From the international viral hashtag of #sticksoutforHumboldt, to artwork, poems and music – the Humboldt Broncos bus tragedy is continuing to inspire heartfelt tributes from around the world.
The gesture of leaving hockey sticks, headsets and stats sheets out for those lost in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash has gone global.
The Hockey Hall of Fame and NHL teams have adopted the gesture along with various government houses, police and fire halls and the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds.
NHL players have all been sent decals with the Humboldt Broncos logo to wear on their helmets during the playoffs if they so choose.
— Hockey Hall of Fame (@HockeyHallFame) April 10, 2018
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) April 10, 2018
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) April 10, 2018
True class act by Crosby 🙌🏻💚 pic.twitter.com/Tkrpf95TLZ
— NHL Chirps (@ryanchirpz) April 10, 2018
We received a package from the NHL this morning ( as did everyone else) with these HUMBOLDT BRONCOS helmet decals to put on our helmets if we wanted. It wasn’t a hard decision we are going to put the decals on our home and road helmets to show our support. pic.twitter.com/3eQkmaufeV
— Dana Heinze (@RealDanaHeinze) April 11, 2018
As the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin tonight, Humboldt remains in our thoughts and prayers. No matter who we cheer for, from coast-to-coast-to-coast, tonight #weareallbroncos #SticksOutForHumboldt #PrayforHumboldtBroncos pic.twitter.com/Hj4pvcgZeX
— All Canada (@All_Canada) April 11, 2018
— Rolly Payne (@RollyPayne4) April 11, 2018
Our thoughts continue to be with the families and friends of the victims, the community of Humboldt and the Humboldt Broncos hockey club. #Humboldt #HumboldtStrong #SticksOutForHumboldt #PutYourSticksOut ^sm pic.twitter.com/XSdR1YZ8G2
— RCMP Saskatchewan (@RCMPSK) April 11, 2018
— Canadian Navy (@RCN_MRC) April 10, 2018
— Government of Saskatchewan (@SKGov) April 10, 2018
A Book of Condolence for the Humboldt Broncos in the Rotunda of the Provincial Legislature. The public are welcome to come to the Legislature and sign the book. #HumboldtBroncos #HumboldtStrong pic.twitter.com/AxnmxJBavZ
— Gareth Dillistone (@CTVGareth) April 11, 2018
— Murray Wood (@saskmur) April 10, 2018
Darcy and Mark….I never truly had a chance to thank you for how you treated me on my visits to Humboldt. So I have left some coaching supplies on the porch that I know you will need as you continue to coach and lead your boys. Rest easy fellas. #HumboldtStrong pic.twitter.com/unfZ33jiQN
— Curtis Hodgins (@chodgins23) April 10, 2018
Some of the most touching photos are of small sticks from young children and even toddlers wanting to show their support.
Here’s a small video to show how many sticks were delivered to Jack Carter Chev we donated $250 for each stick dropped off before noon today total-$55000 #SticksOutForHumboldt #yyc #Humboldtstrong pic.twitter.com/PuDHPE6OFr
— Stefan Motuz (@nucknab) April 10, 2018
Pulled into my driveway ready to go grab a stick and place it, to find this.
Sat in my car bawling for a minute. My heart to every one of those families. #HumboldtStrong #PutYourSticksOut pic.twitter.com/vNFBUoI53J
— Ryan Lindsay (@THEryanlindsay) April 9, 2018
— Wanda Campbell (@WandaCampbell1) April 11, 2018
Artwork for Humboldt Broncos
Artists and newspapers are also sharing beautiful drawings and editorial cartoons in tribute to Humboldt.
One powerful hand drawing shows a scene at a rink with Broncos players asking Johnathan Petrie from Ottawa who recently died of a painful skin condition if he wanted to play.
Another cartoon from the Halifax Chronicle Herald provided a poignant illustration of how Canada has come together to support Saskatchewan after the tragedy.
— The Chronicle Herald (@chronicleherald) April 11, 2018
— Calgary Sun (@calgarysun) April 8, 2018
As we begin to process this incredible tragedy, like many, we find ourselves wondering what can we do to help. If you are looking for a way to support our greater Saskatchewan community, please consider signing up for @rydethehangar in support of @starsambulance because putting STARS in the sky saves lives. Thank you to all of the first responders and medical personnel for your courageous efforts. To the Humboldt community and Broncos family, you are in our hearts. 📷 thanks to @hardpressed for this design #humboldtstrong #rydethehangar #starsairambulance #rydeyxe #saskatoon #humboldt #STARS #puttingstarsinthesky #communityovercompetition