We are a branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), an international organization dedicated to researching and recreating pre-17th Century European history. We are located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
The Barony of Borealis is part of the Kingdom of Avacal, which is part of the worldwide SCA organization.
A Word from our Baron and Baroness
Unto the great people of Borealis we send warmest greetings.
We welcome you to our Barony. We have many events and activities you are most certainly encouraged to try out and experience for yourself.
Heavy fighters, rapier, archery, arts and sciences, and bardic are just some of the activities you can experience within the SCA. We have specialty research groups, crafting, embroidery, costume makers, leather workers, all with a distinctively medieval flavour.
If you would like to roll back a few centuries and join us, or just want to meet our players, then we suggest coming to our monthly tavern meetings. We even have medieval clothing in our Gold Key clothing collection for you to borrow so you can fit right in.
We look forward to meeting you and helping you be part of the splendour that is our home, our Barony of Borealis.
Greetings to Their Majesties, Their Royal Highnesses, Their Excellencies of Borealis, and the populace of Avacal!
I am pleased to present to you the couples who have submitted their names for consideration as the potential future Baron and Baroness of Borealis. In no particular order, please welcome Maestre Jean de Chauliac and Mestress Guillaine de Gaulle, and Philippe de St-Denis and Jehannette de Brie.
I wish to extend a warm welcome to both couples and congratulate all four individuals on their courage in putting their names forward. Here is a brief introduction from each couple, in their own words:
Jehannette de Brie
I began my SCA fun in the East Kingdom in 1996, and came to the Principality of Avacal in 1998. I was initially known as Asha Sitavati Delgejin (late 16th Century, Rajasthan, India) and have recently added a new persona, Jehannette de Brie (early 15th Century, Paris, France).
I have held many officer positions, such as Gold Key, Chatelaine, Web Minister, and Seneschal. The highest award that I have been honoured to receive is the Goutte de Sange from the Kingdom of An Tir.
My main interests within the SCA are archery, costuming, dance, fencing, and persona development.
Philippe and I can be found camping in our yellow and black stripped square pavilion. Our three terriers are very friendly and will take all the love you can give.
Philippe de St-Denis
I joined the SCA in Montengarde in June, 1987, and moved to Borealis in November, 1995. In the intervening thirty-one years, I have held a number of offices, including Chatelaine/Demo Coordinator, Baronial Seneschal and, most recently, Arts and Sciences Minister. I served on several retinues when Avacal was still a Principality and have tried my hand at most things—I try to get to the archery range when time permits, I’ve been part of the rapier community for many years, and while health concerns no longer allow me to fight heavy, I can still tell stories about fighting at the Clinton War! I am mostly involved in the Arts and Sciences now, and in April, will be elevated to the Order of the Laurel.
Time has also allowed me to watch the SCA grow as an organization. What used to be a hobby that was best suited to young single people has now grown into a community where children are not only welcomed but nurtured and celebrated. Borealis in particular has matured into an exciting place; we can count former Kings and Princes in our populace, as well as several knights, Peers of renown, and a general populace that is made up of some of the most extraordinary, resourceful and committed people I have had the pleasure to know.
Avacal is growing as a Kingdom. Borealis is growing as a Barony. It is my hope to encourage Borealis to grow together as individuals and small communities into a united Barony.
Jehannette and I look forward to meeting with many of you over the coming months, answering any questions you may have and listening to your thoughts and concerns.
Greetings unto their Excellences Borealis and the Populace of the Barony of Borealis,
We, Maestre Jean de Chauliac and Mestress Guillaine de Gaulle, wish to introduce ourselves as candidates for the positions of Baron and Baroness of Borealis.
We have been involved in the Society for Creative Anachronisms for over 25 years and have resided in the Kingdom of the East, the Kingdom of the West, the Kingdom of An Tir and the Kingdom of Avacal. We have called Borealis our home for the last 14 of those years, and our son Bryce was born and raised here. Between us, we have held the positions of Herald, Seneschal, Minister of Arts & Sciences, Chronicler, and Chatelaine in various groups. We have both served on Retinue for various reigns as Royal Herald, Guard and Royal Scribe.
For our service, we have both been entered into the Order of the Pelican and Guillaine has been entered into the Order of the Laurel for her Scribal Arts. Jean is also a charter member of the Borealis Culinary Guild. We have been a squire, a student, an apprentice, a head cook, an event steward and more. We feel our varied experience in so many aspects of our Society will aid us greatly in representing and guiding the Barony of Borealis as it continues to expand.
Our purpose as Baron and Baroness will be to support our populace. We would work to grow our Barony’s membership and act as a resource for members both new and old. We would work on our Youth activities and ensure that all ages are welcome to participate and have fun. We would work to support the interests of our populace and to make our Barony a place where all our activities can work together and thrive.
Our Barony has so much to offer and our goals are attainable because we have such a variety of skilled and knowledgeable people. It would be our honour to work with them and represent you as Baron and Baroness Borealis.
Thank you for your consideration.