The grads are coming! The grads are coming!
Agassiz Elementary Secondary School (AESS) is hosting a graduation parade to honour the class of 2020 on Saturday (June 13) starting from AESS at approximately 5:30 p.m. The parade acts in lieu of the traditional graduation ceremony as traditional gatherings aren’t possible this year due to the pandemic.
The grad parade was “making the best of a bad situation,” said AESS principal Greg Lawley.
Between Thursday (June 11) and Saturday (June 13), graduates can invite up to nine family members to a 20-minute individualized ceremony at AESS’s gym, complete with red carpet, archways and decorations. Scholarships will be handed out, and there will be video speeches from the superintendent, local municipal and First Nations leaders as well as the class Valedictorian.
The parade will begin at the District Hall parking lot in Agassiz, led by an RCMP vehicle. The parade route is the following:
Depart back of District of Kent Parking Lot by Turning Left on Cheam Avenue led by RCMP
Turn right onto Hwy 9 over train tracks
Turn Right onto Hwy 7 to Seabird Island
Turn Left onto Seabird Island Road
Turn Right on Chowat Road
Pass in front of Seabird Island Band Office 5:35 p.m. (approx.)
Turn Left on Sthitsem Drive 5:40 p.m. (approx.)
Turn Right onto Charles Drive 5:45 p.m. (approx.)
Turn Left on SeabiRoad Island Road
Turn Right onto Hwy 7 and head to Harrison Hot Springs. 5:50 p.m. (approx.)
Turn Right onto Harrison Hot Spring Road and drive to Harrison Hot Springs. 5:55 p.m. (approx.)
Turn Right onto Lillooet Road 6:00 p.m. (approx.)
Turn Right on Eagle Street which becomes McCombs Drive
Right on McPherson Road
Left on Harrison Hot Springs Road 6:00 p.m. (approx.)
Harrison Hot Spring Road to Right turn on McCallum Road. 6:05 p.m. (approx.)
Turn Left on Birch Road
Turn Left on to Else Road to four way stop at Hwy 7 and 9 intersection 6:10 p.m. (approx.)
Straight on Hwy 9 to Agassiz past AESS then turn Left on Morrow Road
Turn Right onto Vimy Road 6:15 p.m. (approx.)
Turn Left on Elm Road which becomes Logan Road
Turn Left onto Morrow Road then turn Right onto Heath Road 6:20 p.m. (approx.)
Turn left onto Pioneer Road
Pick-up family dinners at the Broken Whisk 6:25 p.m. (approx.)
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