I would be totally remiss, not a true Canuck ...
and certainly NOT CRguy .....
IF I did not acknowledge the recent tragedy involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team bus crash, in my home province.
I don't ever recall seeing such an outpouring of loving kindness, support and grief for a tragedy, the likes of which we have seen withHumboldt Strong
, wear your jersey
and leave the lights on and the hockey sticks out
I have played and refereed since I could skate, coached, managed hockey teams
and been on executives of district hockey associations since I figured out I was never going to "the show"
This past week / weekend reminded me of the unity we all have as Canadians, hockey folks and just plain human beings needing to reach out to our brothers and sisters in their time of need.
The GoFundMe for the Humboldt Broncos was over $9 Million last I saw
Tom Cochrane reworked his lyric for his epic song Big League https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDO6TA7FmJ8
and Smitty Kingston emerged as a YouTube sensation with Humboldt strong (leave a stick by the door) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo-os3UqwBY
much much more has happened BUTT I just wanted to get this out there to CTalk homies north of 49.
I put my hockey sticks out
left the lights on at the door
hung our flag and wore my jersey
wish I could've done much more
just a bunch of happy kids
out riding on a bus
with teammates playing hockey
... could be any one of us
Humboldt Strong we ARE, all on the same team
Prayers, strength and healing moving forward
Love Peace and Harmony