by Kaila | September 21st, 2012
By Kaila Elders
On Sunday, November 11th, the second Canadian Quidditch Cup will be hosted by the quidditch team at Queen’s University, in Kingston, Ontario.
The Queen’s Quidditch Club was founded last year and has since become a thriving, growing part of Queen’s spirit. The university has been compared by many over the years to J.K. Rowling’s magical world of Harry Potter, making it a fitting location for the next Canadian Cup. In addition to having a castle location in England, some of the buildings on the Kingston campus are compared to the iconic Hogwarts castle in the Harry Potter series. In fact, the top floor of Douglas Library is commonly known and referred to by most as the “Harry Potter Room.” The high arched ceiling, the beautiful stained glass windows, and the sturdy wooden tables that occupy the room all embody the magical atmosphere of Hogwarts’ Great Hall or library. Our principal, Daniel Woolf, has even been known to quote Albus Dumbledore. Kingston, also known as “The Limestone City,” is recognized for its beautiful stone architecture, creating a distinctly magical and traditional mood throughout the city. Queen’s University is known for its passion and school spirit, making it the perfect place for a sport like quidditch, which combines a love for literature with athleticism and exercise, to thrive and inspire others. The University and the Queen’s Quidditch Club are excited to welcome teams from across Canada to our school for an opportunity to be a part of such a fun, engaging, and active tournament. The Canadian Cup will feature a diverse range of teams who all have something in common; we are all Canadian, and we all love quidditch! The Queen’s Quidditch Club, as well as the city of Kingston, are proud for this opportunity to encourage passion, creativity, sportsmanship, and athleticism! Stay posted for updates on the 2012 Canadian Cup!