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Uhaul Brawl for Pride – Thursday June 25

Toronto Roller Derby 2015 Uhaul Brawl clam slam

Uhaul BRAWL (formerly known as Clam Slam) is an annual roller derby event to kick off the Pride weekend, bringing together the LGBTQ2 roller derby community for an event like no other. The four teams feature queer skaters from the Toronto area, as well as visiting skaters from across the province — and even across the ocean. Some of your favourite skaters from Pride events past will be taking part once again, as Toronto Roller Derby and GTA Rollergirls once again team up to bring a Pride event like no other.

The BRAWL will showcase skaters coming from over North America, which is super exciting! This event gives fans a chance to come out and support athletes who are openly and proudly skating under the queer banner. So many athletes remain closeted and this event sends the message that we are proud to play and others can be as well.

“Too many queer athletes are pushed to the fringes in mainstream organized sports, and so few spaces are designated to celebrate and highlight queer athletes. This event creates that space and shows that the roller derby community embraces folks from across the queer and trans spectrum,” said BRAWL organizer and ToRD skater, Vag Lightning. “We still have a lot of work to do, especially around issues of transmisogyny, but the BRAWL is a start. This event shouldn’t be as important as it is because we should be farther than we are – but I feel lucky that it exists and honoured to have helped make it happen this year.”

Spectators can expect an event that is kid-friendly, wheelchair-accessible, full of glitter, excitement, unicorns on wheels, and more glitter.

Uhaul BRAWL will be held at Ted Reeve Arena, 175 Main Street at Gerrard, at Gerrard – a short walk south from Main Street station on the Bloor-Danforth Line 2 subway, or take the 506 streetcar east from the Village! Advance tickets are on sale now, and are also available at our usual ticket outlets:

  • Purple Purl – 1162 Queen Street E
  • Rotate This – 801 Queen Street W
  • Soundscapes – 572 College Street
  • True North Climbing  – 75 Carl Hall Rd, Unit 14

There will be 2 fun, amazing bouts at this year’s event:

  • 6:30 pm: Blundstone Brigade vs the Glitterazzi
  • 8:00 pm: Team UHaul vs Plaid Mafia

For rosters and up to the minute event information, please RSVP to the facebook event listing here.

Doors open at 6pm. Parking at Ted Reeve Arena is free.

After the event, please join us for the official Uhaul BRAWL afterparty at The Steady, 1051 Bloor St West. It’s PWYC, and will also serve as a fundraiser for CN Power as they gear up for WFTDA Playoffs!

Clam Slam 2013 – Friday June 28th

Get ready folks because Pride Toronto and Clam Slam are coming at you! Taking place on Friday June 28th, this year’s Clam Slam takes place at Ted Reeve Arena and is a DOUBLE HEADER! What? Yes! MOAR!

clam slam

UPDATE: Can’t make it to Clam Slam, say because you don’t live in Canada? Thanks to the technical magic of Mr. Force, we will be live boutcasting both bouts!

ToRD Feels the Pride!

When the (tit)mouse is away, the Nerd will play!

ToRD played host to the second annual Clam Slam on Friday night between Vagine Regime Canada and the Clam Diggers, a spectacular bout played out in front of a loud and appreciative crowd. Really, the outcome barely mattered as guests from Ontario, Quebec, BC, Illinois, New York and California were welcomed into a celebratory atmosphere.

The all-star visitors from south of the border (B.A.D Girl Mexican Jumping Mean and Windy City

Pride Weekend + Clam Slam – This Friday!

This Friday, July 2nd, ToRD presents the second annual CLAM SLAM! Clam Slam is an official Pride event – come see skaters from all over North America duke it out on the track!



Vagine Regime
Bionichrome…………. 35 (ToRD)
Brim Stone…………. 2:18 (ToRD)
Fubar…………. 765 (ToRD)
Land Shark…………. 33 (ToRD)
Lucid Lou…………. 12:34 (ToRD)
Mega Mouth…………. 26 (ToRD)
Nasher…………. 2×4 (ToRD)
Rebel Rock It…………. 7 (ToRD)
Sail Her Poon…………. 090w (ToRD)
BruiseBerry Pie…………. 31 (GTA)
The Grouchy LadyThug…………. 12:00 (Syracruse NY)
Jackie Daniels…………. No7 (WCRG)
Lock N Roll…………. 00 HCRG)
Nameless Whorror…………. 202 (MTL)
Rage Virus…………. 28dl (GTA)
Sofanda Beatin…………. 420 (TCRG)
Big Chees…………. Manager



