The Ryerson University quidditch team is going to a tournament in Ottawa this weekend.
You heard right – the Ryerson quidditch team.
You may remember quidditch as the game Harry Potter and his friends play in the popular series of books by J. K. Rowling.
She invented the game, just as she invented Harry Potter’s world.
Fans of Harry Potter in England, the United States, Canada and other countries have created a “muggle”* version of the game.
One Ryerson player says it’s kind of a mish-mash of rugby, flag football, basketball and hide-and-seek all rolled into one great game.
Players don’t fly, of course, but they do have to run on the field with brooms between their legs. Not only is that difficult, but it can make the game a bit rough.