April 10, 2018 3:13 pm
Updated: April 12, 2018 4:54 pm

Where and when you can pay tribute to victims of Humboldt Broncos bus crash

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An outpouring of support has been felt across Canada and the world after 15 people were killed in a crash involving the Humboldt Broncos team bus on Friday afternoon in Saskatchewan.

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Since the crash, people in the hockey community and beyond have shown their support in a number of ways, including leaving hockey sticks on their front porch. On Thursday, people across the country are encouraged to wear hockey jerseys to school and work, as another public show of support.

READ MORE: Canadians are leaving their hockey sticks on front porches to pay tribute to Humboldt Broncos

As of Tuesday morning, more than $7 million had been raised for those affected by the crash through a GoFundMe account.

A vigil was held at the Elgar Peterson Arena in Humboldt on Sunday night, where thousands of people gathered to grieve together. Several other vigils are being planned in communities across the country this week, as people come together to support those affected by the tragedy.

READ MORE: Powerful photos show a grieving Humboldt as a nation mourns horrific tragedy

WATCH: Residents of Humboldt place green and yellow ribbons on trees in support of Broncos 

British Columbia


A vigil will be held in Coquitlam, where those in attendance are invited to wear hockey jerseys.

When: Thursday, April 12
Where: Poirier Main Rink, located at 633 Poirier St. in Coquitlam
Time: 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. PT
Organized by: Coquitlam Minor Hockey and Minor Lacrosse


When: Thursday, April 12
Where: Castlegar and District Recreation Centre
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Organized by: City of Castlegar

New Westminster

A jar will be set up at a vigil in New Westminster on Thursday for people to share their messages of condolence. The personal messages will be sent to Humboldt.

When: Thursday, April 12
Where: Queens Park Arena
Time: 7 p.m.
Organized by: City of New Westminster

Port Alberni

Flowers are being collected at a vigil in Port Alberni on Thursday night.

When: Thursday, April 12
Where: Alberni Valley Multiplex, 3737 Roger St., Port Alberni
Time: 6:30 p.m. PT
Organized by: Alberni Valley Bulldogs



A skate, BBQ and silent auction will be held in support of Humboldt Broncos player Tyler Smith, who was injured in the crash. The skate is by invitation only, but the Leduc Recreation Centre will be open to everyone to come and watch the skate and take part in the BBQ and silent auction. T-shirts and hats will also be on sale, with all proceeds from the event going to the Smith family.

When: Thursday, April 19
Where: Leduc Recreation Centre, Leduc
Time: BBQ – 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. MT. Skate – 8 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Organized by: Family friends

A prototype of the hats being sold at a skate in support of Humboldt Broncos player Tyler Smith.

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Spruce Grove

Two former members of the Parkland Athletic Club, Parker Tobin and Conner Lukan, were killed in the crash. The club will hold a ceremony to honour their lives and retire the players’ numbers.

When: Wednesday, April 11
Where: Grant Fuhr Arena, 9 Agrena Rd, Spruce Grove
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. MT
Organized by: Parkland Athletic Club

Watch below: Alberta hockey community grieves loss of Parker Tobin, Stony Plain teen killed in Humboldt Broncos bus crash


The Canadian Athletic Club will host a public gathering and open skate to honour the Humboldt Broncos and everyone affected by the crash. Organizers are asking for a $5 donation from those who want to skate, which will go towards the Broncos organization, although no one will be turned away.

When: Thursday, April 12
Where: Canadian Athletic Club, 14645 – 142 St. Edmonton
Time: 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. MT
Organized by: Hockey Edmonton, Canadian Athletic Club, Knights Of Columbus Hockey Club, Maple Leaf Athletic Club and Southside Athletic Club


The families of four Edmonton-area Humboldt Broncos players are hosting a public celebration of life at Rogers Place in Edmonton. The ceremony will celebrate the lives of Jaxon Joseph, Logan Hunter, Parker Tobin and Stephen Wack. The celebration of life is open to the public.

When: Tuesday, April 17
Where: Rogers Place, Edmonton
Time: 1 p.m. MT

READ MORE: Vigil for 4 Humboldt Broncos to be held at Edmonton’s Rogers Place


A rally will be held Friday to support Airdrie’s Ryan Straschnitzki, who was paralyzed in the crash.

When: Friday, April 13
Where: Chinook Winds Park, outdoor rink, 2525 Chinook Winds Drive S.W.
Time: 8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

READ MORE: Paralyzed from Saskatchewan bus crash, Ryan Straschnitzki plots return to ice

St. Albert

The mayor of St. Albert said plans for a public memorial are in the works. More details will be released in the coming days. For now, books of condolence have been set up in the lobby of lobby of St. Albert Place at 5 St. Anne St. for people to share messages, memories and stories.



The family of Evan Thomas, who was killed in the crash, has planned a celebration of life for his family, friends and the community.

When: Monday, April 16
Where: SaskTel Center, 3515 Thatcher Ave., Saskatoon
Time: 1 p.m.



Markham residents are invited to join the mayor and members of council for a public vigil, where attendees are also asked to wear hockey jerseys if they can. They are also asked to bring hockey sticks and other memorabilia to leave at the Peace Flame outside the Markham Civic Centre.

When: Wednesday, April 11
Where: Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Blvd., Markham
Time: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. ET
Organized by: City of Markham and Mayor Frank Scarpitti

Northwest Territories


The Yellowknife Minor Hockey Association is hosting a small ceremony, hockey game, silent auction and raffle on Sunday. Those attending are asked to wear a hockey jersey if they can. A drop box will be available for those who want to send cards or noted to the Humboldt Broncos.

When: Sunday, April 15
Where: Ed Jeske Arena, Yellowknife Multiplex
Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. MT
Entry: By donation
Organized by: Yellowknife Minor Hockey Association

Watch below: The parents of Ryan Straschnitzki, one of the Humboldt Broncos players injured in Friday’s bus crash, say their son is paralyzed from the waist down, but say he’s strong and a fighter.

If you know of a vigil happening in your community, please send the details — including the date, time, location and organizer — to Caley Ramsay.

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