We are thrilled to be able to invite you to our 4th Annual Boot Camp. GEJRDA Boot Camp is always a fantastic experience for junior Skaters and this year will not be any different!
This year, we are doing things a bit differently, and a bit more intimately. Level 1’s will be Saturday only and a cost of $60 each. Level 2 and 3’s are both days and a cost of $100.
Every participant will get a Boot camp T shirt. All skaters will be coached by Estro Jen at some point. Also, we have several coaches from the area that will be lending a hand as well.
Estro Jen loves skate parks, and if the weather cooperates, we will be heading out to a local skate park for tricks! We are going to have at least one scrimmage over the weekend as well. A more detailed schedule will come out closer to the date.
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***registration is not complete until payment is received. Fees are non-refundable***
Greater Edmonton Junior Roller Derby association has been blessed to have had the coaching, support and friendship of Leanne Johnson, A.K.A. Cherry-oto-Fire. Cherry has been such an amazing and positive influence on the young skaters that she has mentored, she has tremendous passion for youth and the sport of Roller Derby.
As a league we received the news that Cherry and her family were moving to Indiana with mixed feelings. On the one hand we are supportive and excited to hear about all of her future endeavors but it is impossible not to be a little bit sad that a part of us is leaving. We look forward to keeping up with all of Cherry’s adventures as a new mom and a yankee import. The hole that she leaves in the derby community will be filled with the warm and wonderful memories of the time she has spent with each and every one of us, offering advice, sharing her skill, her knowledge and most of all her kindness.
We invite all of you to come out Saturday night and cheer her on as she plays her last home game with STAHRs Arch Angels in the fantastic company of GEJRDAs Shelly Helly and Jennasaurus Wrex. She will roll out in style.
Our Level 2 skaters travelled to beautiful Fernie B.C. this past weekend to take on the challenge of playing Avalanche City’s BombsQUAD. Both teams stepped up their game impressively playing a full bout short benched, Fernie beginning with a bench of 8 and GEJRDA beginning with 7 which turned into 6 towards the end of the 2nd half when GEJRDA lost a skater to penalties. A hard fought battle by both teams which resulted in an eventual win for GEJRDA over BombsQUAD with an official score of 230-174. Junior Roller Derby has the best after parties and the small group of fantastic junior skaters had a splashing good time at Fernie’s Stanford Inn taking advantage of their famous Waterslide. A very big thank you to Fernie for hosting us and to Coach Cat who went above and beyond to make sure that this game happened for her young skaters, and of course to the parents who support their children and their passions and make things like this possible.
This Sunday we officially wrap up our spring season (even though spring seems to be lost) with Capital City Carnage. We have a level 1/2 scrimmage followed by a full contact level 3 scrimmage. Prizes, hot dogs and lots of fun. There will be a yummy All Star Bake Sale! We invite you all to come out and watch. Admission is $10! Level 1/2 game begins at 11:30 and level 3 at 1:30 at Edmonton Sportsdome 1104 32 Ave. NW.
We would also like to send well wishes to Coach Cherry-oto-Fire and her husband Stephen. They are about to embark on an adventure with their wee one Liberty, they are packing up and moving to Indiana. They will be missed but we wish them “all the good things”
Please come out and give Cherry a proper send off as she plays her last home game as an Arch Angel Saturday night in the good company of GEJRDAs Shelly Helly and Jennasaurus Wrex. The Beezlebubs roster will also be topped up by GEJRDA’s Pippy, Punch Buggy, Morgan Mayhem and Lemon Drop.
We have group of excited Juniors that are heading to beautiful Fernie B.C. this weekend to take on Avalanche City’s Bombsquad!
Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter @gejrda for updates on Saturday June 7 and wish them well.
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Play hard and have fun young ladies!
“A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.”
– Mary Lou Retton
Rienna Nagel, 36, of Spruce grove, AB lost her life to domestic violence. She leaves behind five children. Rienna was a teammate with our friends at Oil City Derby. As you know Roller Derby is a community that fiercely protects their own and comes together in times of need. If you can help, every little bit counts. It is with heavy hearts that we share our condolences, our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this time of unimaginable grief and loss. Please follow the link below to donate.
