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Graduation 2023


Date:  Monday, May 15, 2023

Time: 12:33pm - 3:31pm

Location:  Ernest Manning Gymnasium 


All graduating students must participate in a MANDATORY graduation rehearsal on May 15, 2023. During Period R4 & R5 students will be called down to Main Street to practice the ceremony processional. Please follow the directions from the teacher supervisors. The students will be lined up on Main Street, the processional rehearsal shall begin, and students will make their way to the Main Gymnasium. Once all students are seated, the graduation ceremony & banquet organizers will proceed with the graduation presentation. After the rehearsal is complete, students will proceed to the Auxiliary gymnasium to pick up their graduation gowns, stoles, and hats.


Ceremony tickets are free but there is a limit of 6 tickets per family, due to venue capacity limits. Tickets are required to enter the BMO for the ceremony. Should a family require additional tickets, there will be a few extra seats that will be distributed through a lottery. Please make your requests for extra tickets on the ticket order form, that will be distributed April 17, 2023 – April 19, 2023. Important to note: on the ticket order forms, there is a section where families will be able to identify if they need accessibility assistance for family members with wheelchairs or walkers.  Any ceremony ticketing concerns should be addressed to: Ms. Tiffany Coles at


May 8, 2023 to May 10, 2023 | Pick up your Ceremony tickets at LUNCH, in front of
the student services office.
● May 8 | students with the last names A-F can pick up their tickets.
● May 9 | students with the last names G-M can pick up their tickets.
● May 10 | students with the last names N-Z can pick up their tickets.


The event is semi-formal and we encourage graduands to dress appropriately. Students must wear their gown, stole and hat to be allowed to cross the stage. There will be a charge for late & missing gowns/stoles; graduands keep hat.

Please leave items like jackets, purses and cellphones with family or friends to avoid leaving them behind in the line-up area. These items will not be allowed to be taken with you into the ceremony. No exceptions. The school will not assume responsibility for the security of any student items.


Date:  Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Time: 9:00am. 

Location:  BMO Centre – Hall B/C – Stampede Park


This is an event where your family, friends, teachers, peers, and community will formally recognize and celebrate your success.   The ceremony will take place at the BMO Centre on May 17, 2023, from 9:00am-11:30am:

·      8:15am | All graduands arrive at the BMO Centre and are in the proper ceremony attire, with their gown, stole, and hat on. Follow the directions of the teacher supervisors once arrived.

·      8:45am | Graduands will make their way to Halls B & C

·      9:00am | Processional begins

·      11:30am | Recessional begins

·      11:30am - 12:30pm | Photo opportunities with family and friends 

·      12:30pm | All gowns/stoles MUST be returned to the back area of Hall B & C.


Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Time: 6:00 pm - 11:30pm, Doors open at 5:30pm.

·      5:30pm | Doors open

·      6:00pm | Reception

·      6:30pm | Dinner

         Dance to follow

Location: BMO Centre – Ballroom F – Stampede Park


●   Student dress is formal or semi-formal. Both long dresses and cocktail dresses are appropriate. Tuxedos, suits or jackets and dress pants are also appropriate.

●   There is a complimentary coat check located outside of the hall.

●   This is a buffet dinner reception.

●   No alcohol is permitted at the BMO Centre.

●   All student, guest, and parent bags will be searched upon entry to the banquet area.

●   Please be respectful of the BMO Centre security staff (it is their job to search all bags).

●   Once guests have entered the banquet area they are required to remain inside.

●   Re-entry is not permitted for students.

●   Parents and/or guardians may re-enter; however, bags will be checked upon re-entry.


●   Parking is $15.00 for one-time entry or $20.00 for in/out privileges for the day.  Please ask at the kiosk for a multi-entry ticket if you are attending both the banquet and the ceremony.

●   There is a confirmed area in front of the BMO Centre designated as a taxi, car, or limousine drop-off.

●   The emergency number set up for babysitters is the security dispatch operator at 403-261-0595


The Banquet meal will be a buffet. When purchasing tickets if there are any allergies or dietary intolerances please identify this in the drop-down tab at the time of purchase. Vegetarian/ vegan meal or an allergy meal (nuts, gluten, dairy) are available. Unfortunately, kosher meals are not available at the BMO Centre at this time. Please note that allergy meals are tailored specifically to guests that have allergic reactions however, all menu items may contain trace amounts of gluten, dairy, nuts and nut oils. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate food preferences.


●   Ticket cost:  $105.00 + GST per banquet ticket

●   Grad banquet tickets are ordered online through RightLabs

●   If you would like a sneak peak of the process feel free to watch a 90 second demo at:


●   To purchase Banquet tickets students must have all school fees paid in full by Monday, March 20, 2023. A “Hold” will be placed on purchasing banquet tickets for the student until fees have been paid.  Any fees paid after this date will result in the possibility of not being able to purchase tickets on the first day of sales.

Round 1 Banquet of Ticket Sales | will go on sale on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 4:00pm, and are on sale until Thursday Apr 14, 2023 at 11:55pm.

        Banquet Ticket Link.

●   Each graduand may purchase, if desired, a total of 8 tickets at this time (one for the graduand plus 7 guests)

Round 2 of Banquet Ticket Sales | Monday Apr 17, 2023 at 4:00pm, to Sunday April 30, 2023 at 5:00pm.

●   No limit on extra ticket purchases while supplies last.

●   NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AFTER 11:55pm. Sunday April 30, 2023. Sorry, NO EXCEPTIONS.

