Winnipeg Jets Filipino Heritage Night logo unveiled

By Jason Friesen | October 25, 2022

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The Winnipeg Jets will host their first Filipino Heritage Night Tuesday, Nov. 8 vs. the Dallas Stars at 7 p.m., highlighted by the creation of a Filipino Jets logo, a collaborative design of 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. One of the hallmarks of the logo design is representation of the eight-ray golden sun surrounding the Jets roundel; the sun is a prominent symbol on the Filipino flag and within the culture. Three stars within the circle, also found on the Filipino flag, represent the three major island groups of the Philippines – Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The three colours of the Filipino flag are overlayed on the jet reflecting the integration of Filipino heritage into Canadian culture. Inclusion of a traditional textile pattern further embodies the bold and festive spirit of the Filipino community.

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, including the CREATE program at Sisler High School. The auction opens Nov. 17 and runs until Nov. 27 at

T-shirts and hoodies with the Filipino Jets logo will be available at Jets Gear and beginning Nov. 8 with a portion of proceeds also going toward local Filipino youth initiatives. The line will further expand with crested hoodies and logo pucks being available in later November.

The game will begin with a puck drop ceremony with distinguished guests and key members of the Filipino community including 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, mostly 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, 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 for the game. Drawing from the new logo, students are finalizing graphics and imagery that will be showcased throughout the game.

Joining the team’s regular gameday hosts, Brody, Drew, and Karly, will be Chester Pangan, co-host of “Good Morning Philippines” on CKJS 92.7 FM who will also mix in Tagalog to the in-game presentation as part of his role as guest host.

Performing the game’s national anthems, and entertaining the crowd with cultural intermission performances, will be Filipino Choir Musica, led by Artistic Director Dante Aviso. Filipino DJs will bring the party atmosphere before the game, spinning tunes in the Canada Life Centre atrium and concourse.

Fans will be treated to featured concession showcasing Filipino cuisine 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.

Tickets for Filipino Heritage Night are available at The full season schedule is available at For tickets, visit

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