by Alex Benepe | September 22nd, 2012
As Andrea Hill steps down from her dual position as International Director and Canadian Director, she has worked with other IQA Directors to appoint two new directors to fulfill both roles, and the IQA is proud to announce that Tegan Bridge has been selected as the Canadian Director.
Tegan co-founded and co-captained the University of Ottawa team and helped lead them to the fifth World Cup, where they quickly became fan favorites thanks to their spirit, competitiveness, drum squad, battle cries, beautiful uniforms, face-paint, sportsmanship – the list goes on. She went on to play on Team Canada in the Summer Games in Oxford, and her bilingual skills put her in a good position to unite teams throughout her country.
Tegan will be working closely with the new International Director, Karen Kumaki, and Teams Director Harrison Homel, to ensure that the sport of quidditch continues to develop at a rapid pace in Canada, which has the second-most teams outside of the US. Tegan is already working with Queen’s University captain Kirpa Badwal to organize the Canadian Regional Championships on November 11th .
It should be noted that although Tegan’s title is Canadian Director, her region is more strictly defined as Eastern Canada. While Western Canadian teams may certainly participate in the region (although they, like all other IQA teams, can only compete in one regional championship), they are generally closer to Western US teams and are part of the West Region, which also includes parts of Mexico.
Canadian teams can reach Tegan at Tegan.email@example.com.