What is Dry Grad?
Dry Grad is the event that takes place after the formal dinner, and provides DSS students with a safe, drug/alcohol-free venue to continue celebrating their graduation. The event is fully supervised and is sponsored by parents of the graduating class.
When and where is Dry Grad?
Friday, May 28, 2021 after the formal dinner/dance.
Ladner Community Centre.
11:00 p.m to 4:00 a.m.
First, the Grads will attend Pat Quinn's Ballroom dinner & dance, and then return to Ladner for a quick clothing change before attending Dry Grad.
Grads must be in the door by 12:00 am and do not have in/out privileges.
All grads MUST be pre-registered in order to attend and submit a completed Waiver Form
Who organizes Dry Grad?
Parents of the graduating class are the primary organizers. The event has several committees (decorating, red carpet, food, games, security, etc.)
Most committees need many more volunteers, please sign up in at least one spot to make these events for our kids a success!
Parents from the Grade 11 class are welcome to help out (and get a head start on next year!).
Dry grads require the energy and devotion of a core group of parent volunteers who do the overall planning and presentation of the party.
While students, teacher advisors, and school administrators are the primary organizers of the formal graduation ceremony, it is parents who normally take responsibility for organizing a dry grad party.
For the event itself, as many as 100 volunteers can be required to supervise partygoers, run and organize activities, and serve food.
Our DSS Organizers will plan, promote and run fundraising events; and keep an accurate accounting of all funds received and spent; and actively approach businesses and other potential sponsors for donations and support.
Complete the two forms:
Dry Grad Waiver (to come)
Houle Waiver (to come)
All forms will be available as they are required, so please return to the school or send via email to as soon as possible.