Nearly one year after the Humboldt Broncos tragedy shook Lethbridge and the entire nation, Lethbridge City Council unanimously approved a name change today to see Logan Boulet's legacy become a permanent part of Lethbridge history.
Adams Park Ice Centre in north Lethbridge will become Logan Boulet Arena, commemorating the impact Logan has had on Lethbridge, as well as recognizing the life changing impact the Logan Boulet Effect will continue to have for years to come.
"Logan is someone who will be remembered and should be remembered as a remarkable young man," says Councillor Blaine Hyggen. "His compassion and dedication to both hockey and to wanting to make the world a better place is contagious. It is my absolute pleasure to bring this resolution forward."
The Logan Boulet Effect is now synonymous with organ donation in Canada. Prior to his passing, Boulet had made the decision to become an organ donor. His decision to be a donor would see six people benefit from this selfless action and one that would inspire more than 100,000 Canadians to register as organ donors in the weeks following the Humboldt bus crash.
"It is such an easy decision to support a name change to Logan Boulet Arena," says Mayor Chris Spearman. "I feel honoured to say that Logan is a hero and should be recognized as such. Logan's legacy should reside in part in his hometown rink."
City Administration will work to make the name change on Adams Park Ice Centre in preparation for next hockey season, where hockey players, skaters and fans both young and old will have a chance to visit this newly named facility.
In addition to the renaming of the rink, City Council has also asked the Arts Committee to explore the commissioning of an art piece in memory of Logan Boulet.
Meagan Williams, Communications Consultant
City of Lethbridge