Comox Valley Schools Grad Class Attire Program is now open for fitting bookings as well as accepting donations for this school year.
Grade 12 students from all Comox Valley Schools can schedule an appointment for choosing and fitting an outfit. The program offers a wide variety of suits, dresses, shoes and other grad attire accessories free of charge.
Where: The Grad Class Attire project will operate out of Comox Valley Dodge at 278 North Island Highway (Old Canadian Tire building).
When: Saturdays in 45-minute appointments on the following dates from 10:00 a.m-3:00 p.m.:
- Saturday, November 18
- Saturday, January 20
- Saturday, February 24
- Saturday, April 20
- Saturday, May 4
- Saturday, May 25
You must book an appointment to get access to the Grad Attire fitting space. Please do not show up and ask to see the space.
Donations can be dropped off at G.P. Vanier Secondary on school days between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Items can also be dropped off at Comox Valley Dodge Monday-Saturday between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Financial donations are also accepted to help offset costs to repair, or purchase required items students may need.
The long running Grad Class Attire program aims to give all students the opportunity to wear a lightly worn gown or suit on graduation day without the financial burden associated with purchasing a brand-new outfit.
“Interested students should use the new website to book a fitting free of charge.” said Kelley Giorgianni, SD 71 work experience and careers coordinator. “There is also a huge demand for smaller sized suits, pants, shirts and accessories if people have items to donate.”
If you have any questions or would like to donate, please contact Kelley Giorgianni email@example.com or 250-338-2110.