148. 2010 Debra Sparrow

During the 2010 Winter Games, men’s, women’s and ice sledge hockey teams proudly wore Olympic jerseys designed by First Nation artist Debra Sparrow from Musqueam, British Columbia. These jerseys are the product of her determination to teach the world about Aboriginal peoples in Canada through Musqueam and Salish designs

 

Olympic jersey, designed by First Nation artist Debra Sparrow from Musqueam, British Columbia.
(Photo by: VANOC)

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One of the most anticipated events for Canadians at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games is when Canada’s hockey teams will take the stage to fight for Olympic gold on home ice. In addition to cheering for our teams, these games are a great opportunity to showcase Canadian Aboriginal art displayed on the athletes’ jerseys.