Students at the epicentre of the Humboldt Broncos bus tragedy are being offered a lot of support as they try to cope with the death of 15 people, many of them former classmates. A total of 16 people have died and 13 were injured as a result of the crash.
JerseysforHumboldt Students at Thomas Haney secondary put on hockey jerseys of all sorts on Thursday in support of the Humboldt Broncos, the Saskatchewan hockey team that lost 16 members including players, a coach, a trainer and play-by-play announcer in a horrific bus crash last week.
The symbolic gesture has picked up steam and now people from around the world are sharing photos of their jerseys on social media under the hashtag #jerseysforhumboldt. On their Facebook page, the Meadow Lake Co-op shared the fact their parent company, Federated Co-operatives Limited, is meeting donations to a growing GoFundMe campaign up to $250,000.
"Dayna will be forever remembered for her joyful smile, and her passion and love of sport", the family said in a statement.
In a similar gesture earlier this week, many people in the city wore green, and city council wore Meadow Lake Sr.
The Alberta Transportation minister's office confirmed to CityNews Adesh Deol Trucking Ltd.'s safety fitness certificate was suspended on April 9, the same day of the collision. "I feel very proud that I'm part of a community like that".
Brake said she was touched by the amount of compassion her young students have shown since hearing the devastating news.
Celeste Leicht thanked the community and the rest of Canada for the kindness and support the family has received. We counted the money because they're learning how to count and add, and they had come up with $25 by themselves.
Premier Scott Moe apologized for the mix-up Tuesday and said the province will take whatever recommendations come out of the various reviews and investigations taking place.