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Mission Statement

NRD Mission Statement:

The Niagara Roller Derby league was formed in 2012, and is Niagara’s first and only all-women, full-contact, flat-track roller derby league. We are a grassroots, volunteer driven league that offers and fosters empowerment through athletic and creative outlets for women. With a focus in athleticism and community involvement, we pride ourselves on having an incredibly diverse group of women from all walks of life on our league. We are mothers, nurses, students, teachers, artists, engineers, and activists. We are made up of strong-willed and determined women who have found a new way to meet friends, a new way to be involved in supporting their local community, and most importantly a new way to challenge themselves physically and mentally in what has become the fastest growing sport in the world. Niagara Roller Derby embodies the values of friendship, empowerment, dedication, discipline and a “for the skater, by the skater” philosophy. They demonstrate positive roles for women and act as contributing members of their community, giving back through outreach, volunteerism and fundraising.

NRG Core values:

1. Respect – We will treat others with dignity and consideration 2. Teamwork – We will work together to achieve success as individuals and as a whole both on and off the track 3. Sportswomanship – We will strive to support and encourage our teammates while conducting ourselves positively in the presence of the competition, the derby community, and the general public 4. Athleticism – We will exemplify self-discipline, endurance, determination, and competition as female athletes representing the sport of women’s flat track roller derby.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

Big Brothers Big Sisters Canadian Blood Services Quest Community Health Centre Westview Centre 4 Women FACS Niagara Gillian’s Place Hope Centre Welland No Fixed Address CAMH Sparkwatch Dog Training SPCA RAFT Community Care Food Bank Tender Wishes NAC & STRUTT Grape & Wine Parade Superstore Safety Fun Fair & MANY, MANY MORE!
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