Humboldt arena hosts memorial service for one-year anniversary of Broncos bus crash

A memorial service being held today to mark one year since the Humboldt Broncos tragedy will include a moment of silence at 4:50 p.m. – the exact time of the deadly crash.Sixteen people were killed and 13 were injured after the Saskatchewan hockey team’s bus collided with a semi driven by a novice trucker who had blown the stop sign at a rural intersection.Story continues below

The crash struck a chord with hockey-loving Canadians and moved people around the world to put hockey sticks on their front porches in solidarity with the Humboldt community.More than $15 million was donated for the victims’ families.READ MORE: Humboldt and the Broncos continue to heal 1 year after crashThe service led by the team’s pastor is being held at the Humboldt arena, where rows of yellow banners hang above the main entrance with the names of all 29 people who were on the bus that day.Premier Scott Moe said he would attend the memorial service with his wife, and a spokeswoman from the Prime Minister’s Office said a video message would be played from Justin Trudeau.“I have two children and, like any parent, I just can’t imagine what these parents are going through, go through, each and every day,” Moe said in an interview Friday.WATCH: Life in Humboldt, one year after tragedy struck