Chilcotin Road Elementary School students and staff get together for a group picture for Jersey Day. (Photo submitted)

Photo gallery: Williams Lake supports Jersey Day

#JerseysForHumboldt recognized across the country

Canadians are showing their support today for the Humboldt Broncos.

From the House of Commons to community schools, thousands are wearing a jersey for the Saskatchewan junior A hockey team.

The Jersey Day movement was started by a group of B.C. hockey moms who wanted to do something for the team that was involved in last week’s tragic bus crash which claimed the lives now of 16 people.

Read More: #JerseysForHumboldt reaches all corners of B.C. to honour bus crash victims

Read More: VIDEO: Messages to Humboldt, from Williams Lake

Fifteen lives were lost immediately, while another life was lost Wednesday due to the accident — that of 25-year-old team trainer Dayna Brons.

The trucker driver involved in the crash was not injured.

Read More: Trucking company suspended after Humboldt crash

A vigil was held in the Humboldt community Sunday.

The first funeral for the victims, that of play-by-play Humboldt announcer Tyler Bieber will be held today (April 12) at the Elgar Petersen Arena where the Broncos played their home games.


City of Williams Lake staff show their support for the Humboldt Broncos during Jersey Day Thursday. (Photo submitted) City of Williams Lake staff show their support for the Humboldt Broncos during Jersey Day Thursday. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake residents are donning jerseys to support the Humboldt Broncos.

Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb donned a jersey Thursday as he encouraged all residents to show their support for Humboldt. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Staff at Cariboo Dental also showed their support for Humboldt Thursday. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Patricia Butler of Williams Lake participates in Jersey Day Thursday. Butler is part of a hockey family from Williams Lake. Her brother and three sons played hockey in Edmonton and her sister’s two boys played in Sherwood Park, Alta.

Williams Lake government workers from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, BC Timber Sales, BC Conservation Officers, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation and Community Corrections show their support for Humboldt.

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