An abandoned building, where broken windows are letting the howling wind in. A creaking grid opens ups on a dusty, musty, boiler room. Around the old furnace, all kinds of eerie creatures are gathered ‘round. Some of them grew up on the street. Other have just escaped their padded cells. These ill intentioned women, with a crazy spark in their eyes, are planning their next move.
(crédit photos: Charlotte Lacoursiere)
Derby Name: Falafel la Gazelle
A souvenir from your 10 years: Her mom made the mistake of letting her “design” her cake. Result : a smiley face with a Billabong hat.
Your favorite cake: No cake. Baklavas. Choukran.
When I do not play derby I…: Print t-shirts and sip coffee.
Who would you like to have in your team?: Al K Traz
Derby Name: French cancan
Your favorite cake: Don’t like cake.
Your best derby souvenir: First game I ever saw… FDR vs Racaille, the game was really tight, the crowd was totally crazy !!!
The best gift you ever received: My first BMX, a real boyish one … and it was purple!!
When I do not play derby I…: Try to be a good mother!!! When I see my kids wearing the purple shirt and chearing for the FDR … I think I’m on the right way!!!
Derby Name: Ghostface KillHer
A souvenir from your 10 years: I don’t understand this question.
Your favorite derby player: Wonderbrat
Your favorite cake: Angel food cake.
Your best derby souvenir: Playing with the Sexpos in Texas
The best gift you ever received: Wonderbrat’s love
Who would you like to have in your team?: Ronda Rousey.
Who is your alter-ego?: Kanye West.
When I do not play derby I…: Work.
You play derby because…: It’s fun.
Your favorite introduction song: ****** in Paris.
Derby Name: Gonna Teach Her
Your favorite cake: Carrot cake is best!
Your best derby souvenir: My best memory from my 5 years of derby was getting the email announcing that I was chosen to be on FDR after a year and a half of trying out. I cried. That, and winning Champs in August 2015 with my dear FDR.
When I do not play derby I…: I bake and eat carrot cake. The cream cheese icing is the best part.
Derby Name: La Grande Noirceur
When I do not play derby I…: I’m thinking about solutions to answer social injustices and creating opportunities to put them in action. I’m always thinking a little bit about derby. I’m asking way to much questions.
Your best derby souvenir: The first time I put quad skates on. My fist apex jump.
Who would you like to have in your team?: Your mom.
Derby Name: Lady J
Your favorite cake: Carrot cake! When you get carrot cake and it doesn’t have cream cheese frosting! It’s like what, you think I’ve never had carrot cake before!?
Your best derby souvenir: Hard to say but I have a feeling it will be this season! I’m so excited, we have great games lined up and it’s SEASON 10!!!
Derby Name: Laisse tomber les filles
Your favorite cake: I don’t think I ever met a cake that I didn’t like. Bonus points if there’s chocolat somewhere.
When I do not play derby I…: I sing at karaoké. Or I host karaoké-brunch. KARAOKÉ!!
Your favorite introduction song: If I were a narcissist it would be Laisse Tomber les Filles. Good thing I’m not a narcisist.
Derby Name: Little Tricky
A souvenir from your 10 years: I was 1m10 tall when I was 10. I couldn’t see really far.
Your best derby souvenir: Montpellier vs Nantes. There was a difference of 105 points at half time, and less than 10 at the final jam. This game was crazy!
You play derby because…: I like to try to move girls who are weighting twice my weight. I convinced myself that on a misunderstood it might work.
Who would you like to have in your team?: Magnum P.E.I.
Derby Name: Mojo Jojo
Number: 343 anciennement P38
Your favorite derby player: The first three albums du peuple de Francois Pérusse when I was 8-9. Thanks uncle Pat!
When I do not play derby I…: Sleep. And complain of being cold
Your favorite introduction song: Ta Fête from Stromae. We started season 2015 on that one and we won the Champs. There must be some link to do here!
