In light of the recent tragedy that took the lives of 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team, Canadians are rallying together to show their support.
As a way to honour the victims of the accident, the whole country is promising to wear jerseys to school, work, and everywhere else they go on Thursday, April 12th.
If you don’t own a jersey, wear green and gold – the colours of the Humboldt Broncos – to participate in the nationwide commemoration.
This is not the only thing Canadians have done to show their support, honour the loss faced by the victims’ families, and offer their condolences.
Since the incident occurred on April 6th, people from all over the country have been donating to a GoFundMe account (it has since garnered over $8.8 million), organizing vigils and charity events, and putting their hockey sticks out as tribute to the Broncos who lost their lives.
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The Hockey Hall of Fame's tribute to the Humboldt Broncos. pic.twitter.com/B6nUYBf3H2
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The Humboldt bus crash occurred when the team’s bus, carrying 29 people, was hit by a semi-trailer as they were on their way to Nipawin, Saskatchewan for a playoff game on Friday night.
Of those, 16 people died, including most recently 25-year-old Dayna Brons, the team’s athletic therapist who had been fighting for her life ever since the accident occurred.
‘The only girl on the boys team’…Dayna I’ve been thinking of you a lot! Praying you pull through. Usually the Athletic Therapist takes care of everyone on the team. Now, it’s time for everyone to take care of Dayna. Pulling for you and all the boys! #keepfighting #prayersforhumboldt #humboldtstrong #daynabrons #heal #recover #strong #pray #humboldtbroncos
Tomorrow’s ‘Jersey Day’ Facebook event has over 61,000 participants from all over the country.
“We want to show our support to the families of Humboldt Broncos,” reads the event description.
“They are currently going through a tragedy that no family or community should experience. As hockey families we are here for you!”
- When: Thursday, April 12th
- Where: Everywhere