InPrint: Roller Derby in the Okanagan Continues to Grow

With the amount of interest in roller derby these days the growth of the Okanagan Roller Derby league was inevitable.  There was an overwhelming response from girls wanting to be involved when the league did their ‘Fresh Meat’ intake last summer.  For the last six months they’ve been training hard to get the new girls ready for the 2011 bouting season, and ready they are!

The Okanagan Roller Derby League is pleased to announce their three new house teams:  The Bad Apple Betties, Sun City Sirens, and K City Rollers!  The Peach Tarts you know and love are still a part of it all as the All Star travel team.

You know what this means?  Tons of roller derby bouts for Kelowna & the Okanagan this spring and summer!

The OKRD will also be hosting a Western Regional Roller Derby Tournament in Kelowna, June 17-19th, 2011.  An entire weekend of roller derby and the first of this kind of tournament in British Columbia – an amazing opportunity for the sport and the community.

Keep informed of the league’s progress by checking out http://okrd.ca/.  If you’re interested in getting involved in roller derby in any capacity drop them a line.  Whether it be to coach, ref, or even volunteer at the bouts, there are many different opportunities to get involved.

Help keep the sport growing and support your local roller derby!

Read the full article in today’s (March 2, 2011) edition of the Kelowna Capital News.

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