Anniversary of Broncos Bus Crash: Premier Kenney

Premier Jason Kenney issued the following statement to mark the second anniversary of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team bus crash:

“Two years ago, on a rural highway in Saskatchewan, 16 people were killed and 13 injured when a truck collided with the bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team.

“So many of us in this sports-loving province and country have climbed aboard a team bus, or waved goodbye as loved ones did the same. The news on April 6, 2018, was the worst imaginable.

“Since that terrible day, we have seen heartbreak, struggle, grit, and a heroic level of courage. We’ve witnessed the resolve of survivors to rebuild their lives and live in tribute to those who were lost. Canadians gave generously to Broncos families, and the crash inspired more than 150,000 people to register as organ donors.  

“Humboldt’s tragedy was one to which Albertans, Canadians and people around the world felt a personal connection. Humboldt’s legacy – of unity, of compassion, of giving – is one we can all embrace, a much-needed lesson of resilience for our own challenging times.

“As we mark this sad anniversary, we thank the Humboldt Broncos community for the grace they showed in the depths of grief, and the message of hope and love that they continue to share.”