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NFL CANADA


What do you think of Team Canada's logo?
Sat, August 22, 2009

By ROB GRANATSTEIN, SUN MEDIA

The brandspanking-new Team Canada hockey jersey is the latest reason why we need to give the Canada cliche a rest.

It's time we stopped portraying Canada with such a heavy emphasis on our Native roots.

Our home and Native land has been shaped by the aboriginals who were here on this land first, but they no longer define the country.

It's hard to argue the influence of the Native people on the West Coast, especially in Vancouver. A trip to Stanley Park drives it home.

But when we think of Vancouver and, by extension, look forward to the Winter Olympics, do you really think Inukshuk?

Vancouver is a thriving, diverse, cosmopolitan playground where you can ski and swim on the same day, explore the mountains, and eat like you're in China.

Yet the Olympic organizers chose an Inukshuk as the logo for the 2010 Games -- a northern symbol more than a west coast one. That's our face to the world.

What do you think of Team Canada's logo? Is it possible to be 'too Native'?

Have your say in our forum.

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I call it a crest, not a logo.

Anyways, it's okay.

I couldn't really make it out (inside the maple leaf) until I was told what was coloured in black.

I'm a hockey fan, but I don't really care that much about it.
gordholio, 2009-10-16 12:18:48

I agree with R.Jansen. I am tired of native native native, these poor natives. We aren't showcasing what Canada is with this Jersey. or, why do we have to?.The Maple Leaf has been our symbol for near a half a century, known around the world, why add a native symbol insert. This is exactly why most of the world incl the USA think we live in Igloos and ride horses. We keep harping on the native culture..We Canadians are tired of it..
Alvy, 2009-09-21 08:01:09

I like the new logo, a subtle red coloured logo is the way to go. Also, since when is black a national colour of ours?
cliff, 2009-08-25 15:06:24

Say what you want, people. But when it comes to filling the centre of that maple leaf, I'll take the subtle red coloured artwork of our country's true founders over some corporate logo of a stickman with a blade and puck. The best hockey Canada sweaters were the ones without that goofy corporate logo
Ben T-O, 2009-08-25 13:23:52

Hey Jim my family was serving in Europe along with your family but sadly people you and your racist undertones are the reason this country remains so divided and has a pathetic voting turn out.

Fact is they were here first and looked after it a lot better than we do now.

As for the shirt i would wear it with pride it's Canadian after all. Shame some of the players may be from landed immigrant backgrounds eh.
john, 2009-08-24 23:47:10

I think it is a great logo, it is right from the very roots of Canada, the original settlers. I love the HC corporate logo, it is an international symbol of "hockey". The new one is unique yet, still says "Proudly Canadian".

True Canadian culture is: Native people, Soldiers, Hockey, Mounted Police and unfortunately wide open imigration. This symbol is true Canadian!
Janney, 2009-08-24 17:12:24

Terrible. It should be redone !!
Jim, 2009-08-22 23:50:26

I don't like the inner portion of the maple leaf. It looks like a cheap Persian rug design. Too much black colouring and the design to geometric. Also I was told it is supposed to represent all Canadians. It represents only Native Canadians. I agree also the fact that no matter what event or celebration, it has to have a heavy native theme. What does an Inukshuk have to do with the whole of Canada? The logo should be something that represents us all. How about a timbit or how about bring back Peter Puck as the mascot
jeffk, 2009-08-22 23:28:54

Absolutely not i am an immigrant here who is now a citizen and if we showed as much respect for Canada as the native Indians have done it would be a far better land today. I think the reason the native issue is avoided is because we are ashamed of it and so we should be.

Be proud of the past and never be afraid to display the logo whatever it represents. We are all Canadians remember
john, 2009-08-22 22:51:55

The logo is the worst I have ever soon. Who in the heck is going to see everything that is depicted within the Maple Leaf? We always depict our symbols with native things.No wonder people in other countries think we are all Eskimos & Indians.
J. Tropea, 2009-08-22 22:48:57

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