Council again declares April 7 as Green Shirt Day
By having his organs donated, Logan Boulet saved six lives. Within weeks, more than 150,000 people registered to become organ donors.
Canadians were heartbroken on April 6, 2018, when they heard news of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. A day later, Lethbridge's Logan Boulet succumbed to his injuries. His parents, Bernadine and Toby Boulet, agreed to donate his organs. Logan had registered as an organ donor after being inspired by his coach and mentor Ric Suggitt, who saved six lives as an organ donor in 2017.
Green Shirt Day was created to honour, remember and recognize all the victims and families of the fatal crash and to continue Logan's legacy by inspiring Canadians to talk to their families and register as organ donors. For more information, visit www.greenshirtday.ca.
Lethbridge City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to have the Mayor's Office again declare April 7 as Green Shirt Day. Mayor Blaine Hyggen says he wants to keep bringing this item to Council annually, rather than as a one-time declaration, to continually highlight Logan's impact.
"Following the tragedy, Canadians discovered the incredible legacy Logan and Ric created," says Mayor Hyggen. "They had a major role in inspiring Canadians to talk to their families and register as organ donors. This is something that Lethbridge City Council wants to continue to recognize."
Council again also voted to provide an exception to a decades-old resolution – stating the Mayor's Office would discontinue the long-standing practice of issuing proclamations to avoid endorsements for a cause or program that would result in controversy in the community – for this extraordinary cause and as an ongoing tribute to Logan Boulet.