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Grad Weekend Activities

Grad Weekend Activities listed in order of occurrence:


JL Crowe Safe Grad 2022  

Event contact: Rachelle at [email protected] or 250-231-6347


Event Details: 

Safe Grad will be held on Fri, June 24th, 2022, in the Cominco Gym.  It will start 30 minutes after the end of Convocation until 12:00am.  Safe Grad is for graduating students only and is free of charge.  The theme this year is “Disco” with prizes for best costume and dance moves.  The evening will be filled with fun games, food and features a very entertaining Hypnosis show.  There will also be lots of prizes drawn throughout the evening.  Please watch for more information around invitations and sign up dates. 


Grad Cavalcade/Parade

Event Contact:  Melanie at [email protected] or 780-690-6090

It is a new experience to celebrate our Grads with community members and our families with the City of Trail’s full support!  It is a Grad Cavalcade - a Grad parade celebrating our Grads in style!   This fun event kicks off our Saturday of Grad events on Saturday, June 25/22!!

Grads can choose to be driven or drive their own vehicles and decorate it any way they want (as long as it is respectful, celebratory, and non-offensive).   Decorations must also successfully adhere to your vehicle and not block driver’s view either in front or behind

Decorating ideas:  decorate like a true float in your theme/ Put your name and baby photos on your vehicle/Balloons and streamers/Go full Hollywood glam/Be original/Do nothing and just drive in your awesome ride! Maybe it’s a convertible… maybe it’s in the back of a truck…maybe it is on a scooter…. maybe it is in a vehicle towing a Grad in a boat…. maybe it is a classic car! There are some options specified to use your imagination! 


Vehicle line up time – 1 pm starting at other side of Old Trail Bridge past Riverside Ave, towards the way to Casino not far from downtown.   Volunteers will be there to guide you into lineup and water will be provided to all participants. Please do not show up later than 1:30 to line up due to the number of vehicles that will potentially be taking part and the timeline to the 2 pm start.


The Grad Cavalcade celebratory parade rolls at 2 pm SHARP through an identified route in downtown Trail (route will be posted on in early June)

Traffic control will maintain the intersections to ensure road safety is of top priority. The Google sign up form will outline more information including Drivers/Grads/insured information, etc.

After Grad Cavalcade, Grads make their way over to Gyro for 3 pm photos


Rules we will be strictly adhering to:

 - slow driving, specified length between vehicles to ensure enough room to stop suddenly

 - must follow specified route beginning to end

 - no throwing of anything from vehicles

 - participants must remain seated in whatever vehicle they are riding in

 - vehicles must hold proper insurance and must not leak any fuel or oil

 - safety remains with each participant - that includes Grads and drivers

 - No alcohol allowed


**You are not able to sign up for the Cavalcade event until the Overall Weekend Liability portion of the form and that will be sent by email to Grad Families.  In the case that you still need to provide vehicle type and rider/insurance details - Grad Cavalcade deadline for those people specifically is extended to NO LATER than June 15, 2022 – go to top of all information for the link.



Gyro Park - Grad Photos

Event Contact: Shawna [email protected] or 250-921-9464


3:00 pm – After the Cavalcade event, Grads meet at Gyro Park (Rustic Crust pizza courtesy of Remax All Pro Realty and refreshments to be provided)

3:00 - 5:00 pm - Lee Orr Photography will have two photographers available to take individual grad formals; parent volunteers will assist with photo lines and & calling students (grads will be in alphabetical order)

5:00 pm - Grad class will head to Gyro beach for class formal photo

5:15 - 6:00 pm - Family & friend photos: Families can take their own candid photos with their grads and loved ones to capture this special day!

6:00 - 6:30 - Grads head off to Prom 2022 at the Colombo Hall

Lee Orr Photography photo package-Grad 2022

Grad Package includes (with no cost to grads except Prom buddy photos): 

  • -2-8x10 photos - 1 group print & 1 formal print per person & digital files pp 
  • -1-5x7 formal print & digital file per person 
  • -Friday evening, June 24th - 1.5 hr candid shots during the Safe Grad event
  • -Saturday afternoon, June 25th -Cavalcade drone footage video 
  • -Saturday evening, June 25th-Buddy photos: Prom 2 hrs, 2 stations, all the best digital files (grads can select and print their preferences at their own cost)



Grad 2022 Prom & Dinner:

Event Contacts: Krista (text) 250-368-1204

and Heather (email) [email protected]


Date: Saturday, June 25th

Location: Colombo Lodge, Trail

Dress Attire: Formal

Start Time: Doors open at 6:30, doors close at 7:15, so make sure you’re there as dinner will be served shortly thereafter - if you think you will be late, please contact one of the Prom Co-chairs.

End Time: 12:30 am

Tickets: deadline has now passed

After Grad Photos at Gyro – freshen up and head over to the Colombo Lodge for Prom! The evening includes a buffet dinner catered by the Arlington Bar & Grill and vegan meals catered by The Roasted Chickpea followed by a night of music and dancing with Wyred For Sound Entertainment!


Parent Chaperones will be a part of overall Safety Plan in place, please respect those looking out for you to ensure a fun, safe celebration for all.



*Grad Convocation has a 6 pm start at the Cominco Memorial Arena in Trail. Please attend prior at approx 4:45 if you would like pictures with the Grads as they have to go off to prepare for Convocation at 5:30 pm.

Please see the below summary of Grad Weekend events as well as information and the route for the Grad Cavalcade so you can get your spot to cheer on our Grads!! It rolls at 2 pm!

*For those Grads or families wanting to do photos with vehicles at Gyro, please do so PRIOR to the Cavalcade as they won’t have an opportunity to after.

**Grad family and friend photos will take place at Gyro from 5-6 pm, Sat, June 25th

Thank you for supporting the JL Crowe Grads of 2022!

Please also see our Graditude Board to support those who support us!