With Green Shirt Day around the corner, North Grenville councillors are urging residents to register as organ donors.
Mayor Nancy Peckford says she and the rest of her council colleagues have registered, and are thanking a local high school student for educating them.
“Council would like to recognize local grade 11 student Ethan Bos, who has been promoting Green Shirt Day in North Grenville and the importance of becoming an organ donor,” Peckford says.
Green Shirt Day is an awareness initiative that began after the Humboldt Broncos bus crash tragedy in 2018 that saw sixteen people killed.
It honours the memory of Logan Boulet, one of the players killed in the crash, whose organ donations saved six lives.
Bos has been advocating for the cause since 2019, and his activism helped lead to the creation of Bill 112, declaring April 7th as Green Shirt Day across Ontario.
“Born out of the terrible Humboldt tragedy,” Peckford says, “Ethan chose to see hope and an opportunity to make a difference by encouraging people to sign their organ donation card, and promoting the benefits of organ donation.”
If you’re interested in registering as an organ donor, you can find details on the provincial government’s website, or at any ServiceOntario location.