Logo unveiled for 2020 NAHC in Regina
- Kaitlynn Nordal | August 08, 2019
Although this season may be long over, the 13 people on the 2020 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC) 2020 Host Committee are already thinking about next season.
The NAHC 2020 Host Committee unveiled their logo during a ceremony earlier this summer in Regina.
The 2020 logo was designed by Clay Binning of Witchekan First Nation. He was approached to design the logo since he was working on the Traditional Healing Gathering poster design at the time.
“The logo was passed back and forth a few times til I told Clay that's the one,” said Ken Thomas, Director of Sport, Culture, Recreation and Youth (SCRY) for the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN). “FSIN is the host as their logo is on the arrow head. The arrow head is taken back in time and represents the Treaty Four territory. The color of red represents wellness and also honouring Murdered Missing Indigenous Women with the feather on the hockey stick. Indigenous hockey players make up Team Sask and the partnership with Métis and First Nation players has the ribbon along the bottom of the arrow head.”
This will be the first time Regina has hosted the 19th Annual NAHC and the fourth time the NAHC has taken place in Saskatchewan.
The NAHC was founded by the Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC) and then was sanctioned by Hockey Canada and the Saskatchewan Hockey Association (SHA).
The NAHC provides a way for Bantam and Midgette aged First Nations hockey players from across Canada in male and female divisions to showcase their athletic ability and bring cultural unity through sport.
The NAHC is expecting more than 500 participants (20 teams) to take part in the tournament.
This tournament is estimated to bring between 5,000 and 6,000 people to Regina.