Please wear green to school on Monday.
In every Saskatchewan way of life, job, school and town, you meet men and women who played hockey as a child, teen and adult. Whether hockey took them to professional sport or is just a memory of their adolescent years, the culture of hockey and sport is in the DNA of every person in Neilburg, Marsden, Humboldt, Saskatchewan and Canada. Following the bus crash involving members of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team in northeast Saskatchewan, communities and families are devastated. As observers, the best we can feel is a sense of loss and grief as if they were our own children on that bus. Darkness, as with all adversity, is best faced together. One day it will not feel so dark. But not yet.
The NCS community shares the feelings of loss and grief and we offer condolences to the Humboldt Bronco community. We ask that students and staff wear green on Monday to honor those affected by the weekend tragedy. This is only a small gesture, but is one that we can all participate in to perhaps lighten the darkness.