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    reme90 got a reaction from DrummingInMySleep in CPL General   
    I was thinking all #CanPL Supporters start a Social Media wave and target high profile people and businesses to lend their support/endorsement and help each club reach a designated number of memberships.
    For example: City, Provincial and Federal politicians. Chambers of Commerce, Sports stores, amateur clubs, celebrities, athletes, news and media personnel. We all ask them to tweet/post and help us reach a set goal. For Valour FC, I think 3,500 memberships before the end of the World Cup is doable.
    It has to be an orchestrated effort on our part to make a list of possible targets that could help drive awareness and enthusiasm. 
    Another idea:
    Perhaps we can organize a Nationwide Soccer Saturday tournament (local teams in each #CanPL city) all play a local tournament where it serves as a drive to sell memberships. Have local and national media cover it. On the last weekend before the World Cup Final.
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    reme90 got a reaction from Bbeto in CPL General   
    I was thinking all #CanPL Supporters start a Social Media wave and target high profile people and businesses to lend their support/endorsement and help each club reach a designated number of memberships.
    For example: City, Provincial and Federal politicians. Chambers of Commerce, Sports stores, amateur clubs, celebrities, athletes, news and media personnel. We all ask them to tweet/post and help us reach a set goal. For Valour FC, I think 3,500 memberships before the end of the World Cup is doable.
    It has to be an orchestrated effort on our part to make a list of possible targets that could help drive awareness and enthusiasm. 
    Another idea:
    Perhaps we can organize a Nationwide Soccer Saturday tournament (local teams in each #CanPL city) all play a local tournament where it serves as a drive to sell memberships. Have local and national media cover it. On the last weekend before the World Cup Final.
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    reme90 got a reaction from masster in Zambrano out!   
    He was hired because he will support Jason De Vos plan for a national Youth league and a club classifications system based on standards without Pro rel
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    reme90 got a reaction from Shway in Zambrano out!   
    CSA has never been about Results, Herdman will be given all the rope he wants, heck there is no rope for him at all. 
    He's clearly buddy buddy with all the right people and in the end that's all that matters in Canadian Soccer. We've all seen it before.
    Totera acting tough basically just gave CSA a big pass
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    reme90 got a reaction from hamiltonfan in Zambrano out!   
    CSA has never been about Results, Herdman will be given all the rope he wants, heck there is no rope for him at all. 
    He's clearly buddy buddy with all the right people and in the end that's all that matters in Canadian Soccer. We've all seen it before.
    Totera acting tough basically just gave CSA a big pass
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    reme90 got a reaction from FarmersFC in Potential CPL logo concepts   
    So here is my idea for a Kitchener / Waterloo Region Football Club. Props to @GuillermoDelQuarto on logo design.












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    reme90 got a reaction from FarmersFC in Potential CPL logo concepts   
    There is some really nice ones here, hard to pick a favorite. 

    But Halifax is a proper shield. Traditional, classy, meaningful and simple. Regina is another one I like as well. 

    Well done
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    reme90 got a reaction from Levi Oakey in Potential CPL logo concepts   
    So here is my idea for a Kitchener / Waterloo Region Football Club. Props to @GuillermoDelQuarto on logo design.












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    reme90 reacted to admin in Supporters United for the CanPL   
    The Support Local Football campaign has two purposes.   The first is to grow The Voyageurs and the support of all our national teams.  The second is to support the launch of the CanPL. 
    Why
    Our players need a place to play.   The CanPL will not replace the MLS teams.  The CanPL will expand the range of opportunity for Canadian players. I want to make it clear we will not be taking an anti MLS position in supporting the CanPL.   This is an opportunity to grow the game. 
    Goals
    The Voyageurs will work to connect with the soccer community from top to bottom to do the following.
    Promote the long term support of the Canadian league so that players aged 8 today will have a place to play when they are 18.  We are looking for a core of people in each city to put in a ten year commitment to make this league work.  Work with the league and teams to set up standards for supporters based on what we have learned works and does not work from current supporters groups Raise funds for supporters groups over the next year to help with local SG start up funds  (ie buy scarfs ect) Raise community awareness of the league Foster an improved Canadian soccer culture that supports the game in Canada Plan
    Develop effective messaging to support the goals so we are consistent from coast to coast in how we approach people Hold a supporters summit prior to the launch of the league Increase the presence of The Voyageurs at events across the country  Create Original Supporter merchandise to raise funds for local CanPL supporters groups  Build relationships with associations, clubs and community groups across Canada
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    reme90 got a reaction from Complete Homer in Potential CPL logo concepts   
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    reme90 got a reaction from GuillermoDelQuarto in Potential CPL logo concepts   
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    reme90 got a reaction from OnkelDal in Potential CPL logo concepts   
    The Lion, Crown was my favorite one, although I'd either remove the axes or make them closer to the last one you made. I also like the poppies on the last one and the color scheme. However, Red has nothing to do with Winnipeg. 


