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Avacal is a Kingdom within the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) comprised of the Provinces of Saskatchewan, Alberta and parts of British Columbia. The SCA is an international organization devoted to the research and re-creation of pre-seventeenth century life, encouraging its participants to employ a knowledge of history to enrich their lives and the lives of others through events, demonstrations, and other educational venues. As an organization the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) values the principles of chivalry, honour, personal integrity, and artistry idealized in pre-Seventeenth century culture and society.

The Kingdom of Avacal hosts a number of events each year, the largest of which is Quad War. For a complete listing of events held in Avacal click on 'Upcoming Events' below or 'Avacal Calendar' on the left navigation.

New to the SCA? Many of your questions may be answered with these Resources and Information for Newcomers


Masking Policy

In light of Provincial mandatory masking requirements ending the Kingdom of Avacal is installing the following masking policy.
 
This policy will be reviewed as hospitalizations trend downwards further from peak highs.
 
•Masks are mandatory while inside at all SCA events for persons age 5 and older.

•While actively engaged in eating, drinking and fighting a mask is not required.
•Non-medical masks have to be at least a double layer of opaque, closely woven fabric.
•Proof of mask exemption will be accepted.



Announcement

Today, February 11, 2022 an alert announcement concerning David McDowell has been issued by the authorities. 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/former-edmonton-youth-co-ordinator-charged-with-possession-of-child-pornography-1.6348463 

The Kingdom of Avacal issued a TRP on January 27, 2022 against David McDowell to remove him from SCA positions and prohibit him from all SCA activities. 

The Kingdom encourages anyone with information concerning the investigation to contact Edmonton police at 780.423.4567 or Crime Stoppers, or submit information anonymously through the online national cybertip website.

https://cybertip.ca/


As Canada’s tipline for reporting online child sexual abuse and exploitation, Cybertip.ca is dedicated to reducing child victimization through technology, education, public awareness, along with supporting survivors and their families.
cybertip.ca
Pat Jackson
Seneschal, Avacal


Information on Resources

Greetings Dear Populace,

It's with grieving heart we share information to help those impacted by the devastating news regarding David McDowell known as Peregrine arrested for possession of child pornography. These are resources to help navigate our way through our grief.

Association of Sexual Assault Services         Alberta 1line for Sexual Violence 
             Anonymous Call or Text                       1 866 403 8000           9am-9pm, 7 days/wk 
            www.aasas.ca
  • Support and information for those Impacted from sexual violence
  • Find support general and specific in your location
  • Talk, listen and provide helpful information to your situation
  • Not connected to Police
  • Open to all ages
  • Available to Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia
 
211 Alberta Help Line                                     211                              24/7
  • General Information links to support and referrals
 
Edmonton Area
Distress Help Line                                           1 780 482 4357           24/7
  • General help to hear your concerns and find help and find resources to better help your situation
  • Techniques to help in emotional upset
 
Children's Mental Health Crisis Line               1 780 407 1000           8am-12 Am 7day/week
  • Talking with Children
  • Edmonton Stollery, Police, Child services
 
Police                                                              1 780 423 4567           24/7

  • To report an event related to offence.

Victim Services Unit                                        1 780 421 2217           9-4:30 M/F

  • Connected to Police.
  • Resources available to victims of the Offender

Zebra Child Protection Centre                        1 780 421 2385           8-4:30 M/F

  • Specialized child trauma interviewers
  • Connected to Police
 
Please remember he may have acted purposely and inappropriately and you are not to blame. Though we may feel betrayal, let us not stand in judgement. This is not a time to put on a brave face. Let us respect those who wish to share and those who are not ready. Let us heal together.




From the Crown

To Avacal,

We are devastated by what has happened in the Kingdom. No matter what happens next let’s make sure we respect the families involved and allow them their space. Please keep in mind that our responses can have as much or more impact on people as the traumatic event itself. We hope that the Kingdom will provide a stable source of support for all. Listening is often the best way to help support a survivor. Be patient with one another – everyone processes differently. We are not experts – far from it. If anyone needs counseling or assistance, please seek out professional help. Because this affects us all we are all part of the solution. In Service Vik and A’isha




This is the recognized web site for the Kingdom of Avacal of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. and is maintained by Raoul Delaroche. This site may contain electronic versions of the group's governing documents. Any discrepancies between the electronic version of any information on this site and the printed version that is available from the originating office will be decided in favor of the printed version. For information on using photographs, articles, or artwork from this web site, please contact the Webminister at web@avacal.org. He or she will assist you in contacting the original creator of the piece. Please respect the legal rights of our contributors. Copyright C 2016 Kingdom of Avacal. The original contributors retain the copyright of certain portions of this site.
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