Do you whisper “10 points for Gryffindor” after doing something awesome? Uhh… neither do we!
But for the Harry Potter enthusiast suddenly without a midnight movie lineup to dress up for, there is a fix for your magic itch – the Ryerson Quidditch Club. Formed in 2010, the club plays an on-the-ground version of the sport of Hogwarts lore.
The game is played with the traditional seven players – one Keeper, three Chasers, two Beaters, and one Seeker – but with nets a bit lower than usual (2 meters), dodgeballs for bludgers, and a human golden snitch.
Last year, the team competed in the Canadian Quidditch Cup and travelled to New York City for the world championships.
And for those who have outgrown their incessant habit of falling asleep under the stairs, the following sports clubs are offered by Ryerson Athletics (upcoming tryout dates in parentheses): Badminton, Cheerleading (Sept. 5), Cricket, Dragon Boat, Equestrian (Sept. 16), Golf (Sept. 4-5), Karate, Kendo, Masters Swim, Squash Ladder, Ryerson Dance Pak (Sept. 9), Taekwondo, Triathlon, and Water Polo.