     

     
     
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    reme90 reacted to Wingback6 in Potential CPL logo concepts   
    While the whole 'Winnipeg Valour' as a club name sounds like the name of a womens soccer team to me these look fantastic!!! Great colour scheme!!! The military cross gives a nice silhouette that is unique though not uncommon when compared to club crests commonly found throughout the world. At first I was a bit iffy about the tomahawks, because coupled with the badge they have a firefighter type of iconography going on as well as the cultural appropriation aspect. But I think if you shrunk them just a bit, say 15% it might work. I also like the later one without them.
    I like the crown. But only at the top, and maybe with little purple added in. Especially if we got a royal designation, like the ballet and and the rifles. Which we actually could! Not like that Real Salt Lake BS.  Royal Winnipeg Football Club anyone? I also think the border of the cross could use a bit more... something. Maybe expanding the thin white line between the outer and inner band a bit. Just a bit.
    I also like later inclusion of the Golden boys torch. Keep it in the middle. But only superimpose the flame, hide the base of the torch below the lower banner. Your friend asked where the red was? Simple solution. There should be a red brown poppy in the center of the crest superimposed over the torch, leaving only the the flame and part of the brazier visible. above it. But yeah, definitely a poppy in the middle.
    The ones that say Winnipeg in the banner, and fc at the bottom are best. Keep the valour part where it is in some of the later ones just inside the middle there. But remove 'For'. The motto should  'Valour'. Simple, elegant. Like Rangers 'Ready' and Arsenal's 'Forward'. But still makes a nod to the heroes for whom the street was renamed.
    A lot of nitpicking. I apologize. Done a few crests for my amateur teams over the years truly, truly appreciate what you've got here. Looks fantastic. Just trying to build on some other comments people have made. But I really do like it. Now how's about a kit concept??
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    reme90 got a reaction from ironcub14 in Canadian Premier League   
    Rants is the lifeblood of being a Canadian soccer fan. Also, 93.24% of whatever is written on any thread is nothing new - welcome to being a Voyageur.  
    Of course!! Every league in the world (except MLS/Aleague) is an OPEN league, however, each one is run differently to reflect their specific market. 

    You only need 1 thing to be an OPEN Market : A Clearly Defined Merit based Path into Division 1. 

    You can have: Salary Caps, Revenue Sharing, National League Sponsors, Player Nationality Quotas, Designated Players, Regional Schedules, Conferences and even Playoffs. Whatever you need to make the league financially viable is not only great but necessary. You can even offer founding clubs protection from relegation for say 20 years or until 20 clubs are in the Premier League, (whatever comes first).  

    You can even have criteria for teams to enter into Division 1 such as: Coaching Standards, Facility requirements, Financial backing, Sponsors, etc. So to filter out non-viable teams from getting lucky and winning a game into D1. 
    Will take your advice to heart. It's better than being told to shutup, because I have nothing to say. 

    Pro/Rel is feasibly being done in almost every country but somehow Canada can't do it. Are you a CANadian or a CANTadian?
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    reme90 reacted to GuillermoDelQuarto in Potential CPL logo concepts   
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    reme90 got a reaction from GuillermoDelQuarto in Canadian Premier League   
    Rants is the lifeblood of being a Canadian soccer fan. Also, 93.24% of whatever is written on any thread is nothing new - welcome to being a Voyageur.  
    Of course!! Every league in the world (except MLS/Aleague) is an OPEN league, however, each one is run differently to reflect their specific market. 

