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Humboldt Broncos crash survivor taking part in Kamloops Brain Injury Association fundraiser

FILE - Layne Matechuk, 18, shown in this still image taken from a video posted online, returned to the ice for the first time on Jan. 8 after suffering a brain injury in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash last April. Matechuk, 18, was injured in April when a transport truck and the bus carrying his junior hockey team collided at a rural intersection in Saskatchewan.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO- Kevin Matechuk
May 13, 2019 - 1:32 PM

KAMLOOPS - One of the survivors of Humboldt Broncos bus crash will be coming to Kamloops for a presentation and fundraiser this fall.

Layne Matechuk and his family will be in Kamloops this September. They will be kicking off the annual Gur Singh Memorial golf tournament with a presentation about their experiences following Matechuk's serious brain injury.

Matechuk was left in a coma for a month after the April 2018 Humboldt Broncos bus crash on a rural road in Saskatchewan that claimed 16 lives, including 10 of his teammates.

He had to relearn to walk, talk and skate. At the time of his injury, he faced an uncertain future. This past January, Matechuk was back on the ice again.

David Johnson with the Kamloops Brain Injury Association says the presentation is slated for Thursday, Sept. 5 at the Paramount, and it will be a family friendly event. The following day, Sept. 6, Matechuk will be a guest speaker at the golf tournament.

Go here to learn more about the Gur Singh Memorial golf tournament.


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