Halloween roller derby coming up

The Wetaskiwin Rez City Rollers are hosting a multi-level tournament on Oct. 31 to shine a light on mental illness awareness.

  • Oct. 21, 2015 6:00 a.m.

The Wetaskiwin Rez City Rollers are hosting a multi-level tournament on Oct. 31 to shine a light on mental illness awareness.

All proceeds are being given to Project Semicolon. “That’s what the semicolon is for, to not be ashamed of mental illness,” said president and coach Christine “Schmidt Disturber” Schmidt.

The Stitch Rip-Her Memorial Derby Invitational is held in memory of a former Rez City Ripper teammate who suffered from mental illness. “It’s in honour of her,” said Schmidt.

The derby festivities begin at 3 p.m. with the junior skaters. “Which is going to be fantastic,
 said Schmidt.

The last bout of the evening starts at 7:30 and, along with the rest of the tournament is full contact. However, upping the excitement, is the fact it is co-ed with the men hailing from Team Canada.

Schmidt says there will be a Halloween party to follow and admittance to the derby is $15 at the door.

 

 

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