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The '''Feast of the Bear''' is one of the largest annual events in the [[Kingdom of Ealdormere]]. Hosted by the [[Barony of Septentria]] and the [[Canton of Eoforwic]], the Feast of the Bear consist of both [[armoured combat]] and [[fencing]] tournaments, an extensive [[merchant|merchanting]] area, [[arts and sciences]] competitions, [[Court]] and a [[feast]].
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An annual event, the '''Feast of the Bear''' is one of the largest events in the [[Kingdom of Ealdormere]]. Hosted by the [[Barony of Septentria]] and the [[Canton of Eoforwic]], the Feast of the Bear consists of both [[armoured combat]] and [[fencing]] tournaments, an extensive [[merchant|merchanting]] area, [[arts and sciences]] competitions, [[Court]] and a [[feast]].
   
What makes the event unique is it's setting, [http://www.casaloma.org/|Casa Loma], a large historical mansion in [[Toronto]], Ontario. The mansion, one of Canada's most famous landmarks, was built in the early 20th century as a fantasy "castle" by the eccentric financier Sir Henry Mill Pellatt. Currently operated by the Kiwanis club of Toronto as a [[museum]] and tourist attraction, it is loaned to the [[Royal Citie]] for one day a year, in exchange for a number of [[demo]]s at inner-city schools.
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Once held at [http://www.casaloma.org/ Casa Loma], a large historical mansion in the Spadina district, the Feast of the Bear is now held at St. Simon-the-Apostle in Toronto's affluent downtown neighbourhood of Rosedale, alongside the Don Valley.
 
Much of the museum remains open to the public during the [[event]], so it is also one of the few annual events in [[Ealdormere]] where there is much interaction between [[mundane]]s and [[SCAdian]]s. Anyone attending the Feast of the Bear should expect to have their pictures taken repeatedly as the day progresses. Fortunately, all attendees are given access to the museum as part of their [[site fees]].
 
 
The [[tourney]]s and [[market]] are typically held in and around the stables during the day. [[Court]] and [[Feast]] are held in the main mansion after the museum closes, and are a private function of the [[SCA]].
 
 
Feast of the Bear is a [[damp site]] in the evening, with no outside alcohol permitted.
 
   
 
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Latest revision as of 12:38, 21 October 2008

An annual event, the Feast of the Bear is one of the largest events in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. Hosted by the Barony of Septentria and the Canton of Eoforwic, the Feast of the Bear consists of both armoured combat and fencing tournaments, an extensive merchanting area, arts and sciences competitions, Court and a feast.

Once held at Casa Loma, a large historical mansion in the Spadina district, the Feast of the Bear is now held at St. Simon-the-Apostle in Toronto's affluent downtown neighbourhood of Rosedale, alongside the Don Valley.