History

Canton of Summergate

The Canton of Summergate was the first canton to be established within the Barony of Calafia. It was started by three women who each took a position required to form a canton. One became the seneschal, one the arts and sciences officer, and the last became the herald.

Originally, the canton was going to be called Tor Bakkey or Tor Bachy which meant hill in the north. This name was not popular as people found it hard to pronounce. It has been forgotten who suggested Summergate, however, it was well recieved. The Canton’s motto, Gateway to Summer, was agreed to shortly there after. With the motto and name done, all that was left to agree on was a device.

In April of 2007, the device was changed to our current device (Per chevron Or and azure, two laurel wreaths vert and on a sun Or a portcullis azure). The original device was a green background with a sun and a fieldgate in the middle and is now the device for one of the founders (Per chevron Or and vert, two laurel wreaths vert and in base on a sun Or a corral gate proper).

Society for Creative Anachronism

The SCA began on May 1, 1966, when a few friends who were history buffs and science fiction/fantasy fans hosted an outdoor party in Berkeley, California. The invitation called for “all knights to defend in single combat the title of ‘fairest’ for their ladies.” This event, now known as the First Tournament, was a big success, and when the participants wanted to hold a second event at a public park they needed a group name to put on the application. The name “The Society for Creative Anachronism” was chosen on the spur-of-the-moment.

As people were introduced to the SCA by friends and at science fiction conventions, the group expanded across the United States. Over fifty years later, the SCA is now an international group with over 30,000 paid members, and is incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization.

You can find out more about the SCA here.

Events in May 2022

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May 1, 2022 May 2, 2022 May 3, 2022 May 4, 2022 May 5, 2022 May 6, 2022 May 7, 2022(1 event)

8:00 am: Summergate Anniversary

May 8, 2022 May 9, 2022 May 10, 2022(1 event)

7:00 pm: Fighter Practice

May 11, 2022 May 12, 2022 May 13, 2022(1 event)

7:00 pm: Council Meeting

May 14, 2022
May 15, 2022 May 16, 2022 May 17, 2022 May 18, 2022 May 19, 2022 May 20, 2022 May 21, 2022
May 22, 2022 May 23, 2022 May 24, 2022(1 event)

7:00 pm: Fighter Practice

May 25, 2022 May 26, 2022 May 27, 2022 May 28, 2022
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