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Pacific FC: Emblem Story

The Pacific FC emblem is as unique as our coastal nature. Featuring the ocean and forests as it’s foundation, the crest symbolises the resilience and character of the island and its inhabitants.

Native to Vancouver Island, the Douglas Fir is seen and known throughout the region for being one of the tallest trees in Canada. Islanders and visitors who stroll through MacMillan Provincial Park, Mill Hill Regional Park and Cathedral Grove can see these towering ancient and majestic trees, still untouched by the modern world. The Douglas Fir is also a symbol of strength and survival, with their massive trunks and towering heights dating back hundreds of years.

As the club of Vancouver Island, it was important to make the identity of Pacific FC inclusive to all those on the island. The tree that sits prominently on the crest is split in two segments, with the right side of the tree formed to resemble an abstract outline of the island as it appears on the map of Canada.

At the bottom of the crest is the trident, traditionally used for spearfishing and a mythological symbol for having control of the ocean. The symbolism dates to Greek mythology when Poseidon used his trident to create water sources in Greece. To this day, Islanders use the trident to spearfish for food.

The starfish purple border surrounding the tree is representative of the Pacific Ocean that borders all sides of the island. At the bottom of the logo is the V chevron which represents Victoria, Vancouver Island and Victory. It’s a piece of our identity that will tie together all parts of the island.

Inspired by the ocean, Pacific FC plans to design a new and exciting landscape for the beautiful game. Our club will be reflective of the island and the values of islanders; rugged, attractive and bubbling with the energy of an incoming wave. These principles will be our guide to forming a club that the people of Vancouver Island can be proud of.

The primary colour of our club will be Van-Isle’s Purple, which is inspired by the starfish of the region. Once under threat by a severe epidemic, the resilient sea star battled to survive and thrive in the Pacific Northwest.

The Blue Lagoon is motivated by the club’s namesake ocean, one that is everything to the people of the island who enjoy casual afternoons spearfishing, canoeing and hiking to get a better view of the nearby shores.

As welcome sights along the rugged island coastline, lighthouses are an icon of Vancouver Island with several historic white structures – including homes and business – still active today.

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