Yesterday, our Mayor and a great group of local citizens gathered in Council Chambers to proclaim April 7, 2019 as “Green Shirt Day” in honour of the Logan Boulet Effect and in support of organ donor awareness and registration across Canada.
An excerpt from www.greenshirtday.ca:
“On April 6, 2018, Canadians were heartbroken to hear the news of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Of the 29 passengers, sixteen lost their lives and thirteen will all bear physical and emotional scars for life.
On April 7, 2018, Humboldt Broncos defenceman, Logan Boulet succumbed to his injuries, his parents, Bernadine and Toby Boulet offered to donate his organs so that six lives could live on. They did so, because Logan told his parents, he was registering as an organ donor, and that he was inspired by his coach and mentor Ric Suggitt. Ric passed on June 27th, 2017 and was also an organ donor and saved 6 lives.”
Wear your green shirt this coming Sunday, April 7th in support of the Humboldt Broncos and spark the conversation with friends and family about how important it is to become an organ donor.