Jersey Day, Thursday April 12th
Canadians and beyond are grieving the tragic accident that took the lives of 15 members of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey organization, in Saskatchewan on April 6.
Our School District is deeply saddened by this tragedy, and our thoughts go out to everyone affected.
As you may have heard through the media, there is an initiative being organized by a group of BC mothers to support the families and friends of the Humboldt Broncos by wearing a hockey jersey on April 12.
The organizers are asking that people who wish to wear a sports jersey (or green and gold clothing), take a photo of themselves and post it on social media with the hashtag #jerseysforhumboldt .
Hockey is an important part of our communities and culture. Caring for each other and supporting each other is an important Canadian value. We invite staff and students to show their support for those who have lost loved ones, family members, friends and teammates by wearing their hockey jerseys, sport jersey or the colours green and gold, on Thursday, April 12.
We ask staff to have age appropriate conversations with students around the reasons for this day.
To learn more about #jerseysforhumboldt go to the Jersey Day Facebook page or check out this link on CBC’s website at http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/it-s-just-so-relatable-b-c-hockey-moms-organize-jersey-day-in-support-of-broncos-families-1.4610501 .
A group of self-described B.C. hockey moms are calling on people across the country to wear a sports jersey next Thursday in tribute of the families of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash victims.
Information for parents, in addition to the above:
Please be aware that tragedies such as these can be very difficult. If you, or your child, are having difficulties please feel free to contact the school for phone numbers of local agencies that are available to assist you. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your school principal.