Welcome to the official website of the Shire of Hartwood, the Nanaimo, Courtenay and Port Alberni  BC branch of the SCA.  For those of you who already know who we are and what we’re doing, hail and well met!

For those of you who discovered this site in search of medieval information, instructions on how to make medieval garb, and/or more info on those people who wear the funny clothes, check out our officer contacts and the calendar.

We have events coming up, such as the Novus event full of classes for newcomers and oldtimers and a summer camping event; follow the Calendar link on the top menu, where information is posted as it becomes available! To stay up on the latest buzz, follow the Insula Magna Networks link on the top menu (or here below) to access signing up for the Hartwood email list, -the- place to connect. You will also find us on Facebook, more informally: search for “Shire of Hartwood”.

The populace of Hartwood has strong interests in both fighting (sword’n'shield, rapier, archery) and Arts & Sciences (medieval clothing, art, tool and instrument making).  We are enthusiastic about the finer parts of medieval life and are happy to welcome interested persons of all ages to our group.

Additional Networking Links

Shire of Hartwood email list, place of much discussion and the latest breaking news – Hartwood email

The Rocks is an email list for Vancouver Island (centered in the Victoria area) – The Rocks

Tir Righ website – our local branches are in the Principality of Tir Righ
Tir Righ email list (Northern) – Tir Righ email list

An Tir Calendar covers a large area; select Tir Righ and leave all the other defaults to get the best listing of Island and nearby events – An Tir Calendar

Steps-Announce elist is quiet, with posts on major Kingdom activities and info from the Board of Directors – Steps-Announce