Canada Celebration of life for Humboldt Broncos player Logan Boulet to be held Saturday

22:02  14 april  2018
22:02  14 april  2018 Source:   globalnews.ca

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A community celebration took place on Saturday afternoon for Logan Boulet , one of the 16 victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash last week. The memorial began at 1 p.m. at Nicholas Sheran Arena in Lethbridge, with over 2,000 in attendance.

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A community celebration of life will take place on Saturday afternoon for Logan Boulet, one of the 16 victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash last week.

The memorial will begin at 1 p.m. at Nicholas Sheran Arena in Lethbridge.

Last Friday, the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League Club was travelling to a game in Nipawin, Sask. when their bus collided with a semi-truck at a rural intersection near Tisdale.

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Rushed to hospital following the crash, Boulet was taken off life support overnight last Saturday, and his organs were donated to six people in need.

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Her funeral will be held on Wednesday at 11:30 a . m . at the Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt . It will be open to the public. A celebration of life took place this Saturday for Broncos ' player Logan Boulet in Lethbridge, Alta.

His family says the 21-year-old had just recently signed his donor card, something he'd wanted to do as soon as he became eligible after his birthday in March.

In the days following Boulet's death, his story resulted in a surge of Canadians signing up to become organ donors.

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"It's called the Logan Boulet effect....we just found that out as we came home," said Logan's father, Toby Boulet, during an interview on Tuesday.

"And to have it called the Logan Boulet effect on the increase of people registering for donor, organ donor, transplant donors....is...it makes your heart warm.

"But we didn't want Logan to be the Logan Boulet effect...we have to remember that we didn't want this to happen." Boulet said.

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Logan Boulet , a Humboldt Broncos player from Lethbridge who was injured in a deadly bus crash on Friday, has been taken off life support, and the organ donation surgeries which will help six people have been completed, the family told Global News on Sunday.

Boulet's memorial is one of many that will be taking place across western Canada in the coming days as family, friends and communities look for closure in the bus crash tragedy.

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Memorial donations in Logan Boulet's name can be made to Lethbridge and Taber Kidsport.

-Files from Global News' Matt Battochio

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The Edmonton Oilers captain said Tuesday that he hopes his visit helped to "put some smiles on some faces" and called the visit to Saskatchewan an emotional experience.Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid travelled to Humboldt and Saskatoon on Tuesday — with Ryan O'Reilly from the Buffalo Sabres and junior hockey executive Sherry Bassin — to visit some of the families impacted and players injured in a devastating bus crash on April 6.

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