The Winnipeg Jets are proud to host the first Filipino Heritage Night on Tuesday, November 8th at Canada Life Centre against the Dallas Stars. It’s going to be a fun and festive celebration including special warm-up jerseys, merchandise, live performances and more!
Winnipeg Jets fans in the Filipino community have had November 8th circled on their calendars since July when the hockey club announced the promotional games for the 2022-23 season.
Today, the Winnipeg Jets unveiled the Filipino Heritage Night logo. Designed by Jonato Dalayoan, graphic, logo, and mural designer and owner of 4two Design Inc, and Marc Gomez, True North Sports & Entertainment’s Creative Lead, Hockey Branding.
The logo will be featured on the team’s warmup jerseys, which will be auctioned off following the game in support of Filipino youth initiatives in the community. T-shirt and hoodies with the Filipino Heritage Jets logo will be available at the newly expanded Jets Gear store and online at TrueNorthShop.com.
Also on the agenda for Filipino Heritage Night include:
– Puck drop ceremony with distinguished guests of the Filipino community:
Manny Aranez, Commissioner of the Philippine Basketball Association and recent inductee into the Basketball Manitoba Hall of Fame; Aida Champagne, who is active with many Filipino community groups, most notably the Manitoba Filipino Street Festival – our province’s largest community celebration of Filipino culture and heritage; Rod Cantiveros, Publisher of the Filipino Journal – which has been at the forefront of highlighting the contributions of Filipinos in Manitoba over the past four decades – and former president of the Philippine-Canadian Centre of Manitoba; and Ron Cailo, an alumnus of the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy which introduced him to the sport in Grade 3, shortly after he arrived to Canada, and led to a passion for hockey which now sees him playing as a goalie with the St. Paul’s Crusaders.
Students from Sisler’s CREATE program have collaborated with the Winnipeg Jets game presentation team on key visual presentation elements that fans will see on the Jumbotron, Power Ring and on-ice projections.
Chester Pangan, co-host of “Good Morning Philippines” on CKJS 92.7FM will be an in-game guest host joining the team’s regular gameday hosts, Brody, Drew, and Karly.
Musica Singers of Philippine Canadian Centre of Manitoba, led by Artistic Director Dante Aviso will be performing a powerful rendition of the US and Canadian national anthems and also entertain the crowd with cultural intermission performances.
Beverley Wynne, one of the team’s featured anthem performers, will also give a special intermission performance of a Filipino cultural song.
Filipino DJs – Ryan Reyes, DLO, D-Luxx, Res One, and ILL Jay 2 – will bring the party atmosphere before the game, spinning tunes in the Canada Life Centre atrium and concourse.
Fans will be treated to concession specials showcasing Filipino including a Grilled Chicken Adobo Bowl, Traditional Pork Lumpia, and a Chicken Adobo Skewer, which is also a permanent feature at all Aviator Grill locations this season.
Limited tickets are still available through this special link: https://fevo.me/nov8filipinoheritagenight