    You only need 1 thing to be an OPEN Market : A Clearly Defined Merit based Path into Division 1. 

    You can have: Salary Caps, Revenue Sharing, National League Sponsors, Player Nationality Quotas, Designated Players, Regional Schedules, Conferences and even Playoffs. Whatever you need to make the league financially viable is not only great but necessary. You can even offer founding clubs protection from relegation for say 20 years or until 20 clubs are in the Premier League, (whatever comes first).  

    You can even have criteria for teams to enter into Division 1 such as: Coaching Standards, Facility requirements, Financial backing, Sponsors, etc. So to filter out non-viable teams from getting lucky and winning a game into D1. 
    Will take your advice to heart. It's better than being told to shutup, because I have nothing to say. 

    Pro/Rel is feasibly being done in almost every country but somehow Canada can't do it. Are you a CANadian or a CANTadian?
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    reme90 got a reaction from River_City2 in Canadian Premier League   
    Do you want Soccer or Football? Entertainment or Development? Franchise or Club? Supporters or Consumers?

    Celta Vigo Population 300,000 beat Barcelona today 4-3. 
    Eibar Population 26,000 tied Real Madrid 1-1.

    There is something magical about 1 Division Football. Where the best compete against the best, week in and week out. 

    Every week, every selection, every tackle, every play matters, because every game matters, right up until the last week, the last game. You see to play in first division football you need to earn it. You MERIT your way in. You don't buy your way in and get a free pass for life. You need to pit your ideas about the game vs the other guys idea and hope to high heaven your idea was better. You need to be accountable for your team selection and you need your best players available at every game. Which means you are in a constant struggle to not only play the best players, but to develop the future best players if you are to have a future in division 1 football. You need those next players to understand this pressure this relentless drive to excel and to come out on top. You need them emotionally strong, physically fit and mentally agile. 

    I hear from Canadians that Brazilians and the like produce great players because those kids need a way out of poverty, as if poverty is an ingredient to talent. How about the Germans? They don't come from destitute conditions yet they produce some of the very best players. Maybe both countries treat football the same way, You PLAY if you can PLAY. In Canada, You play if you can PAY. There is something unjust about that, yet we open arms accept that for corporate franchises. 
    This means that each CLUB'S main PRIORITY is to win and remain in division 1 soccer. This moves player development to the forefront. If you can win, then you can play, and if you get to play then you get to make money. You see club's still make money a lot of money, but their main product is on the field. 

    In the franchise model, it's upside down, the priority is to make money. So what if you lose? Sure less people come to your matches, but you are the only game in town so it's not like they can leave you for good. You don't need to win to stay, you don't need quality, in fact you start restricting the product, just like the diamond manufacturers do, to artificially inflate your products value. In this case, the product is first division soccer. 

    This is why Soccer Franchises have corporate meetings about Average Revenue per Customer. That's where you start selling them gourmet nachos, high priced beer, international friendly games, fluffy mascots for the kids and 50/50 tickets. You start pimping to your local minor soccer clubs offering them a chance to walk around the field and get a blank white t-shirt just so you can get them and their families to come buy tickets. Playoffs and Championships aren't valued for the prestige but for the chance to sell more beers, and more hot dogs. 

    Well, don't franchises produce players? Well, no. It's actually quite expensive to produce a player, that is counter-productive to what your main priority is.  You are not worried the next local club will beat you with a group of local lads and steal your customers. You are not worried because you control the product and the right to call yourself Division 1. They can't get in no matter if they are actually better. It's like the jerk kid that owns the ball and takes it home when he doesn't like how the game is going. 

    There are over 300 million people in the USA and it's first division has 20 Franchises, that's at most 1000 kids in a merit based academy. 1000 kids that don't have to PAY. I'm frequently told Canada will never have 20 Clubs. So what we are saying is at best we will develop 1000 kids who EARNED their right to play. IS THAT ENOUGH?

