Updates

April 17, 2018: Update on Patients

April 17, 2018: Update on Patients

Saskatchewan Health Authority is providing an update on patients being cared for and their condition, working within privacy legislation, related to the tragic Humboldt Broncos accident.

As of 3:30 p.m. today, 9 individuals remain in hospital with 2 in critical condition.

Media are being asked not come into hospital in order to respect the privacy of families and their loved ones. Families and friends require the ability to be in open, common spaces within our hospital to heal in private without being approached for interviews.

Saskatchewan Health Authority will continue to provide additional information as it is able to within the parameters of privacy legislation. Media are also being asked to not directly contact healthcare staff and physicians for information.

Memorial Service Details for Conner Lukan & Dayna Brons

Memorial Service Details for Conner Lukan & Dayna Brons

A funeral service will be held for Conner Lukan at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the Meeting Place in Slave Lake, AB. The service is open to the public. Media may attend as a member of the general public; however, there is to be no video or photographs taken during the ceremony. Family members will not be providing interviews.

Conner’s memorial will be live-streamed on Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Conner%20Lukan%20Memorial

A funeral service will be held for Dayna Brons at 11:30 AM on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt, SK. The service is open to the public. Media may attend as a member of the general public; however, there is to be no video or photographs taken during the ceremony. Family members will not be providing interviews.

We will continue to provide updates for the media through the website  www.humboldtstrong.info.

Memorial Service Details for Logan Hunter, Jaxon Joseph, Parker Tobin, & Stephen Wack

Memorial Service Details for Logan Hunter, Jaxon Joseph, Parker Tobin, & Stephen Wack

HUMBOLDT, SK – A joint celebration of life will be held for Logan Hunter, Jaxon Joseph, Parker Tobin, and Stephen Wack at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB.

Public and media are welcome to attend; however, no video or photography of the service by media is permitted. There will be a pool feed to broadcast the celebration. A space has also been reserved in Ford Hall for stand ups. Family members will not be providing interviews.

Media wishing to attend must RSVP to Andrea Garland, Manager of Rogers Place and Corporate Communications, by phone at 780-566-8988 or by email at agarland@edmontonoilers.com.

We will continue to provide updates for the media through the website www.humboldtstrong.info.

 

Statement from Humboldt Broncos’ President Kevin Garinger

Statement from Humboldt Broncos President Kevin Garinger

On Friday, April 6, 2018, the Humboldt Broncos’ organization was brought to its knees by an unimaginable tragedy. Over the past ten days, an overwhelming wave of financial support has poured in for our club and its families.

First and foremost, the Broncos’ volunteer board of directors would like to express their tremendous love and sincere gratitude to everyone who has generously donated time and money to support our organization and its families, as we navigate through this dark and heart-wrenching time.

The strain on the Broncos’ organization’s limited resources has been immense. Our priority currently remains focused – as it has been since day one – on working with our families, especially now as they lay their loved ones to rest, as well as on all our families and players struggling to heal, physically and mentally, in the wake of this devastating event.

Today, I would like to provide you with an update on how the Broncos’ organization plans to manage and disperse the financial support we have received.

The Humboldt Broncos wish to reiterate their gratitude to Humboldt resident Sylvie Kellington, for her quick thinking in creating such an extraordinary way to help our club and its families, through the use of a GoFundMe online fundraising campaign.

Going forward, the Broncos’ board of directors, in tandem with their legal counsel, MLT Aikins, and executives at GoFundMe.com head office, have determined that the Humboldt Broncos GoFundMe campaign will remain open for two more days to allow for any additional online donations and will then be closed and taken offline on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 11:59 pm MST.

The funds donated through the GoFundMe campaign will be transferred to a newly created non-profit corporation known as “Humboldt Broncos Memorial Fund Inc.” to be allocated for their intended purpose. An advisory committee is being established to make a recommendation for the allocation of these funds, which will be held in trust until that allocation occurs. Once we have formalized the composition of this committee, we will provide you with an update.

The Broncos have been humbled, and our spirits buoyed, by the staggering number of individuals and groups wanting to make donations, or holding fundraisers to support our organization, as we deal with this unprecedented crisis. In order to accommodate these incoming funds, the Humboldt Broncos, together with legal counsel Robertson Stromberg, have launched the HumboldtStrong Community Foundation.

The mission of the HumboldtStrong Community Foundation will be to support Humboldt Broncos’ players, employees, families, and volunteers, as well as first responders and emergency services personnel, teams, athletes, related organizations and communities affected by the crash of the Humboldt Broncos team bus on April 6, 2018, and the aftermath thereof.

Please note that only fundraisers, benefits or initiatives directing proceeds to the HumboldtStrong Community Foundation will be considered as endorsed, sanctioned by or held in conjunction with the Humboldt Broncos organization.

