A collection of hockey sticks is growing at a Schumacher business.
Northern Windows and Doors on Father Costello Drive is encouraging people to bring their sticks by the store in support of Humboldt.
“For every stick that’s brought here we will donate $5, so our goal is 100 sticks,” said Jose Duquette, adding that they will be accepting the donations until Sunday.
Along with the donation to the GoFundMe account for those affected by the tragic bus accident, hockey sticks that aren’t picked up by Monday will be donated to a local charity.
Duquette and daughter Meaghann Foley get emotional talking about what they’re doing and the accident that led to the country uniting to support the Saskatchewan community.
As a hockey family — Duquette's son played for the Gold Kings — they know the hardships of travelling with sports teams.
“We definitely wanted to give back and Timmins is a hockey community so we’re really happy to see all the initiatives that are happening within the community right now,” Duquette said.
The fundraiser was Foley's idea, and she said the tragedy is having an affect on everybody.
“To see all of Canada coming together for one community, it really touches home because it really feels like a family, we’re all a team in this. It’s just super nice and humble to see that everyone is participating and doing whatever they can even if it’s the smallest gesture it really does have a good impact on their community,” she said.
See other ways that the community is supporting Humboldt, whether it's wearing jerseys or putting out hockey sticks, here.