Want to help 2020 high school grads across B.C. mark their special day amid the pandemic? Join Premier John Horgan in a province-wide cheer for the graduating class of 2020 at 8:20 p.m. – or 20:20 in military time – on Saturday, June 20.
High school graduation is a milestone for young students but the class of 2020 has had an unusual year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; most are missing out on the traditional rites of passage such as a convocation ceremony and prom.
On June 15, Horgan declared the week of June 13-20 to be Graduation Week and, in a radio interview, encouraged residents to help the graduates mark their achievement with a cheer at 8:20 p.m. on Saturday. The announcement came after the City of Port Coquitlam declared a grad week and evening cheer for June 20 at the request of students in School District 43.
— City of Port Moody (@CityofPoMo) June 18, 2020
I know it's disappointing for BC's 2020 graduates to not be celebrating together in-person, but all of us are celebrating your success and your future. We're proud to proclaim this Graduation Week in British Columbia! pic.twitter.com/h73vZJMyH0
— John Horgan (@jjhorgan) June 16, 2020
“I know it’s disappointing for B.C.’s 2020 graduates to not be celebrating together in-person but all of us are celebrating your success and your future,” the premier wrote in a Twitter post.
Help your local Grade 12 students celebrate their achievements and send them off with a big cheer.