In an era when we hear people, predominantly aging white men, whining about cancellation, it would have been easy to see one of the greatest Canadian purveyors of offence, the Dayglo Abortions, digging their heels in but that’s not where the new album hits the audience, and it hits hard.
Concert halls, bars, basements and other dingy venues are beginning to shake and shimmy with the sounds of rebellion again. Canadian punk legends D.O.A, The Anti-Queens and Blackout! hit Maxwell’s in Waterloo on Sept. 22, and it was a hell of a good time.
As pandemic-related restrictions loosen, many people across Ontario and beyond are hoping they can lace up their roller skates and hit the roller derby track again. This series of articles will check in with teams as they prepare for some action in 2022. This time, sharing the progress of their league is Tri-city Roller Derby’s President Ivy Courtney, who some people in the derby community might know as Aggrosaurus.
About five years ago, Terry Helm had a workplace accident at a job site in Toronto.
“I was cleaning up at the end of the day and just happened to step back into a hole where I took a 21-foot fall. It ultimately resulted in my paralysis and being in a wheelchair.”
Helm may be in a wheelchair, but he stands up strong regarding his principles.