About Reik Felag

The genesis of our group was the desire of a few people to continue the Viking Village at the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival in Burnaby British Columbia . A few individuals formed the nucleus of the group and in 2004 a small Village was set up at the Midsummer Festival. In the five years since the Viking Village has grown from two tents to twelve. Visitors step back in time and visit a Viking encampment where a wide range of historically accurate activities are taking place.

Three women in campThe group registered in B.C. as a non-profit society in 2007 and has now grown to a membership of 40. Our mission has been to continually increase our knowledge of the Viking Age and to find opportunities to accurately depict the period to the public. We count among our members an archaeologist, numerous history lay scholars, medieval combat experts, a chef who specializes in the history of food, a shipwright, smiths, weavers, woodworkers, toolmakers, spinners, scalds (storytellers), and, of course, warriors.

Our Midsummer Festival event often includes a dramatic presentation of a piece of Norse culture. We have held a bride price negotiation and an Althing, which included the resolution of disputes by lawspeakers and a dispute that resulted in combat. Games of Kubb and hnefatafl, card-weaving, spinning with a drop spindle and shield wall demonstrations are some of the activities that can be witnessed during this two-day event.

We have produced Viking Age encampments and displays at the White Rock Museum and Archives and the Reach, Abbotsford Museum .

2009 Surrey Museum Medieval FaireLast summer we were at the Surrey Museum on July 18, 2009 to participate in their Medieval Faire Exhibit

Soap stone carving

For three years now we have also participated in an historical timeline event hosted by the Pacific Association or Recreating the Middle Ages (PARMA). This is a week-long event which is held at the Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Park, Victoria, over the week including the July 1st Canada Day holiday. A number of historical periods are represented beginning with the Viking Age and progressing through time to the 14th century.

How to contact us

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