An Alberta city is close to hitting its goal of $500,000 to honour four Humboldt Broncos who had played for various hockey teams there.
Officials with the St. Albert’s Humboldt Remembrance Committee say they were touched by the loss of 16 people who died in April when the junior hockey team’s bus and a semi-trailer collided at a Saskatchewan intersection.
Four of those who died — Logan Hunter, Jaxon Joseph, Conner Lukan and Stephen Wack — previously played hockey in St. Albert.
Watch below: (From July 2018) Shauna Nordstrom, the mother of Humboldt Broncos’ Logan Hunter, thanks organizers of a charity hockey tournament for putting together the game to raise money for the families, saying the tournament was about the “moment” and that her son lived “moment to moment.”
Committee members have said they wanted to do something to remember them in the city just north of Edmonton.
They’ve now raised $438,000 through fundraising, including an event called the Jersey Gala on Friday, and more than $250,000 in kind.
Once expenses have been paid, including a bronze stick sculpture and four memorial benches, the remaining $350,000 will be used for scholarships in the names of the four players.
People can donate until Nov. 5 directly to the committee or through the website http://www.jerseygala.com.