The City of Oshawa has lowered the Canadian flags to half-mast at all City Recreation Facilities as a tribute to the victims of the bus crash that occurred near Tisdale, Saskatchewan involving the Humboldt Broncos Junior Hockey Team.
“Our community is shocked with the news of the tragic bus crash that took the lives of 15 and left so many people injured. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team involved in the bus crash,” said Oshawa Mayor Henry. “The injuries and losses you have had to confront are difficult to comprehend. We want you to know our community holds you in our hearts and prayers as you work through this unconceivable time.”
“We also send our gratitude to the first responders and medical professionals for their courageous response,” added Mayor Henry. “As always, we value your service and wish for your healing for the duties you performed on that day and every day.”
The flags will remain at half-mast at city recreation facilities until sunset on April 21, 2018.
The city encourages community members to take part in a nation-wide initiative on Thursday, April 12, in which people across Canada will wear sports jerseys to show support for the victims and survivors and their families and to the community of Humboldt.