Celebrating Tradition: Little Native Hockey League's 50th Anniversary

Client: Little Native Hockey League (Little NHL)

The Situation:

The 50th anniversary of the Little Native Hockey League marked a significant milestone that required exceptional recognition. Since partnering with the league in 2018, our task for this momentous event involved orchestrating a series of new initiatives and creating distinct assets.

The Challenges:

A major challenge was the design and production of a custom Hall of Fame ring on a strict deadline. This required our team to optimize our supplier relationships to ensure timely delivery. Additionally, the necessity to creatively source products within the constraints of sponsorship agreements, including the co-branding of neck ribbons with sponsor logos, added complexity to the project.

The Solutions:

As the exclusive full-service provider for the league’s recognition and event needs, we provided a comprehensive range of items to enhance the anniversary celebration:

  • Custom vinyl decals for host hotel elevators
  • A branded media wall
  • Pop-up banners
  • Floor decals
  • VIP lanyards and accreditation badges
  • Commemorative patches and pins
  • Custom-designed Hall of Fame rings
  • Functional crossbody bags
  • Distinctive medallions
  • The Ember Wynne Memorial Trophy
  • Glass awards for sponsors, featuring designs inspired by Indigenous art

The Results:

The 50th anniversary celebration of the Little Native Hockey League was an overwhelming success, leaving a lasting impact on all attendees and stakeholders.

Our team’s contributions helped elevate the event, honouring the significant milestone with respect and celebration of Indigenous heritage and contributions in sports.

Key Takeaways:

  • Community: The event fostered a sense of unity and belonging among participants, highlighting the importance of cultural community engagement.
  • Representation: Originating from remote communities, the event emphasized the significance of inclusivity and representation.
  • Multigenerational Legacy: With attendees spanning four generations, the celebration underscored the league's enduring legacy and cultural significance.