Graduation celebrations and ceremonies will look a lot different this year due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. The Grad 2020 Showcase Drive By is being held on various school district properties in Quesnel between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 20 (Observer File Photo)

Quesnel Grad 2020 Showcase Drive By event this Saturday

Family, friends and community members are encouraged to take part and celebrate this years grads

Quesnel’s graduating class of 2020 will be celebrated during the Grad 2020 Showcase Drive By event which is being held on various school district properties in Quesnel between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 20.

The unique showcase event comes as organizers respond to the need to adhere to various health and safety protocols due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. The event will see this years graduates from Correlieu Secondary School, the McNaughton Centre and Quesnel Distributed Learning be separated into groups of less then 50, line the bus lanes of Correlieu, Riverview Elementary School, Quesnel Junior School and Dragon Lake Elementary School from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday June 20.

Family, friends and members of the community who wish to celebrate and show their support for this years grads may drive through the bus lanes slowly and wish congratulatory comments to the graduates as well as pass them cards or flowers. Celebrators are asked not to leave their vehicles in order to insure proper social distancing protocols may be followed.

Correlieu Secondary School principal Dennis Hawkins-Bogle says that he wishes more could be done for the 2020 graduates but that he wants them to know that the whole community is behind them and appreciates and applauds their achievement.

“The message I would like to give to the graduating students is that they deserve more than we are able to give them right now but under the circumstances this is the best we have to offer and I hope that they can understand the conditions we are under and that we really do want to celebrate them for their successes,” said Hawkins-Bogle.

Community members wishing to take part in the Grad 2020 Showcase Drive By will find students at the following schools along the listed routes between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday June 20:

  • Correlieu Secondary School – Anderson Drive
  • Riverview Elementary School – Hartley Street
  • Quesnel Junior School – Mountain Ash Road
  • Dragon Lake Elementary – Hydraulic Road

READ MORE: Quesnel grad celebrations and ceremonies affected by pandemic

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