How to get involved

Once or twice a month, the Shire holds a business meeting. The business meetings are year round at 7:30 pm, every fourth Thursday at the fencing site, and from October to April every second Wednesday an additional meeting at the armoured combat site. See the calendar. All are welcome. Email our Castellan Wulfgang or our Seneschal Aiden to let us know you are coming to a business meeting or practice. Email one of our Marshals, and we’ll let you know what you’ll need to get started in the martial activities.

Armoured Combat is a full force, full speed martial art with rattan weapons,wearing steel and leather armour. Practices are held every Wednesday, 7:30 pm, on the lawn next to Trinity Presbyterian Church, 590 Gainsborough Road, London. The driveway is just off of Limberlost. In the winter, practice is in the daycare building.

Rapier Fencing uses long, slender, unsharpened swords with blunt rubber tips. A light touch is used with heavy cloth protection and modern fencing masks. Practices are often held during the Shire Activity Night. These are every Thursday, 7:00 pm, at Parkwood Hospital (Western Counties Auditorium), 801 Commissioner’s Road East, London. Parking is $4, but carpooling can be arranged. Check our calendar for which Activity Nights include fencing.

We often have Renaissance Dancing practices alongside our fencing. Anyone can join in!

Target Archery takes place at Lady Louisa’s farm and at The Archer’s Nook. Please contact Lord Aiden for directions and practice times.

There are many people interested in sewing, clothing and textile arts. Some are interested in other fabrication skills or fine arts. Tables are available at the armoured combat and fencing practices. Arts and Sciences nights are held occasionally to work on individual and group projects.