Wolves unveil jerseys for Indigenous Celebration Game

Sudbury Wolves


(Greater Sudbury, ON) The Sudbury Wolves are very excited to partner with the Shakagamik-Kwe Health Centre (SKHC) to unveil limited edition indigenous designed themed jersey ahead of this Friday’s game against the Windsor Spitfires in support of Indigenous Youth in Sport and Mental Wellness. Game time is 7:05pm.  The jerseys will be available to purchase through an in-house silent auction and online HERE. Online auction will end on Monday January 30th at 8pm.

“The Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre in our commitment in demonstrating the resiliency of the original peoples of Turtle Island is extremely honored to partner with the Sudbury Wolves organization,” said Angela Recollect, E-niigaanzid (CEO) Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre. “With our collective efforts to reconciliation, we celebrate the resiliency of the people, the partnerships and the reciprocal respect of what organizations coming together looks like.  We acknowledge all of those that have come before us all of those that have yet to come, and all of those that stand present with us in our duty to celebrate the differences and similarities amongst all peoples for our future generations.”’

“Over 24,000 indigenous peoples reside in the Greater Sudbury and Manitoulin areas, and it is very important for our teams to be part of their culture and that we use our platforms for reconciliation and reclamation,” said Sudbury Wolves owner Dario Zulich. “SKHC has been a great partner for the Wolves, and we thank them for their continued support.”

“The Sudbury Wolves are very excited to partner with SKHC for this game,” said Sudbury Wolves Marketing Manager Miranda Boivin. “We began our partnership with Angela and Ryan at SKHC back in the summer and they were great partners for us both as we looked to recognize the day of National Truth and Reconciliation during our home opener back in September and for this Friday’s game. The City of Greater Sudbury has a very large indigenous population both in and around the community and the Sudbury Wolves wanted to take an opportunity to celebrate their culture and history and I would like to thank both Ryan and Angela for their help in bringing this game to life. The artist, Raven, and SKHC’s Creative Director, Melanie, did an outstanding job with this jersey and we can’t wait for fans to see it in action Friday night.”

These jerseys were designed by indigenous artist Raven Debassige and lead by SKHC’s creative director, Melanie Laquerre.

final logo“I just wanted to translate something that would encapsulate both the Wolves, but also that indigenous pride and reconciliation. Sort of meshing it together. I feel accomplished and very honoured to be able to create this design,” said Raven. “The vision came from the fluid and very naturalistic look of indigenous art and woodland design. With the linework, I started with figuring out how incorporate it into a logo design that would work properly. I can sum up the design as family, or I guess you could say my brother because my brother carries that name Ma’iingan in Ojibwe which is wolf. Whenever I think of a wolf, I think of my brother, and his humility and bravery,” she added.

Wolves will also have a limited number of t-shirts for sales with the same logo that will be on the front of the jerseys and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to support Indigenous Youth in Sport and Mental Wellness.

Prior to the game, the Wolves will also welcome the jersey designers and two local indigenous youth to drop the puck.

For more information on Friday’s game and corresponding jersey auction, visit

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