Kwalikum Secondary School 2020 graduates will hold their parade June 27. (File photo)

Kwalikum Secondary grads to hold 2020 parade on June 27

No prom party is planned afterwards due to COVID-19 restrictions

The Kwalikum Secondary School 2020 graduates will have a parade – but with a social distancing touch.

The event, which the Town of Qualicum Beach regards as a rally, will be held on Saturday, June 27 starting at 7 p.m.

Parent Corleen McKinnon said the students will be divided into three groups, with each having 15 vehicles. They will assemble at three different locations — KSS, Arrowview Elementary School and Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course.

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“Some will have their parents driving them and others will be driving themselves,” said McKinnon. “They probably would be wearing their unused dresses, suits, and other things that might never got to be used.”

The route of the parade is not being published to avoid huge gatherings due to COVID-19 but it travels a circular route through the neighbourhoods of Qualicum and by the beach.

There’s no prom event happening after the parade, said McKinnon.

The KSS convocation will take place on June 24 at KSS but it will be held at an outdoor stage. Graduates will be divided into groups of 10.

This Saturday, the KSS grads will hold one last bottle drive at the Wembley Mall parking lot from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

— NEWS Staff

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