    What if any club, any organization, any investor had a clearly defined and open way to compete with the best of the best?

    Do you not think that would entice investors to start building clubs that would eventually allow them to earn real dollars in our first division? I think it would. 

    It would invite anyone to compete if they can earn it. 
    You have to ask yourself WHY you want this league. Truly, what purpose does this league actually accomplish for YOU and for your country. Do you want to be entertained or do you want this country to win it's first World Cup?

    Some of you can't dream that high and would be content to simply see us AT a World Cup. Myself, I'm more of the first kind. 
    I know that the first step towards Canada joining the elite nations of the world in Football, starts with an OPEN SYSTEM. A MERIT based system. Where coaches are held accountable by the media, the supporters, and more importantly by the results their ideas produce. A system that gives legitimate incentives and REWARDS to ANYBODY if they dare to compete.

    Now is the time to demand the league be structured in a way that is open to any investor, club or organization to merit their way into DIVISION 1. 
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    reme90 got a reaction from GuillermoDelQuarto in Canadian Premier League   
    Do you want Soccer or Football? Entertainment or Development? Franchise or Club? Supporters or Consumers?

    Celta Vigo Population 300,000 beat Barcelona today 4-3. 
    Eibar Population 26,000 tied Real Madrid 1-1.

    There is something magical about 1 Division Football. Where the best compete against the best, week in and week out. 

    Every week, every selection, every tackle, every play matters, because every game matters, right up until the last week, the last game. You see to play in first division football you need to earn it. You MERIT your way in. You don't buy your way in and get a free pass for life. You need to pit your ideas about the game vs the other guys idea and hope to high heaven your idea was better. You need to be accountable for your team selection and you need your best players available at every game. Which means you are in a constant struggle to not only play the best players, but to develop the future best players if you are to have a future in division 1 football. You need those next players to understand this pressure this relentless drive to excel and to come out on top. You need them emotionally strong, physically fit and mentally agile. 

    I hear from Canadians that Brazilians and the like produce great players because those kids need a way out of poverty, as if poverty is an ingredient to talent. How about the Germans? They don't come from destitute conditions yet they produce some of the very best players. Maybe both countries treat football the same way, You PLAY if you can PLAY. In Canada, You play if you can PAY. There is something unjust about that, yet we open arms accept that for corporate franchises. 
    This means that each CLUB'S main PRIORITY is to win and remain in division 1 soccer. This moves player development to the forefront. If you can win, then you can play, and if you get to play then you get to make money. You see club's still make money a lot of money, but their main product is on the field. 

    In the franchise model, it's upside down, the priority is to make money. So what if you lose? Sure less people come to your matches, but you are the only game in town so it's not like they can leave you for good. You don't need to win to stay, you don't need quality, in fact you start restricting the product, just like the diamond manufacturers do, to artificially inflate your products value. In this case, the product is first division soccer. 

    This is why Soccer Franchises have corporate meetings about Average Revenue per Customer. That's where you start selling them gourmet nachos, high priced beer, international friendly games, fluffy mascots for the kids and 50/50 tickets. You start pimping to your local minor soccer clubs offering them a chance to walk around the field and get a blank white t-shirt just so you can get them and their families to come buy tickets. Playoffs and Championships aren't valued for the prestige but for the chance to sell more beers, and more hot dogs. 

    Well, don't franchises produce players? Well, no. It's actually quite expensive to produce a player, that is counter-productive to what your main priority is.  You are not worried the next local club will beat you with a group of local lads and steal your customers. You are not worried because you control the product and the right to call yourself Division 1. They can't get in no matter if they are actually better. It's like the jerk kid that owns the ball and takes it home when he doesn't like how the game is going. 

    There are over 300 million people in the USA and it's first division has 20 Franchises, that's at most 1000 kids in a merit based academy. 1000 kids that don't have to PAY. I'm frequently told Canada will never have 20 Clubs. So what we are saying is at best we will develop 1000 kids who EARNED their right to play. IS THAT ENOUGH?

