VCH is #humboldtstrong
VCH staff wore sports jerseys and green and yellow ribbons to show their support for the friends, families, and teammates of the Humboldt Broncos.
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Who are the Humboldt Broncos?
On Friday, April 6, a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos Junior A hockey team was involved in a fatal crash with a semi-truck as they traveled to a game in Nipawin. As it stands now, 16 people have tragically lost their lives, including those of the bus driver as well as young hockey players, coaches, a trainer, an athletic therapist, a broadcaster and a boy who kept stats for the team. Thirteen others were injured in the crash. This tragedy has struck so many people and filled them with overwhelming sadness and the need to show support for the victims’ and survivors’ friends, families and teammates.
How did #jerseysforhumboldt start?
On Saturday, April 7, a group of hockey moms in Langley, including BC Cancer’s Cheryl McGregor, started discussing how to show support. What began as an idea for their own hockey boys to wear their jerseys to school led to asking Langley Minor Hockey and the Langley School District to support them. After creating a simple Facebook event to promote Jersey Day, it spread nationally and then internationally. Over 36 US states, Finland, Russia, Scotland, China, England, Wales, Australia and even the Armed Forces in Iraq have responded with support.
VCH is proud to join PHSA and other organizations to promote the fast-growing show of support for the friends, families and teammates of the Humboldt Broncos.
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