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The present went on, however not with out some recognition for a show of Saskatchewan small-town hospitality.

Shania Twain carried out on Thursday night time at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, regardless of a few of her crew being in a crash the day gone by.

On Wednesday morning, a bus and a truck carrying crew and gear for her “Queen of Me” tour crashed on the Trans-Canada Freeway close to Wolseley, Sask.

Twain, who was not on the bus herself, took to the stage earlier than Thursday’s live performance.

“I might love to increase an enormous thanks to Indian Head Excessive College, [the] Indian Head Union Hospital and the native law enforcement officials on the scene,” Twain instructed the gang in Saskatoon.

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Shania Twain thanks Indian Head, Sask., for hospitality

Featured VideoNation singer Shania Twain thanked the individuals of Indian Head, Sask., for extending hospitality to her crew after a bus and truck that had been part of her ‘Queen of Me’ tour crashed on the Trans-Canada Freeway close to Wolseley the night time earlier than.

Shawn Morris was one of many many residents of Indian Head, a city positioned about 70 kilometres east of Regina, that leapt into motion after the crash.

Morris, the principal of Indian Head Excessive College, stated he came upon in regards to the crash Wednesday after a member of the city workers reached out to him to ask whether or not the college would be capable to host about 20 or 30 individuals who had been stranded after a bus crash.

Morris instantly commandeered the college’s library, kindly asking some college students to return to class.

A man poses for a photo while wearing a blue t-shirt with the words "Indian Head High School Broncos" on it.
Shawn Morris says his college was completely satisfied to assist a bunch in want. Morris did not know that the individuals he was serving to had been crew members of Shania Twain till after they arrived. (Jessie Anton/CBC)

The college would finally host practically 40 crew members. The friends got here in three waves: instantly after the crash, after some crew members had been cleared by well being officers on the native hospital and after a separate bus on the tour circled after reaching Regina.

Morris stated he did not discover out the college’s new friends had been crew members of the well-known Canadian nation singer till after they arrived.

“There was a bunch in want and so we dealt with that,” he stated.

The interior of a library. Rows of books are along each wall while six circular tables with chairs are in the middle of the room.
The library at Indian Head Excessive College hosted roughly 40 crew members of Shania Twain’s Queen of Me Tour after a bus crash this week. (Jessie Anton/CBC)

Indian Head Coun. Chris Simpson stated the response simply reveals how the group operates.

“The residents right here in Indian Head have proven that they arrive collectively: they get provides, they will prepare dinner, they will do no matter they want. Companies assist out if wanted, if that is the case. It is simply the best way it’s,” stated Simpson.

Morris stated he acquired a cellphone name after everybody had departed on Thursday. He did not even verify his voicemail earlier than he known as the quantity again. 

“[I] was promptly greeted by, ‘Hi there that is Shania Twain,'” he stated. 

“We had a dialog. She profusely thanked our workers, which was superb, after which we talked in regards to the incident and I wanted her present for the night time.” 

An exterior of a brick building. Town office is written in black lettering on the outside of the building. Four flag poles are in the ground.
Officers with the City of Indian Head helped to co-ordinate the help. (Jessie Anton/CBC)

Morris stated he thought Twain’s resolution to name him on the day of her live performance was a “huge gesture.”

On Thursday, Twain instructed the gang that she’d spoken with Morris “simply to thank him.” 

“He expressed that they’d have accomplished something to assist us, they usually did. I am simply so humbled by all of that kindness and generosity.”

She additionally spoke in regards to the care and hospitality her crew acquired within the city of Indian Head. Twain stated individuals on the Indian Head Excessive College cooked pancakes for the crew.

Morris stated the choice to supply pancakes, toiletries and fundamental requirements wasn’t simply being type — it was about compassion for fellow people on what might’ve been a really unhealthy day.

“You are coming back from a tragic incident. We had no thought of accidents or casualties or what occurred on the scene. We solely knew that we had been going to have some individuals coming right here,” Morris stated.

“They had been strolling in with their possessions in hand. So we tried to return some hospitality that we might prolong and, whether or not it is pancakes and a juice field or perhaps a cozy seat and a Wi-Fi password, that is what we gave them.”

Shania Twain performs on stage at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon.
Previous to her live performance Thursday night time at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Shania Twain thanked the group of Indian Head, Sask., for the care and hospitality they supplied after members of Twain’s crew had been injured in a bus crash. (Victoria Postma)

On Thursday, Twain instructed the gang in Saskatoon that two of her crew members who had been injured within the crash had been nonetheless in hospital, however “on the mend,” and the remainder had been within the constructing throughout the live performance that night time.

Twain known as the live performance bittersweet, however devoted her efficiency to the crew members.

“I am gonna ask you, Saskatoon, to assist me present love and assist tonight,” she stated.

“We’ve to provide all the pieces. We have got to carry up the spirits of my crew, please.”

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