Derby Name: Presto
You play derby because…: Working with teenagers all day long, I need to be in top shape to deal with them. I need to open the presto to evacuate the pressure.
Your favorite cake: The one I can cook with quinoa, buckwheat, and vegetables; a vegan cake, for my birds.
The best gift you ever received: The right to have another parrotlet at home.
When I do not play derby I…: As an art teacher, I help students express themselves through their art. I also love to give training lessons to my parrotlets to teach them tricks.
Derby Name: Salty Sarah
When I do not play derby I…: Studying, traing and searching the world for the best veggie burger human can make.
The best gift you ever received: Driving lessons and driving licens.
Your favorite cake: Anything with chocolate and I’m sold!
Who would you like to have in your team?: The Powerpuff Girls
You play derby because…: The sweat, the adrenaline and the peers.
Your favorite introduction song: Pink Fluffy Unicorns Dancing On Rainbows
Your best derby souvenir: The first time I played a game. Surprisningly I wasn’t nervous at all for the game it self, but instead much more about the fact that I was going to play another one the same day right after. I have no memories of the games, but after I was proud and happy for all the hard practice that had taking me there and that beer on that after party has never tasted so good!
A souvenir from your 10 years: Campfires and adventures with friends in the scouts.
Who is your alter-ego?: A tobacco spitting, swearing sailor sprinkled with glitter.
Derby Name: Tabarnouk!
Your favorite derby player: The R-Beats, our amazing referee crew in Montreal. They will always be my first derby family.
Your best derby souvenir: I won’t say winning the Championship with FDR in 2015 for the first time, but the journey that brought us there. All those amazing people that give their heart to the team to construct a strong and creative unity. Fortitude!
Who is your alter-ego?: Rockets the Raccoon.
When I do not play derby I…: Work… a little to much sometimes.
You play derby because…: Because someone one day say I could not do it.
Derby Name: Terror Me Sue-Z
You play derby because…: It allows a safe and comfortable place for anyone to be powerful or their own super hero/villain
When I do not play derby I…: Bake a lot of cake
The best gift you ever received: Your smile ;)
Your favorite introduction song: Monster- Kanye West
Derby Name: Surgical Strike, or just Surgical, or Surge… Serge… whatever.
Your favorite derby player: All of FDR! And I guess that also means most of sexpos too… hmm
Your favorite cake: Depends on the day. Today? Black forest.
Your best derby souvenir: Having the honour of coaching FDR all the way to Champs in 2015.
Derby Name: Swing la Bacaisse
A souvenir from your 10 years: I received my first skateboard and I crashed on the slope close to my house. It was already smelling glory
Your favorite cake: Chhhhheeese
The best gift you ever received: My familly is the best gift that life gave me.
Your favorite introduction song: Le p’tit porte clé tout rouillé-le ziguezon zinzon de La Bottinne Souriante
When I do not play derby I…: go see all the shows I can
Derby Name: Beth Rave
Your favorite cake: ALL OF THE CAKE! With ice cream
Your best derby souvenir: my first game ever was with the Sexpos. We lost that one game by one point. I cried like a baby. I made crying after a game a tradition. Good game, bad game, I can’t hold it!
Your favorite introduction song: The boys wanna be her from Peaches
Who is your alter-ego?: Beth Rave is all about tough love. Killing everyone softly, one big hug at a time.
You play derby because…: this is the first sport that I ever fitted in. Physically and mentally, value-based and attitude-wise.
Derby Name: Gabe Astard
Your favorite derby player: I respect too many peoples, on and out of the track to name only one
Your favorite cake: Hummingbird
Your best derby souvenir: I have more than one, but Champs 2009 at Philly were kind of magical. It was the first time I was seeing derby at this level, this sport was evolving really fast, it was so cool to watch. Sexpos at Key Arena at Seattle was also a big time. We were so proud
Who would you like to have in your team?: Anybody but Mang moi El Cul