Canada ‘We’re all a team’: hundreds turn out to support Humboldt Broncos in New Westminster

08:52  13 april  2018
08:52  13 april  2018 Source:   globalnews.ca

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The community of New Westminster came together Thursday night in a show of unity with those affected by the Humboldt Broncos bus crash that claimed 16 lives. Wearing a multi-coloured collection of sports jerseys

Parents, teens and members of the New Westminster Salmonbellies, Royal City Youth Soccer and Hyack Youth Football Club turned out to show support for the Humboldt Broncos .

Parents, teens and members of the New Westminster Salmonbellies, Royal City Youth Soccer and Hyack Youth Football Club turned out to show support for the Humboldt Broncos. © Emily Lazatin / Global News Parents, teens and members of the New Westminster Salmonbellies, Royal City Youth Soccer and Hyack Youth Football Club turned out to show support for the Humboldt Broncos.

The community of New Westminster came together Thursday night in a show of unity with those affected by the Humboldt Broncos bus crash that claimed 16 lives.

Wearing a multi-coloured collection of sports jerseys, several hundred people -- many parents and teens -- turned out to Queens Park Arena for the event that was billed not so much as a vigil, but a show of support.

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Parents, teens and members of the New Westminster Salmonbellies, Royal City Youth Soccer and Hyack Youth Football Club turned out to show support for the Humboldt Broncos .

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Speakers read out the names of the victims, followed by a moment of silence.

Andrew Takacs with the New Westminster Salmonbellies said being at the arena was about unity.

"Most of us are lacrosse players, we're not hockey players. It's still a community thing and we can really tell that brotherly bond is really important," he said.

Eleven-year-old Salmonbelly Wren Glanville told Global News that despite the 1,700 kilometres separating them, his team felt connected to the victims of the crash.

"We're all a team and it happened to another team so we need to, like, show that we're, whole team, that we're supporting them and that we're there for them," he said.

The tribute continued with speakers, followed by a somber rendition of amazing grace.

Community members also crafted hand written messages, which will be sent directly to the families of the crash victims.

Humboldt Broncos to close GoFundMe campaign, establish memorial fund .
Humboldt Broncos President Kevin Garinger released a statement Monday detailing how the organization will manage the more than $12 million in donations received following the tragic bus accident that killed 16 people: Going forward, the Broncos' board of directors, in tandem with their legal counsel, MLT Aikins, and executives at GoFundMe.com head office, have determined that the Humboldt Broncos GoFundMe campaign will remain open for two more days to allow for any additional online donations and will then be closed and taken offline on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 11:59 pm MT.

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