Locations for Quidditch Canada 2017/18 Major Events Announced
Quidditch Canada – After an extensive bid process, Quidditch Canada is excited to reveal the winning locations for the 2017/18 season’s Major Events. This was Quidditch Canada’s first year utilizing team consultation sessions as part of the bid process.
The 2017/18 Western Regional Championship will take place at Mouat Fields in Abbotsford, British Columbia on November 18/19, 2017. Tourism Abbotsford’s bid exhibits an unparalleled amount of event support for Quidditch Canada, as well as an excellent facility with turf fields. “We’re so thrilled to be selected to once again host the Quidditch Canada Western Regional Championship. We can’t wait to welcome the quidditch athletes to Abbotsford, and provide them a solid experience before, during, and after their matches. It’s a great opportunity for Abbotsford to host teams from all over Western Canada, and to showcase this growing sport in our community – hopefully inspiring others to try it out,” said Craig Nichols, Executive Director of Tourism Abbotsford.
The 2017/18 Eastern Regional Championship will take place on outdoor fields at the Civic Recreation Complex in Oshawa, Ontario on November 11/12, 2017. The Sport Durham/Oshawa bid emphasizes growing quidditch in their region by utilizing connections with their local post-secondary institutions. “We are thrilled that Quidditch Canada selected Oshawa to host the Eastern Regional Championships and to showcase this international sport. We look forward to welcoming hundreds of quidditch athletes and coaches to our great city,” said Oshawa Mayor John Henry. Brandon Pickard, the Manager of Tourism for the Durham Region, adds, “Sport Durham is excited to partner with Quidditch Canada, the City of Oshawa and other local organizations to host the Quidditch Canada Eastern Regional Championship at the Oshawa Civic Recreation Complex in November.”
Finally, the 2018 National Championship will take place at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario on March 31/April 1, 2018. This prestigious venue will serve as a fantastic spot for this season’s biggest event. “We are extremely excited to bring the Quidditch Canada National Championship to Hamilton in 2018,” said Carrie Brooks-Joiner, Manager of Tourism & Events, Tourism and Culture Division, City of Hamilton. “We look forward to extending a warm Hamilton welcome to participants from across Canada.”
“I am excited to work with our partners in Abbotsford, Oshawa/Durham, and Hamilton to make our Major Events this year better than ever! As well, a big thank you to all of the partners and stakeholders who took part in this bid cycle,” said Sachin Kotecha, Events Director of Quidditch Canada.
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Sachin Kotecha, Events Director