BP: Well this is quite the news to get on a full moon. I feel so very honoured, and befuddled.
AB: How long have you been playing roller derby?
BP: I joined derby 4 years ago, and have played one and a half seasons
AB: You have played for a couple different teams. How do those experiences differ?
BP: Yes I have. Last year I was invited to practice and play with the Summerside league as they were short numbers. I can't thank them enough for the opportunity I had with them and allowed me to grow as a skater. Playing in games is so much different than the practices and I learned so much more of the game and fell in love with the sportsmanship of the teams on both sides. Aggressive on track but off track its all Carebears.
AB: This season, you became a Moonshine Maiden. How have you enjoyed the new challenges?
BP: I was really happy, and wondered if I even deserved it. But everyone seemed fine with having my body on the track, no longer scared to stand next to me like before. I can stand on my own skates now!
AB: Is there any skill or strategy that you are personally working on?
BP: I would love to be able to do more edges for when there is a pesky jammer on my back I can slow them down without relying heavily on my Bracer. As for strategy, I still feel like a toddler and still need someone to hold hands or yell at me what to do. Yell at me I do it, no questions.
AB: We're pretty convinced that you are indestructible, do you or have you had any derby injuries over the years?
BP: Recently no, my first year we played a black and white, and I fell multiple times on my knees, could not walk normal for about a month. Since then, I upgraded knee pads and have had no issues. But I’m usually fine after a fall; it doesn't hurt, you just get back up and shake it off!
AB: Is the any particular team you look forward to playing this season?
BP: So far I played 2 games ( Montreal and Cape Breton) loved both. But I really hope there's a co-ed game during Debauchery. That day is super fun and energy is high.
AB: You seem to have a very active lifestyle, do you do any kind of cross-training for derby?
BP: I wouldn't call it cross-training. I do things that I enjoy. I attend a few exercise classes during the week, I enjoy biking, and I love going for walks. And than any random adventure I can get.
AB: What are your future derby goals?
BP: I would love to be that really annoying blocker that everyone hates and tries to avoid.
AB: If you could have any super power, what would you chose?
BP: Well I always thought flying invisible would be great. But this week, I think reading minds would be very useful. Also the awesome ability to understand every language in the world and speak it!