Links for Graduation




Link: https://forestlawn.inviteright...

Please use for CBE Number as the passcode

Graduation Update:  April 26

April 28th – Graduation List is finalized through Student Services. Students are asked to see their counsellor immediately if they are on the graduation list and have not filled out a graduation survey (we need every graduate’s height to order them the proper sized graduation gown).

April 28thCeremony tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster. Please see the link below.  Students can select up to 4 ceremony tickets for their guests to attend the ceremony (graduates do not need a ticket themselves). Students must have paid any outstanding fees in the business office (including their graduation fees) prior to April 28th to log on to select their tickets. After May 21st – students can log in to purchase additional tickets (if they would like to have more than the guaranteed four tickets) at a purchase price of $3 a ticket. 



May 1st -  Last chance for students and/or parents to purchase graduation hoodies for the graduating class of 2023. There are 3 colors to choose from: white, light grey, or red. The price is $39.50. Hoodies will be delivered to the school by June 1st. Please see this URL for details.

May 3rd Banquet tickets are on sale. Please see the link below to the event site, InviteRight, to purchase tickets ($85), select seats and choose meal options.  

Link: https://forestlawn.inviteright...

 If you have any questions please email for more details 

GRADUATION PRESENTATION February 8 2023 - please click on PowerPoint link to the right

The Grad List

Students must be on the Forest Lawn High School Graduation List to take part in the ceremony. The list will be finalized in the success by April 28th. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she is on the list and that his/her name is spelled correctly. Please see your Counsellor to make any changes As Soon As Possible

Graduation Ceremony

The ceremony is an important part of your graduation. This is an event in which your family, friends, teachers, peers and community will formally recognize and celebrate your success.  It takes place at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium at (1415 - 14 Ave. NW) on June 5th 2023.  Students need to arrive at 9:15 a.m. 

The program consists of a processional, during which graduands, guests, and teachers enter the main auditorium in their academic gowns while the audience stands to receive them. This is followed by a program of messages, introductions and musical interludes. Each graduand crosses the stage to receive a certificate and congratulations from the Principal and a Calgary Board of Education Trustee. Lifetouch will take a picture of you as you receive your certificate.

 As this is a formal ceremony, the audience is requested to dress in business attire, to pay respectful attention to the speeches and musical performances, and to remain in the auditorium until after the recessional. Friends and family are requested to refrain from cheering and giving flowers or gifts during the ceremony. They are asked to withhold their applause until each group of graduands has been presented. 

The graduation ceremony is approximately three hours in length and is not suitable for young children. There is limited seating available for people with disabilities. The access and seating in the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium is not suitable for those who may have trouble navigating stairs or sitting for extended periods.

 Parking is available at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (1415 14 Ave NW – SE corner of 16 Ave and 14 Street NW beside SAIT and ACAD).  There is a parking charge of $7.00 but the C-Train SAIT station is close and also an excellent option.

 Graduands will enter the building line up at 9:30 am. Students will then proceed to be lined up by their designated teachers. Guests will not be permitted to enter the lower level of the Jubilee Auditorium. The doors for guest seating will open at approximately 10:00 am. The processional will begin at 10:30 am sharp.

Ceremony Tickets 

Tickets are obtained through Passcode Protected Tickets starting April 28th.   Once the tickets are obtained online they are used as mobile entry through your cell phone.  If you do not have access to WIFI at the Jubilee, please add your tickets from TicketMaster to your phone's wallet. Tickets can be transferred to other users. First come first serve. Maximum of 4 tickets per student.  Extra Tickets will be available for $3 per ticket.  


 9:15 am   Be on time.  Plan your route and timeline before the morning of the ceremony. Expect traffic delays.  Arrive at Jubilee Auditorium and proceed to the lower level to pick up and change into your gowns. Please do not spray on perfume after putting on your gown.

9:30 - 10:00 am.  Go to the Alberta College of Art and Design Hallway to form the alphabetical lineup for the procession by LAST NAME. Your guests must enter the auditorium at this time, show their tickets and sit where designated.           

10:30 am   The auditorium processional will take place.  Remain standing for O’ CANADA and the INVOCATION- Please be quiet and respectful. 

