Aenflaed of Wansbeck and her husband live in 11th. century England. They are widely traveled Saxons, having been to the East and back. Trading and wandering takes them away from their home with child and hound in tow. Anne-Marie Schlodder designs and sews clothing as well as teaching sewing for parks and recreation.
Classes: Outerwear Pants & Skirts
Aibhilin kennari fra Skye, is a women living on Skye during the 9th Century. She spends most of her time cooking and playing with her kids and other children. She learned to cook under the guiding hand of her laurel Mistress Tamarra Amalthea of Romany and by experimenting on her friends. Leslie Watson is a mom of two very active children and is trying to figure out still what she wants to do with the rest of her life.
Class: Indian Food - Pre 12th century
Tiarna Andree mac Byrne, esq. is squired to his Grace Duke David
Martin Failsworth, and is (in no particular order) a warrior, amateur armourer, and Irishman. Andrew Byers is a professional CNC Laser Programmer for a local laser cutting job shop, a computer enthusiast and jack-of-many-trades.
Anne Cox is an obstetrical nurse who is an amateur textile enthusiast with special interest in Western Europe from 900 to 1400 AD.
Lord Augustin du Charbonnieres after serving at the court of 2 Princes and the court of a powerful landed Baron, took up the hammar and began pondering the riddle of steel because there was more money to be made in steel then in royal dungeons. Lord Augustin is apprenticed in blacksmithing and things political to Master Sylard of Eagleshaven. Gus Robert Gissing is a network anaylst for a waterloo software company and holds an honours bachlor degree in History with a minor in Classical Studies. He has too many interests and his greatest joy is to take his two children to the regional airport for french fries and to watch the Cesna's take off and land.
Classes: Advanced Blacksmithing Beginner's Blacksmithing
Lady Carolyn of Amberview is a 15th century wandering minstrel who was born in France. Her occupation has afforded her the opportunity to learn the ways of many cultures,
crafts, and time periods. Carolyn Rabinovitch is a Financial Analyst with the Ontario Provincial Government.
Classes: Cross-stitch 101(Practicum) Musician's Jam Session (Practicum)
Master Sylard of Eagleshaven has been a prominent citizen
of Septentria 'almost since the very beginning'. Sylard is a late 10th century Norse merchant and craftsman living near Duhblin. Darrell
Markewtiz operates 'the Wareham Forge
' as a blacksmith specializing in historic reproductions. In the museum field, he has worked as an artisan / interpreter at a number of 1850's living history sites. Most significantly, he was the program designer for the 'Norse Encampment' interpretive program at the L'anse aux Meadow NHS.
Classes: Historical Interpretation for Re-enactors Norse Construction Viking Life (In Personna)
Grimmbold Thorbjornsson is a late tenth century Norseman who is both a farmer and a stopgap blacksmith and carpenter. David Cox works as a machinist in Scarborough. He has pursued Norse and Medieval research for the past seven years and frequently volunteers as a resource person for schools and museums.
Classes: Norse Art Viking Life (In Personna)
Lady Ealasaid Loganich na Kildare is an Irish lady who was given in marriage by her father (whom she no longer speaks to!) to the Laird of Clan MacLeod. She went to the isle of Skye, where she tends to his household and his children and of course, the Laird himself. Joyce Morris is a devoted wife and the mother of 3 teenagers. In her spare time she is the President of the Co-operative Housing Federation, Ontario Region.
Classes: 14th Century Scottish Lady Make a Tunic
Lady Eleanor ferch Hew is a 12th century Welsh women. She is the last surviving member of her family and has inherited their lands in Gwynedd. She is also the widow of a Scottish highlander trying to keep one step ahead of any marriage which would cause her to lose control of her lands. Gwyneth spends her time in service to nobility and as far away fromt he watchful eye of the church as possible. Amy Hughes is an accountant and raising an energetic four year old named Robert. Amy has always been interested in Welsh history and particularly the pagan stories and myths.
Classes: Holidays& History Preserving Food
Eric Praetzel is an electronic/computer engineer, who is discovering the other side of life (dance, music, arts and crafts). One of these days he will discover the fleece of decisiveness and develop a persona. For now his interests are sewing with colourful fabrics, dancing, weaving, playing music, and looking for other fun things to try.
Garwig der Waffenschmidt was born in Sussex, England just before the turn of the 10th century. Orphaned in his fourth year he was apprenticed to a local smith from whom he learned the basics of metalworking. Caught up by a call to battle from the local thegn, he perforce learned the art of repair and manufacture of armour - specifcally chainmail. For his skill he soon acquired the title of "der waffenschmidt" - weapon or armour smith. Gary Snyder is a Kitchener grandfather working for Ontario Hydro and has been with the SCA for 11 years.
Classes: Advanced Chainmail Beginner's Chainmail
Lady Gwendoline Rosamond is an English Lady who spent her childhood following her Diplomatic father through the various courts of Europe. Her favorite place aside from Elizabeth's glittering court is the Spanish court where a certain handsome Don has caught her eye. She spends her time: shopping, collecting beautiful clothing and things, and waiting for her beau to come for her. Danielle Nunn-Weinberg is busy studying for her professional gemmology qualification exams, who loves pretty rocks and her handsome Don.
