The Barony of Borealis invites our friends and neighbours to
celebrate mid-winter at Yule Feast, Saturday December 13. The day's
events are to include the Borealis Bardic Championship, games &
dance, activities & classes, and, best of all, the company of
friends, both old and new.
Check back for updates on the wonderful events being
The tournament is open to all residents of Borealis and to active
Borealis Sergeants residing outside of its borders.
All those wishing to vie for champion must submit to the following
criteria for entry:
Each participant is to present Their Excellency’s with a
statement or prepared letter of intent.
Minimum 2 performance pieces in Song, Story, Poem,
Instrumental, Theatrical, Puppetry, Magic, Dance or any other
performance art. Performers are not limited to the same style for
each piece they are performing.
Limitation regarding “bawdy” songs as this is a
Minimum 1 Documentable piece; Pre 1700 AD or Neo-Historical
(SCA living History) Other piece(s) of Bards choice.
Have a paid membership in the SCA and maintain the same during
their tenure as a Champion of Borealis.
The successful champion will arrange a tournament for a Bardic
War Point for Winter War.
The successful champion will in one years’ time arrange a
competition to find their successor.
Judging rubric for competition criteria will be available for
review on the Borealis webpage
http://borealis.avacal.net/index.html under Activites-Bards
The tournament will be held from 1pm to 4pm.
The Borealis Cooking Guild is looking forward to providing our
hospitality coordinating this year's glorious feast.
Here is the tentative menu for the feast
– subject to change and whim of the cooks
For gluten worries -- the only dishes containing gluten are the
bread and the desserts. There will be some custard tarts in
gluten-free shells, and there will be yummy gluten-free
alternatives for the bread and almond cake.
NOTE: The feast is now fully booked
but we are keeping a waiting list!
To reserve, please send your SCA name, mundane name and
membership number to Inga the Unfettered (Michelle Height) at
firstname.lastname@example.org by THURSDAY December
All below noted events will take place at the
Alberta Avenue Community Centre, 9210 118 Ave, Edmonton.
8am Door open for site set up and
9am Doors open general public
9am to 5pm Activities for kids, families
and kids at heart including:
: Dress Your Bear
: Arts & crafts & Medieval activity books
: Games (some will be provided but feel free to bring your
9am to 4pm THUA Classes
Storytelling Workshop: Beginner and Intermediate
: 11:00- 12:00 16th century German hat
: 12:00- 1:00 Spanishwork
: 1:00- 2:00
Handmade Buttonholes and Faggoting Buttons
: 1:00- 2:30
Period Fighting Styles Discussion
: 2:00- 4:00
Calligraphy for Beginners
Please contact Kora of Karlisle to register today! Registrations
will also be taken on-site but space is limited in some classes so
register to ensure you get to join in on the fun! Registrations can
be sent to Athena 'Kora' MacGregor via Facebook by Private
10am to 4pm Avacal Tourney Tiles Painting
11am to 4pm Heralds Consulting Table
11am to 1pm Youth Armored Combat Practice
12 noon Sergeantry Meeting
1pm to 4pm Bardic Championship
2pm to 4pm Social Dancing
4pm Rapier Moot
Court to follow
Fight practice 1pm *Note that His Majesty will NOT be in
Feast Fee: $15
Child (ages 16 and under) - Free
Non-Member Surcharge - A $5 NMS fee will be applied to all adult
site fees for those individuals that cannot show proof of
Make cheques payable to "SCA-Barony of Borealis".
There is no fee for displaying/selling wares but space is
To reserve a merchant space, please contact:
Dragoslava Vladislasa doch (Sheila Horon)
QUESTIONS? Contact Inga at:
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