Welcome to the web site of the Williams Lake Dry Grad Committee, made up of volunteers, who organize and run this annual event.  Our Facebook Page is called, Williams Lake Dry Grad. Last year’s Grad photos are still able to view and there is up-to-date information about this year’s Dry Grad.  Be sure to scroll through the whole page.

 DRY GRAD 2018


There are a few people staying on from last year;

Stephanie Gannon – NEW Chair
Cheryl Walters, Treasurer
Lynn Samson, Prize Team Leader
John Burns, Security Team Leader

However, there are other teams that need leaders to start planning:
Co-Chair – VACANT
Communications – Joanne Meyrick
Secretary – VACANT
Activities – VACANT
Baggage – VACANT
Decorations – Angie Brinoni
Donations – Patricia Mills
Fundraising – VACANT
Parade – VACANT

Every year each Committee member tries to do their best to help make Dry Grad a success. We learn each year what works and what doesn’t work and try to make it better the next year. Some things have been tried and haven’t worked before. Nothing like trying things that have already been tried, it’s like beating a dead horse. Everyone has an opinion, but please keep that in mind, it’s an opinion and not necessarily fact. We are all entitled to have an opinion on how things are operated. We would love you to share your ideas on how things could run more smoothly and come with a plan on ways to effectively implement them. Contact me to be on the Committee so you can share your ideas and help a team implement your ideas.

We have a great business community and awesome volunteers to work with and it’s always been my policy to appreciate whatever help we get from our community. It’s a delicate balance to treat that relationship with respect and dignity, especially when personalities can clash and you can be personally challenged and questioned at every turn. Though sometimes you may fail and may lose your cool, we all understand the pressures we’re under and realize there’s no hard feelings because it’s all worth it in the end.

This is the 30th year that Dry Grad has been around so it’s a big anniversary.

The Committee meets once a month, except in December. Usually by April, you’ll start to meet about twice a month depending on how things are going. You will have a team you create from volunteers that sign up, that you will work with, but you or your Co-team leader are the only ones that are required to be at the meetings.

Please contact me, Stephanie Gannon, by email at to indicate your willingness to help with planning this year. Or call me at 250-398-5000 (H) or 778-961-0380 (C).

See our articles on The Tribune website: Williams Lake Dry Grad 2014 and Dry Grad preparations well on the way!


What is Dry Grad?
Dry Grad is a fun night where graduating students get to celebrate their achievements in an alcohol-free and drug-free environment, which happens on Saturday, June 9, 2018.

Activities for graduates and guests will include: prom /dancing; various games and activities; entertainment; great food, and much, much more.

Participating Schools

  • Cariboo Adventist Academy
  • GROW/Skyline
  • Lake City Secondary School
  • Maranatha Christian School

Location of Dry Grad
The entire Dry Grad event takes place in the Cariboo Memorial Complex. The Grad Parade takes place in the streets adjacent to the complex.  When the construction is complete at the Cariboo Memorial Complex, a new parade route map will be created for 2018.