Co-President

Derby Name: Juniper Hill

Number: 49

Position: Blocker/Pivot

Why did you join derby?: I was living in the forest - all by myself and knit an entire sweater over the course of three weeks.  That is a lot of knitting in a very short amount of time and I thought - I need to get out more.  Lo an behold, I see an ad for a new league starting up in Lindsay and thought to myself - I can do that!  So I did

Secret talent:  Nothing with me is a secret.

Did you ever have your 15 minutes of fame:  If you count writing and performing in an anti-drinking/drug play at the local civic centre when I was 13 fame...then yes!

If you could perform in a circus, what would you do?: I would be the elephant.  I have an excellent memory, like being in the spotlight, and think it would be really cool to meet Bob Barker.

Coffee or Tea?:...or me?

Favourite derby moment?: All of them!!!

What you are looking forward to in your derby future?: Getting faster - and hopefully becoming an occasional jammer this season.  I love plowing through people.  

Co-President 

Derby Name: Samsquatch

Number: 1216

Position: Blocker/Pivot

Why did you join derby?: I was looking to try something new and trying to get back into sports and saw that roller derby actually existed locally!

Secret Talent:  Mixing up the order of words when I'm in conversation and not noticing until someone is laughing at me...have I mentioned I have awesome friends?

Did you ever have your 15 minutes of fame?: I was once on Daily Planet on the Discovery Channel in University as they were at my school and were focused on my program.  I did a demo and had on screen time!

If you could perform in a circus, what would you do?: Knife throwing...I'm pretty sure I can aim...

Coffee or Tea?: Coffee

Favourite derby moment?: When I made my first successful hit in a game without falling over...then everything fell into place from there

What you are looking forward to in your derby future?:  Keep learning and growing as a player and as a league.

Secretary 

Derby Name: B.Melicious

Number: 81

Position: Blocker

Why did you join derby?: I saw LRD skating in the Lindsay Fall Fair parade and I was in awe!  I love team sports and I thought it would be a great stress-reducer and fun exercise.

Secret Talent: Party planning - I have Pinterest boards full of themes

Did you ever have your 15 minutes of fame?:  Not really, my picture has been in the paper - but I have never been on TV

If you could perform in a circus, what would you do?: Well of course I want to be the Ringmaster, but I could settle for being a human cannonball.

Coffee or Tea?: Both

Favourite derby moment?: Playing in my 1st bout.  I was nervous and excited at the same time but I could also feel myself falling in love with the game.

What you are looking forward to in your derby future?: Everything! The short list includes: increasing my speed, skills and endurance.

Treasurer

Derby Name:  Bella Trixx

Number:  14

Position:  Blocker (Jammer only twice per game lol – too tiring)

Why did you join derby?:  1) Exercise, 2) to get out and meet new ladies, 3) watched a group of derby girls doing drills and thought…..geez I could do that and probably better  (I have been roller skating then in-line-skating since I was 8 but to my surprise…. When I was younger, all I did was skate forward and occasional backwards and stopping with toe stops.  When I actually did fresh meat,  I couldn’t do half the stuff they ladies were doing at first…..

Secret Talent:  If I tell it wouldn’t be a secret….   I don’t know. Flipping your eyelids, is that a talent?

Did you ever have your 15 minutes of fame?:  Maybe 2 minutes of fame. Derby related.  I was jamming for 2 minutes and the other teams jammer hadn’t gone through the pack yet.  Everyone was cheering for me.  Wow did I feel special and an athlete.  It felt good knowing I was accumulating points for the team.  My wedding, it was an evening of fame. All eyes were on me.  Well it should, I was the bride.

If you could perform in a circus, what would you do?:  Is there large tanks of water in a circus, I would love to swim with the dolphins & perform.  If not, I would like to be the lady dressed in a one piece and a huge head gear that sits on top of an elephant and waves her hands to the audience.

Coffee or Tea?:  3 cups of coffee in the morning, 2 cream NO SUGAR.  Medium steep tea, 2 cream NO SUGAR sometime during the day if I drive by a Timmies

Favourite derby moment?:  My last game, I hit the Jammer and skated her back, I did a tomahock stop and tripped and fell on my belly and skidded in front of my husband/family.  I found that really amusing.  Falling down  with no one beside me.

What you are looking forward to in your derby future?:  To be able to skate another 3 years.  To be a better jammer so I could be backup jammer and not get tired.

Bout Committee Coordinator

Derby Name: LemonTart

Number: 13

Position: Blocker/ Pivot

Why did you join derby?: I saw an ad for it at my work when I lived in Wales. I’ve never been on a team or been any part of a group before so I thought it would be fun.  I have not been let down yet!

Secret Talent: Hmmm.... I will keep that a secret

Did you ever have your 15 minutes of fame?: I participated in a TV program about the amount of alcohol I consumed on a daily/ weekly basis and the health problems it can cause with an ex. It was very embarrassing as everyone in my office saw it.

If you could perform in a circus, what would you do?: Anything with the animals- except picking up their droppings!

Coffee or Tea?: Coffee in the morning, cuppa tea in the afternoon

Favourite derby moment?: Probably when I won MVP on my first ever bout. That was exciting!

What you are looking forward to in your derby future?: I would love to win MVP again, and work on being a better pivot.

Training Committee Coordinator

Derby Name: MarWoWW

Number: 3232

Position: Jammer/Blocker

Why did you join derby?: Thought it looked like a good place to let off some steam.

