The Vancouver Canucks will be wearing special orange jerseys during their pre-game warmups this coming Wednesday in recognition of their First Nations Night celebration.
Designed by Musqueam artist Chase Gray, the jersey is orange in recognition and memory of the Indigenous children victims and survivors of residential schools; this is acknowledged again via the shoulder patch reading “Every Child Matters.”
On the chest is the Vancouver Canucks logo redesigned to incorporate traditional Coast Salish art styles and the three Musqueam colours of tumuth (a red ochre pigment), sunset yellow, and black.
“This is my Salish version of the Canucks logo, incorporating tradish Musqueam colours and shapes,” Chase Gray, designer of the jersey, shared on his Instagram page. “Killer whales are important to me on my Tsimshian side since it’s my clan animal, so I’m extremely happy to be able to do this one!”
The team will be wearing this jersey during the pre-game warmup before their game on Wednesday, March 30th, at home against the St. Louis Blues. I haven’t yet been able to find information on if the jerseys will be made available for auction and where the proceeds of this auction will go. Still, typically the club makes special warmup jerseys available via their official NHL Auctions site, so keep an eye out for it there in the days after the 30th if interested.