Archive for the ‘Fundraising’ Category

Roller Derby Art Crawl, BBQ & Bake Sale

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Are you curious or fascinated by imagery that the revolutionary roller derby revival inspires?

This Ain’t Hollywood and the Hammer City Roller Girls are hosting an Art Crawl that will feature artistic interpretations of the sport of roller derby, the women who play it and the officials that keep it rolling safe.

Fast skates, hard hits, rink rash and great feats of female athleticism are all part of this sport that’s taking the world by storm and spinning through all aspects of pop culture.

Featuring art by HCRG skaters past and present, and their supporters!

The Hammer City Roller Girls will be on hand for the James Street North Art Crawl event, just ahead of their May 11 home season opener. In addition to seeing fantastic art, you’ll be able to pick up HCRG merchandise, and FILL YOUR BELLY! Scrumptious homemade baked goods and BBQ hot dogs will tempt your tastebuds. Funds raised will help with our travel costs this season.

Date & Location of Exhibit:

Friday April 11th, 2014
7 pm – 11 pm
This Ain’t Hollywood
345 James Street North
Hamilton, Ontario

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Respect The O!

Monday, January 20th, 2014

For all the derby skaters and refs in the know
Here’s the perfect shirt to remind friends and foes
That thou shalt always respect the mighty O

We love awkwardly awesome derby shirts, and a wee bit of the sales goes towards helping to reach our league goals this year.

Pick one of these limited-edition shirts and be the envy of all your derby friends. It’s available on men’s and women’s tees, long-sleeved tees, and hoodies.

We need to ‘sell’ at least 50 shirts by February 10 in order for this shirt to get printed. You won’t get charged (and you won’t get this shirt) unless we hit that goal. If you can’t purchase at this time, no worries at all – we could sure use your support in spreading the word about this shirt!

Boom! Roller Derby Bingo is Back

Friday, November 1st, 2013

This ain’t your grandma’s game anymore! The Hammer City Roller Girls are doling out another edition of its legendary ROLLER DERBY BINGO on Friday, November 22. Buy your bingo cards and dabbers from a skater to try your hand at winning cash and prizes, and don’t forget to pick up some sweet HCRG swag (Christmas gifts, anyone?). Then stick around for an amazing night of music featuring Cowlick, Wax Mannequin, Haolin Munk, Earth, Wind & Choir, Lee Reed, and Mother Tareka.

Friday, November 22
Doors at 8 pm | First game at 8:30 pm
This Ain’t Hollywood
345 James St. North, Hamilton
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Proceeds from bingo will help cover some of our league’s many operating costs.

For more information on the music acts, check out their Facebook event.

So dust off that rabbit’s foot, comb out that troll hair, and try your lucky hand at winning – good times guaranteed!

Sock, Hop and Roll!

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Join the Hammer City Roller Girls on Saturday, October 5 at This Ain’t Hollywood for a night with Johnny Cash and Elvis! Break out your leather jacket or poodle skirt and dance the night away to rockin’ tunes performed by renowned tribute artists. There will be games, raffles, prizes for best outfits, and more fun than you can twist to. Doors open at 9 pm and cover is only $7. Come on out for this FUNdraiser in support of your local roller derby league!

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Hammer City Roller Girls Comedy Night

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

HCRG Comedy Night August 24Prepare to laugh as hard as we hit! Come on out to HCRG’s Comedy Night and support your local roller derby team during an evening of hilarity and mayhem!

Tickets are only $10, and are available in advance from your favourite HCRG skater, and at the door. Laughs, prizes, and fun!

Saturday, August 24
Club 54 Nightclub
3345 Harvester Rd., Burlington
Doors open at 8 pm
Show starts at 8:30 pm

The show will be hosted by Ben Guyatt, as seen on CHTV and The Comedy Network. Having trained with “Second City” in Toronto and Hamilton’s Players Guild, Ben Guyatt began his career as a professional comedian in 1980. Ben has performed in many hundreds of club, corporate, and TV shows over the last 20 years. As a Master of Ceremonies there are few that can come close but unknown to many people, Ben Guyatt can also perform great stand-up comedy with his razor sharp tongue and hilarious interactive approach.

Admission to the Club 54 dance party afterwards is also included!

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Garage Sale & BBQ June 1 – Caledonia

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

ROLLER DERBY GARAGE SALE & BBQ
As part of the Caledonia Townwide Garage Sale
Saturday, June 1
7 am – 1 pm (No early birds, please)
19 Argyle St North, Caledonia

The Hammer City Roller Girls will be there selling a bunch of great stuff, from household items to sports equipment to books. You’ll be amazed at the sheer number and the quality of items that 30+ girls can pool together for this one huge sale!

