Welcome to Montengarde
The Barony of Montengarde (located in Calgary, Alberta) is a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc (or SCA), an international not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the customs, combat and courtesy of the Middle Ages.
Members get together in various public and private locales both within and without Calgary for practices (martial, dance, arts & sciences, etc.), demonstrations, taverns, feasts, and tournaments.
If you're not already familiar with the SCA, we invite you to learn more about this international group and our local place within it.
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Saturday November 2, 2013 - 10 AM to 11 PM
Abbeydale Community Centre
821 Abbeydale Drive NE
Calgary, AB T2A 6N7
Their Excellencies Montengarde, Baron Kraig and Baroness Una, invite one and all to come bear witness to the selection of Montengarde’s new Bardic Champion. Other activities will include a Zombie Themed Archery Shoot (off-site), Bar Brawls for Armored Combat and Rapier Combat, Youth Combat and various opportunities to participate in Arts & Sciences (including some THUA Classes).
Pre-Registration Page (Pre-Registration Closed 10/31)
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October Tavern Night Date Change!
(Posted October 12th, 2013)
Because of the "Ghoul's Night Out" Heritage Park Demo on the weekend of October 24th to 26th, the Tavern Night normally scheduled for the 4th Wednesday of the month (10/23) has been moved to the 5th Wednesday of the month (10/30) for the month of October only.
Dragonslayer 2014 Bids Now Being Accepted
(Posted September 21st, 2013)
Their Excellencies, Baron Kraig and Baroness Una are now accepting bids from people who wish to take on the task of organizing and running the upcoming Dragonslayer event during the summer of 2014.
Dragonslayer has been held during the July weekend in recent years (the exact date for Dragonslayer will be determined during Curia at Avacal Investiture in February 2014).
Some Browsers Having E-Mail Link Problems
(Posted September 8th, 2013)
We've discovered a puzzlingly problem with the e-mail links on our web site. For reasons unknown the compiler software does not appear to be configuring e-mail links properly.
In some browsers (and we've yet to see a consistent pattern) instead of launching your default e-mail program, clicking on an e-mail link does nothing.
While we resolve this bug there is a temporary work-around... hold the <CTRL> key when you Left Click and e-mail link.
This will the e-mail address in the address bar of a new browser tab so that it's easy to copy and paste into your e-mail program.
Thanks for your patience while we work this out.
Bored? We Can Fix That!
There's a lot happening in and around the Barony of Montengarde. Locally there are weekly martial practices for Armoured Combat, Fencing, and Archery as well as gentler pursuits such as Arts & Sciences, Music, Dancing, and more.
SCA groups throughout the region also regularly host events ranging from a single day to an entire long weekend. Some are held in halls and some are camping events so no matter what your preferred socializing style, there's probably something for you!
As a 'Not-For-Profit Educational Society", the SCA is run by volunteers. These are the people that have taken on activity specific roles and that are your best source of information.
History of Montengarde
Montengarde history can be traced back to 1979 when it was one of two Calgary area groups of living history enthusiasts that started regularly participating in SCA activities.
Images of Montengarde
Several of our local SCA members have posted public photo libaries on their personal websites and services such as Flickr. While far from truly exhaustive, our list of links is long and growing.