The Spring Sweeps Tournament is set and ready to go this Saturday March 29, 2014. CHANGE: Games will be held at the Penhold Multiplex, with the social to follow at Titans Rugby Club. Both are just south of Red Deer.
"We're pretty excited to host a tournament, even with the less-than-ideal weather predicted for the weekend," says club organizer Jillian Staniec. "We'll keep warm by playing hard, as usual. You can't cancel quidditch, after all."
UPDATE: And now we can play safely by playing indoors!
The site opens at noon, with the first scheduled game starting at 12:30pm, and games continuing throughout the day until 4 pm, depending on exhaustion.
Admission is free for the event, with food, drinks, and souvenirs available for purchase on site. "Rough Game" t-shirts will be available in-person for the first time, including both black and green options in men's and women's fits for only $15 each.
Audience members are still encouraged to bring gently used books for donation to Edmonton Potterwatch's Accio Books campaign. They will be collected by the Edmonton-based Harry Potter Alliance chapter and passed forward to a First Nations group to help them form a community library.
If you're interested in playing in or volunteering for the tournament, please fill out the Google doc form here. We'll see you on the pitch in Penhold, and in the clubhouse this weekend!
Welcome to our first major fundraiser--online t-shirt sales!
Like the shirt you see? Go to teespring.com/BrutalGame to buy yours *OR* if you live in Central Alberta you can join our bulk order and save on shipping. Just email us your name, phone number, and size and we'll sort out the rest!
Funds from this campaign will go toward establishing Central Alberta Quidditch, allowing us to host and travel to tournaments, and expand the advertising of our sport throughout the local area. If it goes very well, I hope to start a fund to purchase equipment to help develop more teams in our area.
This type of fundraiser has worked very well for a variety of teams in Canada and the United States in the past, as it allows you to sell shirts to fans worldwide. Please help us spread the word as far as you can by sharing it on Facebook (see below!), Twitter or via email.
Please note to the best of our knowledge, no one has actually died playing quidditch, so please consider buying the shirt, sharing the link, *and* trying the sport at any of our practices!