Nanaimo Dry Grad is coming up Friday, June 21, from 7 p.m. until the wee hours at Beban Park. (NEWS BULLETIN file photo)

Nanaimo Dry Grad needs some more volunteers

Volunteers willing to work the late shift June 21 are especially needed, says organizer

Nanaimo Dry Grad needs a few more volunteers to make sure this week’s alcohol- and drug-free graduation party is a good one.

The event is coming up Friday, June 21, from 7 p.m. until the wee hours at Beban Park. It brings together students from every Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools high school, as well as SD68 alternative programs and Aspengrove School, Nanaimo Christian School and the High School at VIU.

“It’s an opportunity to have fun in a safe environment,” said Jason Bradley, event chairman. “They’re not having the pressures of drinking or doing drugs. You’re just with your friends, hanging out, having a good time.”

The event website promises food, drink, music, karaoke, scuba diving and there will be other recreation, activities, games and prizes.

“There’s lots. We don’t want to say too much about it in the paper because we don’t want the kids to know, but there’s a myriad of different things,” Bradley said.

With several hundred students expected to attend, organizers depend on a few hundred volunteers to make the night happen. Anyone 21 and older can volunteer, including parents of grads.

“Our key people are in place, we just need to fill in some gaps with some volunteers the night of,” Bradley said, adding that volunteers are particularly needed for the 10 p.m.-2 a.m. shift. “In the kitchen and the cleanup, that sort of thing. It’s the undesirable shifts.”

Anyone willing to sign up is asked to do so as soon as possible at www.nanaimodrygrad.com.



editor@nanaimobulletin.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Protesters in Nanaimo call for greater protection of old-growth forests

Extinction Rebellion organized rally at Maffeo Sutton Park on Saturday afternoon

VIDEO: Internet famous Yukon-based bhangra dancer explores Vancouver Island

Gurdeep Pandher spreads joy through dance, forms cross-cultural connections amid pandemic

Nanaimo River Road ‘hotspot’ for theft from vehicles, says RCMP

Over dozen reports of theft in past month, say Nanaimo RCMP, many victims were headed to backcountry

Process begins to try to get Lantzville lookout trail authorized

Regional District of Nanaimo staff will report back to parks and trails committee

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Supportive housing plan unbalanced

Letter writer worries crime and social disorder will increase from Newcastle area to south end

53 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths cap off week of high infection rates in B.C.

Roughly 1,500 people are self-isolating because they either have COVID-19 or have been exposed to it

Unofficial holidays: the weird and wonderful things people celebrate around the world

On any given day of the year, there are several strange, silly or serious holidays to observe

Missing teen visiting Courtenay found safe

She had last been seen going for a walk on Aug. 6

Moving on: Tanev scores 11 seconds into OT as Canucks oust Wild

Vancouver beats Minnesota 5-4 to move into first round of NHL playoffs

Island Health warning of spike in overdoses in Nanaimo area

Substance users advised to visit overdose prevention site on Wesley Street in Nanaimo

Do-over vote has similar result, 280-unit development in Lantzville going to public hearing

Mayor’s motion to rescind Clark/Medd application’s second reading fails 3-2

B.C. wildfire crews have battled 111 blazes in the last seven days

Twenty-nine fires remain active, as of Friday (Aug 7)

Fitness non-profit challenges citizens to invent a game to be physically active

The campaign was launched after a study showed only 4.8 per cent of children and youths in Canada met required standards of the 24-hour movement guidelines

Cowichan RCMP use spike belts to end car chase — man in custody

The driver was arrested at the scene a short distance from his vehicle

Most Read