Graduation Events Info

Graduation Events

UPDATED May 2022

Graduation Photos

Portrait sessions must be scheduled directly with Artona.

  • Grad Photos are available for North Grads from October 6-10, 2021.
  • Grad group photo Sept 22, 2021.

Complete information and booking options can be found on the Artona webpage for Burnaby North.

Grade 12 Diploma Verification Records–Early Fall

In September/October the counsellors visit all English 12 classes to have students review their Diploma Verification Records.  These forms verify that students are taking the classes they need to fulfill their graduation requirements.  Students who are missing credits may need to change their courses to ensure they can graduate this year.

Students who miss the visit to their English class OR are not registered in English 12 at Burnaby North (e.g. taking it online, took it at Summer School) must contact their counsellor ASAP to review their record.

Grad Yearbook Submissions

Grad Write-Ups & Baby Photos in the Yearbook


All graduates of 2022 are welcome to submit their own message to appear next to their photo in the yearbook.

Additionally, graduates can submit a baby photo to be included in the Grad section of the Yearbook:

Please note that space is limited for baby photos, so photos will be used on a “first come, first served” basis.

Sample Congratulatory Ads.

Sample Congratulatory Ads. Click on the image to enlarge it.

Congratulatory Ads in the Yearbook

Order a Congratulatory Ad for your student of the Class of 2022! Download the order form for complete details The .pdf for is now fillable and payment available through School Cash Online for digital/no contact submissions.  See examples at right. Note: baby photos and congratulatory ads are not the same thing.

A Spot for You and Your Friend in Yearbook!

If you are interested in a personalized ad for you and your friends in the yearbook, please contact Gloria Yin or Rita Zhan at for information on styles, prices, and other options.

Grad Group / Prom Photo

We offer you a chance to dress up and take photos with your friends. Check out our IG for tips and access our form for instructions! Please send in your submission by March 19th 2021!

Dry After Grad: Viva Las Vegas

The Dry Grad takes place immediately after the Dinner and Dance on Friday, June 17th and ends at 2:30 am. Students will be bussed back to Burnaby North for parent pick up at 3:15 am.

Tickets for Dry Grad are $45 and available through School Cash Online and through the office.

More info can be found at:


Grad Winter Gala–February

SFU Diamond Alumni Centre



Valedictorian Selection Process –Completed


Grad Ensemble Selection Process –Completed

Grad Day: Thursday, May 19th

Grad Breakfast–7:45 am – 8:45 am (north cafeteria)

Grad Assembly/Ceremony Rehearsal/Gown Distribution- 9:15 am 11:51 am

Grad Bowling–12:45 pm – 3:00 pm at Revs Bowling

The morning is at Burnaby North in the school cafeteria, the north gymnasium, and the afternoon is at Rev’s Bowling (5502 Lougheed Hwy). There will be pizza, drinks, and prizes for grade 12s at the bowling event.    

      Cost: Breakfast: $6.00; Bowling $25.00; or, for both events: $30.00. 

              Grad Council is selling tickets.  

School Leaving Ceremony: Friday, May 27th at SFU

Grads must arrive by 6:00 pm and meet in the AQ near the Halpern Centre & Images Theatre. The ceremony starts at 7:00 pm in Convocation Mall next to the library.

Guests are reminded to dress for the weather. Convocation Mall is a covered, outdoor plaza. The temperature can be at least 4 degrees cooler at the top of the mountain.

There is complimentary parking in all SFU parking lots for grads and their families.

Each student will receive two complimentary tickets. Additional tickets can be purchased in Room 114 for $5.00 starting May 16th. There is a limited number of tickets.

A map of SFU has been emailed to all families.

Graduation Dinner/Dance Details: Friday, June 17th

The 2022 Burnaby North Dinner and Dance will be held at the Westin Bayshore in downtown Vancouver.

Students will be admitted into the Dinner Dance from 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm (no late entries). Students are welcome to take pictures with family and friends before 6:00 pm at the Westin Bayshore. Please note that this is a students-only event. No family or non-Burnaby North Grad 2022 friends are permitted into the event.  

When? Friday, June 17th from 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm (please arrange for your child to be picked up at the end of the Dinner Dance if they are not attending the Dry Grad)  

Where? The Westin Bayshore, 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver  

Cost?   $125 – Please pay through School Cash Online. A ticket is required to attend.  

Deadline? June 1st