Image result for humboldt broncosCanadians and beyond are grieving the tragic accident that took the lives of 15 members of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey organization, in Saskatchewan, on April 6.

School District No. 83 is deeply saddened by this tragedy, and our thoughts go out to everyone affected.

As you may have heard through the media, there is an initiative being organized by a group of BC mothers to support the families and friends of the Humboldt Broncos by wearing a hockey jersey on April 12.

Hockey is an important part of our communities and culture. Caring for each other and supporting each other is an important Canadian value. We invite staff and students to show their support for those who have lost loved ones, family members, friends and teammates by wearing their hockey jerseys, sport jersey or the colours green and gold, on Thursday, April 12.

We are encouraging parents to have age appropriate conversations with their children around the reasons for this day.  Staff members will also be able to discuss the reasons behind this day, in an age-appropriate manner.

To learn more about #jerseysforhumboldt go to the Jersey Day Facebook page or check out this link on CBC’s website at http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/it-s-just-so-relatable-b-c-hockey-moms-organize-jersey-day-in-support-of-broncos-families-1.4610501