Selkirk Secondary graduates its Class of 2013 this weekend, with prom Friday and the ceremonies Saturday. Traditionally, Saturday evening is reserved for gatherings at the grads’ homes, and later in the evening, a grad party, usually located in the bush, often near Cherry Creek.
Another Kimberley tradition is local emergency responders — Ambulance, Fire and Search and Rescue personnel — offering their time to make sure all grads make it home safely.
Local business kicks in with car dealers and the Kimberley Alpine Resort providing vehicles, gas stations providing the gas, local restaurants feeding the drivers.
The rules for grads are simple. Call 250-427-4114 beginning at 6 p.m on Saturday, June 29, 2013 and the Ride for Life volunteers will pick you up. They will stay available through the night. Grads are asked to remember that if you are at a bush party, the vehicles will not go off the pavement. For instance, if the party is at Cherry Creek, you will have to walk up to Clarricoates Road.
And remember, these Ride for Life drivers are volunteers — all they want is a safe and fun grad weekend for everyone. Please be respectful and give them a big thank you.