Monday, June 15, 2020
File Number: 
2020-28

PITT MEADOWS, BC – The City of Pitt Meadows is proclaiming June 15 to June 20 Grad Week to support and recognize the class of 2020, which is missing out on its traditional ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“On behalf of City Council, staff and the community, I am offering my warmest congratulations to our 2020 graduates,” says Mayor Bill Dingwall. “Your families, teachers, coaches and neighbours are so proud of your hard work, accomplishments and resilience, especially during this challenging and unusual time.”

The City has worked closely with the Pitt Meadows Secondary School Grad Committee and will be celebrating the class of 2020 over the next week. Province-wide celebrations of 61,000 grade 12 graduates across B.C. are taking place from June 15 to 20.

“While this may not be how you imagined celebrating the end of your high school years, your community is rallying for you and will celebrate together with you with a traditional commencement ceremony when it is safe to gather again,” says Mayor Bill Dingwall.

Join the City in celebrating the 2020 graduates with:

  • Family photo opportunities at Spirit Square – The City will have an area of Spirit Square (next to City Hall) with enhanced flowers and a Grad 2020 celebration sign for grad family photos from June 17 to June 26 set aside for Pitt Meadows Secondary School Grads only. Families must take their own photos, and everyone is reminded to practice physical distancing.
  • Community-wide cheer on June 20 – Residents across the City are invited to join in a special cheer for the 2020 grads on Saturday, June 20 at 8:20 p.m. Post your congratulatory messages on social media using #pittmeadowsgrad2020.
  • Recognition by local businesses – Local businesses are encouraged to display “Congrats 2020 Grads!” signs in their windows and on social media, and to offer specials to grads and their families.

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For more information please contact:
Carolyn Baldridge
Manager of Communications & Community Engagement
City of Pitt Meadows
cbaldridge@pittmeadows.ca

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