PRESS RELEASE – The Expedition League’s Brandon affiliate, which will begin play in May of 2019, has announced the team’s name and unveiled the official logo. The team name is the Wheat City Whiskey Jacks and the logo, designed by Ross Johnson of Ross Johnson Design Company, has been released. Carolina Blue, Dark Gray and Light Gray are the official team colors.
Brandon is known as the Wheat City and Whiskey Jacks, or Gray Jays, are found throughout Manitoba and much of Canada.
These beautiful, hearty birds stay in Canada throughout the winter and the Whiskey Jack was recently recommended as Canada’s national bird.
“The fan participation in naming the team was phenomenal and support for the Whiskey Jacks name was very strong”, said Steve Wagner, Expedition League President. “The residents of Brandon and the surrounding communities now have a great team name and an incredible logo to latch onto. This is an exciting time for Whiskey Jacks fans as we embark on our inaugural season in 2019.”
Opening day of the 2019 Expedition League season is Friday May 24, 2019. Wheat City Whiskey Jacks home games will be played at Andrews Field located at 2000 Hilton Avenue in Brandon.