Wildgard is Winnipeg's foremost medieval/fantasy live-action roleplaying group. You'll usually find 30-60 people on the fields of Wildgard.
Wildgard was founded by Zume Frostpaw and Sylver Snowlynx in 2012, and first met with all of 5 people on March 18 of 2012. Zume had been in Amtgard since 2006, playing in Nevada, Tennessee and Minnesota. Sylver was introduced to Amtgard in 2010 in Minnesota. Both were impressed with the Amtgard system, and in 2011 they decided that Winnipeg was ripe for a LARPing group of Amtgard's calibre. They spent 6 months building up an armoury of park weapons, scouting locations and making contacts to try and spread the word. After Wildgard got rolling, others were vitally important to helping the group establish itself and grow; From there, the group just grew and grew, and it hasn't stopped growing since!
Wildgard has been through a couple of re-namings since its consideration by Zume and Sylver. Originally it was going to be called Wild Spirits to honour both the fact that Winnipeg is at the doorstep of pure wilderness, Winnipeg was the central meeting place of three aboriginal tribes: Anishinabe (Ojibway), Cree, and Lakota (Sioux) and that 'Manito' of Manitoba, or rather more correctly 'Manitou' means Spirit in both Cree and Ojibway. The name Wildgard was decided upon to represent a realm shared equally by humans and wild animals.
The winter of 2013 into 2014 brought difficulty to Wildgard in the form of the coldest winter the city of Winnipeg experienced on record, including a couple days of being colder than the planet of Mars. This was followed by a late spring.
Wildgard then experienced a wet early to mid summer, and from August onward the weather favoured Wildgard once more, and normal high numbers were seen again into 2015.
As of February 2017.
Wildgard meets in Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba in the extreme eastern portion next to Park Boulevard N. just south of the baseball diamonds. We meet on Sundays from 12pm-5pm (ending at 4:30pm or sooner in winter). There is parking along Nanton Boulevard (runs perpendicular to Park Blvd. N.) and in the parking lot on the Formal Gardens Loop at the south-east entrance. We meet every Sunday all year round (weather-permitting from December through February), and you are welcome to just show up and join us - park weapons are available for beginners. See you all on the field!
|Amtgard Chapters within the Empire of Rivermoor|
|Adari Vaal Keep • Centerpoint • Gehenna Plains • Ivory Tower • Land's End • Querna Tema • Armored Plains • Crimson Plains • Roaring Hills • Silver Riders • Wildgard • Wyldewind Bridge|