesties on Their ascension to the Thrones of Ealdormere. We were thrilled to see one of Our wonderful Skraels made a champion of Their Court: The Honourable Lars Erikkson as Rapier Champion.  We are truly proud of Our fighter to be given such an honour.  Congratulations to Sir AElfwyn et Langanwuda and Lady Gwendolyn of Aldberg for receiving the King and Queen's favours. We would also like to give a very special congratulations to Skraeling Althing's newest Lady: Lady Lydia. Well deserved!  

We look forward to joining many of you at Feast of the Hare in the Canton of Caldrithig.  The theme of the event this year is 'Fancy Dress', and We are looking forward to seeing the splendour of Skraels in their fancy duds.  A reminder that taxes will be due at this time.

We were very sorry to miss an amazing Feast of the Bear.  Congratulations to Skraeling Althing's newest knight: Sir AElfwyn et Langanwuda.  Congratulations also to Lady Estienne de Nantes on being awarded the Award of the Orion, and Lady Laili of Harrowgate Heath for being awarded a Maiden's Heart.

We always love hearing about the good things people are doing in this Barony. We would encourage anyone who feels a gentle is deserving of an award, either Kingdom or Baronial, to please write them in. Skraeling Althing has an online form here: <a href="http://www.skraelingalthing.com/nominations.php">http://www.skraelingalthing.com/nominations.php</a> and the Ealdormere form is here: <a href="http://www.ealdormere.ca/awards-submission-form.html">http://www.ealdormere.ca/awards-submission-form.html</a>.

In Service,
Shahid and Catherine
Baron and Baroness of Skraeling Althing