Why we want you to join our team

12 Dec

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably heard about uOttawa Quidditch and are curious about who we are and what we’re all about.

We are a sports team. An awesome sports team.

uOttawa Quidditch at the World Cup

Though our team has only been playing competitively together since September, uOttawa Quidditch has already participated in two major tournaments. The first was the Canadian Cup at Carleton University in October.

uOttawa Quidditch in the parade onto the field at the Canadian Cup.

This tournament was a huge deal. It was the first time a major Quidditch tournament was ever held in Canada. Quidditch is a young sport and this was the first time that a large amount of Canadian teams were able to get together to compete.

Chris (stunningly attractive as always) coaches during a team huddle.

Our team placed third in the tournament behind Carleton and McGill, which was a great accomplishment for such a young team. We had an incredible time, learned a lot, and came away with bright smiles and an impressive Snitch Snatch record (4/5).

uOttawa Quidditch celebrates a win at the Canadian Cup.

We also played in the 2011 Quidditch World Cup in New York City. This huge affair involved

facepaint,

Adam - America's Next Top Model - having his face painted.

tweeting,

#twitwitchcaughtintheact

making friends,

9 3/4 x2

making more friends,

Steven and Gabe train a young Quidditch player. The force is strong with this one.

dancing,

more dancing,

fierceness,

Jonathon performs uOttawa's haka.

even more fierceness,

Dancemaster Adam leads uOttawa's war dance.

#toomuchfierce,

Erin's #gameface.

pictures with Harry Potter,

Meaghan poses with Harry.

pictures with the Ford Anglia,

uOttawa Quidditch and the Ford Anglia.

pictures with the Sorting Hat and Scarf of Sexual Preference,

Dan and Tegan are sorted by the Sorting Hat and the Scarf of Sexual Preference.

and of course, athletics:

Colin takes on a rival beater.

Reilly and Nina block a Florida chaser

Reilly and Nina block a Florida chaser.

Colin charges up the field, striking fear into Florida's collective heart.

Mid-air Kidditch collision.

We don’t just play Quidditch – we’re an active group on campus. You can see us having snowball fights on Tabaret Lawn or Snitch Chases across campus. Recently, we participated in (and won) SAFA’s blanket fort competition.

It's better than Gryffindor tower.

Brilliant fort engineers

We also have our own uOttawa Quidditch flavoured events, like cuddle piles

#toomuchlove

and Snitch Club Nights.

So... much... yellow.

We’ve got more planned for the coming semester – a tournament in Buffalo, t-shirt sales, the formation of two Canadian/Northeastern US Quidditch Conferences, joint practices with Carleton, Quidditch shenanigans on Parliament Hill, and – well, the list goes on and the awesome never stops.

If you’re looking for a way to stay active on campus, if you want to try a new sport, if you like Harry Potter, if you give good hugs, if you run fast and score faster, if you have nothing to do on Sundays, if you miss playing basketball in high school, if you you want to do something you’ve never done before… we want you.

Join uOttawa Quidditch. Be awesome.

uOttawa Quidditch family portrait

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  1. February Awesome Fellow | Awesome Ottawa - March 9, 2012

    […] grant this month goes to Clare Hutchinson and the University of Ottawa Quidditch team! Clare helped start the team at uOttawa, which is based on the sport written by J.K. Rowling in the […]

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