I recently attended my grandson’s graduation from Ponoka Composite High School. On Friday night there was the cap and gown ceremony, and hats off to principal Ian Rawlinson, who has a great sense of humour, the TAs and everyone who worked hard to make it a weekend to remember.
Saturday night started with the guys in their suits and the girls in their gowns parading into the room and having their pictures taken. The arena was transformed into a wonderland of twinkling lights.
There were some tears in the eyes of some parents and grandparents as the evening progressed. I looked across the table at my grandson, Tegan, who looked so handsome as I was used to seeing him in blue jeans and a hoodie. I was present the day he was born and now he is 18-years-old and will soon head out into the big world, pursuing a career of his choosing but I am sure his family will always be important to him.