If you go to the Badlands Community Facility or the Drumheller Aquaplex this week, you might notice the staff wearing green bows on their shirts.
 
It's to honour the dead from the Humboldt Broncos bus crash and offer support to the survivors; and it's the brainchild of Darren and Kristy Goldthorpe.
 
"It was actually my wife's idea," confessed Goldthorpe, who passed them out at Monday's town council meeting. "She comes up with some pretty good ones and this was a pretty important event in our lives."
 
Goldthorpe, who is the town's Manager of Recreation, Arts and Culture, is also a parent and he can't imagine what the parents of the Broncos players are going through.
 
"We've had kids that have played hockey through the years (and) lacrosse through the years and we've all been on those buses at one time or another," he recalled. "Every time we load our kids up on those buses we sometimes take for granted that they're going to come home."
 
"It really hit home to all of us and I wanted to share (that) we're thinking of the families and the community of Humboldt," stated Goldthorpe. "It was a very simple gesture on our part; and the staff at the BCF and the staff at the Aquaplex are all wearing them this week as well."
 

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