Secret Talent: Mind Reader

Did you ever have your 15 minutes of fame?: Several Times.

If you could perform in a circus, what would you do?: Lion Tamer

Coffee or Tea?: Coffee, and lots of it.

Favourite derby moment?: Not one in particular.

What you are looking forward to in your derby future?: Hitting more bitches!

Skater Rep

Derby Name: Les Mercy

Number: 416

Position: Blocker

Why did you join derby?: I’ve loved the derby since watching live bouts in the 70’s with my mom.  I also have a lot of pent up aggression and it was being inappropriately released at my kids hockey games...

Secret Talent:  I can be very crafty.  I can work wonders with a glue gun.

Did you ever have your 15 minutes of fame?:  As far as I know,  not yet.

If you could perform in a circus, what would you do?:  I’m quite sure that I might be a lion whisperer. I love kitties so I would have to work with the big cats.

Coffee or Tea?:  COFFEE – off and on all day or else I am intolerable

Favourite derby moment?:  When all four of my kids came out to watch my first scrimmage.

What you are looking forward to in your derby future?:  I’m looking forward to all of it.  I want to hit hard and not fall down! 

Skater Rep

Derby Name: Roo

Number: 922

Position: Mainly jammer but I love a little blocking action as well, I am really trying to learn it all right now.

Why did you join derby?: Up until the fall parade when I saw these cool looking ladies cruising up the main street in roller skates I had no idea that Derby even existed outside of the movie "Whip it". Since then I have been hooked and can't get enough of the action! 

Secret talent: My name kinda says it all; I can jump like a kangaroo!  

Did you ever have your 15 minutes of fame? Does an elementary school talent show count?

If you could preform in a circus, what would you do? I think juggling fire while on a unicycle could be a really cool talent to possess! 

Coffee or Tea? Coffee in the AM and anytime could be tea time.

Favourite Derby Moment: My first favourite moment was signing up for fresh meat and exposing myself to this wonderful world of derby and all the wonderful people in it! Second favourite moment was passing minimums and making the team. Lastly, I have really enjoyed the little bit of scrimmaging that I have participated in this year! 

What are you looking forward to in your derby future? I look forward to constantly learning more about this sport and improving all of my skills to become the best player I can be! There have been so many "firsts" thus far and I cannot wait for many more "firsts" in my derby future including more game action!

Derby Name: Bruzy-Q

Number: 44

Position: Blocker

Why did you join derby?: Exercise, fun and team spirit

Secret Talent: Designer

Did you ever have your 15 minutes of fame?: No

If you could perform in a circus, what would you do?: Acrobat

Coffee or Tea?: Both

Favourite derby moment?: Playing in the Fast and Furious in Toronto

What you are looking forward to in your derby future?: Getting stronger, faster and better at game play

Derby Name: Jennerator

Number: 6

Position: Jammer predominantly

Why did you join derby?: Because my co-workers were too chicken to join themselves; they told me I should

join so they could come watch. Also, it sounded like a lot of fun.

Secret Talent: N/A

Did you ever have your 15 minutes of fame?: Don’t think so

If you could perform in a circus, what would you do?: Trapeze…. Looks awesome

Coffee or Tea?: Neither…. Coke please

Favourite derby moment?: Our first victory!

What you are looking forward to in your derby future?: Developing my blocking ability

Derby name: Schettkekker

Number: 403

Position: blocker

Why did you join derby?: derby chose me

Secret talent: turning water into wine....and then drinking it incredibly fast before anyone notices that I turned water into wine.

Did you ever have your 15 minutes of fame?: I prefer to be back stage

If you could perform in a circus, what would you do?:  I would tap dance and yell awkward obscenities at people

Coffee or tea?: coffee

Favourite derby moment?: the best is yet to come

What are you looking forward to...: hitting hard 

Derby Name: UnAlish'd

Number: 7878

Position: Jammer 

Why did you join derby?: Stress release & hitting people

Secret Talent: Crocheting

Did you ever have your 15 minutes of fame?: No

If you could perform in a circus, what would you do?: Trapeze

Coffee or Tea?: Tea

Favourite derby moment?: Jumping the apex

What you are looking forward to in your derby future?:  Improving not only as a jammer by blocking as well

Derby Name: Red Bandit

Number: 18

Position: Little bit of here and a little bit of there….

Why did you join derby?: To meet some awesome new people in the area and just have fun. I wanted to get out and try something new, something no one thought I would actually do. Surprise! I did it!

Secret Talent: I can make chocolate milk disappear like no one else you’ve seen!

Did you ever have your 15 minutes of fame?: Not yet

If you could perform in a circus, what would you do?:

Coffee or Tea?: Either… I live on chocolate milk!            

Favourite derby moment?: Not any one moment.

What you are looking forward to in your derby future?: To get better and faster on my skates and be able to give some good hits!

Derby Name: Acetylean

Number:  153

Position:  Alternate Jammer/blocker

Why did you join derby?:  I joined derby to strengthen learn new skills and to make new friends I could bond with over a fun sport.

Secret Talent: I am an empath.

Did you ever have your 15 minutes of fame?: I played the role of Peter in Peter Pan in High school.

If you could perform in a circus, what would you do?:  I would be the mermaid lady because I love the water.

Coffee or Tea?: I like coffee in the morning and tea in the afternoon.   

Favourite derby moment?:  I was inspired by watching Roller derby at the Downsview park with Montreal against TORD. They were brilliant. 

What you are looking forward to in your derby future?:   I want to get stronger faster and be an asset to my league.