BAM! Mascots may be based out of Canada, but that isn’t the only place you will find one of our mascots!
In 2015, a new NBL (National Basketball League of Canada) team was launched in the Niagara Region. The team calls the Meridian Centre home, located in the heart of downtown St. Catherines. To come up with a team name, an online public contest was held. The name “River Lions” came from the Niagara Region's coat of arms, where the crest features a mythical beast, a River Lion. This creature symbolizes pride and strength within the community, which this team definitely lives up to. Naturally, the Niagara River Lions team wanted a fun, active mascot to engage fans at games and events.