Support was emotional and strong across the community this week for the Humboldt Broncos.

In Chatham-Kent, municipal flags throughout the community were also being lowered and a book of condolence prepared in memory of the victims of the tragic team bus crash. 16 people aboard the bus died and another 13 were injured when the bus collided with a truck on route to a playoff game about 300 kilometres north of Regina, Saskatchewan.

The municipality supported an initiative where everyone was encouraged to wear a sports jersey on Thursday in honour of the Broncos.

A group of B.C. hockey moms decided to launch the initiative, after hearing about the tragic news.

Many local residents also had hockey sticks placed outside their homes and businesses in honour of the Broncos as well.

Also, each municipal service centre had pages on which residents could express their feelings. The book was set to be compiled and forwarded to Humboldt at the end of the week.

Here is a gallery of tweets, photos and videos from across the Wallaceburg, Walpole Island, Dresden and Chatham-Kent supporting the #HumboldtStrong initiative:

Kiah Nadhee-Vanderwerf, a Grade 8 student at Bkejwanong Kinomaagamig on Walpole Island, drew a picture of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team logo (Submitted photo)

Staff at the Chatham Kent Family Health Team Wallaceburg office (Facebook)

The School Age Children and staff from Bkejwanong Children’s Centre show their Humboldt support (Submitted photo)

McNaughton Family Dental staff (Facebook)

Wallaceburg Retirement Residence (Facebook)

Staff at The Clock Tower Dental Centre (Submitted photo)

Have a photo or video you’d like to add? Send it to aaron@sydenhamcurrent.ca

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