Thousands of people will be donning their favorite jersey or the colours green and gold on Thursday to show solidarity with the Humboldt Broncos.
All schools within the Fort McMurray Catholic and Public School Districts, along with Keyano College, and residents across the country will be taking part in a ‘Jersey Day’ in support of the junior hockey team that was involved in a tragic collision in Saskatchewan last Friday – which killed 16 people, including one Fort McMurray native.
FMPSD Deputy Superintendent Phil Meagher tells Mix News this incident has really shaken the Canadian psyche.
“No matter who you are, you’ve been on a bus and most of us have been on one with a team. It could have been a basketball team, a soccer team – it doesn’t matter – people know what that life on the bus is like.”
To express our solidarity and show support to all affected by the tragic bus crash involving @HumboldtBroncos , Keyano College will join with our @keyanohuskies and @FMPSD @FMCSD in #ymm and many others across Canada to take part in #JerseyDay tomorrow. #HumboldtStrong pic.twitter.com/4ofPB8BMkl
— Keyano College (@keyanocollege) April 11, 2018
He feels this tragedy has been felt all over the world.
“When I was listening to the updates, you get very emotional. That was the first thing that hit me as a parent. These kids were cut down in the prime of their lives and I cannot imagine the agony those parents are going through.”
Another way to show support for those affected by the tragedy, the Municipality is illuminating the Saline Creek Bridge and Shell Place Canopy green and gold for the week.
Below are images of how local residents, schools, and organizations honoured the Broncos.
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— Some Other Solutions (@SOS_YMM) April 12, 2018
— happy green (@Happygreen_53) April 12, 2018
— FMCSD (@FMCSD) April 12, 2018
I lost my lone @estevanbruins jersey in the fire….but really, there is only one jersey I considered wearing today. @sskroughriders #JerseyForHumboldt #jerseyday #humboldtsrong #ymm pic.twitter.com/e7ab3uwLfc
— Nolan (@Nolan_H) April 12, 2018
— Dawn Booth (@DMLB724) April 12, 2018
— Jill Kerrigan (@JillKerrigan3) April 12, 2018