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Pacific FC 2024 Indigenous Kit

Pacific Launches Gorgeous Indigenous ‘Resilience’ Kit

By on March 21, 2024 0 791 Views

It’s been two seasons since Pacific FC made waves around the world with its first-ever Indigenous kit designed by Coast Salish artist Maynard Johnny Jr, with the club now delivering a stunning follow-up with the same artist.

The club’s brand new alternate look is called the Resilience Kit: designed by Maynard Johnny Jr once more, the Indigenous design prominently features a salmon representative of resilience and perseverance, with a portion of kit sale proceeds going towards Indigenous-based organizations.

“This jersey will create awareness and raise questions among Canadians about how we can make a positive change in the future and inspire our youth,” says Johnny Maynard Jr, who explains that the salmon and its symbol of resilience reminds him of the Indigenous population surviving oppressions in Canada.

The new Tridents look features a white backdrop with salmon in both of the club’s main colours, primary and teal. Sporting Telus as the primary sponsor and CIBC on the sleeve, it all comes together as a sharp-looking kit with a significant community impact.

Artist Johnny Maynard Jr – whose traditional name is Thii Hayqwtun – draws parallels between the thousands of kilometers salmons swim, avoiding predators such as whales, seals, and fishermen or women, relating it to the long road still ahead for the healing and reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

Hence, the Resilience kit.

Pacific FC 2024 Indigenous Kit
Photo Credit: Sheldon Mack / Pacific FC

The new Pacific FC kit retails for $124.99. Pacific and Maynard Jr will donate $20 from each kit sale to the aforementioned Indigenous-based organizations, like Hope and Health and the Indian Residential School Survivors Society.

“The jersey proceeds will assist Hope and Health in being responsive to emerging critical needs identified across Vancouver Island based Indigenous communities,” adds Hope and Health CEO Deana Gill-Georgica, who was part of the force behind League1BC’s Nausta’mawt FC.

“Our mandate as a club is to empower young people to create their own thriving futures,” says PFC Manager Director Paul Beirne. “This jersey represents our commitment to using our platform to work towards a better future for Indigenous youth in our community.” 

The Canadian Premier League side had already unveiled its purple primary kit just under a month ago. Both kits will find themselves in action shortly, with Pacific kicking off its sixth CPL season in a coastal clash against the Halifax Wanderers April 13.

Header Image Photo Credit: Sheldon Mack / Pacific FC

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