Get your cowbells, horns and pom poms out for Thursday night’s parade of Terry Fox Secondary graduates.
Fox’s Class of 2021 will be dressed in their finest threads and travelling around the municipality in vehicles for the physically distanced celebration.
The procession is in lieu of their graduation dinner-dance, which is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Starting at 7 p.m. on June 24 from the Riverside Church parking lot, the grads will drive along parts of the following streets before returning to the church (see attached map): Fremont, Dominion, Ottawa, Riverside, Riverwood, Coast Meridian, Prairie, Cedar, Lombardy, Victoria, David, Oxford, Lincoln, Shaughnessy, Wilson and Kingsway.
Organizer Lisa Currier, whose son is graduating, said she would love to see Port Coquitlam residents outside and “cheering the graduates as they drive past, so they can feel a little acknowledgement for their accomplishments given the year they’ve had.”
She added, “If we aren’t coming by your street, please come out to a main street we will be on, and cheer as loud as you can.”
Currier also expressed thanks to Port Coquitlam Trustee Michael Thomas and Mayor Brad West for helping to make the grad parade happen, after it was put on hold last week.