The Abbotsford Canucks have unveiled their Diwali-themed warm-up jerseys that the team will wear in Saturday’s (October 29) home game against the San Diego Gulls.
The jerseys feature a hand-sewn, authentic design created by local South Asian visual artist Sandeep Johal.
Johal began devoting his time to creating artwork in 2016 and has since expanded his portfolio to include several exhibitions, murals, awards and community events in BC.
The warm-up shirts feature a redesigned Canucks-inspired stick-in-rink logo with Diwali colors, including the classic orca logo and a peacock as shoulder patches. Player name bars and numbers will also be decorated in Diwali colors and include Punjabi translations of player names.
After being worn by the players during the warm-up, a limited number of autographed jerseys will be auctioned on Vanbase.ca. The remaining jerseys, in addition to other collections of Diwali-inspired merchandise, will be available for sale at the Abbotsford Canucks team store located in downtown Abbotsford as well as on Vanbase.ca. A portion of the proceeds from all jerseys will be donated to the Abbotsford-based South Asian Community Resource Office.