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Vincent Massey Graduation

​​​​​​​Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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Banquet Ticket Sales
May 31 – June 19
Grad Meeting
June 12 2:30pm​Massey Library
Student Recognition posted
June 13Career Centre
VM Scholarship applications due
June 14Online in Xello

Last day for banquet ticket sales/refunds

June 19Online
Last day for changes to convocation statements, Student Recognition
June 19Career Centre​
Grad Gown Pick-up
June 24 – 259:00 – 3:30Room 3




June 26, 2019: 

Vincent Massey High School Grad

1:30 pm - Convocation at Westman Place, Keystone Centre 
  • Cap and gown, diplomas and awards, valedictorian
  • Grads asked to arrive at 12:45
  • Free admission, unlimited guests
  • Convocation will conclude around 4:00

6:30 pm - Banquet at Manitoba Room, Keystone Centre
  • Meal, slide show, toast to grads, grand march
  • Doors open at 6:00
  • $55 ticket (10 and under: $27.50), unlimited guests
  • Banquet will conclude around 9:00 pm

11:00 pm - SafeGrad at Curling Club, Keystone Centre



  • The grad banquet is a fun, completely optional, event.
  • It includes a buffet-style meal, fancy decorations, an ongoing slideshow, a short program (toasts), and grand march (participation optional). 
  • Often, grads and guests choose to dress up – but there is no fancy dress code.
  • Some grads will arrive with groups of guests, and some grads come on their own and sit with friends. 
  • We try to make a celebratory event that’s accessible for everyone.  If you have any questions about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact


Banquet tickets will go on sale, online, on Friday, May 31 at 5:00 pm.

  • Ticket sales will be available until Wednesday, June 19, 11:55 pm
  • Refunds will be processed until Wednesday, June 19, at 4:00 pm.  To arrange a refund, please see Deanna Morgan in the main office at Massey.
  • To purchase tickets, you will need your grad’s student number. Tickets do not necessarily need to be purchased all at once; a student number may be used multiple times to purchase tickets.
  • Tickets are $55 for adults, $27.50 for guests aged 3 – 10.  (Children aged 9 – 2 may attend the banquet without a ticket; please email to reserve space for very young children).
  • Payments can be made online via Visa/Mastercard or debit.
  • If you’d prefer to pay with cash, you can make a pre-payment in person by bringing cash (sorry, no cheques) to the main office at Massey between 12:30 and 1:30, May 27 – June 19 (Mon – Fri only).  The cash amount will be cerdited to your student number. After pre-paying, you must log in to the online site in order to select your seats.  (Note: you can pre-pay before May 31, however you will need to wait until May 31 to log in to the online site).
  • You will be emailed copies of your tickets – you may print these out if you choose, but tickets will not be required for entry to the banquet. There will be a seating chart on display at the entryway to the Manitoba Room.
  • In the online program, you will be able to select a table to sit at.  Tables will be filled according to “first-come, first seated” with first purchases seated nearest to the stage. Where possible, we will try to accommodate group seating preferences. After reserving your seats, if you need to make any changes, please contact
  • If you have any concerns regarding special diets or seating arrangements, please contact me directly.  I’m sure we’ll be able to work something out.

Remember to buy a ticket for the graduating student!  Any previous fees paid (ie: the $70 convocation fee) did not include any banquet payments.



SafeGrad Chair:  Natalie Beaudet ( 


  • Honour Roll will be posted, in Student Services and in Room 3, by Monday, June 24.
  • Honour Roll grads are asked to arrive at the MNP Hall (formerly named: the Convention Hall, it's across from Ticket Master) in the Keystone Centre at 12:30 on Wednesday, June 26.  Honour Roll grads will receive a gold stole to wear over their gown, and they will have a group photo taken.
  • All grads are asked to meet at MNP Hall (across from Ticket Master) in the Keystone Centre at 12:45 on Wednesday, June 26.  Bring your cap and gown.
  • There will be no place to securely store any belongings during the convocation ceremony; please leave any valuables (cell phones, purses, etc.) with one of your guests. 
  • There will be people available to help you get your fancy grad cap on securely.
  • It's up to you what you wear under your gown – but do wear something!  Reminder to students with surnames in the last part of the alphabet: you'll be in the front row.
  • At the Keystone Centre, grads will receive an index card with their name and their number (in alphabetical order). Grads are responsible for holding onto that card until it is their turn to receive their diploma (when they will give that card to the teacher near the podium). Grads will sit in the chair that has the same number as their index card.
  • Remember to pause – just for a second – when you receive a diploma and shake Mr. Ridgen's hand.  Mr. Danino will be taking your photo (which will be emailed to you – probably a few days after grad).
  • If there is a coloured dot on you index card, you will be receiving an award.  After receiving your diploma, you'll pause near the second podium for your award.
  • After the convocation ceremony, return to the Convention Hall to exchange your gown for your $20 deposit.  You get to keep your cap and tassel!


Vincent Massey has two grad gowns (and caps) that can be borrowed any time during the year for personal photos. Contact Erin Kowal at



Jostens brochures are available in Student Services

Contact = Rob Ferrand
Office: 1-844-750-9050
Cell/Text: 1-204-793-2790


Grad Coordinator: Erin Kowal

Student Services (transcripts, credits, honour roll)
Phone: 204-729-3960

If you would like to receive grad information and updates by email, please send your email address(es) to




The average for Grad Honour Roll is calculated using six courses.  These six courses must include your compulsory grade 12 English and your compulsory grade 12 Math.  Then, we include four other 'elective' courses at grade 12 level (courses at grade 12 level are coded with a 4, ie: 40S, 40G, 42S, 41G)

PE 40F does not have a percentage grade; it cannot count toward Grad Honour Roll.

It does not matter what year you completed your courses.  For example, if you completed Law 40S in your grade 11 year, it can still count toward Grad Honour Roll.

If you have taken two compulsory Math credits (ie: Pre-Cal 40S and Applied 40S), we will use your better mark as your compulsory Math mark in calculating the average. 

If you have taken two compulsory Math credits, one Math mark will be used as your compulsory math mark and the second Math mark could be used as one of your four elective credits.

If you have taken more than four courses at grade 12 level, we will use the four courses in which you earned the highest marks.

AP courses definitely count as 'grade 12 level' elective courses.

If you have taken two similar courses (ie: Psychology 40S and AP Psychology 42S), both courses can count toward your Honour Roll Average.

If you do not have a minimum of four 'elective' courses at grade 12 level, you will not be eligible for Grad Honour Roll.  Even if all the rest of your marks are super awesome.

It is an average.  This means that it is not required that each course be greater than or equal to 85%.  The six courses just need to average to 85% (or higher).


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