#HumboltStrong

Todd Shearon
By Todd Shearon April 17, 2018 12:08

@standrews1899 – The No. 142 St. Andrew’s College Highland Cadet Corps show their support for the community of Humbolt, the Humbolt Broncos, the victims, and the families & friends of those involved. Stay strong. Dileas Gubrath. #HumboltStrong #JerseyDayForHumboldt. Photo by Paul Mosey. Courtesy of St. Andrew’s College twitter.

Story by Todd Shearon.

It seems that one day is just not enough to wear your jerseys this year.

Canadians across the country wore hockey jerseys in place of their regular school attire and work uniforms on Thursday in support of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash victims.

Sixteen passengers have died and 13 others were injured when the Broncos bus collided with a semi-truck near Tisdale, Sask. on April 6 while driving to a playoff game in Nipawin, Sask.

Jersey Day may technically be done and over with, but the sentiment lives on.

Social media has since been exploding with tweets and posts of people wearing their favourite jerseys after jersey day and the outpour of support doesn’t seem to be coming to an end any time soon.

@harder2388 tweeted, “No words to say, just action to show we support you @HumboldtBroncos. Even the dogs were in on #jerseydayforhumboldt #humboldtstrong.”

Big businesses, sports teams, police and fire departments, schools, organizations and even the City of Lethbridge committed to the movement which has grown into a worldwide trend of support.

@LethbridgeCity tweeted, “Phil Marischuk ® from Lethbridge Fire and and Spence Hodgson (l) from Lethbridge Police are two of the key organizers of the #BadgesUnited charity hockey tourney for #humboldt. The game goes Apr 22. Tickets available @enmaxcentre. #jerseydayforhumboldt.

According to exporttweet.com, tweets using the #jerseydayforhumboldt recorded an average of 1400 impression per post.

Wearing jerseys is not the only way people have shown support for the Saskatchewan town and its community.

Other trends of support include wearing green and yellow ribbons (Broncos’ team colours) putting hockey sticks out on front porches and posting photos tagged #PutYourSticksOut.

At the end of the day, right now, every day is #jerseydayforhumboldt.

Todd Shearon
By Todd Shearon April 17, 2018 12:08
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