Welcome to the Canton of Distant Shore.
Have you ever dreamed of living in a castle? Do you occasionally have the desire to run off to Sherwood Forest and join Robin Hood's band of merry men? Do you yearn for a simpler time when ladies wore rich gowns and lords trained to fight with sword and shield? Ever wanted to stand at the helm of a Viking Ship? If you answer yes to any or all of these questions, read on; the Society for Creative Anachronism may just be for you!
The Canton of Distant Shore is a historical re-enactment group located in Pictou and Colchester Counties, Nova Scotia. The local group is part of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), an international not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to the study and recreation of the arts and skills of the nobility and upper class societies of pre-17th-century Europe. The society consists of 19 "kingdoms", with over 30,000 members residing in countries around the world. Participants dress in period clothing of different cultures that existed throughout the Middle Ages and attend events that may feature tournaments, arts exhibits, classes, workshops, dancing, feasts, medieval court and more.
Follow the links below to find out more about our local reenactment group, general information about the Society, and most important of all - what we do! Please note, a number of new links will be added to the site in the coming months... come back again as there is more to follow.
- [Introduction] -
An overview of the Society
- [Officers] -
Executive officers for our local group (updated)
- [Activities] -
Activities, Meetings and Upcoming Events (updated)
- [The Marshallate] - Archery, Heavy Weapons, and Youth Combat
- [Archery] -
Traditional archery in the SCA
- [Heavy Weapons] - Recreating medieval combat (under construction)
- Heraldry - Heraldic devices and banners
Armorial] - Armorial for the Barony of Ruantallan
- [Heraldic display] - Banners and flags (under construction)
- [Links] -
Links to other SCA groups, the East Kingdom and the Society
for Newcomers] - SCA Publications and articles
- [Disclaimer] - Copyright information
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(Updated April 26, 2019)