Graduation Ceremony Update - Ticket Sales

Tickets for the Ceremony on Tuesday, June 7, 1 pm at the Jubilee Auditorium will be available for purchase starting 9 am on Friday, May 20 using this Ticketmaster link:


Important Details

  • Grads DO NOT require a ticket to enter the theatre
  • Grad fees must be paid to purchase tickets
  • Students' CBE ID is their individual password - please have it ready to enter 
  • Each graduate can access 2 free tickets and 2 tickets at $5 each (total of 4 per graduate)
  • Wheelchair accessible seating can be selected during the purchase process
  • All guests require a digital ticket to enter the venue, regardless of age.  Seating will be selected during the Ticketmaster purchase and the digital tickets will be scanned at the theatre entrance.  If you do not have a smart phone, the box office will be open to help, please have identification ready.  

Questions about the ceremony? Contact Lisa Early at


Grad Banquet 2022

Date: Friday, June 10, 2022

Place: The Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre

                1316 33 Street NE, Calgary, AB

Price: Dinner & Dance Ticket = $84.00 (GST included) per person

Tickets will be on sale from Tuesday, May 24 @9:00am to Wednesday, June 1 @ 11:55pm

(a link to the ticket agent will be provided closer to the sales day).

**In order to be eligible to purchase Grad Banquet tickets the Graduation Fee of $68.25 has to be paid

  Questions about the Banquet? Please contact Krista Demassi at

 April 11, 2022

Dear Diefenbaker Graduates & Families,

We are pleased to announce that John G. Diefenbaker will have an in person graduation ceremony plus a banquet / dance for the 2022 school year.   Up until March 1, 2022 the pandemic restrictions made planning for such an event extremely difficult as venues were determining if, when and how many people could attend. The graduation committee has been working hard behind the scenes since the restrictions lifted to take care of contracts, ordering and planning. Thank you!

Important Graduation Events & Dates

  • Graduation Pancake Breakfast, Grad Rehearsal and distribution of Cap and Gowns. | Monday June 6, at JGD High School.
  • Graduation Ceremony | Tuesday, June 7, 2022 @1:00 pm at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary / 1415 14 Avenue NW.  (We are planning to Live Stream the Ceremonies for family and friends who are out of town or unable to attend.)
  • Graduation Banquet & Dance | Friday, June 10, 2022 @ 6:00 pm at Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre 1316 33 St NE, Calgary

Grad Information Meeting

 We would like to invite all parents and graduating students to a Virtual Information Session on Thursday April 21st from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  This meeting will be hosted on MS TEAMs at the following LINK.

Graduation Fees (65$ + GST):  

All graduating students pay a graduation fee for the Grad Ceremony, Pancake Breakfast and Rehearsal.  These fees are used to cover the cost of venues, materials and graduation regalia (Cap / Gown; Certificates, Grad Gift and other).  Please pay your grad fees to the business office.  As a school we do not receive funding for these events. 

Graduation Banquet & Dance (Separate Fee of $? / Person)

This is an optional event that many of our students and their families attend.  We are currently still negotiating pricing which will be made available on April 21, 2022.

These events are designed to mark a rite of passage and celebrate our Grads! Please join us at our Grad Virtual Information meeting LINK. We look forward to celebrating this year’s Diefenbaker Graduates!   


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