The City of Maple Ridge will join School District No. 42 to recognize the graduating class of 2020 with a special light display in Memorial Peace Park and a Community Cheer on June 20 at 8:20 pm (20:20).
“Last week I had the opportunity to speak with School Board Chair, Korleen Carreras who shared the work underway to salute the 2020 Grad Class. COVID-19 has impacted events usually associated with graduation and we discussed ways the City can support their efforts and help mark this important milestone,” said Mayor Morden.
“I’m pleased to announce that Economic Development worked with the lighting supplier from our GLOW Maple Ridge Christmas displays who have graciously agreed to sponsor a ‘Grad 2020’ display in Memorial Peace Park. As a City we are proud to recognize our graduates and I encourage citizens to support the movement towards a community cheer, like the one we do for front line workers, on Saturday, June 20 at 8:20 pm,” concluded the Mayor.
“I want to thank MK Illumination Canada West for their incredible generosity in donating the lights and installation to help our community celebrate the graduating class of 2020,” said Wendy Dupley, Director, Economic Development. “The number and variety of lights will allow graduates and their families to take photos to mark the occasion while respecting physical distancing guidelines.”
Decorations will include popular elements from the winter 2019 display including the art tree, light tunnel and enhanced lighting on the Bandstand. The light display will be available from June 5 until June 30, 2020