Niagara Falls Went Green & Gold In Support Of The Humboldt Residents
Following the tragic accident involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team, which took the lives of 15 while injuring 14 in Saskatchewan,Canada over the weekend, both the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls were lit up green and gold last night. The timing of the lighting (9-9:15pm) was in coordination with the Humboldt's community gathering at their hockey arena in Humboldt. Green and Gold are the colors of the Humboldt Broncos who were en route to Nipawin when their bus collided with a semi-truck.
According to a Press Release from the Niagara Parks Commission,
"All special illumination requests are reviewed and approved by the Niagara Falls Illumination Board, which has financed and operated the “illumination of Niagara Falls” since 1925. The Niagara Falls Illumination Board is made up of representatives from the City of Niagara Falls Ontario, City of Niagara Falls, New York, Ontario Power Generation Inc., New York Power Authority, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and The Niagara Parks Commission. It is the Illumination Board’s responsibility and mandate to finance and maintain the nightly illumination of both the Horseshoe and American Falls."
Others around Canada and the United States also showed support to families and community members of the Humboldt Broncos.