A grad parade for the Alida Grade 12 students was held on June 25. It began around 5 p.m. from the Alida Rink parking lot and ended on Prairie Avenue, where the centre flower pots held a posted picture of the grads.
Pictures were then taken by family members and friends. The grads also received many congratulations and best wishes as they mingled among everyone in attendance.
The grads were led by the Alida fire truck and each was separated by vintage vehicles as they walked the designated route. Among these vehicles included the past village Mayor Jim Boettcher and his wife Mary in their white 1988 Cadillac, and the present Mayor Tim Cowan in his white 1979 Pontiac Trans Am, Darryl Dubuc in his red 1966 Ford Mustang, Leanne Dubuc with a black 1969 Camaro SS, Ethan Junk with his blue 1967 Ford Mercury truck and the parade ended with the second Alida fire engine.
These graduates were the students of the last playschool class that was held here in Alida and taught by Lillian Patton. Centre Street was beautifully decorated with extra flower pots which were all adorned with stakes holding the students’ playschool graduation cape (pink or blue), semi-circled around their Grade 12 graduation picture.
There were many spectators lined along the route, especially on Centre Street – a pleasant surprise for the graduates and for the organizers as well. You did an excellent job Lil and Sheri with this event. What a great way to send these graduates onto their next life’s adventure.
It was so nice to see them all in their special attire – gorgeous dresses and smart suits – Outstanding everyone. Congratulations and best wishes to all the Alida grads as well as to their fellow graduates and all Grade 12 grads this year.
Noticed all of the different grade 12 graduation pictures in recent papers – the first big milestone for them to reach and they’ll now begin their next journey. Among the Manor grads was Charisse Yanchycki (her grandma and mom worked at Alida School). Congratulations and best wishes Charisse. Also among the Carlyle grads was Cade Bendtsen (his grandma lives here in Alida, as well as an uncle, aunt and cousin). Congratulations to you Cade as well and best wishes in your future endeavor.
The school year ended on June 29. Hope all the students and staff will have a great holiday season and enjoy the summer months to the fullest. Hopefully everyone will be back in the fall and everything will be back to normal as well.
Faye Walker spent the past days (June 24-27) in Saskatoon – she had a dental appointment and visited with her family The Nickels.
Alida Swimming Pool will soon be open – contact Cheryl at 306-452-7098 for details and to book swimming lessons. Enjoy and have fun at the pool this summer.
Happy Canada Day everyone. Have a great summer, too.