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Welcome!

We are the Barony of Myrgan Wood in the Kingdom of Avacal! We are a medieval re-creation group in Saskatoon
and the surrounding area. To learn more, please see the "Get Involved" and "About Us" tabs above.


Weekly Meetings

Fight Practice/A&S/Social Night

Every Tuesday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: Saskatoon Fencing Club, 414 1st Ave N, Saskatoon.

Fee: 2.50$/night. Please bring change for the collection can. Newcomers get their first month free.

Sunday Fight Practice

Select Sundays during the winter will have indoor practice at the Saskatoon Fencing Club (414 1st Ave N). These practices are at 12:30 to 2:30pm. There is an extra fee for this practice and it is not included in the other practice passes. You can by a pass for this for $50 - or drop in is $5.
Current dates for Sunday Winter practices are:
January 28th
February 4th, 11th
April 1st, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Upcoming Classes and Arts & Science Activities

All of these will occur at our normal Tuesday meeting time slot and location unless otherwise noted (in the area adjacent to the fight practice room).

Fibre Arts

Many people bring fibre arts projects to the Tuesday night gatherings to work on. Anyone is welcome who has an interest in the fibre arts.

Medieval Dance Practice

A monthly dance practice. Some new dances are taught every month, so beginners and experienced dancers are welcome! There's a class scheduled for the first tuesday of each month.

Soapstone Carving

This is an online ongoing course. You can join at any time.
To join please join the facebook group

Japanese Garb Part 3

On January 23rd her ladyship Dorothye Bolton will be teaching Japanese garb part three. In this class you will be taking measurements to make your garb.


Archery Practice

Archery practice is at the Dundurn army base 7:00 pm on thursdays. Cost to use the range is 5$. Meeting at Stonebridge walmart at 6:30 for carpooling.

Please make sure to watch our Facebook page for announcements regarding last minute changes.


Monthly Business Meetings

Normally the 3rd Tuesday of the month 7:00 pm

Next Business Meeting: Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Location: Saskatoon Fencing Club, 414 1st Ave N, Saskatoon.

You are encouraged to wear garb to business meetings. Most business meetings include a "tavern" which is a non-alcoholic potluck light supper. Munchies, desserts, cheese, cold meats, etc. and non alcoholic beverages are brought by participants. Minutes of previous meetings available here.


Announcements

A Word from There Excellencies
As announced at our business meeting last night we will be limiting our champions to Residents of Myrgan Wood and/or recipients of Blood of the Wood.
While we understand that this will disappoint some, people we felt it was best for the Barony in this transitional year. We welcome all to come and test the mettle of our potential champions at our 3 events this year.
Skald the Hall: March 3rd where we will Choose the second Bardic Champion and Premiere youth Champion of Myrgan Wood.
Spring Champions, May 13th where Arts and Sciences and Rapier Champions are chosen.
Anniversary, Thanksgiving weekend, where we choose our Armored and Missiles Champion.
Thank you all,
Fjall and Isabelle

Basic Bronze Sandcasting: (time required 4 hours depending on participation)
Time: March 4th
Location: The Ring Lord
Instructor: Maccabi Caiaphas, OWS
Greetings Myrgan Wood, I'll be bringing the basic bronze casting class to Myrgan Wood, Sunday, March 4th, the weekend of Skald the Hall, courtesy of Bernice Daniels, Jon Daniels, and Charity Olynyk. If you're interested in taking the class, then please inform me, and I'll confirm your spot. Thanks.
SIDE NOTE: If you have a flat or somewhat flat piece of jewelry or object you would like to have duplicated in bronze instead of doing a sword pommel, then please contact me to see if it's feasible.
This class shows the techniques necessary to do basic copper, bronze, silver, and gold sandcasting. The class focuses on each student producing one of two styles of sword pommels cast from bronze: either a 10th century longsword pommel (Norse) or a 16th century rapier pommel (excellent for balancing out a rapier that can be used in SCA rapier combat). However, the techniques shown can be used to produce other items as well. (contact the instructor if you would like to cast a different item to see if it is feasible) Techniques taught include high temperature casting, making suitable different compositions of bronzes for different projects, how to get clean casts without inclusions and defects, object duplication through casting, and basic casting safety.

Kingdom Announcements

Please check our facebook page for baronial updates each week.
Want to get updates from the group via Yahoo? You can do so here!

Myrgan Wood's Most Recent Event

  • Anniversary
  • Saturday, October 7, 2017

See the "Anniversary" webpage that explains more about what took place at this event, focussed on finding a new Missiles and Armored Champions.

There is one more "local" events scheduled for 2017.

Demonstrations and Other Activities

The Barony of Myrgan Wood had three demonstrations in fall 2016.

The most recent demonstration was in Saskatoon at the Saskatoon Comic Expo where we had a Medieval Village.

Please email the Chatelaine if you would like to discuss booking a demonstration at an upcoming medieval event.



Other Group Gatherings


Merchandise for Sale

We have a variety of merchandise for sale to support events in our barony! Please see the Announcement & Notices page for pictures and more information!


Last updated 17 January 2018 by the Myrgan Wood Webminister