Posted on December 19, 2023

O’ Canada in Punjabi at Jets vs Avalanche Leaves NHL Fans in Splits

Abhishek Dilta, Sportskeeda, December 18, 2023

Ahead of the Winnipeg Jets’ clash against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, the NHL made history by featuring a beautiful rendition of O’ Canada in Punjabi.

The Canadian national anthem was sung in Punjabi for the first time in league history, leaving NHL fans in splits. The featuring of O’ Canada in Punjabi was part of the Jets’ celebration of South Asian Heritage Night at their home in Canada Life Centre.

The beautiful rendition of the Canadian national anthem in Punjabi was performed by students from Amber Trails School kindergarten to grade 8 choir. Notably, this is also the first school in Manitoba to offer a bilingual English-Punjabi program.

Fans took to X, formerly Twitter, to give their reactions to O’ Canada in Punjabi. One tweeted:

“I am of Punjabi background and can’t understand the need for this. Wokeism has no end.”

Another chimed in:

“This is extremely disrespectful to all Canadians.”