Fonds - Hammer City Roller Derby fonds

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Hammer City Roller Derby fonds

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  • 2006 - (Creation)
    Hammer City Roller Derby

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9cm of textual material
38cm X 48cm fabric

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Founded in January 2006 as the Hammer City Roller Girls, this league was are the first not-for-profit, skater operated, flat track roller derby league in Canada. On July 22, 2006, in Burlington’s Central Arena, the league was founded by Lasha “Whiplasha” Laskowsky and a group of skaters where they held the first modern public roller derby bout in Canada. Hammer City has established itself as a competitive, hard-hitting league. The roller derby season is annually from March to June.

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The records of the Hammercity Roller Derby have been maintained by the league since its inception in 2006.

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Donation consists of league programs, posters, hand bills, publicity files, and uniforms of the Hammercity Roller Derby league. The uniforms include a blue shirt from the Death Row Dames team (2006-2011), a shirt and short set from the Tank Girls team (2006-2011), and two tanks from the Hammer City Roller Girls team (ca. 2014).

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Good. Some of the flyers and posters are torn around the edges.

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The fonds was donated to the Hamilton Public Library, Local History & Archives in 2007 by Maggie Middleton, President (2017-208) of the Hammer City Roller Derby.


The programs, admission tickets and newspapers have been arranged chronologically from the oldest to the newest.

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The collection is open to researchers. There are no restrictions on access.

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Records are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on reproduction for research and private study.
Preferred citation: Hammer City Roller Derby, 01053, Hamilton Public Library, Hamilton, Ontario.

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