Sometimes the Saskatchewan Roughriders do something perfect.
Sunday was one of those times. Coaches, players, executive and staff from the CFL team spent the afternoon in Humboldt — a community recovering from a bus crash that killed 16 and injured 13 members of the city’s junior hockey team, the Broncos, nearly two months ago.
The Roughriders supplied everything but the community. About 3,000 people watched the team go through a light workout at Glenn Hall Park. There were activities for the children, opportunities for autographs and photographs, barbecued burgers and lots of post-practice mingling.
There was laughter and sadness and a tremendous feeling of strength.
According to Roughriders chair Wayne Morsky and Broncos president Kevin Garinger, it was an opportunity for remembering, moving forward, showing support, humility and appreciation. They’ll do it again June 30 when the Roughriders play host to a #HumboldtStrong game at Mosaic Stadium.
Another step forward.