 1:30 –1:45pm  Return your stoles downstairs.  Students will be charged a minimum of $25.00 for late return/lost stoles after the event.

Ceremony Attire

 A dress, skirt and blouse, shirt and tie, dress pants, and dress shoes should be worn under the grad gown. Long dresses are not appropriate at the exercises, as this is an academic occasion. Corsages are not worn on academic gowns. Dress shoes should have comfortable heel for walking across the stage. If you wear a blazer, please leave it with your family as it will be very warm with the gown on.

Graduands will not be permitted to take purses, hats, cameras, cell phones, iPods, airpods, earphones or other items into the ceremony. Please leave these items with family or friends to avoid having to leave them behind in the gowning area. The school will not assume responsibility for the security of any student’s personal items

Photographs: At the stage, a professional photographer from Lifetouch will be taking photographs of each student. These photographs will be available free of charge when students pick up their report cards in June. Friends and family are requested not to interrupt the ceremony by coming to the front to take pictures. This disturbs the audience and prevents others from seeing and hearing their graduand’s name being called.

Graduation Gowns, Caps and Tassels

Souvenir Graduation gowns, caps and tassels will be provided this year.  You will be able to pick up your gown, cap and tassel on June 1st  during the processional rehearsal.    


Friday, June 9, 2023

Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre

1316 – 33 Street NE, Calgary

Doors Open: 5:30 PM

Program and Dinner: 6:00 PM

Program/Photo Booth: 7:00 PM

Dance: 8:00 PM

Cost:  $85/ticket


Student dress is “dress to impress” - formal or semi-formal. For graduates, both long dresses and cocktail dresses are appropriate, as well as tuxedos, suits, or jackets and dress pants.

 A coat check will be available.

 No alcohol is permitted in the banquet hall. All students’, guests’, and parents’ bags will be searched upon entry to the banquet hall.

 Please be respectful of the Coast Plaza security staff. It is their job to search all bags entering the banquet hall.

 Once students, parents and guests have entered the banquet hall, they are required to remain inside. Re-entry is not permitted.




Monday, May 3rd to Thursday, June 4th -  Graduation banquet ticket sales – Student and Guests Tickets - $85/ticket     

Ticket purchases and table selection will be done online. Please go to the FLHS website and click on “Grad 2023” for more details. Tables are organized with 8 seats per table. Please organize your group before purchasing banquet tickets. All guests, including parents, other family members and friends are welcome to purchase tickets to join you at the Banquet.

February 13th:                    First general Valedictorian meeting

March 3rd:                           Applications for Valedictorian due

March 22nd:                        Valedictorian Speak Off after school in room 373

March 22nd:                        Votes counted for Valedictorian

March 23rd:                         Principal announces Valedictorian

April 28th:                           Grad List Finalized

April 20th:                           Ceremony tickets will be available for for selection through Ticketmaster (Max 4)

May 3 to June 4th:              Banquet tickets go on sale through FLHS Grad website (InviteRight)

May 17th:                            Mandatory Grad Assembly - Period 3

June 1st:                             Mandatory Processional Rehearsal in the main gym -  Period 4

June 1st:                             Gown/cap & tassel handouts – during Rehearsal – Period 4

Forest Lawn Grad Photo Information 

If you missed grad photos at the school, please click on Grad Studio Bookings for a link to book in their studio.

Grad photos will be at the school’s conference room starting Dec. 16, 2022 

Congratulations Forest Lawn Class of 2023! You’ve worked hard for this moment and now it is time to commemorate the moment with a graduation photo! 

There are two types of photo sittings available.  

  1. Option 1 - The first type of photo sitting will be a half hour long and will give you the opportunity to bring a change of clothing and any props you would like to bring such as a musical instrument, jersey, etc. We will be taking 18-20 photos of you and there will be a cost of $40 for the photo sitting.  
  2. Option 2 – The second type of photo sitting will be for yearbook and for the graduation photo that hangs in the wall at the school. You will receive 2-3 photos in a grad gown and sash with no change in clothing and no cost to the sitting.  

To book your appointment please follow the link on the flyer to our website and sign up. To book either of the photo sitting options, it is the same process. With option 2, the yearbook sitting only, please do not pay the $40 sitting online.  

Please click on this link to book your sitting:  Prestige Portraits