Domestic abuse is often a gradual process, with the frequency of assaults and seriousness of the violence slowly escalating over time. Abusers often express deep and convincing remorse with promises to change, it can take years for women to admit to themselves that the violence is not going to stop and the relationship they are in is unhealthy and cannot be saved.
In the meantime, the long-term effects of being abused can do little to convince women they are worthy of better so that they can find the courage to leave, or can manage on their own.
Violence against women happens in all cultures and religions, in all ethnic and racial communities, at every age, and in every income group.
What should you do if you think someone is being abused?
If someone is in immediate danger, call 911 or the emergency number in your community.
Put her safety first. Never talk to anyone about abuse in front of their suspected abuser. Unless she specifically asks for it, never give her materials about domestic abuse or leave information through voice messages or emails that might be discovered by her abuser. However, abuse thrives in secrecy, so speak up if you can do so safely.
If she wants to talk, listen. If she doesn’t, simply tell her she does not deserve to be harmed and that you are concerned for her safety. Ask her if there is anything you can do to help, but don’t offer to do anything that makes you uncomfortable or feels unsafe.
If she decides to stay in the relationship, try not to judge her. Remember, leaving an abuser can be extremely dangerous. Sometimes, the most valuable thing you can offer a woman who is being abused is your respect.
Learn about emergency services in your community, such as your local women’s shelter or sexual assault centre. Search on-line, or consult the front pages of your telephone directory.
We are pleased to be working with PivotStar on a new contest for Junior Derby girls everywhere to tell us what roller derby means to them!! Does it excite, empower, motivate or amuse you. ALL OF THE ABOVE. Share your story with us!!
SAVE THE DATE
GEJRDAs second annual spring wrap-up June Invitational. Registration and details coming soon!
AUGUST 23 & 24 IS GEJRDAS FOURTH ANNUAL BOOTCAMP. EXCITING COACHING ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING SOON. DETAILS TBA
Some of our GEJRDA All Stars will be Heat Pressing names and numbers for $15 at the E-Ville Game @ Kingsway Hangar Saturday night to raise money for their trip to Wild West Showdown 2014. Heat press and supplies generously donated by Bad Girlfriend Skates. This is a great opportunity to catch some great local Roller Derby and support a great cause.
On Sunday February 17, our GEJRDA All Stars played a team of wonderful ladies from Oil City Derby Girls, E-Ville Roller Derby and St. Albert Heavenly Rollers in preparation for Wild West Showdown 2014. Our All Stars displayed remarkable strategy and teamwork and captured a hard fought victory over the Adults 222-136. In addition to Head Coach Sour Cherry, Coach Lime will be travelling to Washington to assist on the bench and he brings with him years of knowledge and an extensive coaching background! Lime has been a supporter of GEJRDA and our junior skaters from the very beginning and has guested at practices, Boot Camps and accompanied us to Montana for our September 28 game.
Bradley Lime Foote (Edmonton)
Lime has been involved in roller derby for eight years and currently coaches Team Canada Men’s, the Vancouver Murder (men’s), Team Alberta (women’s). Last season he coached Saskatoon’s Mindfox to first place finishes at the Centrals and RDAC National Championships. Over the years, he has guest coached a number of teams throughout North America and has run numerous coaching and skills clinics and bootcamps from the beginner to advanced level, junior and senior. Coaching Team Canada at the World Cup in Birmingham, England in March is the next step in his long derby career.
“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter”
The All Star Team skaters take on an additional financial burden and will be holding lots of Fundraisers. Please check back frequently for updates. We very much appreciate your support and welcome Sponsors and or donations.
Join us for a January 26 for a Comedy Night in Support of GEJRDA All Stars who will be travelling to Wild West Showdown in Washington on Feb 28-March 3.
GEJRDA IS VERY PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE APPOINTMENT OF VIV THE SHIV TO THE POSITION OF HEAD REF TO OUR LEAGUE
Viv brings with her an extensive Roller Derby Resume, a passion for the continued growth of the sport and a dedication to working with the juniors. We are thrilled to be working with you Viv and thank you for your continued support.