Memorial items sell out fast
After a tragic accident took the lives of 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team last Friday, the Tim Hortons restaurant chain has donated $50,000 to the Humboldt Broncos Hockey Club.
Restaurants throughout Saskatchewan and Alberta are now selling a special ‘Humboldt Strong Donut’ for $1.
Co-owner of the Slave Lake Tim Hortons franchise Keltie Anderson says they wanted to do something a little more special in town as one of the players Conner Lukan was from the community.
Anderson said the Lukan family are well-known members of the community. She says they would not only be selling the ‘Humboldt Strong Donut’ but also be selling a cookie with Lukan’s jersey number 12 on each cookie.
100 per cent of the proceeds from the baked-goods will be donated to a memorial fund in Lukan’s memory.
“We started selling donuts at 5:00 a.m. and by 9:00 a.m. we were sold out,” says Anderson.
Anderson says her parents and co-owners Sandra and Darrel Mackay had to make a quick trip to Edmonton to obtain more supplies to make more donuts.
On April 10 when the memorial baked goods became available, Slave Lake Tim Hortons had sold over 2,700 cookies and donuts says, Anderson.
“it’s amazing to see the support and generosity of the community,” says Anderson. “Slave Lake really bands together in time of crisis.”
The cookies and donuts will be available until Sunday, April 22.