    What if any club, any organization, any investor had a clearly defined and open way to compete with the best of the best?

    Do you not think that would entice investors to start building clubs that would eventually allow them to earn real dollars in our first division? I think it would. 

    It would invite anyone to compete if they can earn it. 
    You have to ask yourself WHY you want this league. Truly, what purpose does this league actually accomplish for YOU and for your country. Do you want to be entertained or do you want this country to win it's first World Cup?

    Some of you can't dream that high and would be content to simply see us AT a World Cup. Myself, I'm more of the first kind. 
    I know that the first step towards Canada joining the elite nations of the world in Football, starts with an OPEN SYSTEM. A MERIT based system. Where coaches are held accountable by the media, the supporters, and more importantly by the results their ideas produce. A system that gives legitimate incentives and REWARDS to ANYBODY if they dare to compete.

    Now is the time to demand the league be structured in a way that is open to any investor, club or organization to merit their way into DIVISION 1. 
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    reme90 got a reaction from red card in Canadian Premier League   
    Do you want Soccer or Football? Entertainment or Development? Franchise or Club? Supporters or Consumers?

    Celta Vigo Population 300,000 beat Barcelona today 4-3. 
    Eibar Population 26,000 tied Real Madrid 1-1.

    There is something magical about 1 Division Football. Where the best compete against the best, week in and week out. 

    Every week, every selection, every tackle, every play matters, because every game matters, right up until the last week, the last game. You see to play in first division football you need to earn it. You MERIT your way in. You don't buy your way in and get a free pass for life. You need to pit your ideas about the game vs the other guys idea and hope to high heaven your idea was better. You need to be accountable for your team selection and you need your best players available at every game. Which means you are in a constant struggle to not only play the best players, but to develop the future best players if you are to have a future in division 1 football. You need those next players to understand this pressure this relentless drive to excel and to come out on top. You need them emotionally strong, physically fit and mentally agile. 

    I hear from Canadians that Brazilians and the like produce great players because those kids need a way out of poverty, as if poverty is an ingredient to talent. How about the Germans? They don't come from destitute conditions yet they produce some of the very best players. Maybe both countries treat football the same way, You PLAY if you can PLAY. In Canada, You play if you can PAY. There is something unjust about that, yet we open arms accept that for corporate franchises. 
    This means that each CLUB'S main PRIORITY is to win and remain in division 1 soccer. This moves player development to the forefront. If you can win, then you can play, and if you get to play then you get to make money. You see club's still make money a lot of money, but their main product is on the field. 

    In the franchise model, it's upside down, the priority is to make money. So what if you lose? Sure less people come to your matches, but you are the only game in town so it's not like they can leave you for good. You don't need to win to stay, you don't need quality, in fact you start restricting the product, just like the diamond manufacturers do, to artificially inflate your products value. In this case, the product is first division soccer. 

    This is why Soccer Franchises have corporate meetings about Average Revenue per Customer. That's where you start selling them gourmet nachos, high priced beer, international friendly games, fluffy mascots for the kids and 50/50 tickets. You start pimping to your local minor soccer clubs offering them a chance to walk around the field and get a blank white t-shirt just so you can get them and their families to come buy tickets. Playoffs and Championships aren't valued for the prestige but for the chance to sell more beers, and more hot dogs. 

    Well, don't franchises produce players? Well, no. It's actually quite expensive to produce a player, that is counter-productive to what your main priority is.  You are not worried the next local club will beat you with a group of local lads and steal your customers. You are not worried because you control the product and the right to call yourself Division 1. They can't get in no matter if they are actually better. It's like the jerk kid that owns the ball and takes it home when he doesn't like how the game is going. 

    There are over 300 million people in the USA and it's first division has 20 Franchises, that's at most 1000 kids in a merit based academy. 1000 kids that don't have to PAY. I'm frequently told Canada will never have 20 Clubs. So what we are saying is at best we will develop 1000 kids who EARNED their right to play. IS THAT ENOUGH?

    What if any club, any organization, any investor had a clearly defined and open way to compete with the best of the best?

    Do you not think that would entice investors to start building clubs that would eventually allow them to earn real dollars in our first division? I think it would. 

