The Melfort Mustangs are set to debut a brand-new logo for one game this month.
Renowned James Smith Cree Nation artist, Jerry Whitehead, has lent his creative talents to the design and on September 30th, the team will proudly sport the color orange, a powerful symbol of reconciliation.
The logo was made with three feathers for the three bands, along with three lines on the nose for the three chiefs.
In addition to wearing these distinctive orange jerseys, the Stangs will offer custom orange shirts featuring the redesigned logo for sale during their game against the our very own Iron Horse Kindersley Klippers on September 30th. These shirts, available in limited quantities, will be priced at $30 each. What makes this initiative even more commendable is that half of the proceeds will be donated to the James Smith Cree Nation KidSport Program.
According to Hana Grace, Mustangs director of marketing and office administration, Whitehead was not only chosen for his artistic talent but also for his role in spreading awareness, especially among the younger generation.
On September 30th, the Mustangs will proudly wear these shirts during their off-ice warmups, while the coaching staff will don them throughout the game. Moreover, there is hopeful anticipation that Chief Wally Burns from James Smith will be present at the event, alongside someone who will perform the national anthem in Cree. This gesture signifies a significant step towards unity and reconciliation.
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