The thoughts of all members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada – Prairie Region are with the families, friends and communities affected by the devastating accident in Saskatchewan this past weekend involving the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. No words can express our sorrow for the lives cut short.
PSAC represents members in Humboldt and in many rural communities across the Prairies. We know that many members have personal connections to players and families and we send our support to all those who directly or indirectly have been affected. We also stand in solidarity with all of the emergency workers, law enforcement officers, nurses, doctors and hospital staff who have done their very difficult jobs in the face of this tragedy.
Hockey is a way of life for families throughout Canada and especially the Prairies. We are united in our grief, and in our thoughts and concern for all affected. “An injury to one, is an injury to all” is as applicable in this situation as in our workplaces. We encourage anyone struggling to deal with the loss to seek support and counselling either through your employer EAP or community supports.
PSAC Prairies will be making a donation to the Humboldt Broncos and encourages others to do what they can to support. Please see the Go Fund Me page that has been established, as well as this statement from the Humboldt Broncos organization.