They will be running the Cobequid Educational Centre Safe Grad that evening, and this year they have a logo on one of their cars reminding everyone of the event.
“It’s an alcohol- and drug-free event where graduates can have fun with their friends,” said Truro Police Const. Edwin Reynolds. “It’s a way to make sure kids are safe, and the Truro Police Service takes great pride in running it.”
The service has always played a major role in Safe Grad, with former officer Dennis Wright being instrumental in organizing it in 1989. Since then it has provided thousands of youth with a party where they can safely celebrate graduation. This marks the fifth year it will be held at the RECC.
“The kids have a blast,” said Reynolds. “They have a hypnotist, inflatables, food, a DJ, and use the pool and rock wall. There are also a lot of prizes given out.
“It wouldn’t be possible without the continued support of local businesses, so we really appreciate that.”
Students, with CEC photo ID, will be able to enter the RECC from 11 p.m. until midnight, when the doors are locked. Parental permission is required for a student to leave before the event is over, at 5 a.m.