Flags Half Mast for Fallen Broncos
April 9, 2018 - Staff and students of Parkland School Division would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to all those connected to the tragic bus accident involving members of the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. In a gesture of honour and respect, flags will be half mast at Parkland School Division schools for the fallen sixteen.
To the survivors, we wish a speedy recovery and strength to deal with all that lies ahead. Counselling is being made available to students and staff who may need assistance.
In the wake of the terrible tragedy involving the Humboldt Broncos, Alberta Health Services has set up a webpage with information on services and supports that are available in Alberta for those who may need support. You can find the page here.
Additional resource material is provided by the Canadian Centre for Threat Assessment & Trauma Response.
Two of the players involved had a direct connection to our community and schools. 18-year old Parker Tobin grew up in Stony Plain and attended Forest Green School, Stony Plain Central School and was in the 2017 graduating class at Memorial Composite High School where he attended school for the parts of the year while pursuing his competitive hockey career.
21-year old Connor Lukan was originally from Slave Lake, AB but attended Spruce Grove Composite High School while he was a member of the Spruce Grove Saints.
Many Parkland School Division schools have also made the decision to particpate in the country-wide movement to wear a jersey to school on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Staff and students are encouraged to wear a hockey jersey to school in a show of support for all those affected by the tragedy.