Congratulations to all our Cambridge graduates!

Posted on Monday June 22, 2020

As a symbol of celebration for all the graduating students across Cambridge, during the week of June 22 the CAMBRIDGE sign and pedestrian bridge will be lit up in school board colours, along with the falls at Jacob’s Landing.

For the first part of the week, the lightings will be maroon and gold for the Waterloo Catholic District School Board colours, and the second part of week will shine blue and white for the Waterloo Region District School Board. Residents are also encouraged to leave their porch lights on this week to honour local graduates.

“Graduation is a rite of passage and while these extraordinary circumstances are preventing graduates from celebrating and saying goodbye as they normally would, we are hoping that by recognizing them as a community, we can make this graduating year unique and special,” said Cambridge Mayor Kathryn McGarry. “I am very proud of how the Cambridge community has come together to show solidarity and resilience throughout this pandemic.”

The initiative was prompted by the graduation committee at St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School in Cambridge, who approached the City with a request to acknowledge all the graduating students across Cambridge. Schools have been challenged with planning alternative graduation celebrations because of restrictions in place due to COVID-19, and the City is pleased to help mark such an important milestone for so many in our community. 

Congratulations to all our graduates in Cambridge!