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Holiday Craft & Bake Sale

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

It may technically be our off-season, but the Hammer City Roller Girls have busy crafting and baking up a storm! During the James St North Art Crawl on December 13th, we’ll be rolling out a Holiday Craft & Bake Sale with all proceeds going to the St. Matthew’s House Adopt-a-Family program. From great gift ideas to homemade ornaments to delicious cupcakes to piping hot chocolate, we have all the goods you need to keep you going along the Crawl route AND to have a very merry Christmas this year.

We’ll be setting up tables near the corner of Robert St. and James St. North, and outside This Ain’t Hollywood at 345 James St. North, from 8-11pm.

We skate AND bake. We whip AND stitch.We give hits AND give back. Help us support families this holiday season. See you this Friday!

HCRG Holiday Craft & Bake Sale

Monday, December 10th, 2012

The Hammer City Roller Girls are busy crafting! During the James St N Art Crawl on December 14th, we’ll be rolling out a Holiday Craft & Bake Sale.

Derby girls are baking and crafting everything, and the proceeds are going to the St. Matthew’s House Adopt-a-Family program.

We’ll be setting up shop in multiple locations along the Crawl route, and skaters will be on-skates selling baked goods.

We skate AND bake. We whip AND stitch.We give hits AND give back. Help us support families this holiday season. See you December 14th!

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Burlington Pride

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

By: BeOnYa

It was a rainy overcast day, but the last thing Hammer City Roller Girls are scared of is rain.

Lucky Lady Pearl, Pumble Bee, Beonya, Biggie Falls and Sonic Ram

Remember, we purposely hit, block and throw ninja moves (not really) on a daily basis. Burlington Pride is a smaller event held at Central Park in Burlington to represent and celebrate our diverse sexual and gender identities, histories, cultures, and lives. This small event in Burlington was the perfect opportunity for HCRG to come out and let people know who we are and what we do. Upon arrival, we were asked to introduce ourselves on the small stage of the Music Centre in Central Park. The five of us who attended spoke briefly about ourselves, giving our derby name, our position (if we had one), and how long we have been with the league. It was nice to see that the people who were at the event had some recollection of roller derby, even if in some cases it was ages ago. Throughout the day we were approached on many occasions to repeat our derby name. This seemed to be something people were highly interested in. As one person suggested “A derby name is almost like a stage name.” It takes your personality and encapsulates it into a single word/phrase/identifier.

The day was filled with handing out as many flyers as humanly possible. Some knew of HCRG, and some had no idea that roller derby was still a sport that you could get involved in. To get into the spirit of Burlington Pride we actively participated in some of the activities including: dressing up in costumes, and hoola hooping (or attempting to, haha). It was a eventful day and a wonderful opportunity to get out and talk about HCRG. For me, as a Fresh Meat in HCRG it was a good way to meet other members of the league on a new level. The practice environment is one way to get to know the team, but getting out to promote the Hammer City Roller Girls provides a new opportunity to get to know everyone.

Lucky Lady Pearl Hula Hooping!

It was great to see the excitement that some people expressed about Roller Derby. And sometimes it was just their excitement about Roller Skating that was the common ground. Whatever the connection was, speaking to people about our passion for Roller Derby as well as telling them about our up and coming games, it was a successful and fun day.

Thank you so much to the organizers for having us out!

Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl-a-thon

Monday, March 26th, 2012

For the 6th year in a row, HCRG put their best game of bowler derby forward for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake. The two teams, the Hammer City Roller Girls and the Hammer City Roller Bowlers raised nearly $2400.
The ladies in black and yellow brought home the award for Team Spirit, and our very own Naughty Bee won the award for worst bowler. Womp womp – you’ll strike it next year, Naughy!
Thank you to all of our family, friends, and fans who donated to the Bowl-a-thon.

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

The Hammer City Roller Girls with you health and happiness during the holidays! We’ve worked hard this year, and can’t wait to sit back and celebrate 2012 rolling in.

For the 5th year in a row, we adopted a family for the St. Matthew’s House Adopt-a-Family program. We would like to thank all of those who supported our Craft and Bake Sale at the December 9th Artcrawl on James St N. We were able to give our family the greatest holiday gift of all… Love! (and lots of it!)

