Abbotsford Canucks unveil their own personalized Diwali jersey


The Abbotsford Canucks also participate in Diwali celebrations.

Minor league affiliate Vancouver Canucks announced on Friday that the club will wear specialty-themed warm-up jerseys that feature a hand-stitched and authentic logo to wear in celebration of Diwali.

Diwali is the festival of lights, which is an important religious celebration for Hindus, Jains and Sikhs (Bandi Chhor Divas).

The logo was created by local South Asian visual artist Sandeep Johal, who began creating artwork in 2016 and whose portfolio includes several exhibitions, murals, awards and community events in British Columbia.

The warm-up jerseys feature a “redesigned Canucks-inspired stick-in-the-rink logo with vibrant Diwali colors, including the classic orca logo and a peacock as shoulder patches,” the team wrote on his site.

Player name bars and numbers will also be decorated in Diwali colors and include Punjabi translations of player names.

A limited number of autographed jerseys will be available on vanbase.ca. Remaining jerseys and other Diwali-themed clothing will be available at the Abbotsford Canucks team store at the Abbotsford Centre.

A portion of the proceeds from all jerseys will be donated to the Abbotsford-based South Asian Community Resource Office.

Vancouver will also host Diwali Night on Monday, October 24, when they host the Carolina Hurricanes at Rogers Arena. Artist Sandeep Johal has designed yellow-themed jerseys for the NHL club, revealed earlier in october.

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