Esquimalt’s Archie Browning curling rink will be filled with lots of colour, sparkle, and hard-hitting derby action Saturday night (July 8th), as two mash-up teams— The Glitter Bombs and the Rainbow Riders— face off in the league’s annual Pride Bout.
The teams are comprised of current Eves, former Eves, and friends of the league who love derby and support pride. Hard Cores captain Shove Bug has been named captain for the Glitter Bombs while veteran Belles of the Brawl player reGretel will captain The Rainbow Riders.
The Eves support the LGBTQ2 community and Pride Week. The league does not tolerate discrimination and promotes acceptance, as outlined in their league gender policy which states:
The Eves of Destruction (EoD) recognizes that gender is a construct and is not decided by the physical or chemical makeup of our bodies…We recognize that identifying as transgender, intersex, and/or gender expansive is not in any way related to an individual’s eligibility for participating in EoD roller derby as a league member or volunteer. EoD makes every attempt to provide as open and inclusive a space as possible. Transphobia is considered harassment and will not be tolerated in EoD.
Following the opening bout, the Eve’s A-Team – comprised of the league’s top players – takes to the track in a game versus the Anarchy Angels. When these teams last met in 2015, the Angels scored a decisive victory. The A-Team has been training harder than ever since then and they are ready for an exciting rematch.
There will also be plenty of entertainment off the track at the event. Back by popular demand are the King Fling half-time performers. As always, the bout will include a 50/50 raffle, cold beer & cider, and delicious local Empire Donuts.