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Another event relocates from yet-complete civic centre - Jun. 04, 2014

Kathy Bockus
St. Stephen
The Saint Croix Courier has learned that the St. Stephen High School Grand March, prom and graduation ceremonies will not take place as planned this year at the Garcelon Civic Center.
SSHS principal Jamie Waycott confirmed Tuesday morning (today) the school received confirmation from the town on Monday that the facility is not ready to host the Grand March and prom June 16 and graduation on June 17.
“So we’re going to Plan B, which would be for the Border (Area Community) Arena for Grand March and prom and graduation back at St. Stephen High School, which we’ve been doing for a number of years,” stated Waycott.
“We are very, very confident we will provide the type of graduation that our students have come to expect and certainly deserve, so we have no concerns with the quality.
“It would have been nice to be in the new facility this year, but that’s certainly out of our control. I do not know what the issues are; that was not discussed with me.
“I can only assume town folks are working hard to get it up and running and working in the best interests of our citizens.”
Waycott said the school will need time “to get our heads around a venue change and we’re 100 per cent confident we will be able to do that.”
Civic centre manager Natalie Reid did not respond, by the Courier’s noon deadline, to repeated phone calls made over a two-day period.

kathy@stcroixcourier.ca