Lighting Up The 2021 Graduation Experience

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WELLAND – Main Street Bridge (Bridge 13) will be used to pay tribute to 2021 graduating classes with special lighting displays later this month.

The initiative is a project of the Welland Downtown Business Improvement Area according to executive director Alexis Higginbotham.

It was tried last year “as an outreach of support to all the grads who couldn’t celebrate as usual,” Higginbotham wrote in an email.

Since this year isn’t much different because of the pandemic, it was decided to do it again.

Higginbotham sees it as “a small way to let grads know they are not forgotten.” 

With the bridge as a backdrop and if weather conditions are right,  there are great opportunities for photos of local grads and this iconic Welland landmark. 

Here is the schedule:

Sunday, June 20: Colourful, for all elementary schools grads of 2021;

Monday, June 21: Orange, blue and white, for Centennial grads, Class of 2021;

Tuesday, June 22: Red and blue, for Eastdale grads,  Class of 2021;

Wednesday, June 23: Navy and gold, for Notre Dame grads, Class of 2021;

Thursday, June 24: Red, navy and white, for École Secondaire Jean de Brébeuf grads, Class of 2021;

Friday, June 25, Red, blue and gold, for  École Franco-Niagara grads,  Class of 2021;

Saturday, June 26, White and blue, for grads of Brock University and Niagara College, Class of 2021.

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