A rural Saskatchewan town, the hockey world, and all of Canada are in mourning after a tragic bus crash this weekend claimed 15 junior hockey players lives.
The crash involving a semi-trailer colliding with a bus carrying 29 Humboldt Broncos hockey players as well as coaches has the nation shook. The collision injured fourteen people and took the lives of the team coaches, announcer, bus driver, and many young lives.
Canadians have been quick to show their support through the tragedy. A GoFundMe crowdfunding page was set up by Humboldt resident, Sylvie Kellington to help raise funds for those impacted by the many losses. The goal of $4 million was matched quickly by donators and has since succeeded the goal earning over $5.8 million by Monday, April, 9.
Donations have been pouring in from over 70,000 people in two days. Among the donators are professional hockey associations like the Pittsburgh Penguins and Toronto Maple Leafs who pledged $20,000 and $10,000 respectively.
The incredible campaign has quickly become the most successful crowdfunding campaign to ever come out of Canada. The last time Canada managed to raise such significant funds for a tragedy was in 2016 during the Fort McMurray forest fires when $1.1 million was raised.
If you would like to make a donation to the Humboldt Broncos campaign, you can visit the GoFundMe page, here. You can also help to show support by joining the #PutYourStickOut campaign by propping your hockey stick outside your home in honour of those that we lost this weekend.