Durham College wears jerseys to support Humboldt Broncos
Students and faculty at Durham College banded together this afternoon to show support for the Humboldt Broncos hockey team.
Dozens of people gathered in the Student Services lobby to show support for those affected by the tragedy, wearing all kinds of sports jerseys.
The gathering was announced via email only two hours before the photo op took place, with an impressive turnout of over 50 students and faculty.
Jackie Graves is a Durham College student who also wore a jersey in support of the Broncos hockey team. She says she felt a combination of heartbreak and warmth from DC’s Jersey Day event.
“I remember crying when I heard the news on the weekend,” she says. “It’s really honourable that everyone came together today and it’s nice to see that people care. It was bittersweet but a great chance to show support.”
Graves says she wore a jersey on campus today to show her support in whatever way she could.
“This is a small but powerful step the everyday person can take to show support, even if you aren’t directly affected by the tragedy,” she says. “It’s great to see everyone come together whether or not you’re a hockey fan.”
DC Students Inc. offers condolences to the victims and those affected by the Humboldt Broncos tragedy.
Confidential counselling services are available for any students affected by this event through Outreach Services in the Student Centre or the Campus Health Centre at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre.