The Shuswap comes together for the Humboldt Broncos on Jersey Day

The community of Salmon Arm came together in a big way on April 12 for the nation-wide Jersey Day, where communities were encouraged to wear sports jerseys to show their support for those affected by the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Over 100 people gathered at the Shaw Centre in jerseys to be part of a group photo which will be framed and sent to the Humboldt Broncos. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
The community of Salmon Arm came together in a big way on April 12 for the nation-wide Jersey Day, where communities were encouraged to wear sports jerseys to show their support for those affected by the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Over 100 people gathered at the Shaw Centre in jerseys to be part of a group photo which will be framed and sent to the Humboldt Broncos. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Wade Stewart speaks to his role in organizing Salmon Arm’s Jersey Day at the Shaw Centre after a Facebook post which quickly spread around the community. As a further effor to support those affected by the Humboldt Broncos’ bus crash, Stewart printed and sold decals with the Broncos’ logo, and will be selling prints of a group photo, with all proceeds being donated to the Broncos. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
(From left) Annie Williams, Demika Burnstick and Donna Williams came out to Jersey Day at the Shaw Centre with an interesting local throwback. Donna Williams is pictured sporting an original Gleneden Eagles jersey. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Identical triplets Hannah, Isabelle and Rileigh Meeuwsen pose with their mother Mahalia in their Calgary Flames jerseys in support of those in Humboldt. (photo contributed)
(From left) Toni Campbell, Robson Campbell, Scott Campbell and Isabel Hache attended Jersey Day at the Shaw Centre together in support of the Humboldt Broncos. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Chris Robinson and his daughter, Olivia, and son, Chase, came out to Jersey Day at the Shaw Centre sporting a trio of Canucks jerseys. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Over 100 Sicamous residents turned up to take a community photo on Thursday, April 12 showing their support for the survivors and victims of the tragic bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team. (Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News
Young Ellie Dymond was one of many Sicamous residents who turned out to take a community photo in support of the Humboldt Broncos on Thursday, April 12. (Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News)
Jillian Hughes and Steve Norton sport jerseys along with their dog Toby as Sicamous residents gathered in support of the Humboldt Broncos on Thursday, April 12. (Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News)
Judy Moore passes a ribbon with the Humboldt Broncos colours to Jenn Gosse on Thursday, April 12. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
Dawn and Ayla Davidson sign their names on the hearts for humboldt banner at the Sicamous Rec Centre on Thursday, April 12. (Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News)
Staff at Askew’s in Salmon Arm come together for a group photo on Jersey Day in support of the Humboldt Broncos. (Image contributed)
Players at the B.C. Hockey U16 Female Identification Camp pose for a group photo outside the Shaw Centre on Jersey Day. (Image contributed)
Players in the B.C. Hockey U16 Female Identification Camp pose for a group photo in support of the Humboldt Broncos in front of the Shaw Centre on Jersey Day, April 12. (Image contributed)
A memorial to the Humboldt Broncos was constructed at Centenoka Park Mall for Jersey Day, in support of the Broncos. (Image contributed)

The community of Salmon Arm came together in a big way on April 12 for the nation-wide Jersey Day, where communities were encouraged to wear sports jerseys to show their support for those affected by the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Over 100 people gathered at the Shaw Centre in jerseys to be part of a group photo which will be framed and sent to the Humboldt Broncos.

Wade Stewart organized Salmon Arm’s Jersey Day event after an initial Facebook post gained traction in the community. Stewart also printed and sold decals of the Broncos’ logo, and will be selling prints of the group photo for $10, with all proceeds being sent to Humboldt.

The town of Sicamous also organized a Jersey Day event in support of the Humboldt Broncos, gathering at the Sicamous Arena for a group photo and to sign their names on a banner for the people of Humboldt.

People and organizations around Salmon Arm, Canada and abroad showed their support across social media today in honour of those who died in the Broncos’ bus crash.


 

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