January 27, 2009
NAIT Ooks Get a New Look
WHAT: NAIT’s Athletics and Recreation Department is entering a new era with a new look. Join us for the unveiling of the new NAIT Ook logo at the much-anticipated 109th Street Challenge between the NAIT Ooks and the MacEwan Griffins. This highly competitive men’s hockey game is expected to draw a large crowd including several minor hockey league teams.
WHERE: NAIT Arena – corner of Princess Elizabeth Ave. and 109th Street
(Across from Sears at Kingsway Garden Mall)
WHEN: Saturday, January 31, 2009
WHY: Ookpik (or Ook for short) was presented to NAIT students in October 1964 by the Federal Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. This is the fourth incarnation of the Ook. NAIT has 12 varsity athletics programs in hockey, volleyball, basketball, badminton, soccer, curling, golf and cross country running. The new look of the Ook embodies NAIT’s quest to succeed in National level college athletics.
- Dr. Sam Shaw, President and CEO will don the new Ook jersey amidst
a multi-media celebration.
- NAIT’s new Ooks’ mascot will chase out the old mascot
- A giant banner will be unveiled
- The Ooks hockey team will emerge wearing new jerseys
For more information, please contact:
Linda Henderson (Will be on site for ceremony)
Director, NAIT Department of Athletics and Recreation
P 780.471.8803 C 780.554.0872 E email@example.com
NAIT Media Relations Specialist
Department of Corporate Communications
P 780.471.8447 C 780.983-3241 E firstname.lastname@example.org