About Us

The Barony of Ben Dunfirth is the branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) serving the Hamilton, Brantford, and Burlington area of Ontario, Canada in the Kingdom of Ealdormere.

 

The SCA is an inclusive community pursuing research and re-creation of pre-seventeenth century skills, arts, combat and culture. The lives of participants are enriched as we gain knowledge of history through activities, demonstrations, and events.

 

We welcome all people interested in historical re-enactment, trying new crafts and activities, learning about the past, or becoming involved in a family-friendly hobby that has something to offer for all ages.

The SCA is an inclusive community pursuing research and re-creation of pre-seventeenth century skills, arts, combat and culture. 

 

Their Excellencies of Ben Dunfirth

Their Excellencies, otherwise know as the Baron & Baroness of Ben Dunfirth, are the ceremonial heads of the Barony. They represent their respective branch across The Kingdom of Ealdormere and The SCA.

Brand Thorwaldsen (He/Him) and Jocea Valente (She/Her) are the current reigning Excellencies of Ben Dunfirth.

Baron Brand Thorwaldsen and Baroness Jocea Valente standing closely with arms locked, looking outwards slightly towards the left

Welcome from Their Excellencies

Unto the nobles of the Barony of Ben Dunfirth, and all visitors and guests, warm greetings from Jocea and Brand, your Baroness and Baron!

Our barony is at the heart of the Kingdom of Ealdormere, and we welcome you – we are a fierce, pragmatic people, and while in the past twenty-one years our barony seen many changing faces, we are proud of our heritage and how we as a group collectively overcome adversity and challenges, and contribute with our arts and service to the kingdom at large.

 

We would like to encourage your participation, and we are your hosts within our boundaries. If you would like to attend local business meetings or fight and fencing practices, we meet Mondays. On occasion, we have scribal nights on Fridays, and archery practices on Sundays.

 

We host the events Murder Melee in the Meadow and Huntsman’s Harvest, and occasionally a kingdom event every year or two. If you would like to get involved in the Society, and you have questions, feel free to reach out to us and we’ll give a helping hand.

Thank you for joining us!

 

Jocea & Brand
Domine et Dominus Arx

Duke Trumbrand in armour, looking to the left while blocking a shot with an axe by holding his sword over his shoulder

The Pre-Incipient Canton of Storfjord

The Pre-Incipient Canton of Storfjord is the subsection of Ben Dunfirth located in Brantford, Ontario, and the surrounding Brant county.

More information coming soon!