We’ll also be grilling up tasty hot dogs and selling tickets for our June 15 double header.

Proceeds raised will help us cover some of our league travel costs.

Roller Derby Bingo!

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Roller Derby Bingo March 1Happiness is shouting DERBY! Dust off your dabbers and locate that lucky troll. The Hammer City Roller Girls are hosting a super fun evening of their legendary Roller Derby Bingo. Buy your bingo cards & dabbers from a skater to try your hand at winning cash and great HCRG swag. Then be sure to stick around for an amazing night of live music featuring Hamilton’s BA Johnston, plus Wax Mannequin, Ketamines, and Let’s Go. Dabbing and dancing, what could be better?

Proceeds from bingo help pay for the league’s many travel costs for the 2013 season.

Friday, March 1
Doors at 8 pm | First game at 8:30 pm
This Ain’t Hollywood
345 James St. North, Hamilton

For more information on the music acts, check out their Facebook event.

Totally Tubular Roller Derby Bingo

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

This ain’t no false alarm! HCRG presents another unforgettable night of ROLLER DERBY BINGO AND DANCING, 80s style! So, like, totally whip out your acid wash jeans and leg warmers, and get ready to bust out ‘Friday I’m in Love’ for this night of dabbing and dancing!

Buy your bingo cards & dabbers from a skater to try your hand at winning great prizes all night, including cash, HCRG swag, and gift certificates from some of our favourite eateries such as Jack and Lois and Gallaghers! We’ll have HCRG merch for sale, a 50/50 draw, and fun contests throughout. Plus, don’t forget to stay for a gnarly night of dancing to all the best 80s music. Gag me with a tune!

So dust off that rabbit’s foot, hairspray your bangs, and try your lucky hand at winning – good times guaranteed!

Friday, August 24
Doors at 7pm | First game at 8pm
This Ain’t Hollywood
345 James St. North, Hamilton

No cover before 10pm! Fun on tap! Girls on skates!

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We Put The HA in Hammer City!!

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

On May 26 2012 seven local comedians took the stage in support of HCRG at Route 66 in Hamilton. This was the first comedy fundraiser put together by HCRG and the event came together as well as we could have hoped! The comedians were hilarious, the drinks flowed and it was great to see that a good time was had by one and all!

Between Zak’s ongoing and amazing spiel detailing what it’s like to still be a virgin (and making many requests to rectify his situation with one or many of our lovely roller girls, to no avail), and Gavin going head to head with a lone heckler – and coming out victorious (to the delight of the crowd), the laughs and good times just kept coming.

Numerous prizes were up for grabs with our raffle, and one of the most sought after wins was the door prize to see Helix later that Night –compliments of This Ain’t Hollywood. The best prize available and one that received the most jokes, was an amazing professional teeth whitening certificate. Not only was this one of the highest priced and popular prizes, but the jokes about the relevance of the prize given the area of town, were hilarious. We definitely gave the comedians more material to work with on the fly. Needless to say the winner of that raffle was more then red in the face when he received his prize.

The comedians were excited to support Hammer City’s Wheeled Warriors – all dawning the HCRG shirts we gave as a thank you. Everyone, comedian, patrons, fans staff and our Roller girls had an amazing time. The event drew a crowd that spanned from Toronto to Welland!!

Our enormous thanks goes out to everyone that donated prizes for our raffle and the amazing staff at Route 66. A special thank you to all the comedians that came out: Mayce Galoni, Zak McDonald, Doug Nagy, Ashley Moffatt, Anthony Mlekuz, Gavin Stephens! And a very special thanks goes out to Patrick Coppolino for hosting the night and keeping us rolling. The night would not have been the same without all of you! Who knows, there may be another comedy night in the works, so stay tuned!!

Roller Derby Bingo

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Roller Derby BingoThis ain’t no false alarm! HCRG is bringing back our ROLLER DERBY BINGO & KARAOKE nights in a big way. Buy your bingo cards & dabbers from a skater to try your hand at winning HCRG & cash prizes all night. We’ll have HCRG merch for sale, a 50/50 draw, and fun contests throughout. Plus, don’t leave without dedicating a karaoke tune to your favourite skater.

So dust off that rabbit’s foot, comb out that troll hair, and try your lucky hand at winning – good times guaranteed!

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