HUMBOLDT, Sask. — A virtual tribute is planned for Tuesday to mark the third anniversary of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.
Sixteen people died and 13 were injured when a semi-trailer truck ran a stop sign into the path of the junior hockey team’s bus near Tisdale, Sask., on April 6, 2018.
The service from St. Augustine Catholic Church is to be livestreamed on the City of Humboldt’s Facebook page.
It’s to involve lighted candles and tolling church bells, followed by a moment of silence at 4:50 p.m., the estimated time of the crash.
The mayor has called the day “2017-18 Humboldt Broncos Day” and said he would like to see it continued every April 6.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also addressed the anniversary during a briefing in Ottawa.
He said it is an “especially difficult day” for a lot of people.
“We remember 16 people taken from us much too soon. And as we do, we stand with the families, friends and teammates whose lives were changed forever. The people grieving across the country — we’re thinking of you,” Trudeau said.
“I can only imagine how hard it is for you not to gather on this day. And to everyone who continues to recover and rebuild, your strength is remarkable. Every day, all Canadians stand with you.”