Classes: Hats and Headgear Stripping an Elizabethian Lady
Lady Marian of Heatherdale is a Scottish expatriate, whose marriage to a disinterested French nobleman cemented an alliance against King Edward Longshanks. Heather Marian Dale is a professional musician and environmentalist, and is currently recording her first CD.
Classes: Arthurian Legends The Real Braveheart
Hector of the Black Height is a late 13th century Scots ditch-digger. He stumbled across the Known World of the SCA about 15 summers ago and has had an unbelievable amount of fun since that happy time. He's written some stories, told some stories and lived a few stories during that period. Arthur McLean is a full-time civil servant, a part time Army Reservist and Calum's dad. His poetry has been published in "Ubique", Journal of the Canadian Military Engineers, which is a distinction few can claim.
Class: Legacy of the Spoken Word
Master Alasdair of Raasay is a travelling mercenary with an interest in many of the finer arts practiced in areas through which he has travelled. J. Caz Bentley is an itinerant teacher, carpenter, and stained glass artist who has passed his thirty- third year and therefore counts his blessings.
Classes: Silver Point Drawing (In Personna) Wood Carving (Practicum)
Baroness Ursala na clan na rath lives on the side of a hill on the Isle of Mul with a bunch of other eccentric women in 10th century Scotland. Janet Lloyd is a jack of all trades who spends her time having fun.
Classes: Feast Etiquette Spices
Raffe Scholemaystre is the household tutor living at Scarborough castle in 1380. Jim McColm is a grade 8 Special Education teacher in the area that used to be Scarborough Ont.
Classes: Games- what were being played where and when Games- Early Norse and Anglo-Saxon Games at the time of the Hundred Years War Gaming at the turn of the Sixteenth Century
Joan Woodcott is a kitchen wench in a Tudor manor house. The days are long and the work is hard but she does get the scraps from the masters table sometimes, and the kitchen is never cold even in the midst of winter. Jo Duke has been a vegetarian on and off for over 10 years and likes the variety of Ethnic & Traditional food.
Class: Vegetarian Food
Rawnie Maddelaina bala Kameskro is a fifteenth century gypsy fortuneteller. Dale Grey is a housewife who busies herself raising a child.
Classes: Gypsies Reading the Tarot
Mana Borisova Tchekrugina is a 15th century Russian woman who lives and works with her father and uncle in Germany where they have a printing press and bindery. Jodi Green is a paper-maker, printmaker, and bookbinder, living in London.
Class: Book Binding
Viscount Edward the Red is a Norman lord who fought in the battle of
Hastings, and later settled in nortern England where he was granted lands. He is an avid warrior, and a dabbler in various arts. Mark Patchett is a Software developer, a die-hard weekend warrior, a part time armourer and a dabbler in various arts such as mail making, leatherworking, and woodworking, and is recovering from his first child.
Class: Armour through the Ages
William Stalker was born in 1050 in the Orkney's of mixed Norse and Scottish descent. He spends most of his time hawking leather goods and archery supplies. Michael Kleinknecht is an insurance broker in Waterloo.
Classes: Archery: Bowbuilding, the basics, and the tools required Archery: Types of bows, history, usage, composition, effectiveness
Viscountess Moria the Black is a woman of Norman-Irish descent who came upon the Khazarian culture quite by accident, and was adopted into the Turkic Nomadic Tribesmen of Khazaria known as the Rosakii. There she has learned a lot of the Khazarian way of life, including their social, political and religious structures, as well as their dance and artistic styles. Michelle L. Moll has an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Psychology, and has worked in varying fields from Social Worker to Adjudicator. Her interests range from calligraphy and illumination to dance, to Mongolian
and Khazarian History. She currently divides her time between work, raising two small children and teaching both Middle Eastern Dance and Calligraphy and Illumination on an ongoing basis to members of the SCA.
Class: Middle Eastern Dance
Ragnar Logsogumadr "Silfarhandleggur" Thorbergsson is a tired old ex-viking who now makes his living as a trader and lawspeaker. Never one to give up a fun hobby he is still making trouble wherever possible. Neil
Peterson is a software developer specializing in Computer-Human interaction. In his spare time he is a student of Archaeology at Wilfrid Laurier University and works with many groups to promote an appreciation of Norse History.
Classes: Introduction to the SCA Viking Life (In Personna)
Dom Nicolae Cioran is a 15th century Wallachian making his living as a condottiere in Italy and France. As far as anyone knows he has never made anything but trouble. Nicholas Cioran is currently a programmer/analyst, but has a checkered past that includes time spent as an antique refinisher, production wood turner, and farm labourer. Various hobbies and crafts take up the rest of his waking hours.
