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Shire of Bitter End

The Shire of Bitter End is the Red Deer based branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). The SCA is a group dedicated to recreating medieval times. Members dressed in pre-1700s clothes of every culture participate in medieval fighting, archery, horseback riding, arts and sciences, and feasts.  



Fight practices are on temporary hiatus.

Social get togethers happen once a month, usually in the evening. Times, dates and locations vary.

Business meetings happen every other month (odd numbered months). Times, dates and locations vary.

For more information on any of these activities, contact the Seneschal at


The next scheduled business meeting will be on Monday, September 23, 2019 in Sylvan Lake. Everyone is welcome.

To see all upcoming events in the Kingdom of Avacal, see the Upcoming Events calendar here.


Congratulations to the new defenders of Bitter End!

Star Bearer (Heavy): Ansgar Stonebreaker

Star Protecter (Rapier): Caiaphas, Durant Ramberti

Rising Star (Youth): Robin of Borealis

Congratulations to the 2019 Silver Arrow Achery tournament winner, Divera della Cava.

Congratulations to the 2018/2019 defenders of Bitter End! 

Shooting Star (Archery): Eldrick the Insane

Star Lighter (A&S): Artherus Heronimus


Silver Arrow: The Shire is seeking bids from persons interested in acting as event steward for our spring event, to be held Saturday, May 9, 2020. The focal points of the event is the Silver Arrow Archery tournament. Bids must be submitted by December 15 2019If you would like further information to help develop your bid, please contact the Seneschal at

Harvest Feast: September 12, 2020. Watch here for more information.


Branch Seneschal:  The second year of my term as Seneschal will be up as of January 2020, and I will be stepping down from the position. Therefore, I am seeking a replacement to begin duties as of the January 2020 shire business meeting. As Branch Seneschal, you will be responsible for a variety of reports and paperwork, some aspects of branch finances (primarily reviewing and signing reports and cheques), organizing and running meetings, and communicating with Kingdom Officers on a variety of matters. The position is a two year term, but may be extended for an aditional term with Kingdom approval. For more information, please contact myself, Maryan Hoskyns at

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