Currently ranked in 28th place by the International Quidditch Association (IQA), the U of O squad is definitely a force to be reckoned with.
Just like in other team sports, whether you play well or not, your teammates are there to pick up the slack if you had a bad round. We win together and lose together.
Don’t be fooled by the fluffy name of the tournament, either—the She-Gees are a force to be reckoned with. Last year, they competed with 27 teams from across Ontario and won the annual Powderpuff tournament hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University.
No longer just for the fictional world of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Quidditch has been gaining ground as a legitimate sport in many North American universities—combining a love for Harry Potter with the competitive nature of sports.
“I’ve been happy with what I have been able to achieve at the U of O,” said Owen McMorris, a fourth-year health sciences student and captain of the men’s rugby team. “But I want the new guys coming in to be able to get more from it than I did, and that means going varsity.”
This is an annual project for the softball team, who pick a new social cause to promote each season.
You win some and you lose some, as the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees rowing team discovered this past Saturday, Sept. 15 when they competed in two consecutive races against the Carleton Ravens at the P.D. Ross Regatta.
I sat down with Kaylee Sparks, fourth-year translation student and co-captain of the women’s Ultimate Frisbee team, to learn about one of the newest competitive clubs at the University of Ottawa. Fun fact: in summer 2010, Ottawa was the Ultimate Frisbee capital of the world.
Liam Williams talks about being a part of a club team and gives potential rookies a sneak peek at what’s to come this year.
“WHO DOESN’T LIKE swinging swords?” Marc-André LeBlanc, second-year student at the University of Ottawa and veteran épéé fencer, explained fencing is a lot more than…