The threat of inclement weather on Friday, June 29, led the Mount Baker Secondary School Class of 2018 to move its pre-prom reception from Rotary Park indoors to the Key City Theatre.
The public descended on the theatre to see the Grads and their guests proceed across the stage in all their elegance.
And the theatre was packed — every seat was full, and the halls of the theatre and both upstairs and downstairs lobbies jammed with family and friends who’d come to wish the graduates well.
Not only that, a crowd was lined up on the sidewalk on 14th Street outside, unable to even get inside the doors.
The grad committee improvised, and as each graduate left the stage, whether they were in groups, couples, trios or solo, they ascended the stairs inside the theatre to the upstairs lobby, then down the theatre stairs and out into the hallway and downstairs lobby, then outside to the sidewalk, then finally back inside, where they took seats in the theatre for a group picture.
Almost 240 graduates and their guests then departed for the prom at the Cranbrook Curling Centre.
The Townsman wishes all the graduates of the Class of 2018 good luck and all the best going into the future.
Photos by Barry Coulter