Some of our skaters helped spread holiday cheer at the Kitestring Christmas Spectacular on December 16th. The very successful charitable event raised money for the Hamilton not-for-profit Culture for Kids in the Arts. Were you lucky enough to see your favourite skaters sing their smash hit “Derby Girls are Comming to Town?”

We bake and we skate. We whip and we stitch. We give hits and we give back. And we thank you for all your generousity in helping us spread derby love this season.

Have a safe and happy holiday! See you on the track in the new year!

HCRG at the Christmas Spectacular!

Friday, December 16th, 2011

The Hammer City Roller Girls will be rolling into Kitestring’s 3rd Annual Christmas Spectacular on December 16, 2011. The proceeds from the evening will be given to the Hamilton not-for-profit called Culture for Kids in the Arts. An organization that is dedicated to making arts programming available to all local children.

Your Hammer City Roller Girls will take centre stage at the *SOLD OUT pageant! Our skaters have multiple talents – watch us sing, dance, and skate at the Spectacular. We’ll be there for Hamilton’s biggest candy buffet ever at the 7:00pm kickoff, at the Hamilton Consvatory for the Arts (126 James St S). Our friends at Gorrilla Cheese will be serving up snacks and prizes at 9:00pm.

The after-party starts at 9:30pm. Tickets are $5 at the door, featuring Sweet Ice Snow Cones and $5 drink specials all night. Live rockabilly music by The Greasemarks. Bring your dancing shoes!

HCRG Holiday Craft & Bake Sale

Monday, November 14th, 2011

The Hammer City Roller Girls are busy — knitting, beading, painting & pasting! During the James St N Art Crawl on December 9th, we’ll be rolling out a Holiday Craft & Bake Sale.

Derby girls are baking and crafting everything, and the proceeds are going to the St. Matthew’s House Adopt-a-Family program.

We’ll be setting up shop outside three locations along the Crawl route:
- This Ain’t Hollywood (345 James St. North)
- Hammer City Records (228 James St. North @ Rear)
- Outside the Lighthouse Fish Market (219 James St. North)

Come and load up on awesome gifts, hot chocolate and delicious baked treats — the perfect sugar rush before hitting the next gallery. We’ll have organic, vegan, raw, and gluten-free options for everyone.

Smackie O is feverishly knitting, Naughty Bee has a needle and thread in hand, and Hammerhead is already planning to make the world’s best vegan holiday cupcake.

We skate AND bake. We whip AND stitch.We give hits AND give back. Help us support families this holiday season. See you December 9th!

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HCRG Sets Sail to Scrimmage Sept. 11

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Ahoy Hammer City landlubbers!

Raise your sails and set course to the Hamilton waterfront on September 11 at 2pm for an outdoor roller derby event that will send you overboard with excitement. For the first and only time this season, the Hammer City Roller Girls (HCRG) will bout against each other, in an all-pirate, no-holds-barred, battle of the buccaneers you don’t want to miss. Who will you raise a grog to? The fearsome Blackbeard Booty or the fast and sassy Jackie Red Sparrows? Both teams will feature a mix of HCRG’s veteran and newer skaters so you know it’s going to be a ruthless plunder for skating supremacy by the sea.

HCRG christened Hamilton Waterfront Trust’s skate pad last summer with a hotly contested intra-league bout, and are thrilled to be back as part of a historical maritime weekend that also features the appearance of the most-traveled tall ship in history, the Pride of Baltimore II.

Sunday, September 11, 2011
2:00PM
Pier 8 Skating Pad (Behind Williams Coffee Pub)
47 Discovery Drive/Foot of James Street

*Admission is pay what you can – our gift to the fans!
*We will be accepting non-perishable food items as donations
*Family friendly *Dog friendly
*Free parking *Concession stand
*Bring your own lawn chair for trackside seating – arrive early to secure a spot
*Come even earlier and check out the tall ship Pride of Baltimore II docked in Hamilton!
*Easy access by transit: HSR’s Bayfront Bus #4 stops a couple of blocks away

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