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.
In 2017, the Moscrop Dry Grad Committee held their Dry 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. Grads can relax and enjoy food and beverages with their friends. Ticket sales for the event begin early in the year. The event’s success is largely due to committed parent volunteers and interested students. Parents interested in joining the Dry Grad Committee should begin planning and working with the Grad Council at the beginning of the school year.
Note, this is not an event organized by the PAC; however, some funds for the event are provided by the PAC, as has been the tradition in previous years when a Dry Grad has been held. For more information, please contact Moscrop PAC firstname.lastname@example.org.