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Allison Vanek

Allison Vanek

Toronto Roller Derby All Star Team

Allison Vanek was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. She is a member at the First Narayever Synagogue, where she has been attending services since she was 6 and where she had her Bat Mitzvah. Currently, she is a lawyer working for the Ontario Public Service Employees Union as a Grievance Officer. But, more excitingly she is also a roller derby player! Having discovered this incredible sport in 2013, Allison has been playing competitively ever since. Currently she play's with Toronto Roller Derby, with their All-Star team and on a home team. And in September 2019 she got the amazing opportunity to join a team of roller derby skaters made up of Jews from all over the world. She joined the team and in November 2019 participated in the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Championships in Montreal as a member of Team Jewish Roller Derby as they played against Team Indigenous Rising Roller Derby for what was billed as WE ARE NATION: A Game Without Borders. 

Jewish Roller Derby: A Game Without Borders

Allison Vanek

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