Classes: Dressing the Renaissance Man Dressing the Renaissance Woman
Mistress Thaninieyaieres is an 11th century herbalist. Having finished her apprenticeship with Mistress Tamarra Amalthea of Romany, she is seting up her own apothecary called Wyte Wythy Moon. She has apprenticed Caitryn of Chalcewell, and has her eye open for one or two more. She can be seen at various tournaments and events racing after her son Liam the Curious. Paddy Gillard-Bently is a twentieth century hair-stylist (who does blood-letting too) struggling to make a name as a writer.
Classes: Beginner's Guide to Herbology Herbal Workshop
Pavel is a little confused. Paul Woodard is a research officer for the government of Canada and is only slightly less confused.
Piero di Paxiti da Vincenza is a man well-known to the authorities in Venice, who travels with caution, drinks in moderation, and very rarely speaks of his work. Peter Westergaard is a consultant for GE Capital, and part-time web developer, who likes brewing, dancing (all eras), singing, and entertaining the idea that he'll actually learn to play the guitar.
Class: Codes and Communications
Class: Viking Life (In Personna)
Richard Larmer, Esq. is the Captain of the Most Noble Company of the White Hart a SCA based tournament company based in Ontario. The Company is dedicated to recreating the tournaments of the fourteenth and fifteen centuries. Andrew Lowry is a Professional Engineer who has never built a building.
Lord Rufus of Stamford is a Saxon born in 1098 in the village of Stamford, with a great many hobbies and interests to keep himself busy. Some of these hobbies include tablet weaving, archery, leather work (primarily bottles), choral singing, and playing the harp. Robert Schweitzer is a chemistry teacher in Toronto.
Classes: Beginner's Tablet Weaving Brocaded Tablet Weaving
Robyn Whystler the Younger (1511-1583) is a music historian and printer from mid 16th century England and Germany. T.
Shawn Johnson holds a B.A. in music with a specialization in the music of the middle ages and renaissance. He continues his studies privately while working at the University of Guelph Library.
Class: Playing Two Recorders
Streonwold Wulfesbana is an 11th century Saxon blacksmith/merchant, forced into several voyages to the Mediterranean as a result of the political climate in his homeland after a certain Duke landed in 1066. He has traded, fought, and played with many of the peoples in the fertile crescent, and this is where he learned to love the Arabic hand drum. Steve Benetti is a Machined Parts Planner at a local aerospace firm who relieves the industrial boredom, working iron at the forge, playing drums, and fighting in heavy armour.
Baroness TSivia bas Tamara v'Amberview <O.L.> is a bona-fide Ealdormerian "Jurassic Peer", and founder of two of the SCA's first Ontario groups. She received her Laurel in 1983, in Balladry and Research, and is a Scottish Bard during the period of Robert the Bruce. Shelley Rabinovitch is a former radio reporter now completing her Ph.D in religious studies at the University of Ottawa. She is a part-time university professor, and did her undergraduate degree with the late Dr.Edith Fowke of York University (Order of Canada), considered one of Canada's top folklorists.
Lady TerraJade Wallace is an early 1300s Welsh
woman who travels and merchants with her husband. She was trained by her
mother in the ways of the apothecary to care for her family and servants.
Linday Kleinknecht has been a registered massage therapist for the past seven
years and working with aromatherapy.
Class: Aromatherapy Practicum
Lady Tsharyll Radorsdottir is a
minor kinswoman in the household of Aud the Deep Minded. She lives with her in the Orkneys, but will soon acompany her to Iceland. She is a widow with two children Graeme and Anne. She is a christian and literate having been taught by the Nuns. In the society she has her willow in embroidery and is
an apprentice to Mistress Tanin for herbs. Rev. Sharyl Marriott-Lowry is ordained in the U.C.C. and a priest associate of S.S.J.D.(an anglican order). I am married to Andrew Lowry (Lord Richard Larmer) and have Anne and Graeme as children. I am an homemaker and I will be working on my doctorate in the coming year in paliative care, especially hospice concern.
Classes: Embroidery (Practicum) Opus Anglicanum Embroidery
Valizan al Bassim al Rakkas is a late period shepherd of Moroccan descent. Because he was taken from his own lands at an early age, he has earned
his keep by performing the dances of the lands he has traveled in. Rob Galbraith is an editor/writer at a daily Toronto newspaper.
Class: Middle Eastern Dance for Men
Vladislav cel Inalt Tepelus is a 15th C. Romanian noble who spends most of his time waging a personal war to keep the invading Osmanli Turks out of his homeland. The rest of the time he prefers a quiet life spent woodcarving or sharing a drink with his friends. Dan Blair is an avid bibliophile, innkeeper and budding hiltsmith who also spends far too much on his computer. I am also discovering it is wiser to keep one's mouth shut than be volunteered for one's own suggestions.
Lady Ysabeau Herbier de Vauvert is the heir to a wine empire in france in the area of Vauvert. Having recently lost her husband to a rival wine merchant at the Venetian court she is now enjoying the unique status as a widow of some means. Margaretanne Crisson has just completed and graduation from the George Brown College Jewellery Arts (Goldsmithing) program. In the 3 years of the program she enjoyed studying for her third career. Her style is influenced by her interests in classical paintings, Ore Nue embroidery and historical costumes.
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