Families and their supporters of those involved in the Humboldt Broncos bus tragedy trekked to the crash site on October 29 to collect the many mementoes left by well-wishers at the site. A release forwarded by the Humboldt Broncos Memorials Committee and the City of Humboldt stated that the action was in aid of preparing the site for development of a permanent memorial starting in 2023.
“There have been several hurdles in proceeding with any cleanup and planning for a permanent memorial due to the need to relocate power lines and deciding where to construct a new access road so that visitors can safely park while they pay their respects. There appears to be some positive discussions for the development of the site, and we hope to make an announcement about a memorial at the site on or near the upcoming 5th anniversary [April 6, 2023],” said Carol Brons, a member of the Memorials Committee and mother to Dayna Brons who lost her life in the tragedy.
The release notes that a number of safety enhancements have been completed by the Department of Highways, and SaskPower is in the process of finalizing their plan to relocate power lines away from the site. The articles collected from the site are to be archived.
The Committee, composed of representatives of the 2017-2018 Humboldt Broncos Families, Humboldt Broncos Board members, Humboldt Public Art committee, and City Council, states that it is eager for the planning to move forward once the final decisions are made regarding access points and power lines.
The tragedy occurred approximately 170 km northeast of Humboldt at the intersection of Highways 35 and 335 near Tisdale
The statement concluded with the Committee thanking everyone for their patience.