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The Canadian Cup

8 Nov

This weekend, uOttawa Quidditch heads to Kingston for the Eastern Canadian Regional Championships! We’ll be facing off against 12 other teams (including our Ottawa compatriots Carleton University Quidditch and Algonquin College Quidditch) from across Quebec and Southern Ontario for one of 3 spots to represent Canada at the World Cup this coming April!

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Legit.

The event is being held at Tindall Field on the Queen’s University campus on Sunday, November 11th. The opening ceremonies will begin at 9:15, the first game at 10am, and games through the day until the championship final at 5pm. The day will include a Remembrance Day ceremony. Our first game is against McMaster at 10am.

Last year, uOttawa Quidditch placed third at the inaugural Canadian Cup, and this year we look to win it all. Head out to Kingston to support us and to see a fantastic day of athletic competition! More information is available at the facebook event.

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uOttawa Chaser Steven Kimball vs Queen’s in last year’s Canadian Cup.

Official Business

14 Sep

First Order of Business:

Our next practices will be Saturday, September 15th and Sunday, September 16th – both will begin at 1pm on Tabaret Lawn at uOttawa. Please come prepared to run and bring your water bottles and a broom or broomlike object! If you missed the first practice, don’t sweat it – we’ll be going over the rules again, and new folk are always welcome.

If you gave us your email on clubs day or this week but haven’t received an email, it means someone put a scrambling jinx on your pen and we couldn’t read your address – shoot us a line at uo.quidditch[at]gmail[dot]com to be added to the mailing list and receive all the details.

Second Order of Business:

uOttawa Quidditch supports the spread of quidditch across Canada, and wants to support Canadian quidditch teams to become stronger and more awesome. To that end, two of our players have recently been selected by the International Quidditch Association for official positions. Tegan Bridge, one of our team presidents, is now the official IQA Representative for Eastern Canada and will be supporting Canadian teams and representing them and their interests at the IQA. Reilly Ragot, an excellent Chaser/Keeper of ours, is now the official IQA Expansion Rep for Eastern Canada, in charge of spreading quidditch to more schools and communities and helping to support new teams. We’re very proud of Tegan and Reilly, and wish them all of the of luck in their new positions.

Third Order of Business:

uOttawa Quidditch would like to thank the previous IQA Canadian Rep, Carleton University Quidditch‘s Andrea Hill. Andrea helped us start our own team way back in December 2010, and she has been a tireless advocate for Canadian quidditch: her hard work and passion saw the very first Canadian Cup hosted in Ottawa, the growth of quidditch in Ottawa and throughout Canada, and increased international participation and enthusiasm for the sport. We are personally indebted to and grateful for Andrea and her work, and would like to ask uOttawa, Ottawa, and the international quidditch community to thank her for her years of dedication.

Andrea Hill is the bomb

Fourth Order of Business:

We sell stuff now! Swank fan shirts, to be precise. We will be updating our online store as we get more merchandise: you can purchase the shirts in person, at tournaments, or online.

Fifth Order of Business:

Make sure you go outside and breathe some fresh air this weekend. Eat some pie if you like pie. Take a jog up to Tabaret and watch us play. Read some Ulysses if you’re me. Go enjoy yourselves, darlings.

Video

uOttawa Quidditch on CTV Morning

22 Mar

Watch us teach the hosts of CTV how to play Quidditch (in high heels, no less!) with some good old-fashioned half-court sidewalk scrimmaging.

That’s right: uOttawa Quidditch is now breakfast television levels of hardcore.