You must complete FOUR steps in order to ensure a place at the Graduation Banquet and Dance:

  1. Order your tickets online.
  2. Choose table seating online.
  3. Pay for tickets (online by credit card or Interac).
  4. A hard copy of your ticket(s) will be sent to you to be printed or download them to your phone once ticket sales close.

Each graduand may login with their student CBE ID any number of times. You will be able to select your table (tables seat 8 with some tables of 10). Tables cannot be reserved for later purchase. Therefore, it may not be possible for guests to sit together if their tickets are purchased at separate times. Because of this, it is advised to purchase all of your tickets at one time.

How do I order my Grad Banquet tickets?

To access the online ticketing system, you will click on the link (Grad Banquet Tickets) from the Ernest Manning High School web page.

  1. Choose online ticket sales.
  2. Enter graduand details, including the graduand’s student number, number of tickets you want to order, and your name and contact information (including a valid email address).
  3. Add your guest names.
  4. Enter dietary restrictions, if any.

How do I pay for my Grad Banquet tickets?

Payment is online with credit card or Interac:

  1. You will be directed to a new page and prompted to enter your credit card or Interac information into the secure online payment system.
  2. RightLab is hosted within a secure socket layer (SSL) and its own security certificate and has the same security as your bank for internet banking.  Online credit card transactions are processed via a secure online payment system (TD VISA).
  3. Confirmation – You will receive an email confirmation with the event details and access to your tickets. There is a link on the Confirmation Page that says "View and print tickets". You will click this link, and a new tab will open showing your tickets.

*If guests are arriving separately, students can forward the tickets to their guests via email ahead of time (so each guest has their own ticket).


Grad tickets will be issued online after purchasing your tickets. You will need to either download or print a hardcopy of your ticket(s) with the QR code provided. Each ticket has a unique QR code and will gain entry into the venue only once. Please make sure that you bring the tickets with you the evening of the event. Once students have entered the venue, there will be no re-entry.

For groups wanting to be seated together:

●   Tables seat parties of 8 with some tables of 10 people.

●   It is up to the graduands to choose their seats using the online system.

●   If graduands wish to sit at the same and/or adjacent tables they will be able to view a map of all available seats/tables at the time of booking.

●   Students are responsible for choosing where they sit and whom they sit with.

●   Once seats have been chosen, they cannot be changed.

●   Please be advised that tickets purchased during the time period of April 27 – April 30, 2023, if available, have limited seating available.

 Any banquet ticketing concerns should be addressed to Mrs. McIvor


There are 4000 parking stalls available on Stampede Park. Guests can pay upon entry at $15 per car. There is also a designated drop off area in front of the BMO Centre.

Graduation Fees – All families are reminded that all school fees are currently due. Current fees including the Graduation Fee ($75 + GST) are available for review through guardian MyCBE/PowerSchool accounts. Please note the payment of fees can only be done via the CBE website and not through any other associated PowerSchool applications.

Graduation Flower Fundraiser

Purchasing of products from this fundraiser will go to lower the overall cost of grad costs so that ticket prices can be maintained.

Information regarding the Graduation Flower Fundraiser is available on the Ernest Manning website under “Graduation” or you can go directly to the following link:



Distribution will be available from May 10th to May 12 - just in time for Mother’s Day. 

Pick up dates:
• Wednesday May 10 | 3:30pm - 5:00pm
• Thursday May 11 | 3:30pm - 5:00pm
• Friday May 12 | 12:00pm - 3:30pm

Alberta High School Diploma

All students in Alberta are working towards an Alberta High School Diploma. In order to graduate with this diploma, students must:

  1. Earn a minimum of 100 credits.
  2. Complete and meet the standards of the following specified credit courses:
  • English 30-1 or 30-2
  • Social Studies 30 or 33 (30-1 or 30-2)
  • Science 20 or 24 or Biology 20 or Chemistry 20 or Physics 20 (10 credits)
  • Mathematics 20P or 20A or 24 (10 credits)
  • Physical Education 10 (3 credits)
  • Career and Life Management 20 (3 credits)
  • 10 credits in any combination from Career and Technology Studies, Fine Arts, Second Languages, Physical Education 20 or 30, K & E Occupational courses or Apprenticeship Program
  • 10 credits in 30 level courses in addition to English 30-1 or 30-2 and Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2

Note: For the school’s graduation ceremony in May, Grade 12 students must be enrolled in a program leading to completion of at least 95 credits, and can only be missing one required course.

Alberta Certificate of High School Achievement

The requirements indicated in this chart are the minimum requirements for a student to attain a Certificate of High School Achievement. The requirements for entry into post-secondary institutions and workplaces may require additional and/or specific courses.

  1. Earn a minimum of 80 credits 
  2. Complete and meet the standards of the following specified credit courses:
  • English Language Arts 20-2 or 30-4
  • Mathematics 14 or 20-4
  • Science 14 or 20-4
  • Social Studies 10-2 or 20-4
  • Physical Education 10 (3 credits)
  • Career and Life Management (CALM) (3 credits)

5 credits in

  • 30-level Knowledge and Employability Occupational courses, or
  • 30-level Career and Technology Studies (CTS), or
  • 30-level Locally Developed course with an occupational focus

5 credits in

  • 30-level Knowledge and Employability Workplace Practicum course, or
  • 30-level Work Experience course, or
  • 30-level Green Certificate course


  • 5 credits in a 30-level Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) course
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