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Canada’s Olympic sleds will carry an #RCAF-inspired design and, for the first time in history, Canada has qualified a maximum number of women’s and men’s sleds for all skeleton and bobsleigh races!
Motivated by a longstanding relationship between Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton and the Canadian Armed Forces, the unique Olympic sled designs were inspired by the paint scheme on the Royal Canadian Air Force’s CF-18 Demo Hornet – created for Canada 150 celebrations.
A fourth-year graphics student at Toronto’s George Brown College brought the relationship together through the unique design of Canada’s 2018 Olympic sleds. Originally from Saskatoon, Josh Dornan’s goal was to pay homage to the RCAF for helping prepare the nation’s top bobsleigh and skeleton athletes for their mission for medals in 2018.
Inspired by the CF-18 Hornet, which stirs images of a sleek Canadian flag screaming through our skies, Mr. Dornan’s work evokes the same impact on ice for Canada’s top bobsleigh and skeleton athletes – a design that reflects the tremendous power of the sleds, and national pride.
A traditional maple leaf holds each of the sleds to Canada’s heritage. The elements include a radiant red with touches of white and black that demonstrates power and speed down the track, and makes a statement that the entire country is bonded behind the athletes’ mission for medals. Orange leaves also show a modern vision of Canadian sport while simultaneously paying tribute to the Canada 150 logos on the CF-18.
In a direct nod to everyone in the RCAF and aviation fans across Canada, the inclusion of a false canopy, which is seen on CF-18 jets around the world, on the bottom of the bobsleighs, separates the design from all other sled designs and solidifies the connection between the aircraft and the sleds.

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