Introducing a stunning addition to the roster of Vancouver Bandits jerseys with a powerful uniform designed by local Kwantlen First Nation artist Jeff Dickson. The jersey’s primary colour is orange, which aligns with Orange Shirt Day, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and the Bandits’ classic brand colour. The colour orange acknowledges the intergenerational trauma associated with the residential school system and conveys the Bandits’ commitment to building relationships with Indigenous communities, events and programs across the province.
A percentage of the proceeds of each jersey purchased will be donated to the Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society (LFVAS) following the 2023 season. LFVAS provides a wide variety of services ranging from preschoolers to Elders; including personal support and family programs, as well as educational support systems.
In Jeff's words: “I wanted to create a uniform that represents ideas that are central to the Indigenous peoples of this land. Of primary importance was to consider the interaction between the environment in which the Bandits are present and their moral imperative in honouring the past, shaping the future and their commitment to Truth and Reconciliation."