Roller Girls fundraiser set to rock

Clear your calendar's this Saturday 15th because this is your chance to truly rock and roll! Fernie's own Roller Derby team, the Avalanche City Roller Girls are hosting their first local fund-raising event and they're bringing a riot of rockabilly, burlesque and the rolling brigade of black and red ladies who are set to take the East Kootenay Roller Derby League down; avalanche style.

  • Oct. 13, 2011 6:00 a.m.
Avalanche City Roller Girls

Avalanche City Roller Girls

Clear your calendar’s this Saturday 15th because this is your chance to truly rock and roll! Fernie’s own Roller Derby team, the Avalanche City Roller Girls are hosting their first local fund-raising event and they’re bringing a riot of rockabilly, burlesque and the rolling brigade of black and red ladies who are set to take the East Kootenay Roller Derby League down; avalanche style.

Fresh off their first bout in September and with the official bout schedule for 2012 due to be released in November, the girls are ready to raise the roof and raise the funds they need to take their passion to the next level…and they need your help!

So grab your dancing shoes, your cash and your appetite for a rocking good time and head to The Northern this Saturday from 8pm until late; entry is $10 and there is a raffle at $2 a ticket with major prizes including a black and red cruiser bike kindly donated by Board Stiff.

And what’s on the menu you ask? Calgary’s own rockabilly boys The Smokin 45’s will be bringing their double base balancing, cymbal crashing sounds to the stage, while Calgary’s original burlesque troupe The Kabuki Guns Burlesque (K.G.B) will bring their blend of fishnets and feathers to titillate us all.

Roller Derby is a phenomenon that has been sweeping the West Kootenay’s since 2009 with bout attendance regularly breaking arena spectator records. The newly formed East Kootenay Roller Derby League expects the same excitement from competitors and spectators on this side of the Kootenay’s as they get ready to have monthly double header bouts from May to September 2012.

The Fernie girls who formed in June of this year are currently training 4-6 hours a week and are hoping to maximise their advantage over other teams with an inside training facility secured for the winter. They need funds to go towards the hire of this space, insurance, equipment and travel.

All proceeds from the prize raffle, merchandise sale and door charge at this Saturdays event will go directly to the Roller Girls who would like to send a special thank you to their team sponsor The Northern Bar & Stage for making this event possible. All they need now is Fernie to get behind them on Saturday, so come down for a boogie and help rock and roll the girls into the next derby season.