Visit to Saskatchewan - October 20, 2018 (Humboldt)

October 20, 2018

Governor General Julie Payette undertook an official visit to Saskatchewan from October 18 to 20, 2018. She stopped in Regina, Moose Jaw and Humboldt.

  • The Governor General then proceeded to Humboldt to visit its community members and honour citizens for their outstanding work.
  • Upon arrival, she visited the Humboldt Broncos Memorial Exhibit, where she saw all the support the community received following the tragic crash on April 6, 2018.
  • The exhibit features messages, banners, jerseys and hockey sticks, among many other paraphernalia. She read attentively the messages written in honour of those who perished.
  • During her visit, she presented the first commendation to first responders, citizens and volunteers who came to the aid of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team in the aftermath of the devastating bus crash on April 6, 2018, which claimed the lives of 16 peopl
  • The second commendation was presented to the citizens of the City of Humboldt and the surrounding areas, who demonstrated solidarity, strength and resiliency by offering steady support to the families of the victims.
  • The Governor General then conducted the official puck drop at the Humboldt Broncos home game.
  • The Broncos faced the Melville Millionaires and won the game 6-3.
  • The Governor General also stopped at the University of Saskatchewan observatory.
  • The observatory houses a 3 meter long refracting telescope with 6 inch diameter lens.