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Roller Derby Coming To Town

Brand new to Sparwood, and Coal Miner Day's first big fundraising event of the year the Roller Derby is soon to be in town and guaranteed to be a must see experience.

Presented by the Coal Miner Days Society and sponsored by the District of Sparwood and The Free Press, gals from the East Kootenay Roller Derby League will go head to head in a Coal Miners vs. Lumberjacks battle. This event will showcase this exciting and fast growing sport, while being family friendly and supporting a great cause. "I really think this will be a great event," says Coal Miner Days President Renee MacCormack. "Feedback from the public has been really good and people seem to be really looking forward to it," she says.

The event will take place on Saturday April 21st, 2012 with only 700 tickets available for the event. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the  event will  start at 7 p.m. Seating will be in bleachers as well as floor seats right next to the  track.  Also, those attending will get a chance to meet the Roller Derby Girls after the event.

Guests are reminded that there will be a concession put on by Laura Jordan and her team who are fundraising for Relay for Life and a 50/50 draw will be  also be taking place during the evening.

Tickets can be found at Sparwood Chamber of Commerce, Sparwood Recreation Centre, East Kootenay Community Credit Union in Sparwood, Alpine Lumber, Sparwood Husky, The Elk Valley Herald  and at The Free Press.

Ticket prices are:

$10 for adults

$5 for 6-18 year olds

Under 6  are FREE

The Coal Miner Days Society is looking for volunteers to help with the event. For more information please contact Renee at 250.425.0021 or  at coalminerdays@hotmail.com. Your support and dedication to this and other Coal Miner Days events is very much appreciated.

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