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With ‘Chief Wannawin’ mascot retired, Chilliwack Chiefs turn to a First Nation artist – Global News

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 2018134 Views

The Chilliwack Chiefs will take to the ice at the RBC Cup wearing a unique jersey emblazoned with a logo designed by a First Nation artist on Thursday night.

The jerseys are a way to highlight the partnership between the BCHL team and First Nations to bring the RBC Cup, Canada’s national Junior A hockey championship, to Chilliwack.

David Jimmie, Chief of Squiala First Nation, president of the Stó:lō Nation Chiefs Council and the Ts’elxwéyeqw Tribe, said he wanted a logo that “pays tribute to the organization of the Chilliwack Chiefs and also pays tribute to our culture and what it means to be a chief.”

Artist Jason Roberts of the Tzeachten First Nation designed the logo, which the team will wear during their final round-robin game at Prospera Centre on Thursday.

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