This coming Saturday, November 16th between 1 and 4 pm, we will be hosting our first Bizarre Bazaar; a fundraiser that will help us travel to play bouts, assist with other league related costs, and help us host some exciting events in 2014! The Bizarre Bazaar will be held at the Mattamy Athletic Centre at Maple Leaf Gardens, 50 Carlton St, and will have tea and refreshments, a silent auction, a bake sale, and a craft sale with all funds going directly to the TJRD. We hope to see you all there!
October 11th is International Day of the Girl.
TJRD would like to thank all of those in the world that work every day to make the lives of girls everywhere better.
We would also like to remind all of the girls out there with a voice to use it! Use the voice you have to help those in the world that can’t use theirs. It’s that voice that will make the future better for everyone!
Happy Day of the Girl!
This is a video made during a friendly scrimmage this past weekend when some of our great friends of Montreal’s Rhythm & Bruise dropped in on our practice on their way home from Alliston. We had a great time seeing our friends and we look forward to seeing these very talented skaters again soon!
Merci beaucoup Montreal Rhythm & Bruise!
The 2013/2014 season is finally here! We have some excited returning skaters and some exciting new skaters! Registration is open until October 27th, so don’t wait! E-mail us at TorontoJRD@gmail.com for more information today!
What an amazing day at Toronto’s Pride Parade! Some of our skaters represented TJRD along-side our big sister league, ToRD, and skaters from other leagues including TMRD and Peterborough!!!
Miss this parade? Want more parade-y fun!? TJRD will be represented at East York’s Canada Day parade with the fine folks at GTAR!
Happy Pride and Happy Canada Day everyone!
Today is the day!! Our big sister league, Toronto Roller Derby, is going to be delivering the 2013 Battle for the Boot! Come down to the bunker and check out US! The TJRD will be there to open the festivities with an exhibition bout! As a special bonus, you can hang out after our game to see the Death Track Dolls and the Smoke City Betties as they give it everything to become the 2013 ToRD champions!
Don’t miss out, this promises to be a spectacular night of derby!
Check out torontorollerderby.com for more details.
June is whizzing past, Much like June’s Skater of the Month; Fairy Dust-Her!
Fairy Dust-Her is in her first season with TJRD and is a great addition to our team! Below is a little about Fairy Dust-Her:
1.Derby Name: Fairy Dust-Her
3.Tell us a little about yourself: I’m a only child. I like acting and comedy shows.
4.What is your favorite position to play? Blocker
5.What kind of skates and wheels do you skate with? Riedell skates and radar wheels.
6.What do you think of when you’re lacing up your skates? What I can do to improve my skating this week.
7.What is your favorite derby moment? The first game I ever went to.
8.At what age and how did you get involved with roller derby? 12
9.How did you learn to play roller derby? You guys taught me
10.Any advice for juniors who want to join roller derby? Just try your best each practice and remember to have fun!
11.How did you choose your derby name? Well it was the first practice and my mom was just yelling out random names and when she said fairy dust her I was like ya! that’s cool.
12.Who are your derby heros? Bruise berry pie.
13.What other sports have you played? Volley ball and soft ball.
14.Is there anyone you’d like to thank? My parents for dealing with me in the early mornings and the TJRD players and coaches for being so nice and supportive.
What an incredible bout! This bout (much like our recent bout in Montreal) was spectacular and came down to the very last jam, with the TJRD squeaking in some last minute points to win 199-193. What an amazing way for several of our newer skaters (and some of Alliston’s skaters who also made their bout debuts) to start bouting! Congratulations to Shatterproof of the AJRD and Iggy Pop-her; tonight’s very deserving MVPs.
The TJRD would like to thank our hosts the Alliston Junior Roller Derby, the Renegade Derby Dames of Alliston, the zebra crew and their NSOs, the announcers and all of the volunteers that were there to make this another amazing bout! We can’t wait to see our friends from Alliston again!
Today is the day! The TJRD is heading up the road to Alliston Memorial Arena at 49 Nelson St W to take on our friends at Alliston Junior Roller Derby, the Blister Sisters!
Everyone is welcome to make the quick drive up the highway to Alliston to come see this bout, featuring some of TJRD’s newer skaters showing off their skill on the flat track! Tickets are $15 at the door.
See you there!
It’s Wednesday now, but everyone at TJRD is still jazzed about the awesome time we had with our friends MRDJ Rhythm & Bruise! The TJRD would like to send out a heartfelt thank you to our friends at MRDJ. Thank you to the volunteers, the zebra crew, the NSOs, the announcer, Canuck Derby TV, and a giant thank you to MRDJ’s crew that thought of every little detail to make us feel welcome in their city. Thank you MRDJ!!! Last Sunday’s bout is going to be a hard act to follow!
Toronto Junior Roller Derby