CALGARY (660 NEWS) – For those of you longing for the days of the Calgary Cannons and the Calgary 88’s, there’s new swag available to keep those memories alive.
Say hello to C of Dead, a local business bringing Calgarians a dose of nostalgia from the 1980s and 1990s while introducing those now long-defunct sports teams to a new generation.
“Myself and a middle-school pal of mine, he and I had expressed interest in our love for the Cannons and how sad it is that they’re gone,” co-founder Jonathan Anderson explained. “We started looking online for how we could relive that experience and found pretty quickly there weren’t a lot of places to get Cannons memorabilia. We took it upon ourselves to create CofDead.ca.
“They [the Cannons] have been gone since 2002, but still a large majority of people remember them and have great memories. That’s the whole idea of creating this platform, where people can share their love for the Cannons.”
C of Dead offers baseball hats and a variety of shirts to honour the Cannons, who played in Calgary for nearly two decades.
AUDIO: C of Dead co-founder Jonathan Anderson catches up with 660’s Sandra Prusina
The platform is now also carrying Calgary 88’s gear, paying homage to the relatively short-lived World Basketball League franchise that played out of the Saddledome from 1988 to 1992.
“We found there’s a million outlets and pop-up shops for people reliving the Vancouver Grizzlies,” Anderson explained. “That’s where we got the idea to expand from not just Cannons to 88’s to hopefully the [Calgary] Rad’z and the Calgary Boomers on our next order. The feedback has been really good.”
If you’d like more information about this project brought to you by Anderson, Garrett Crump, Julie Macdonald and Ryan Williamson, visit CofDead.ca.
They’re also setting up a pop-up at West Elm on Dec. 7 and 8.