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Good Sports: Ellen Page promotes Canadian health and fitness thanks to indoor roller skating movie role?

November 13th, 2010 at 12:27 am by Douglas Mead Leave a reply »

Good Sports: Ellen Page promotes Canadian health and fitness thanks to indoor roller skating movie role?

Young green celebrity actress teen and ‘tween fave Ellen Page has accomplished quite a bit already during her stint in Hollywood and on feature films. At the ripe old age of 23, she has already garnered an Academy Award and Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. However, for many of her fans in her native Canada, celebrity actress Page’s role in Whip It has spurred a renewed popularity in the sport of roller derby for health and fitness.

On Saturday Nov. 13, the Toronto Roller Derby League (ToRD) will be holding their house league championship tournament, at the Hanger in Downview Park in Toronto.

The tournament sold out in minutes; however disappointed fans will be able to view the event on Rogers Cable on December 4. It may be the first time roller derby has ever been broadcast nationally in Canada, and the sport’s fans credit the movie Whip It, and celebrity actress Ellen Page’s role in the movie, for sparking the regeneration of interest in roller derby in Canada — which, as an indoor sport allows Canadians to enjoy participating in year ’round health and fitness.



Celebrity actress Ellen Page, born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on February 21, 1987, was born to parents Dennis Page, a graphic designer, and Martha Phillpotts, a teacher. Being of a diminutive nature, she earned the nickname “the little Canadian” from her roommates while living in New York. But don’t let her small size fool you, celebrity actress Ellen Page packs a wallop in terms of acting chops.

After landing a small role in the Canadian movie Marion Bridge in 2002, celebrity actress Ellen Page, then 15, realized that acting was what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. And she hasn’t slowed since. Just five short years later, after landing the title role in the movie Juno, celebrity actress Ellen Page became the fourth-youngest woman in the history of Hollywood ever to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Subsequent roles in Smart People, Whip It and Inception have not dulled her fans’ rabid appreciation of her skills.


Celebrity actress Ellen Page actively considers herself to be a pro-choice feminist, and two years ago she spent a month living in an eco-village just outside Eugene, Oregon. Celebrity actress Page has actively been involved with several charities:

Celebrity actress Ellen Page still lives in her hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and loves spending time with her two dogs, Julie and Sprout.


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