senior class

Dinner and Dance

Saturday, June 22nd

The dinner and dance is held on Saturday, June 22nd at the Victoria Conference Centre in Victoria.

Time flies and soon our Graduating Class of 2019 will be leaving us. The past four years have seen many memories created and many stories written. We look forward to creating more special memories and to cherish the time that we have left together. And so, we continue the tradition of celebrating with our graduating class by holding a special dinner and dance.

The evening is an opportunity for us to recognize the Senior Class and to celebrate the end of their high school career. This dinner is a purely festive occasion and one the whole family may attend. Indeed, the evening would be incomplete if it involved only the graduating students and the faculty.

This year, the Senior Class Dinner & Dance will take place Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 at the Victoria Conference Centre located behind The Empress Hotel in downtown Victoria. The location is ideal as graduates and their families can relax at the resort, take advantage of the cultural events of the city, or stroll along the inner harbour or through the gardens. Directions can be found below!

Senior Class Evening Tentative Details- June 22nd, 2019

  • 3pm onwards Photos for Families
  • 6pm Reception begins in the Ballroom Foyer
  • 6:10-6:55pm New: House Photos & Grad Class Photo
  • 6:10 Hope & Mack
  • 6:20 Alex & Allard
  • 6:30 Ellis & Rogers
  • 6:40 Privett & Whittall
  • 6:45 Photo of Graduating Class

After the photo of the Graduating Class, the Graduates will organize themselves into their walk-up group to prepare to enter the ballroom.

  • 6:45pm The Ballroom doors open.
  • 7pm “Last call”- all parents and guests must be seated
  • 7:10pm The Grads will process to the stage
  • 7:25pm Grace
  • 7:30pm Dinner
  • 9:15pm Cabaret: entertainment from members of the Graduating class
  • 9:45pm Toast to the Graduates – Faculty Member
  • 10:00pm Grad Class President reply
  • 10:15pm Dancing - First dance for Grads and Parents
  • 11:30pm Grad Video
  • 11:45pm Final Word from Mr. Felix. Grads may depart in the company of their parents or appointed adult chaperone.
  • 12 midnight All graduates should be in the care of their parents or adult chaperones

Directions to the Victoria conference centre

Airport Information

The Victoria Conference is ideally located close to many local attractions on Victoria's Inner Harbour.

The nearest airport to Fairmont Empress is Victoria International Airport known as airport code YYJ. Neighbouring major airports include Vancouver, BC (airport code YVR) and Seattle, WA (airport code SEA) and most national air carriers offer access to the Pacific Northwest.

Private helicopters, planes and jets may also easily access Victoria, please contact Victoria International Airport for more information on arranging your arrival.

Harbour to Harbour

Getting to and from Vancouver and Victoria harbour to harbour has never been easier with Helijet or Harbour Air.

Nearby Arrival and Departure Centres

Please note: all travel times and distances are estimated based on average travel time and are not guaranteed.

Driving Directions

Vehicle and passenger ferries from Seattle and Port Angeles, as well as sea lanes from both Vancouver and Seattle are within the immediate vicinity of the hotel.

From Victoria International Airport

  • Proceed south on Hwy 17 from airport.
  • Hwy 17 becomes Blanshard Street at the city limits of Victoria.
  • Continue south on Blanshard Street.
  • Turn right on Belleville Street.
  • Turn right on Douglas Street.
  • 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7.

From Vancouver (Tsawwassen Terminal)

  • Docks at Swartz Bay Terminal.
  • Proceed south on Hwy 17 from airport.
  • Hwy 17 becomes Blanshard Street at the city limits of Victoria.
  • Continue south on Blanshard Street.
  • Turn right on Belleville Street.
  • Turn right on Douglas Street.
  • 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7.

From Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay/Nanaimo Terminal)

  • The ferry docks at Nanaimo.
  • Turn left on Hwy 1.
  • Approx. 1 1/2 hours on Hwy 1.
  • Hwy 1 becomes Douglas Street.
  • Turn right at Belleville Street.
  • Turn right on Douglas Street.
  • 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7.

Parking

The hotel's parking facility is owned by Robbins Parking and is located below the Victoria Conference Center Overnight parking is in effect until 4:00 p.m. the next day.

Extensive details on our Parking can be found here.

  • Valet parking $32 per night, including in-and-out privileges
  • Self-parking $32 per night, including in-and-out-privileges
  • Accommodation Packages that include overnight parking.Click here for more details.
  • Parking passes are available from the Front Desk