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Formerly an annual event, the '''Feast of the Bear''' was 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 consisted 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]].
   
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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.
What made the event unique was 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. Formerly ownded operated by the Kiwanis club of Toronto as a [[museum]] and tourist attraction, it was loaned to the [[Royal Citie]] for one day a year, in exchange for a number of [[demo]]s at inner-city schools. Because the museum remained open to the public during the [[event]], it was one of the few annual events in [[Ealdormere]] where there was much interaction between [[mundane]]s and [[SCAdian]]s.
 
 
The [[tourney]]s and [[market]] were typically held in and around the stables during the day. [[Court]] and [[Feast]] were held in the main mansion after the museum closes, and were a private function of the [[SCA]].
 
 
Unfortunately, after the sale of Casa Loma to a private company in early 2007, the Society is no longer permitted to use the site. There is no Feast of the Bear on the [http://www.ealdormere.ca/listcalendar.php | Ealdormere Kingdom Calendar] for 2007, and it is unclear whether the event will be resurrected at an alternate site in the city.
 
   
 
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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.