Graduation Events Info

Graduation Events

UPDATED October 2023

Graduation Photos

Portrait sessions must be scheduled directly with Artona.

  • Grad Photos are available for North Grads from October 8-13, 2022.
  • Grad group photo Sept 22, 2022.

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 review Diploma Verification Records for all grade 12 students.  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. Counsellors will attempt to contact student who have missing credits for graduation and notify the parents or guardians of these students.

Grad Yearbook Submissions

Grad Write-Ups & Baby Photos in the Yearbook

All graduates for 2023 are welcome to submit their own message to appear next to their photo in the yearbook. The word limit is 80 characters.  Submissions are due by November 21, 2022.

Additionally, graduates can submit a baby photo to be included in the Grad section of the Yearbook. Please submit your baby photos to by November 21st to have it included in this year’s yearbook.  Please try to submit a high resolution photo.Please note that space is limited for baby photos, so photos will be used on a “first come, first served” basis.

Dry After Grad

Details for 2023 as TBA.

Grad Winter Gala–February

SFU Diamond Alumni Centre

        2023 Details TBA

Valedictorian Selection Process–TBA

Grad Ensemble Selection Process–TBA

Grad Day: Thursday, May 18, 2023

Grad Breakfast–7:45 am – 8:45 am (North Cafeteria)

Grad Assembly/Ceremony Rehearsal/Gown Distribution- Periods 1-2

Grad Bowling–12:45 pm – 3:00 pm at Rev’s 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: TBC for 2023  

School Leaving Ceremony: Saturday, May 27th at SFU

Grads must arrive by 12:30 pm and meet in the AQ near the Halpern Centre & Images Theatre. The ceremony starts at 1:30 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 will be emailed to all families.

Graduation Dinner/Dance Details: Friday, June 16, 2023 (details TBC)

The 2023 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 16th 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