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Rollin’ & tumblin’

barbarians_logoOriginally published in the Cranbrook Daily Townsman & Kimberley Daily Bulletin (Aug. 14, 2014)

Roller derby is on the rise around the world and proof of that can be found right here in the East Kootenays.

According to Bryan Mcwilliam, manager for Canada’s national roller derby team, it’s a combination of factors that has helped propel derby to its current status.

“The switch from a sideshow act, similar to professional wrestling, to a more [legitimate] sport has kept people coming back,” Mcwilliam wrote via email Thursday afternoon. “The sport allows people who may have lost their window in sports such as hockey, figure skating or anything else, to continue to play an amateur sport at a competitive level.” Continue reading

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