According to ICBC, “four youths are killed and 1,140 injured in crashes during grad season in May and June every year in BC.” Dry Grad is an initiative to reduce these statistics and is a party organized by parents and student volunteers for grads to attend after the graduation dinner. It is “dry,” meaning no alcohol or drugs are allowed. This is a safe and inclusive alternative to private after-grad celebrations. Safety is especially pertinent as we hear about drug overdoses regularly on the news.
The Class of 2017 brought back Dry Grad to Moscrop. They held a beach theme after grad event at 6Pack Indoor Beach. It is an indoor sand volleyball facility. Students participated in organized activities that included beach volleyball and soccer, temporary tattoos, crafts, dancing, archery, photo booth, tug of war, and dodgeball. The event’s success is largely due to committed parent volunteers and interested students.
The Class of 2019 has started planning for their Dry Grad event on June 14, 2019. We are looking to for volunteers both students and parents to repeat the success that was had in 2017. To join in on the fun and for additional information, please email email@example.com.
In addition there is a reference binder available with information from 2017 event. And a presentation tiled Life starts now – how to plan a dry grad event from the Province of BC. (DryGrad_PowerPoint Web-ready)
Check back often for more details as they become finalized