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MONTREAL (CUP)—A CROWD-FILLED INDIGO bookstore in Place Montréal Trust Feb. 2 to hear former Montreal Canadiens goaltender and politician Ken Dryden talk about his book, The Game, and weigh in on the concussion crisis currently rocking the hockey world. The event was put on as part of Canada Reads, a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation-run endeavour to …

Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff “LET’S GO, U of O!” Cheering is only one part of a sport fan’s mantra. The dedicated fan is loud, obnoxious, funny, and loves the Gee-Gees, even if they don’t quite understand the sport. You can spot them with a beer in one hand and a noise-making device in the …

Med student, national-level figure skater—Keven Boczar somehow manages to be both MONCTON (CUP)—THE CANADIAN FIGURE Skating Championships is probably one of the last places you’d expect to find a medical student. It would seem that no one could balance competitive figure skating with training to be a doctor. But Kevin Boczar does just that. Boczar …

New sports facility gains ground Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff WHEN STUDENTS RETURN to school after their summer break, they will find a new sports stadium sitting at Lees campus. The University of Ottawa Board of Governors has approved Sports Services’ proposal for the construction of a new facility after Frank Clair Stadium in Lansdowne …

Creation of Sports Services Advisory Committee sparks discussion IN FEBRUARY, THE Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) will partner with Sports Services to create the Sports Services Advisory Committee. The committee will meet three to four times per year and review student feedback regarding sports activities and services at the university. “[The committee …

Programs to prepare for the Rideau Canal Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff WHILE THE WEATHER hasn’t quite hit freezing level yet, the month of December tends to put people in the mood to race at high speeds, glide across ice, or slap pucks into nets. That’s right, it’s the beginning of skating season, and in …

Act fast and save on a season of snowy fun NOW THAT THE temperature has dropped below zero, there’s absolutely no denying it: Winter is on its way whether you like it or not. If you consider yourself a snow bunny, or find you have a tendency to romp around outdoors in the winter rather than staying huddled up inside, then this is the …

The U of O shows off its powers at the Canadian Quidditch Cup CHASERS WHIZ BY on broomsticks, trying to gain possession of the quaffle while dodging bludger hits and tackles. A shimmer of light appears in the distance as the snitch makes his way back onto the pitch. Bent over his broom in a …

A brief history of the Ottawa squad BLUDGERS, QUAFFLES, BROOMSTICKS—oh my! While quidditch as played by Muggles around the world lacks flight and is free of any dubious hexes and jinxes, the sport—and its growing popularity on campuses across Canada—is nothing short of magical. Quidditch is based on the game of the same name in …

U of O student talks about the growth of broomball EVERY CANADIAN KNOWS about hockey, our national sport played on ice with a puck and a stick, but how many people know a thing about hockey’s counterpart, broomball? Founded in Canada between 1909 and 1910, this sport is played on a hockey rink, but with …

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