HandsworthSafe After Grad 2017

Hey Handsworth Gr.12 Students and Parents!  

Mark your Calendars!

Safe After Grad Saturday, June 10th @ Canlan Ice Sports following Grad Banquet - tickets on sale May 15-19
Safe After Grad Parent Social and fundraiser Saturday April 22nd, Seymour Pub - A huge Success!

News! May 16, 2017

WOW! Congratulations, the Safe After Grad Parent Fundraiser raised a whopping 


Thank you for your incredible support, hours of effort and fun attitude at the event. It was a great night with lots of dancing and a very successful silent auction raising $9,000!

A special thank you to Shahla Moodad who has been leading the charge organizing and herding the cats to create this year's Safe After Grad. She has been doing an incredible job with a light hearted but firm touch to get the job done, and done well! Thank you Shahla!

And now.....

Only one month to go until Graduation!

  • Safe After Grad tickets will be on sale at the school NOW (May 15-19) every day during lunch hour outside the cafeteria.
  • Cost is $25.00 each – payment in cash or cheque (chqs. payable to: Handsworth Safe Grad) 
  • Transportation, and food & drink at Ice Sports in addition to breakfast at the school afterwards are all included.
  • You have received by email the mandatory waiver. It includes details about the event, and must be signed by both students and parents and will be collected at time of ticket purchase.  Your student cannot purchase a ticket without a signed waiver.

Or you can email specific questions to: shahla_mo@hotmail.com

You will have received a consent and waiver form by email. You will need to print it out and have it with you, signed by parents in order to buy Safe After Grad tickets. Here is what the waiver says;




Handsworth Safe After-Grad (“Safe Grad”) 

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 11:00 pm to 3:00 am. No entrance after 12:00 am. 

Location: Canlan Ice Sports, 2411 Mt. Seymour Parkway, North Vancouver, V7H 2Y9 

Tickets are $25 each and available for purchase from parents, at school prior to the event, by Handsworth students of the graduating class of 2017 and one invited guest. 

All graduating students and invited guests (“Attendees”) must submit a signed copy of this Consent and Release Form at the time of ticket purchase. 

Handsworth Grad Pancake Breakfast (“Breakfast”) 

Date: Sunday, June 11 from 3:00 am to 5:00 am 

Location: Handsworth School cafeteria, 1044 Edgewood Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7R 1Y7 

Parents/Guardians are responsible for arranging safe transportation of the Attendee to Safe Grad and from the Breakfast. Of note, arrangements may be made with Sibling Safe-Ride, a volunteer driving service offered by Handsworth alumni students, by contacting them at 604-961-4129. 

Attendees leaving Safe Grad before 2:00am must be picked up by a parent/guardian or will be driven to the drop off location, indicated under Attendee Information below, by Sibling Safe-Ride. Chartered buses will transport remaining Attendees from Safe Grad to the Breakfast

Safe Grad and the Breakfast are organized and supervised by volunteer parents of Handsworth students. Safe Grad is NOT a school-sanctioned event. 


1. Ticket and photo ID are required for entrance to Safe Grad

2. There is no admittance to Safe Grad after 12:00 am. 

3. The use of drugs or alcohol is strictly prohibited. 

4. Attendees and personal items may be searched for drugs and alcohol by employees of Unicorn Security. Bags, backpacks and purses must be stored during Safe Grad at the coat check. 

5. Attendees leaving Safe Grad will not be allowed re-entry. 

6. Attendees are prohibited from driving from Safe Grad

7. Attendees leaving Safe Grad before 2:00am must be picked up by a parent/guardian or will be driven to the drop off location, indicated under Attendee Information below, by the Sibling Safe-Ride service. Chartered buses will transport remaining Attendees from Safe Grad to the Breakfast

8. The Handsworth Student Code of Conduct governs these events: https://www.sd44.ca/school/handsworth/About/codeofconduct/Pages/default.aspx. 

9. Attendees acting in breach of the Handsworth Student Code of Conduct may be removed from the event and the Attendee’s parent/guardian contacted to pick up the Attendee. 

10. A parent/guardian must be reachable at the telephone numbers provided below and available to pick up the Attendee, if necessary. 

Followed by the form and Attendee information. Thank you for reading this carefully and having it signed and ready when your student purchases their ticket.

Old News....

