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Broncos bus crash: ‘Logan Boulet Effect’ inspires Green Shirt Day

Sunday, April 7 is “Green Shirt Day” in the City of Humboldt to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation.

HUMBOLDT – On April 6, 2018, the Humboldt Broncos Junior A Hockey Club was involved in a tragic bus collision on their way to a playoff game against the Nipawin Hawks, resulting in the heartbreaking loss of 16 people. It will have an everlasting traumatic effect on the 13 who survived, their families and the community. 

Mayor Michael Behiel has proclaimed Saturday, April 6, 2024, as “2017-18 Humboldt Broncos Day” and encourages all citizens to remember and honour those who were affected by the tragedy, and to observe a moment of silence at 4:50 p.m., the approximate time the tragedy occurred six years ago.

On April 6, 2018, the Humboldt Bronco organization, the Humboldt community and the world experienced unimaginable loss and suffering as a result of the Humboldt Bronco team bus tragedy.

Bronco player Logan Boulet succumbed to his injuries the following day of the crash and upon doing so, his parents, Bernadine and Toby Boulet chose to fulfill Logan’s wishes and donate his organs so that six lives could be saved. 

This selfless act inspired over 100,000 Canadians to become organ donors in the days and weeks that followed, the largest number of Canadians to register as organ donors in Canadian history due to one event – one person - which has now become known as the “Logan Boulet Effect.” 

Mayor Behiel has proclaimed Sunday, April 7, 2024 as “Green Shirt Day” in the City of Humboldt to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation and to encourage citizens to “have the kitchen table talk” with their families and to wear green on this day to show your support.