The Summerside Twisted Sisters in action during a roller derby bout at Credit Union Place in Summerside in August.
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BEDEQUE – It will be a full day of roller derby.
The Summerside Twisted Sisters will host the fifth annual Day of Derby Debauchery at the Bedeque and Area Recreation Centre on Saturday.
With teams coming from Charlottetown, Saint John and Maine, three full bouts will make for an action-packed day of derby excitement. The Twisted Sisters get things going against the Saint John Portside Pirates at 1 p.m. That will be followed by a bout between Charlottetown’s Moonshine Maidens and the Biohazards of Aroostook, Maine, at 3:30 p.m.
The final bout, scheduled for 6 p.m., will be a Black and White game made up of players from all the teams, and interestingly, some men who are involved in the derby community, either as refs, coaches or recreational skaters.
Co-ed games always have an extra element of fun and excitement, and this one will be no different.
Giving back to community
The Twisted Sisters take great pride in giving back to the community with each bout, and this time are partnering with GenXX to give 50 per cent of the donations at the door to the popular youth centre. They’ve also provided 100 tickets for members of GenXX to check out the bouts.
“It’s a pairing that makes great sense,” said Maureen Gay (Mosie O’Pummell), bout director for the Wharf City Rollers. “We know the joy that comes from rolling on wheels, and appreciate that there is a space for that for youth in Summerside.
“And who knows, maybe it’ll result in some new Twisted Sisters in the years down the road.”
GenXX may also be participating by doing a scooter/skateboard demonstration during halftime for one of the bouts, which will only add to the fun for the audience.
The Wharf City Rollers league will also be holding an open house in Bedeque on Sept. 12 for any interested future skaters to come try on some gear and find out a bit more about the upcoming Learn to Skate program.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out the Twisted Sisters on Facebook.