B.C. residents are heading to work, school and running errands Thursday wearing jerseys.
It’s Jersey Day across Canada and the world to show support for the victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.
The initiative #JerseysforHumboldt was first proposed on Facebook by a group of hockey parents in British Columbia as a way to honour the Saskatchewan junior hockey team.
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Jennifer Pinch said they want everyone to wear a hockey jersey — or any other type of sports jersey — on April 12 as a sign of support for crash victims and their families.
Pinch said wearing a jersey is a simple gesture that will let victims’ families know that “they’re not alone … There’s a whole community behind them.”
On April 6, the Humboldt Broncos were headed north to Nipawin, Sask., for a playoff game when their bus collided with a semi-truck at a remote intersection near Tisdale, Sask. Sixteen passengers have died and 13 others were injured.
We will update this post throughout the day.
-With files from Katie Dangerfield and Jon Azpiri