FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – North Peace Secondary School’s graduation ceremony will be held at the North Peace Arena on June 17th, while promfest and gradfest will be combined into one event during the same weekend.

Following a letter in February that was sent to parents, the gradfest committee posted an update in March, stating that the event has been moved from June 11th to the following weekend, with more information to come.

This year, promfest and gradfest will be taking place on the same night due to planning being difficult. The committees say that by combining the events, they were able to plan something that all grads can attend at the same time with their guests.

The whole event will go from 5 p.m. until 4 a.m. The formal dinner will be at 6 p.m.with a dance happening from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

After the dance, gradfest will begin with games, snacks, activities, and prizes. This is when grads can change into more casual wear if they wish, as there will be a secure coat check.

Dancing and music will continue throughout the night.

A theme has not yet been chosen, but updates are coming soon.

The committee also wants to remind everyone that they will not be allowed back in once they leave the event.

This will be an alcohol and drug-free event, and if these substances are found, the individual will be removed from the event, with parents being contacted, and police may also be notified.

For NPSS graduates, there is an $80 fee for the graduation ceremony that covers equipment rentals, gowns, programs, and videography. There is an online option to pay, or cash, cheque, and credit are accepted at the NPSS office. Grad gowns are ordered for each grad based on their height, which can be emailed to rtetreault@prn.bc.ca.

NPSS also asks for baby photos for a slideshow during the ceremony, which can also be emailed to rtetreault@prn.bc.ca.

Grad hoodies are available, and there will be a final order placed this month; click here for the form.

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Adam Reaburn is the owner of Moose FM and Energeticcity.ca. Adam has been working in broadcasting for over 20 years. Adam and his wife Tammy have lived in Fort St. John for over 18 years.