Pacific FC Launches Gorgeous Indigenous Logo
Pacific FC is donning a special logo in recognition of National Truth And Reconciliation Day.
The Vancouver Isle club has brought the design from its gorgeous Indigenous kit to its club logo, with the work of artist Maynard Johnny Jr. now represented on the club badge itself. The salmon design represents rejuvenation and resilience of the Indigenous people, while the child’s face featured in the middle symbolizes the future of a more positive life.
The club’s Indigenous kit was introduced in April of last year, sparking plenty of head-turning from kit enthusiasts on a global scale. The Tridents had hoped to create more awareness of Indigenous culture throughout the country, and it’s nice to see them continually contribute towards that promise.
All eight Canadian Premier League clubs will be donning orange shirts during pre-game preparations this week. Pacific FC will be hosting their lower mainland rivals Vancouver FC today, who recently had their eagle mascot named Sp’óq’es by Kevin Kelly and Michael Kelly-Gabriel, who are the respective husband and son of Kwantlen First Nation hereditary chief Marilyn Gabriel.
Pacific has been advertising tonight’s match as National Orange Shirt Day, where the community is invited to wear orange to recognize the legacy of the Canadian Indian residential school system, reflect on its relation of the Indigenous, and inspire reconciliation. In BC, it’s also a statuary holiday.
Pacific isn’t the only club to modify its logo in recognition of the day, with three-time league champion Forge FC also producing an Indigenous logo designed by Six Nations of the Grand River artist Kyle Joedicke. While it’s still under wraps, we know of at least one other club which has designed an as-yet-unreleased Indigenous logo, too.
Pacific has always harboured strong ties to the Indigenous community, with head coach James Merriman having co-founded the non-profit Hope and Health years ago, which has allowed him to bring PFC athletes into local Indigenous communities. The club had also donated a five-a-side football pitch to the WWSÁNEĆ School Board in 2021.
The club’s Indigenous logo variant is certainly gorgeous, and we love to see a football club that consistently recognizes and builds upon the roots of its people.
Pacific FC will host Vancouver FC at 5:00PM EST today.