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  • Humboldt Wear-a-Jersey Tribute Takes off in NL

    The “Wear-a-Jersey” tribute to Humboldt, Saskatchewan is taking off in Newfoundland and Labrador as many will be decked out in green and yellow.

    Printing firms in the province are pitching in to help people get access to the Broncos logo as many schools are recognizing tomorrow as “Wear a Humboldt Jersey” Day.

    Sixteen people were killed in the Friday evening crash, including Parker Tobin. His father, Eddie Tobin, grew up in Bay Roberts before moving out west after high school.

    There was a long line up at Universal Corporate Wear on Hamlyn Road in St. John’s today as people turned out to get free logos of the Humboldt Broncos added to their clothes.

    Hundreds of people began lining up outside the store at 8:00 a.m., and by noon, there were still about 60 people lined up outside.

    The four workers inside confirmed they had printed over 2000 logos for the company’s two location, and it wasn’t slowing down.

    While the logos were free, Universal Corporate Wear also collected donations in support of those affected by the tragic accident.

    VOCM’s GerriLynn Mackey spoke with some of those who waited in the lineup:

    DSI in Grand Falls-Windsor was also offering similar service. That central Newfoundland company is asking for $10 per transfer, with the entire amount to be donated to the GoFundMe campaign.

    Today is the second of two days Universal Corporate Wear is offering digital transfers of the Broncos’ logo onto personal shirts and jerseys.

    Owner Lynn Hindy says the company transferred over 1,200 logos yesterday, and expects those numbers to rise significantly today.

    She says the idea came about from the province-wide vigil. She says she read Hockey NL was asking people to wear jerseys for the vigil, and thought it would be nice to have the logo on it. She says they decided to donate the logo for all jerseys and t-shirts brought in, and that it wasn’t to make money, it was to show support.

    Skate Sharpening, Silent Auction Raising Funds for Victims’ Families

    Meanwhile, another local company is doing what it can to help raise money for the people of Humboldt, Saskatchewan.

    Jonathan Reid of Body Quest Health and Wellness Centre says the company is joining with Atlantic Pro Sports on Kenmount Road in Paradise for a silent auction this Sunday, April 15th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    They’ll also be donating the profits from all skate sharpening taking place that day to the cause.

    Reid says the tragedy has affected so many people and he really felt like there was something he had to do. He says it really puts into perspective how quickly life change.

    Hockey Arenas to Host Vigil Tomorrow

    Tomorrow, hockey arenas around the province will come together in support of the Humboldt Broncos, who were involved in a fatal bus crash last Friday.

    Hockey NL has asked hockey organizations around the province to host a vigil at 7:30 p.m. at their home rinks. The release invites all members of every team to attend, wearing their jerseys. They are also asked to bring along a light “that will shine and glow” throughout the ceremony.

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