Jersey Day

Jersey Day Quick Facts

Hashtags#JerseysForHumboldt
2021 DateApril 12, 2021
2022 DateApril 12, 2022
Jersey Day

Jersey Day History

Jersey Day seeks to remember the victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. On April 6th, 2018, a semi-trailer truck failed to heed a stop sign. This failure resulted in the tragic crash that would leave 16 dead and 13 injured.

Jersey Day was established 6 days later, April 12th, 2018, by Toronto Mayor John Tory. People across Canada are encouraged to wear sports jerseys to remember those who lost their lives. Jersey Day is observed annually on April 12th.

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Jersey Day Facts & Quotes

  • The idea for #JerseysforHumboldt was proposed on Facebook in 2018 by a group of hockey parents in British Columbia. Their aim was to show support for the families of the Humboldt Broncos.
  • According to Transport Canada's National Collision Database, the number of motor vehicle fatalities was 1,922 in 2018. This was a 3.6% increase from the previous year.
  • In support of the families of the Humboldt Broncos, I’m encouraging everyone in Toronto to wear a hockey jersey or green & gold today to show their support & pay tribute to the memory of those lost in last week’s tragic bus crash. - Toronto Mayor John Tory (2018)

Jersey Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Wear sports jersey or the Bronco's green and gold to honour the victims of the Humboldt crash.
  • Use the tag @remssathletics and post on social media using the hashtag #HumboldtStrong to show support for the team members and families of the Humboldt Broncos.
  • Watch a tribute video that remembers those who lost their lives.

Jersey Day References and Related Sites

globalnews.ca: Jersey Day

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