The L.V. Rogers Grad Cavalcade route, which begins in Fairview and runs through downtown Nelson. Illustration: Google Maps

The L.V. Rogers Grad Cavalcade route, which begins in Fairview and runs through downtown Nelson. Illustration: Google Maps

L.V. Rogers grad cavalcade route finalized

The event runs June 12 at 4 p.m.

Submitted by LVR Grad Parent Committee

It is that time of year again when Nelson’s graduates dress up and parade through our town.

The Grad Cavalcade for 2021 is happening on Saturday, June 12 at 4 p.m. This event is organized by the Grad Parent Committee and is supported by the City of Nelson as a special event.

We want to celebrate our graduates with this long-standing Nelson tradition in the safest way possible. The cavalcade route is longer than it has been in the past and we encourage the public to take advantage of the extra space. Although the event is outdoors, the Parent Committee and the City of Nelson strongly encourage physical distancing and mask wearing while cheering on our graduates as they pass by.

Prime spots for viewing the grads with plenty of space to spread out are on both Douglas Road and Fifth Street above Queen E Park. Unlike other years, the cavalcade will only pass once through the downtown core. If you want to see the cavalcade coming and going, Douglas Road and Fifth Street, along with the upper section of Vernon Street, are your best options.

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