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PHOTOS: B.C. residents wear jerseys to honour Humboldt Broncos on Jersey Day

Thousands of British Columbians sport jerseys to show support for Humboldt
People across B.C. participated in the Jerseys for Humboldt campaign today. As Jennifer Palma reports, it was a way for people to show their love to all the people coping with tragedy two provinces away.

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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Steveston street hockey game supports Humboldt Broncos on Jersey Day
Steveston street hockey game supports Humboldt Broncos on Jersey Day

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.”

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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.

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Here are some of the images posted by B.C. residents Thursday morning. Tweet us your photo at @GlobalBC or share with us on our Global BC Facebook page using the hashtag #JerseysforHumboldt.

We will update this post throughout the day.

 

 

Credit: Jennifer Palma / Global News
Credit: Jennifer Palma / Global News
Credit: Barb Williams Witte
Credit: Barb Williams Witte
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-With files from Katie Dangerfield and Jon Azpiri