PRINCE GEORGE – Team BC has partnered with Lheidli T’enneh artist, Jennifer Annais Pighin, to commission three unique designs to be used on Team BC apparel and pins for the 2015 Canada Winter Games.

Jennifer, born and raised in Prince George, serves as a council member for the Lheidli T’enneh, Host First Nation of the 2015 Canada Winter Games.

Jennifer’s designs appear on the Team BC scarf, the Team BC pin and then Team BC shirt, reflecting the natural environment unique to the Prince George area.

Her design of a sockeye salmon on the Team BC scarf represents a staple food of the interior people. Her three-part puzzle pin portrays a dug-out canoe on the Team BC pin, which serves as a traditional form of travel. The abstract landscape that Jennifer has designed on the shirt to be worn by Team BC at the opening ceremony represents balance and flow and the spirit of the Games.

“Jennifer is very passionate about her work and that is clearly demonstrated in her art,” Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond said. “As we host the Canada Winter Games it will not only be a celebration of sport but also arts and culture. Jennifer’s artwork will be a memorable part of the legacy of the 2015 Winter Games.”

“Arts, sport and culture all contribute to our community’s social fabric,” Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Mike Morris said. “In honouring local culture and sport through her creative designs, Jennifer will help showcase our unique identity to the nation.”

Learn more about Jennifer Annais Pighin and her work at jenniferannaispighin.com.