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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. Contact the Seneschal for more info.

Social get togethers happen once a month, usually in the evening. Dates and times vary. Contact the Seneschal for more info.

Feast Guild meets once a month, during the winter. Exact times, dates and locations vary. Please contact the Seneschal or the Facebook group for further information.

Business meetings happen every other month. For more information, contact the Seneschal at

Shire News:
The next scheduled business meeting will be on the afternoon of Saturday May 25, 2019 in Sylvan Lake. Contact the Seneschal for more info.

Harvest Feast 2019: The Shire is seeking bids from persons interested in acting as event steward for our autumn event, to be held Saturday, September 7, 2019. The focal points of the event are the Defendership tournaments and equestrian activities.

Bids must be submitted by May 15 2019, and the successful bid will be announced, at the latest, by the end of May.

If you would like further information to help develop your bid, please contact the Seneschal at

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

Congratulations to the 2018/2019 defenders of Bitter End! 
Shooting Star (Archery): Eldrick the Insane
Star Bearer (Heavy): Sigfuss Thorwulfsson
Star Protector (Rapier): Henry of Bohemia
Star Lighter (A&S): Artherus Heronimus
Rising Star (Youth): Sechen Dogshin

To see all upcoming events in Avacal, the calendar is located here.

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