Death toll from Humboldt Broncos bus crash rises to 16

Fundraising Campaign for Humboldt Broncos Jr. Hockey team reaches over 6 million dollars

"A lot of people know someone who was on that bus, and an even greater number know someone who knows someone", he said. It also said WestJet Airlines Ltd. would be offering support for bereaved family members travelling to Humboldt, which is home to just under 6,000 people.

On Sunday, those in the hospital received visits from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Calgary Flames coach Glen Gulutzan, Edmonton Oilers coach Todd McLellan as well as former NHL player Sheldon Kennedy, who was a survivor of the 1986 bus crash involving the Swift Current Broncos junior hockey team.

Like many schools across Canada, teachers at Margaret Manson said they wanted to show support for the families who have lost so much.

He said the community is very tightly knit and that the team has always been a large part of the community. "I'm a parent ... that's a light switch was turned off for all those kids that didn't make it".

"From a grieving province, thank you to every one of the first responders and medical professionals for your courageous response under the most hard circumstances imaginable". The funds will be sent to the Humboldt Broncos Association. One of the players who was killed, Jaxon Joseph, played for the rival Surrey Eagles in the BC Hockey League before he went to Humboldt.

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The 29-year-old was with the team heading to a playoff game in Nipawin on April. 6 when the team bus collided with a semi-trailer.

"I was thinking, imagine if I was on that bus with all my friends and we crashed and how our families would have felt", he told Global News.

Canadians across the country will be wearing sports jerseys to work Thursday, to honour those affected in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash tragedy.

Meanwhile, an online fundraising campaign to help the survivors and the families of the victims has raised $8.7-million as of Wednesday afternoon.

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