Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Renfrew County dons jerseys for Humboldt

Renfrew County dons jerseys for Humboldt

In Pembroke and across the County of Renfrew, people of all ages donned jerseys at school or at work as they proudly shared their support across social media. Members of her family are Sudbury Wolves season ticket holders, and her husband has played hockey for many years.

Saskatoon Sports Tourism is asking people to take that message to heart this weekend by joining friends, neighbours and family to play street hockey. "We are all them".

Meantime, a local hockey superstar offered his support to Humboldt. "I know internally with our own employees who have a number of children that are in hockey and do a lot of travelling on buses, everybody's been shaken up by this particular event".

The funds will go towards the helping the victims and families impacted by the fatal bus crash on April 6.

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The director of the Commission scolaire des Laurentides says the administration of the high school in Ste-Adele met with students Friday to discuss the tragedy and the various ways of honouring the 16 victims of the Saskatchewan crash.

"They understand. My oldest is 11, so he very well comprehends what tragedy is", Opperman says.

As Canadians continued to grieve the tragic bus crash in Saskatchewan, a GoFundMe account was opened and the outpouring of support from people around the world was unbelievable.

"Very tight-knit community, especially the youth hockey in the area", says Chris Beno, President, De Pere Area Youth Hockey. Dozens of sports organizations, school boards and local businesses across Canada, the USA and even Europe are encouraging their members and students to wear jerseys or green and gold colours on Thursday.

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