November 15: Vote First, Skate Later
Hereâ€™s your friendly Raw Meat PSA: This Saturday, vote in your municipal election! Your mayor and council, school board and parks board decide on the future of your city, what property tax you will pay, how your childrenâ€™s schools will be run, what transit you can access, and what recreational facilities get build (hello derby track!).
If you live in Vancouver, you are in luck! Thunderbird Elementary School, attached to Thunderbird Community Centre, is a polling place. So, you can go vote and then skate with Raw Meat, content in the knowledge that whatever happens in the next four years, youâ€™ve earned the right to complain.
So, this Saturday, when you pack up your roller skates and pads, donâ€™t forget to bring your voter card or your ID, and stop to vote on your way to skate!
If you live in Vancouver, hereâ€™s a handy site that will help guide you through the voting process: Plan Your Vote.
What to expect at Raw Meat Roller Skating
We teach roller-derby style roller skating in a fun, non-contact, non-competitive atmosphere. Whether you just want to learn to skate, or you are a top derby player looking for a little more time on skates, weâ€™d love to see you! Weâ€™ll cover roller skating basics like falling safely, how to stop, how to skate with agility, how to get faster, how to jump, and lots more. Weâ€™ll also introduce basic roller derby strategy and drills.
What to bring to Raw Meat Roller Skating
All skaters must have roller skates (not roller blades!), helmet, mouth guard, and wrist, elbow and knee pads. You must have white or light coloured toe stops, in order to avoid marking the floor. Also, please cover black knee pads with vertical strips of white tape, or securely cover them with socks or felt. Whatever you cover them with, make sure you can still slide on them.
Sessions are $7, and exact change is appreciated.
We just have two rules: 1. Be safe, 2. Donâ€™t be an ass-hat.