Clam Diggers
Dyna Vagina…………. 21 (ToRD)
Fireweed…………. 40 (ToRD)
Hoff…………. 65+ (ToRD)
Hot Boxx…………. 60gritt (ToRD)
Hot Roller…………. 48 (ToRD)
Kari Mia Beer…………. 6 (ToRD)
Memphis Kitty…………. 56 (ToRD)
Scissor-Me-Timbers…………. 510 (ToRD)
Anita Martini…………. 9 (TCRG)
Bareleigh Legal…………. 18
Getcha Kicks…………. 76 (GTA)
Lady Cuntessa…………. 702w (EofD)
Mexican Jumping Mean…………. 7 (BADG)
Perky Set…………. 3 (HCRG)
sin-e-star…………. 306 (TCRG)
Sista Fista…………. 54u (EofD)
Waxey McBush…………. 200$/hr (MTL)
Boss Applesauce…………. Manager

Proceeds from the halftime 50/50 will benefit the Pride Parade – government funding was cut for Pride this year (BOOO!!), so ToRD is doing their part to support the community.

Tickets are only on sale online until midnight on Thursday, so go get ‘em! Tickets are also available from our usual ticket outlets, and at the door.

For more details, click here.

Can’t get enough ToRD + Pride = AWESOME? Come support the community and our skaters as we march in Take Back The Dyke and in the Yonge Street Dyke March on Saturday at 2pm. ToRD will also be marching with the Toonie Drive in Sunday’s Pride Parade.

July 2nd – Clam Slam 2010!

So you may be asking yourself, “What is Clam Slam?” – you may even have googled it, and read Urban Dictionary’s definition. That’s not what I’m talking about though – I’m talking about Clam Slam 2010, an all-queer roller derby bout hosted by the Toronto Roller Derby League! Clam Slam is an official Pride 2010 event.

Come watch the Clam Diggers – ToRD’s all-queer roller derby team, take on the Vagine Regime, Friday July 2nd at 7:00pm, at The Hangar in Downsview Park. Team Vagine Regime Canada, inspired by the the original Vagine Regime, is made up of queer skaters from all over the country! It’s going to be AMAZING!


- Deets -
When: Friday July 2nd, doors at 7:00pm, bout starts at 8:00pm
Where: The Hangar, Downsview Park
Tickets: $12 in advance, $18 at the door. On sale now!

Want to know more? Check out CP24’s report on Clam Slam 2009!

Follow the Vagine Regime on Facebook!
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Clam Slam This Friday!

Clam Slam 2009!

*All-queer roller derby bout hosted by Toronto Roller Derby *Official Pride Toronto Event 2009

Come watch an all-queer team from Toronto Roller Derby – The Clam Diggers – take on queer rollergirls from surrounding leagues in what’s sure to be the hottest, most action-packed event at Pride!

Team Vagine Regime Canada, inspired by the the original Vagine Regime, is made up of queer skaters from all over the country. We have girls from Victoria, Edmonton, London, Ottawa, Kitchener and Montreal!

Details:
Clam Slam 2009
Friday June 26th
Toronto Clam Diggers vs. Vagine Regime Canada
George Bell Arena
215 Ryding Avenue

Doors: 7pm
Game: 8pm

$12 in advance, $18 at door
Kids 9 and under are free!

Ticket outlets:
Gabby’s: 2076 Queen E. & 157 Roncesvalles
Junction Skateshop: 404 Roncesvalles
Rotate This: 801 Queen W.
Soundscapes: 572 College St.
West Side Stories: 1499 Dundas W.
Noise: 275 Queen St. W. and
Good Catch: 1556 Queen St. W.

Joining ToRD’s own Crankypants will be Special Guest announcer Andrew Harwood, music by DJ 4est and halftime show with Toronto Gay Dodgeballers

Muff Dive – A Clam Diggers Fundraiser

MUFF DIVE – Friday June 5th!!

Come out and support Toronto queer roller derby with an evening of Dancing, Drag, and good Queer fun!

The Clam Diggers proudly present MUFF DIVE!
A fundraiser for Clam Slam 2009 – An all-queer roller derby bout at this year’s Pride.

Hosted by Miss Fluffy Souffle, with music and dancing into the wee hours with Sigourney Beaver and Gangbangaz!

Raffles, Prizes and a Cherry Pie Eating Contest!

Club Z
812 Dundas St. W (Bathurst and Dundas)
Friday June 5th
Doors 9:30pm
$5