Thursday April 12 18:40 — The Halifax Chronicle Herald‘s Bruce MacKinnon speaks with his pen.
Thursday April 12 18:30 — A milestone.
Thursday April 12 15:10 — All of us.
Thursday April 12 14:50 — Tess‘ teleprompter in the Rock Research Center front office.
Thursday April 12 07:50 — It’s #JerseysForHumboldt Day at The Rock Research Center — and everywhere else. I am suitably suited up.
Wednesday April 11 15:50 — There is now a 16th fatality. Dayna Brons, the Broncos’ 25 year old athletic trainer, has passed away, according to her family. She had suffered serious head trauma and had been in critical condition, on a breathing apparatus, following two surgeries.
Wednesday April 11 15:30 — Vancouver hockey bar The Score On Davie is donating $50 for every hockey stick left outside.
Wednesday April 11 13:30 — I Mother Earth and Finger Eleven have announced that proceeds from their upcoming Saskatoon show will be going to the Humboldt Broncos GoFundMe effort. The show is coming up Wednesday April 25; any remaining tickets will be available for pay-what-you-can-afford.
“Our hearts break for the Humboldt Broncos, their families, their friends and their communities,” says Finger Eleven’s Scott Anderson in a media release. “As bands that have travelled many times across our country, we feel a part of many communities. I would really like to help anyway I can. I also hope we can rally more of our friends in Canadian bands on tour to do what they can too, and donate to the Humboldt GoFundMe campaign.”
Wednesday April 11 09:15 — As I write this, the GoFundMe for the families of the Humboldt Broncos involved in that horrendous bus crash, with a goal of $4 million, has surpassed $8.4 million, putting it in the top five GoFundMes ever, and prompting GoFundMe CEO Rob Solomon to refer to the response as “absolutely unprecedented”. So far, donations have been received from more than 65 countries.
Tomorrow, Canadians will don all kinds of hockeywear for JerseysForHumboldt. The initiative was devloped by a group of hockey parents in Langley to show the victims’ families that they’re in their thoughts, and they weren’t expecting it to catch on around the world, but apparently it has: many sports organizations, businesses and school boards across Canada, the United States, and elsewhere are encouraging their members, employees and students to don jerseys, or green and gold, tomorrow.
Tom Cochrane was on TSN performing a modified version of his 1988 hit Big League in honor of Humboldt. When I played it on the air this morning, it made quite an impact on a couple of Q listeners.
This, which I tweeted a couple of days ago, seems to be getting some traction in BC:
— 100.3 The Q! (@TheQdotFM) April 9, 2018
And #SticksOutForHumboldt is trending across Canada and beyond, with hockey players, celebrities, politicians, the Canadian Forces and first responders paying their respects.
— Kacey (@Kaceyla73) April 10, 2018
— CAF Operations (@CFOperations) April 10, 2018
— RCAF (@RCAF_ARC) April 10, 2018
— Andrew Scheer (@AndrewScheer) April 11, 2018
— Jim Slater (@slaterjim) April 11, 2018
I’m posting this for a lovely Candian friend. They’re putting hockey sticks out for the Humboldt Broncos lost in the bus tradegdy. Those boys may need a stick to play My heart goes out to them #sticksoutforhumboldt pic.twitter.com/USpp2uXgT1
— Alonzo Bodden (@AlonzoBodden) April 11, 2018
— Cam Talbot (@ctalbot33) April 10, 2018
— Hockey Canada (@HockeyCanada) April 10, 2018
— Hockey Hall of Fame (@HockeyHallFame) April 10, 2018
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) April 10, 2018
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) April 11, 2018
— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) April 10, 2018
— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) April 10, 2018