Historic Graduation on June 19th

2013 Graduation

     We had the first graduating class of our High School Seniors Program and graduated the oldest student in BC; possibly Canada.  The only older graduates we have found received honorary diplomas, whereas our program had the seniors actually attending school and doing the exact same work any other adult would have to do in order to earn credit for their Adult Dogwood Diploma.  They range in age from 76-89 and are living proof that lifelong learning is possible.  Their diplomas were earned, not honorary.

     Three of the seniors from this year graduated.  The Class of 2013 had people from every generation, and we were all excited to see them all together, achieving the same goal.  MLA Laurie Throness attended the graduation and led us in the National Anthem.  He also spoke of our grad in the Legislature.  Follow this link, and click on the July 2 afternoon session.  It is about 24 minutes into the proceedings.

     This will be an ongoing program and we are looking forward to our next class of High School Seniors.

The Observer

National Post Article

CTV National with Lisa LaFlamme

Global News

CTV Vancouver 

CBC Online Article and Video

Vancouver Sun June 

Huffington Post

Vancouver Province

Vancouver Sun

MSN

Yahoo News

The Toronto Star

The Ottawa Citizen

The Times Colonist

The Edmonton Journal

Aldergrove Star

The Chilliwack Times

 If there is a link missing to any of the news stories, just let us know and we will add it.

Transformer Gramma Blog

News for Seniors