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Yukon Roller Girls

My Fresh Meat Trial

It’s been 20 years since I put on a pair of skates, so as I arrived at Elijah Smith Elementary School I was a little bit timid about trying roller derby for the first time. Having only seen one game back in Australia, and the...

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Three Things

Re-creating an Era The Yukon Derby Girls host their first bout in 3 yearsA bout is a game.Bouts are two 30 minute halves, with a 30 minute half-time.Halves are made up of two minute jams. During a jam 10 players are on the oval...

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Talent and Passion

The Yukon is blessed with a huge number of talented and passionate women. It would take much more space than I have here to pay tribute to even just a handful of these inspiring ladies but I’m going to give it a shot.I’ve had to...

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Derby Girls on a Roll

It’s a lot of work being a Yukon Roller Girl.There are two practices a week that keep you on your skates for a few hours at a time.There are boot camps to organize and attend, funds to raise through skate-a-thons, bar...

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Halloween Happenings Round-up

Halloween Spooktacular-Saturday, Oct. 27Location: The Legion Hall, 503 Steele StreetTime: 8 p.m.-2 a.m.Tickets: $20, available both in advance and at the doorThe Halloween Spooktacular will be a dance and costume party for ages...

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