Durham honours Humboldt
DURHAM, Ontario – Employees of solid wood bedroom and occasional case goods producer Durham Furniture placed hockey sticks outside the front entrance to the company’s head office here as a show of support for the survivors and communities impacted by the recent accident in traffic accident in Saskatchewan that claimed the lives of 16 players and team officials of the Humboldt Broncos.
The team – part of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League – was on its way to a play-off game on Sunday, 08 April when it was part of collision. At press time, about ten team members remained hospitalised as those who died were buried in funerals held across Alberta and Saskatchewan.
“Being a part of a small town with many sports teams that have both local and out-of-town players, we cannot imagine the helplessness that is being felt at this time,” Luke Simpson, president and chief executive officer of Durham Furniture said in a statement. “The Durham Furniture family would like to offer sincere condolences to the families and communities that are reeling from this tragic loss.”
Homes and businesses throughout Canada and portions of the United States have been placing hockey sticks outside their front doors as a show of support.
Durham Furniture also lowered its flag to half-staff to honour the crash victims.