WATCH: With the first of 16 funerals held for the victims of Friday’s deadly bus crash, there has been an unprecedented show of support for the Humbolt Broncos and their loved ones Thursday. Many Canadians from all parts of the country and here on Vancouver Island answering the call to wear jerseys to work and school, sending the message that we’re all on the same team.
Everywhere on Vancouver Island, people have donned their sports apparel in honour of the victims and survivors of a fatal collision involving the Humboldt Broncos’ bus last Friday.
Thursday’s ‘National Jersey Day’ was started by a group of hockey moms in B.C., urging people to show their support for the Saskatchewan town that was rocked by the tragedy that has claimed the lives of 16 people on the Broncos’ bus.
The Broncos were on their way to Nipawin for a playoff game when it collided with a semi-trailer at a rural intersection, killing 10 players and six others with the team.
All over the country, people are around their homes, at work or in school taking part in jersey day, with no exceptions on Vancouver Island.
— MARPAC/FMAR(P) (@MARPAC_FMARP) April 12, 2018
Jerseys on, sticks out. Across canada #JerseyForHumboldt are being worn to show our love and support for all affected in the Humboldt community. We are #humboldtstong. You are all in our prayers! #SticksOutForHumboldt pic.twitter.com/BXu9b0YAOa
— Michelle Stilwell (@Stilwell4BC) April 12, 2018