Eves of Destruction Home Opener April 25th

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Victoria B.C.: Roller derby fans can expect a fierce battle Saturday, April 25th, as their home town Eves of Destruction A-Team faces off against the Anarchy Angels of Chilliwack, who are currently ranked 8th in Canada.

 

The A-Team, comprised of the top roller derby players in the Eves of Destruction League, is coming off a win last month against their cross border rivals, Port Scandalous.

 

Game time is 6 p.m., at the Archie Browning Curling Arena in Esquimalt. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online, and more information can be found on the Facebook event page.

 

Fans are encouraged to join Eves members by wearing turquoise to the game, in memory of junior player Casper, who the derby community lost to suicide earlier this month. Casper, who wore #57 for Detroit, Michigan’s Darlings of Destruction, was a transgender athlete who had reportedly experienced bullying. Members of the Eves stand in solidarity with other leagues in the derby community participating in the #doitfor57 campaign, by wearing turquoise in honour of Casper’s memory and to raise awareness about bullying and suicide prevention. The Eves of Destruction Roller Derby League provides an open and inclusive space for its players and does not tolerate transphobia.

 

For transgender and / or gender variant resources or support please contact Samuel Salvati from AIDS Vancouver Island at 250-384-2366 ext. 3114 or samuel.salvati@avi.org.

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