West Jet offered help to Broncos hockey family members who needed assistance getting to Saskatoon by plane in the initial hours after the accident. The put your sticks out campaign that had social media buzzing encouraged Jack Carter Chevrolet in Calgary to donate money for every hockey stick dropped off. Paul Brandt reworked the song “Small Town Big Dreams” to help us all remember. NHL players wore the name Broncos on the back of their jerseys and played for the Broncos. Decals on helmets, green ribbons and many more selfless acts have not gone unnoticed.
Newport Brushstrokes Fine Art joins the hommage:
Montreal’s Newport Brushstrokes Fine Art will be paying tribute to the memories of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team who perished in the tragic accident when their bus collided with a transport truck in rural Saskatchewan, leaving 16 dead.
“We are heart broken and want to find a way to help those families,” said the team at Newport Brushstrokes. “We all have children that play hockey here. This hits very close to home.”
The company specializes in the process of converting a treasured photograph into a museum-quality, hand-painted oil on canvas, beautifully framed. The now famous picture of the Broncos smiling with their playoffs hair colored to bring luck has been transformed into a masterpiece that will be up for auction from April 19-2018 and will continue until the Stanley Cup is awarded in June.
“Everyone we have shown the piece to has near cried,” said the Team. “I am hoping that the NHL will honour and deliver the painting to the winning bidder at a game.”
To get a glimpse of this masterpiece and help support the Broncos Families Live Auction