Gunpowder Gertie - Team Canada Roller Derby

Gunpowder Gertie

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Charest

Home League: Red Deer Roller Derby Association

Gunpower Gertie - Team Canada Roller Derby

Gunpower Gertie

Name: Gunpowder Gertie
Number: 822
Team: Red Deer Belladonnas
Years skating: 3
Birth place: Calgary
Current residence: Red Deer
Position: jammer/blocker

I’m 28 years old from Alberta, originally from New Brunswick. My sister and former teammate, “Spaz”, got me into roller derby, and I haven’t looked back since. Making team Canada and being given the opportunity to represent my country and the sport I love is a dream come true. Coming from being a girl who weighed 260 lbs, to now playing with some of the best in Canada is a true accomplishment for myself. I hope I can motivate women out there that are considering joining the sport!

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Spaz September 9, 2011 at 11:48 pm

Gunpowder Gertie for the win!!! Can’t wait to cheer my face off for you in TO!

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Booty Page November 10, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Good for you Gertie! You go girl. We’re proud of you.

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Diana Thompson November 10, 2011 at 8:27 pm

I am so proud of you Amy words cannot express how I feel. Enjoy every moment at the World Cup and I will be there front and centre to cheer you on!!

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Jean Levine November 10, 2011 at 11:41 pm

I am very proud of you too Amy (Gunpowder) Enjoy !!! I am sure Jenifer and your mother will keep me informed Love Aunt Jean

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Jax December 2, 2011 at 6:24 pm

So proud of you Gertie! Watched you against France. All I can say is “wow”!

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Livia H December 4, 2011 at 2:49 pm

WOW, way to go Amy!!! :0))

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