Base personnel wear sports jerseys in support of Humboldt

Humbolt Support Jersey Day

Wing CE personnel gathered at the Firehall on Thursday to support the Humboldt Broncos.
Photo: Jeff Gaye

Jeff Gaye

CFB Cold Lake’s military and civilian personnel wore sports jerseys on Thursday to show their support to the city of Humboldt and the
Humboldt Broncos Junior A hockey team.

Sixteen people were killed when the Broncos’ bus collided with a semi trailer unit near Tisdale, Saskatchewan on April 6.

Gen Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, authorized Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members to wear sports jersey that day as operational and safety requirements permitted. “Because of the work we do, many of us in uniform have experienced the same emotional burden tragedies like this inflict,” he said.

“Canadians regularly show outpourings of support for us in our time of need. Now it’s time for us to give back.”

People around the world participated in the Jersey Day to show they grieve with Humboldt. CAF units posted pictures on social media so all Canadians, especially those directly affected by the tragedy, could share in the CAF’s expression of support.