April 5th, 2017

Tickets Selling Out FAST!  Don't miss out.

Support Safe After Grad 2017

Tickets are now available for the Parent Social and Silent Auction Saturday, April 22nd, 7pm -Seymour’s’ Pub at the Holiday Inn, North Van.

To purchase:  contact Shahlashahla_mo@hotmail.com or Shannon shannishan@shaw.caCost: $30 each (with $15 going directly towards Safe Grad costs and $15 going towards food or drink at Seymour’s Pub) Payment in cash or cheque, please make cheques payable to: Handsworth Safe After Grad.

If you have already purchased your ticket for our safe grad fundraiser, thank you!  It will be a really fun night and we look forward to seeing you there.  If you have not yet purchased your ticket, please do so right away.  We need to sell a minimum number in order to secure the venue for a private function and we are just shy of that number at the moment.  Again, even if you aren’t sure you can make it on April 22nd, please buy a ticket anyways and consider it your contribution to Safe After Grad. We currently have a small group of parents willing to organize, fundraise, chaperone and cook breakfast for the entire 2017 grad class, all in an effort to keep them safe and together that night.  So please, if you haven’t bought a ticket yet, contact either Shahla or Shannon and do so today.

 Other ways to contribute:

  • Silent Auction Items still needed - We have some fantastic items already, but more is always better! Contact Alison Sawers for information: asawers@shaw.ca
  • Donate a bottle of wine for our wine draw:  If you don't already have one at home, call or drop by Everything Wine (998 Marine Drive, North Vancouver) and use the attached form to purchase.  Or, call the store @604-929-7277 and mention the purchase is for "Handsworth Safe After Grad".  If you prefer to drop your bottle off in the neighbourhood, call Nicky at 604-512-9617 or Janet at 604-722-7040 to arrange drop off at 3592 Greentree Lane. Nicky will have some extra tickets available as well. 
  • Sponsor the evening's entertainment with a larger donation. Contact Shahla for more information on this option: shahla_mo@hotmail.com.

Remember: our ultimate goal is to make Safe After Grad an affordable option for all graduating students, allowing everyone to have fun, stay together and stay safe during graduation.

What about the students? The students will be doing some additional fundraising on their own, but the bulk of funds for this event come from the parent fundraiser.  

Looking for more information or other ways to get involved? Visit our website: 


Shahla Moodad

Safe After Grad Committee

Posted January, 2017

Hello Parents of 2017 Grads!

 The Safe After Grad Planning Committee needs your help! If you are not aware, Safe After Grad is a late-night private party for Handsworth Grads, which takes place after the graduation dinner, and is organized and subsidized by parents. Held in the upstairs lounge at Canlan Ice Sports, Safe After Grad provides a single destination; large enough for the entire class, with a DJ, plenty of food, and a mandatory Safe Ride Home Program from the event to a yummy hot breakfast served at Handsworth.  A professional security team together with Grade 11 parents will be on site to make sure everything goes smoothly.

This Handsworth tradition has been very successful in past years, with the overwhelming majority of grads attending.  However, it is important to remember that this is not a school event. All organization and fundraising will be done through the Safe Grad Planning Committee.  Tickets on sale now! Contact Shahla Moodad to purchase.

 How can you help? 

 Save the Date:  Saturday, April 22nd 

 In order to keep the event affordable for all students, we are organizing a Parent Social and Silent Auctionon April 22nd, 7pm at Seymour’s Pub (210-720 Old Lillooet Road, North Van). Tickets on sale now! Contact Shahla Moodad to purchase.

To get things started, we need the following from parents:

§  Send your contact email to: shahla_mo@hotmail.com

This is the only way to keep you informed – the school will not provide any information about the event.  (Of course, our contact list will be entirely confidential and all communication will be restricted to the nature of the event)

 §  Are you able to help organize? Volunteer with us!  Check the Volunteer page.

 §  Are you able to donate?  Silent Auction items are needed! This is a great way to help out and promote your business or brand in the community.  Check the Donate page.

 If everyone pitches in for this one fundraiser, we should be able to cover a significant portion of the costs for Safe After Grad – allowing all the students to have fun, stay together and stay safe during graduation.


Chair: Shahla Moodad

Communications Team:
Jane Nichol

Janet Gosney

Stephanie Jordan

© Handsworth Grad
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