The Broncos cannot, and will not, be able to verify the legitimacy of any other event or the disbursal of funds raised by other such events.

Memorial Service Details for Logan Schatz and Parker Tobin

Memorial Service Details for Logan Schatz and Parker Tobin

A celebration of Life will be held for Logan Schatz at 1:00 PM on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the Communiplex in Allan, SK.

The funeral is open to the public. Media may attend as a member of the general public; however, there is to be no video or photographs taken during the ceremony.

A private funeral service for Parker Tobin will be held at the Glen Hall Centennial Arena in Stony Plain, AB on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2:00 PM.

The funeral service is open to the general public. Media may attend as a member of the general public, but may not video or photograph the ceremony. The family asks media not to approach them or attendees for statements.

Rogers Place event information will be posted the day before. We will continue to provide updates for the media through the website www.humboldtstrong.info.

Memorial Service Details for Evan Thomas

Memorial Service Details for Evan Thomas

HUMBOLDT, SK – The family of Evan Thomas appreciate the ongoing support and cooperation they have received from media worldwide.

A Memorial Celebration for Evan Thomas will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, April 16, 2018 at the SaskTel Centre, 3515 Thatcher Ave in Saskatoon, SK. The general public and media are both welcome to attend. Doors open at 12:00 PM; there will be a special section reserved for media. Media are asked to arrive prior to 12:45 PM. Press feeds will be available.

We will continue to provide updates for the media through the website www.humboldtstrong.info.

Update on Distribution of GoFundMe Donations

Update on Distribution of GoFundMe Donations

As we try to come to grips with our incredible loss, we have been overwhelmed by the donations we have received across Saskatchewan, Canada, and from people around the world through GoFundMe. The support and solidarity has truly been awe-inspiring.

We would like to recognize and thank Sylvie Kellington for her thoughtfulness and kindness in setting up this GoFundMe on behalf of the Humboldt Broncos.

In the coming weeks, we will make an announcement about the process to distribute the funds – know that we are working around the clock with our advisors to get the funds to our families as quickly as possible.

MLT Aikins LLP law firm has graciously agreed to support us pro bono as we bring together the right teams of professionals to help us work through the steps of distributing these funds. We appreciate your patience as this process takes time and thoughtful consideration.

Please continue to check www.humboldtstrong.info for information and updates.

Thank you for your generosity and support. Together, we are #HumboldtStrong.

Memorial Services Details for Brody Hinz, Logan Boulet, and Darcy Haugan

Memorial Services Details for Brody Hinz, Logan Boulet, and Darcy Haugan

HUMBOLDT, SK – The families of Brody Hinz, Logan Boulet and Darcy Haugan appreciate all the personal thoughts and prayers extended from media worldwide in addition to the support extended to them during this difficult time.

  • A funeral service will be held for Brody Hinz at 10:00 AM, Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church in Humboldt, SK.  The funeral is open to the public. Media may attend as a member of the general public; however, there is to be no video or photographs taken during the ceremony. The City of Humboldt has arranged transportation from the Uniplex to the church due to limited parking. Overflow seating will be at the curling rink where the reception will also be held following the ceremony. The Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways will be posting a notice on the Highway Hotline to notify motorists of the funeral procession from Humboldt to the internment.
  • A celebration of the life of Logan Boulet will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Nicholas Sheran Ice Centre, at 401 Laval Blvd West in Lethbridge, AB. The funeral is open to the public. Media are invited to attend but are asked to stay in a reserved area. Photographs and videography will be allowed during the funeral on speakers and active participants, but not on attendees or family. The family has asked that the reception and internment activities remain private. A representative of the family will be made available to make a brief statement at the conclusion of the funeral, during which photographs and videography will be permitted.
  • A funeral service for Darcy Haugan will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 14,2018 at the Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt, SK. The funeral is open to the public. Media may attend as a member of the general public; however, there is to be no video or photographs taken during the ceremony.

We will continue to provide updates for the media through the website www.humboldtstrong.info.

April 13, 2018: Update on Patients

April 13, 2018: Update on Patients

Saskatchewan Health Authority is providing an update on patients being cared for and their condition, working within privacy legislation, related to the tragic Humboldt Broncos accident.

As of 4:45 p.m. today, 10 individuals remain in hospital with 2 in critical condition.

Media are being asked not come into hospital in order to respect the privacy of families and their loved ones. Families and friends require the ability to be in open, common spaces within our hospital to heal in private without being approached for interviews.

Saskatchewan Health Authority will continue to provide additional information as it is able to within the parameters of privacy legislation. Media are also being asked to not directly contact healthcare staff and physicians for information.

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