    It would invite anyone to compete if they can earn it. 
    You have to ask yourself WHY you want this league. Truly, what purpose does this league actually accomplish for YOU and for your country. Do you want to be entertained or do you want this country to win it's first World Cup?

    Some of you can't dream that high and would be content to simply see us AT a World Cup. Myself, I'm more of the first kind. 
    I know that the first step towards Canada joining the elite nations of the world in Football, starts with an OPEN SYSTEM. A MERIT based system. Where coaches are held accountable by the media, the supporters, and more importantly by the results their ideas produce. A system that gives legitimate incentives and REWARDS to ANYBODY if they dare to compete.

    Now is the time to demand the league be structured in a way that is open to any investor, club or organization to merit their way into DIVISION 1. 
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    reme90 got a reaction from MrSabiondo in Canadian Premier League   
    Las Palmas tied Real Madrid today.
    Las Palmas population 380K.
    But let's keep pretending market size's that small will never grow our league. Heck, even Toronto is barely big enough for 1 cookie cutter franchise. Forget having an actual club or clubs.
    Don't drink the Owners kool-aid, we can have clubs and an open market.
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    reme90 got a reaction from GuillermoDelQuarto in Canadian Premier League   
    Las Palmas tied Real Madrid today.
    Las Palmas population 380K.
    But let's keep pretending market size's that small will never grow our league. Heck, even Toronto is barely big enough for 1 cookie cutter franchise. Forget having an actual club or clubs.
    Don't drink the Owners kool-aid, we can have clubs and an open market.
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    reme90 got a reaction from River_City2 in Canadian Premier League   
    Please, do yourself a favor and listen to former MLS GM speak on closed market 
    https://twitter.com/soccerreform/status/774373746849099776?s=09 (copy and paste)
    We can't let it happen here. I would love to get together with like-minded individuals and help promote what is best for the fans and the game.
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    reme90 got a reaction from ironcub14 in Canadian Premier League   
    Agree completely.  It's a legitimate concern.
    What would cause more damage to the league, Not being in the top 3 markets? Or having USL in the league?
    I think to start off,  having USL will not be that bad. Most of the teams will be weak in talent and it also gives TFC etc a chance to invest more money into the marketplace. 
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    reme90 got a reaction from ted in Potential CPL logo concepts   
    Moncton is better. 
    I think the new "silver" colour is perfect and a much needed improvement. 

    Removing the tassels, like the picture in your top left, is the right call. It cleans up the Victoria Cross and makes it pop, which is the whole reason for the Valour name. 

    Having "Winnipeg"  like both pictures on the right is much better as well. Besides having "For Valour" on the crown adds a touch of detail to the picture without making it too busy. However, could you try "PRO VALORE" which is French and would look cooler and is a nod to the huge French community in Winnipeg. 

    Try it without the Axes as well, with and without the Lion. The Axes could be brought back for the Supporters Group the "Rebels" or "Warriors" (although in Manitoba that is a gang name), maybe Winnipeg Warriors

    It's a big Plus to make the crown gold, now you have all 3 Winnipeg colours, Blue, Gold and Silver. 
  25. Like
    reme90 got a reaction from GuillermoDelQuarto in Potential CPL logo concepts   
    Moncton is better. 
    I think the new "silver" colour is perfect and a much needed improvement. 

    Removing the tassels, like the picture in your top left, is the right call. It cleans up the Victoria Cross and makes it pop, which is the whole reason for the Valour name. 

    Having "Winnipeg"  like both pictures on the right is much better as well. Besides having "For Valour" on the crown adds a touch of detail to the picture without making it too busy. However, could you try "PRO VALORE" which is French and would look cooler and is a nod to the huge French community in Winnipeg. 

    Try it without the Axes as well, with and without the Lion. The Axes could be brought back for the Supporters Group the "Rebels" or "Warriors" (although in Manitoba that is a gang name), maybe Winnipeg Warriors

    It's a big Plus to make the crown gold, now you have all 3 Winnipeg colours, Blue, Gold and Silver. 
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