Humboldt Broncos Memorial Fund Inc. Submits Materials to Court of Queen’s Bench; Receives Date for Hearing

New HBMFI website provides up-to-date information regarding distribution of GoFundMe funds

 

Humboldt Broncos Memorial Fund Inc. (HBMFI) is a non-profit corporation that was established to provide for the distribution of the funds raised through a GoFundMe campaign started by Humboldt-resident Sylvie Kellington.

On Wednesday July 4, 2018, HBMFI received notice that the hearing for its Initial Order Application will be held on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 10am at the Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, SK. Documents have been filed by HBMFI with Saskatchewan’s Court of Queen’s Bench to commence proceedings under the province’s Informal Public Appeals Act – a Saskatchewan statute regarding crowdfunding donations that was enacted in 2015.

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Update On Humboldt Broncos Memorial Fund Inc.

Today the board of directors of the Humboldt Broncos Memorial Fund Inc. (HBMFI) announced the process that will be used to distribute the money donated via GoFundMe for the individuals and families impacted by the tragedy of April 6, 2018.

Saskatchewan is the only jurisdiction in Canada with a legislated process for administration of funds raised through a public appeal. The provincial Informal Public Appeals Act sets out a process that will be used by  the HBMFI to administer and allocate the funds for their intended purpose. These steps, which have been commenced, include  the appointment of a supervising  judge of  the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench,  a proposed court order approving an  Advisory Committee to make recommendations regarding allocation of the funds; application for a hearing, a timeline for allocation of funds, and other procedural items.

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