Founded in April of 2011, the Renegade Derby Dames shared a vision of a league run for the skaters and by the skaters. With that goal in mind, we created a non-profit organization, based on democratic principles, operating as part of the larger derby community. And now, we are proud to announce that we became a full member league of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association in March of 2014, which means that we joined the ranks of 211 all-female, skater owned and operated leagues worldwide that have united to lead the sport of women's flat track roller derby. After successfully completing the WFTDA Apprentice Program, we can now enjoy the benefits of full WFTDA membership, including the ability to compete in sanctioned games that qualify for WFTDA ranking.
Our Charter Team, the Striking Vikings, will be facing off with some fierce opponents in 2015 as they represent our league in four WFTDA Sanctioned games against Windsor's Border City Brawlers, Hamilton's Hammer City Eh! Team, the Greater Toronto Area's G-sTARs and Orangeville Roller Girls' Pulp Affliction! Other exciting bouts are lined up against Durham Region, Wellington Roller Derby and Sudbury's Nickel City Roller Derby.
Our B-Team, the Bombshell Battalion will also represent our league this season against Hamilton's Hammer City Harlots, Wellington Roller Derby's Bloody Marys, Toronto's D-VAS, South Simcoe's Ghoul Guides, Greater Toronto Area's Derby Debutantes, Durham Region's Motor City Madames and Belleville's Bombshells.
The Renegade Derby Dames has also been involved in community outreach, providing fundraising support and donations to local charities. Over the years, we have contributed to the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation for women's shelters and violence prevention, and we donated a Derby Girl For A Day package for the David Busby Centre Silent Auction to benefit the homeless. With 50/50 draws at our bouts, we helped My Sisters Place raise money to support their work helping women and their children who have been victims of violence in the home. Every Halloween, we have participated in the Trick-or-Eat Campaign, gathering over 1,000 pounds of non-perishable food items for the Good Shepherd Food Bank over the last three years, in addition to the food donations that we accept at every bout. In 2013, we hosted a charity EradiSKATE Cancer tournament, raising over $2300 for Matthew’s House Hospice in Alliston.
*Please note that as of May 2013, the Misfit Militia is an independent team no longer associated with the Renegade Derby Dames, and not a part of the WFTDA.
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