Commemorating the Victims of the Humboldt Broncos Bus Accident
Allan Hardy, Principal
Over the weekend, we learned about one of the saddest news stories to happen in Canada for quite a while. A Saskatchewan Junior hockey team, the Humboldt Broncos, were traveling to a playoff game in Nipawin when their bus collided with a tractor-trailer. 15 people were killed and 14 other players were injured
In a country as large as ours, bus travel is frequently used to get teams to games. So, a tragedy like this hits close to home for athletes and their families.
Unlike Toronto, the Prairies are sparsely populated. People live great distances from one another, but the result of this is not isolation. Instead, people form tight-knit communities, where everyone knows everyone else. This tragedy has affected the entire Humboldt community and they are responding to it together. Yesterday, they came together to hold a memorial service, and are beginning the grieving process by supporting one another, remembering the victims and supporting those who survived.
It is times like these that remind us how important our family and friends truly are. In solidarity with the Humboldt, we are flying the school’s Canadian flag at half mast today. On Friday, we will be having a dressdown to support the GoFundMe campaign for the Humboldt community. Students are encouraged to wear green — the Bronco’s team colour — and to bring a donation.