By Cole Parkinson
The town of Taber is about to see a whole bunch of events coming around Green Shirt Day in the next several weeks.
April 7 has been declared Green Shirt Day and was created to honour, remember, and recognize all the victims and families of the fatal Humboldt Broncos bus crash and to continue Logan Boulet’s legacy by inspiring Canadians to talk to their families and register as organ donors. This year, Taber will see several different events leading up to April 7 in order to raise awareness around organ donation. On Feb. 26, all three Taber ‘AA’ Golden Suns teams will play at home and all players will use green stick tape to show support for Green Shirt Day. The U13s play at 3 p.m., the U15s at 5:30 p.m. and the U18s at 8 p.m. Toby and Bernie Boulet will also be on hand to speak to families about organ donation and there will be a short presentation before the U18 game.
“We’re going to do an on-ice presentation before the (U15) game. The (U13) and (U15) play first and the last game is at 8 p.m. We’ll be in the lobby for the afternoon and evening, but that is when we’ll do the presentation. Both our teams and the opposing teams will have green stick tape on their sticks because they can signify that connection with Green Shirt Day,” explained Jan Clemis, Alberta director for the Canadian Transplant Association.
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