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Joining the campaign with their fellow Canadians, Canadian Armed Forces authorized its members to honour the Humboldt Broncos by wearing their jerseys over their uniforms for Jersey Day.

In Alberta, U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft wore a red Team Canada jersey to deliver a speech to the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.

Last week, a youth hockey team suffered a bad tragedy after crashing into a semi that left a total of 15 people deceased, with the last being the Humboldt Broncos athletic therapist Dayna Brons, who passed away from injuries suffered during the wreckage. A number of Toronto schools posted photographs on social media of students wearing their jerseys.

"It means a lot to me really, it is really quite a tragedy", said Ribchester, as people one after the other dropped loonies, toonies, five-, 10- and 20-dollar bills into a plastic water bottle.

"This is our way of showing our support.to let them know we're thinking about them", he said.

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"In the time that he lived with us we got to know him better and he became part of the family", said Ribchester.

Just over 24 hours later, the Bruins stood in a circle around centre ice with the Nipawin Hawks for a moment of silence before Game 1 of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League final.

"Partly because we're a big hockey family, and also it has been weighing on us that you hear about so many different tragedies". Stagg says he too was traveling late at night on a bus, and in a busy routine. She says by coming together and encouraging everyone to wear any kind of sports jersey, she hopes to show the affected families that they are not alone.

Whether a Leafs fan or a Senators fan, everyone set their rivalries aside as they wrapped one another in hugs and became one united Canadian team in support of the Humboldt Broncos. Ethan, a leukemia patient, proudly displays his Maple Leafs jersey as he and his mother visited Regional Hospital's Met Campus.

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