Secondary school graduating students will be participating in a unique
graduation ceremony in personal vehicles on Saturday 20 June between 1:30 and 3:00 p.m. at
various locations throughout the Comox Valley.
In order to follow the Provincial Health Officer’s guidelines of gatherings of no more than 50
people, each of the respective secondary schools – G.P Vanier, Highland and Mark R. Isfeld –
will conduct a drive-up ceremony to ensure social distancing restrictions are respected and
maintained.
After graduates receive their graduation package at each of the respective schools, graduates may
then partake in a vehicle parade near their school community. Pedestrians are encouraged to line
one of the routes to cheer the Class of 2020. Please obey safety regulation and maintain a safe
distance away from vehicle the traffic.
The Comox Valley RCMP and the school district are asking all motorists driving within the
vicinity of any of the secondary schools on Saturday to proceed with caution, to anticipate delays
as traffic may be moving slower than usual, and to offer smiles and waves of support to all our
graduating students.
The Class of 2020 vehicle convoy graduation ceremony times and routes are as follows:

Georges P. Vanier Secondary
Ceremony starts at 1:30 p.m.
• Exit Vanier thru the Comox Valley Sports Centre parking lot
• Left on Vanier Drive
• Left on Headquarters Road
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• Right on Old Island Hwy (Hwy 19A)
• Right into Lewis Park Loop for photo opportunity
• Right on 5th Street
• Procced to top of 5th Street
• Once at top of 5th Street, graduates can depart/return home.

Highland Secondary
Ceremony starts at 2:00 p.m.
• Turn right onto Pritchard Road from Highland parking lot
• Take first right at the Comox Airport roundabout onto Knight Road
• Proceed to end onto Lazo Road
• Turn right to continue on Lazo Road and follow to the intersection of Torrence Road
• Turn left onto Torrance Road
• Turn right onto Balmoral Avenue
• Turn left onto Pritchard Road
• Veer right onto Comox Avenue and proceed to Anderton Road
• Once at Anderton Road, graduates may depart/return home.

Mark R. Isfeld Secondary
Ceremony starts at 2:30 p.m.
• Turn right onto Lerwick after leaving the bus loop
• Turn right on Valleyview Drive proceed to the 4-way stop at Hobson Avenue
• Turn right on Hobson Avenue, right on 10th Street East
• Right on Sitka Avenue, which flows into Malahat Drive
• Proceed on Malahat Drive to Lerwick
• Once at Lerwick, graduates may depart/return home.

Mary Lee

Manager of Communications, Comox Valley Schools (School District 71)