Saskatoon

'You have to go on': Saskatoon volunteers paint mural at arena in honour of Humboldt Broncos

A Saskatoon company is volunteering its time as a way to give back after the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.

16 people were killed, 13 injured in team bus crash

Student Works Painting is creating a mural at Saskatoon's Schroh Arena to commemorate the 16 people killed and 13 injured after the team's bus was involved in a highway collision with a semi-trailer on April 6. (Don Somers/CBC News)

A Saskatoon company is volunteering its time as a way to give back after the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.

Student Works Painting is creating a mural at Saskatoon's Schroh Arena to commemorate the 16 people killed and 13 injured after the team's bus was involved in a highway collision with a semi-trailer on its way to a playoff game in Nipawin on April 6.

"I was sick to my stomach when I heard about the crash," said Student Works Painting spokesperson Ashley Hall. "It was kind of unbelievable."

Not knowing what to do, Hall and her compatriots decided to paint a mural in honour of the team.

"We knew we could paint," she said. "So, we thought, why don't we do a tribute?"

The painters are also holding a used hockey equipment drive for youth organizations in the Saskatoon area.

The painters are holding a used hockey equipment drive for youth organizations around Saskatoon. (Don Somers/CBC News)

"Everyone is so deeply affected here," she said. "But you have to go on with life."

Donations will be accepted Wednesday afternoon until 5 p.m.

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