Quidditch is a mixed-gender game played at recreational and competitive levels, based off the magical version played in the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling. It combines elements of handball, dodgeball, rugby, and flag football into a challenging and entertaining game that welcomes all ages, genders, abilities, and skill levels.
Ever wonder how big quidditch actually is? This coming weekend, two of Edmonton Aurors’ very own, Chris Radojewski (head coach and chaser) and Michelle Ferguson (chaser), will be playing for Team Canada at the International Quidditch Association’s World Cup 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany. Players from all over Canada tried out for an elusive spot on the … Continue reading Two local players represent Canada at Quidditch World Cup
A lot can happen over the course of a year. One year ago, I would not have guessed that I would be where I am now. So what exactly happened one year ago? On Canada Day 2015, I finally decided to stop putting off going to my first quidditch practice, something I had been considering for … Continue reading Reflections on a Year of Quidditch
On Saturday, June 25, players from all over North America convened in Edmonton for Summer Solsnitch, the second annual Canadian Western Fantasy tournament. Despite a morning of rain, the teams played on and the weather brightened up. Six teams – Red Squadron, Salt City Shakers, Gingersnaps, Teal Titans GO!, Grape Balls of Fire, and Pink … Continue reading Solsnitch Showdown: Purple Prevails
This Saturday, quidditch players from across Canada and as far away as Hawaii will descend on Jasper Place Bowl in Edmonton to compete in the second annual Canadian Western Fantasy. This year’s theme is Summer Solsnitch in honour of Edmonton’s long summer days. There are two more teams this year than last, bringing the count … Continue reading Canadian Western Fantasy 2016 comes to Edmonton