Peace Wapiti Public School Division's graduation ceremonies begin May 5

Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) is preparing for another busy graduation season with 364 students set to cross the stage.

Superintendent Bob Stewart congratulates all 2023 graduates on a job well done. “Our graduates have reached a significant milestone in their lives, and on behalf of the PWPSD trustees and staff I commend them on their achievements. It has been inspiring to watch them grow into successful young adults, and we look forward to seeing where their futures take them.”

PWPSD’s graduation ceremonies will begin with Peace Wapiti Academy (PWA)’s grand march and cap and gown ceremony on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6 respectively.

Wanda Gerard, principal of PWA, says she is very proud of this year’s graduates. “We are very excited to celebrate 104 students as PWA’s 20th graduating class. Our students have worked very hard to get to where they are, and we have a great weekend planned.” A Night in Hollywood-themed event is planned for PWA’s monumental graduation year.

Sarah Koning, principal of Eaglesham School says she is overjoyed for Eaglesham School’s three 2023 graduates. “Our graduates have had the opportunity to develop very close friendships over the years, and are thrilled to be graduating with two of their best friends. We wish them all the best in their futures!”

The following table summarizes the details of PWPSD’s 2023 graduation events:






Peace Wapiti Academy

Friday, May 5


Saturday, May 6

 Grand March: Students and guests are asked to arrive by 6:00 p.m., a group photo is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., and the grand march will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Cap and Gown: Cap and gown lineup and general seating for family and friends will take place at 10:00 a.m. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Both events will take place at the TARA Centre, Evergreen Park – 55051 Township Road 710.


Ridgevalley School

Saturday, May 13

Cap and Gown: 4:00 p.m.

Location: Ridgevalley School gymnasium


Beaverlodge Regional High School

Friday, May 26


Saturday, May 27

Cap and Gown: 10:00 a.m.

Grand March: A group photo is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. The doors will open to guests at 2:00 p.m., and the event will begin at 3:00 p.m.

Location: The Cap and Gown Ceremony will be hosted in the Beaverlodge Regional High School gymnasium; the Grand March will take place at the Beaverlodge Arena.


Sexsmith Secondary School

Friday, May 26

Cap and Gown: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Sexsmith Secondary School gymnasium

Grand March: Graduates will walk down main street at 7:00 p.m.


Spirit River Regional Academy

Friday, June 2

Cap and Gown: 12:30 p.m. with grand march to follow.

Location: Spirit River Regional Academy gymnasium


Eaglesham School

Friday, June 9

Cap and Gown: 7:00 p.m. followed by snacks at the Ag Society grounds.

Location: Eaglesham School gymnasium


Savanna School

Saturday, June 24

Cap and Gown: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Savanna Agriculture Society Rec-Plex – 81378 Range Road 100


Peace Wapiti Enterprise Centre

Wednesday,    June 28

Cap and Gown: 12:30 p.m.

Location: Harry Balfour School gymnasium - 10815 104 Avenue, Grande Prairie


Total number of PWPSD graduates for 2023