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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 weekly, time and day of the week may vary. Contact the Knight Marshal at for details.

Social get togethers are usually scheduled for the third Thursday of the month. Contact the Seneschal at for details.

Business meetings are monthly. Times, dates and locations vary. Everyone welcome. Contact the Seneschal at for details.

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

The next scheduled business meeting will be on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 1:30-3:30pm in Sylvan Lake. Agenda includes officer elections, selecting event dates, and budget planning. This is our most important meeting of the year - please attend if at all possible. 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: May 9, 2020. Silver Arrow archery prize tournament, archery defendership tournament, A&S defendership tournament and more. More info can be found here.

Harvest Feast: September 12, 2020. If you wish to submit a bid to run this event, please contact the Seneschal at


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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