As the province continues to reel from the tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash, one woman is hoping the recording of a tribute song can bring healing.
Sheryl Kimbley is organizing a group of musicians to record a modified version of the Rod Stewart song “Forever Young” in honour of the lives lost.
Kimbley says the plan started when she was contacted by several musicians, including Manitoba’s Richard Farrow and Roland Corrigal from northern Saskatchewan.
“Just a whole lot of people asking me ‘what are we going to do?’” Kimbley told MBC News.
Kimbley is a special events coordinator for the Prince Albert Grand Council. While this event isn’t a PAGC endeavour, Kimbley says the executive has been extremely supportive.
Kimbley put together a similar tribute song following the La Loche school shooting.
“That helped us make sense of things and helped us get through, and we want to do that again,” she said.
Kimbley says anybody is invited to join in the recording, regardless of musical talent.
“Hockey players, hockey parents, fans, singers, guitar players and whoever else wants to join is welcome,” she said. “Join us — because we are stronger together.”
The song will be recorded this Sunday afternoon at the Dave Stuart Arena in Prince Albert at 2:00 p.m.
Kimbley hopes after the song is recorded, she can help organize a tribute concert for the many lives affected by the tragedy.
She says the concert will not be a fundraising event and is just a way to come together to show support and healing through music.
However, Kimbley does encourage anyone who wants to give financially to continue to give to the GoFundMe page.
(PHOTO: A hockey stick placed at the crash site. Photo courtesy of Wendy St. Laurent.)