On Thursday, many Canadians took to social media to post pictures as part of Jersey Day, to show support for the Broncos.
The team jerseys may be different but the message is shared by all.
A moment of silence was held before Game 1 of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League final Saturday night to honor the Humboldt Broncos players and staff killed in a bus crash. Aside from wearing jerseys, the Bridgewood students also made artwork for a commemorative wall in their school's lobby.
"It means a lot to me really, it is really quite a tragedy", said Ribchester, as people one after the other dropped loonies, toonies, five-, 10- and 20-dollar bills into a plastic water bottle. "While we're heard on one end of the country and they're over there, it's great to know everyone is doing something to help show support". "Anything you can do to show solidarity and support for those who lost those young lives, it just seems like the right thing to do", she said.
"They know the customized", Tom said.
By April 12, the Humboldt Broncos GoFundMe campaign had raised more than $9 million - far surpassing their $4 million goal - propelling it into GoFundMe's top five largest global campaigns, with funds to go directly to the players and families affected by the tragedy. "We're all together", she said.
Fourteen-year-old Philippe Volek told the Canadian Press on Thursday he was sent to the principal's office for violating the school's dress code after wearing a soccer jersey to class as part a nationwide Jersey Day event. Ethan, a leukemia patient, proudly displays his Maple Leafs jersey as he and his mother visited Regional Hospital's Met Campus.