Tri-City will be hosting Team Canada Try-outs this month. On November 30th.
The greatest skaters in Canada will be converging to not only show off their amazing skills, but also compete against each other for spots on Team Canada. Team Canada will go on to compete in the 2014 World Cup in Dallas, and if last year is any indication, they will be rostering some of the best skaters in the world.
Added bonus: These tryouts are part of RBC Sports Day in Canada. This means we will be part of a National celebration of sports! We all know derby is one of the fiercest most demanding sports, with incredible athletes, but it doesn’t hurt to remind the rest of Canada of that. http://sportsday.cbc.ca/
If you’re excited already, Nov.29th is National Jersey Day. Wear a jersey/shirt of your favorite team or sport (we all know what that is) and tweet it to CBC. http://sportsday.cbc.ca/event/70521
November 30th, New Hamburg Arena, 251 Jacob Street, New Hamburg, Ontario
If you’re interested in participating in the try-outs, you’ll need to register. Get the details at www.teamcanadarollerderby.com
On October 19 we’re going to learn exactly what the fox says as the ever-dangerous Rideau Valley Vixens return to Tri-City, and this time they’ve brought their new B-team, the Sirens to face Plan B in a doubleheader of elite Canadian derby!
Tri-City may be a tempting target for the ambitious team from Ottawa, as Thunder are moving up in the world thanks to a blistering performance at the Division 2 Playoffs in Kalamazoo this summer. The Thundersharks came within a technicality of upsetting the number one seed of the tournament, and stormed back from disappointment to leave the weekend in 5th place, having entered at 8th. Stalwart jammer Freudian Whip also gave a gold-plated performance which earned her the designation of tournament MVP, sending derby pundits worldwide scrambling to GoogleMap K-W. Bookmark that, guys, you’ll be needing that information in future, believe you me. More details on the D2Kzoo Playoffs here.
Freudian Whip puts 'em back in the holsters. Photo by Joe Mac of Midnight Matinee
In addition to being your last chance to see Thunder at home in 2013, you’ll also have an opportunity to get a first look at the newly-formed 2014 roster, giving you an excellent forecast of tomorrow’s Thunder.
Need I say more? Get your backsides trackside! Unlike in the world of hockey, in which the Battle of Ontario often ends in shame and ignominy for all involved, the Derby Battle of Ontario has opened up new and interesting fronts, and promises to rage for the foreseeable future.
Bout details below:
Time for a Tri-City double header!
This time in Cambridge.
If you haven’t been to a game before, now’s your chance to see both the TKOs and the Dishes kick it up on the flat track. If a double header is not enough motivation for you, how about helping out a charity! We will be donating proceeds to our charity of choice this year, Reaching Our Outdoor Friends (ROOF). Come help support an awesome local charity as well as your local roller derby league.
Check out the poster and details below. Click the button on the right to buy tickets online, or visit one of our presale locations.
Saturday Sept. 14th
Dickson Arena, 30 Parkhill Rd. W, Cambridge, ON N1R5W8
Doors @ 5pm First Whistle 6pm
Tickets $10 advance or $12 at the door
Vicious Dishes vs Royal City Roller Girls Bruteleggers
Total Knock-Outs vs Toronto Roller Derby Bay St. Bruisers
Proceeds from this game will go to Reaching Our Outdoor Friends (ROOF).
Photo Courtesy of Pete Khamphila http://pkphotography.ca/
Just a reminder that we will all be glued to our TV, devices and seats as we watch the Tri-City Thunder compete in the D2 WFTDA Playoffs this weekend.
If you’re not making it all the way to Kalamazoo to watch in person, check out our facebook and twitter pages for updates.
You can also stream the game through WFTDA TV and make your neighbours wonder about that person screaming “eat the baby” at full volume.
We know the Thundersharks are going to make us proud and show those American ladies what Canadian roller derby is.