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Premier Horgan to grads: You are ready to build a better world

Premier John Horgan's remarks to 2022 grads.

Monday June 27, 2022 | LANGFORD, BC

by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends


Some 2022 grad season remarks from Premier John Horgan:

Premier John Horgan posted on Twitter today an excerpt from one of the speeches he’s given to high school grads this month.

“The Class of 2022 has faced every challenge with courage and determination. Whatever path they choose to follow, I know this year’s grads are ready to build a better world,” was the message in the Tweet.

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Premier John Horgan delivering a 2022 grad speech: “It has been over a hundred years since a group of kids had to make their way through a global pandemic to become young adults.”

In the audio clip Horgan said: “Surely you’ve all heard unprecedented this and unprecedented that. But you will be the class that your children and grandchildren will look back on as the first to go through adversity at such an early age.”

“Generations before you have dealt with war, or economic depression, and a range of other issues. But it has been over a hundred years since a group of kids had to make their way through a global pandemic to become young adults.”

“So I lift my hands to all of you, and I know that the parents, grandparents, guardians, siblings, and all those who supported getting you here are so proud of this moment. This is your time in the sun.”

Then with his typical wry humour, Horgan concluded:

“Tomorrow, they want you to get off the couch, and get a job! Sorry about that!”

That was met with laugh and applause.

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The EMCS graduating class of 2022, at their ceremony on June 4, 2022. [SD62]
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The Royal Bay Secondary School graduating class of 2022, at their ceremony on June 5, 2022. [SD62]

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===== About Island Social Trends:

Mary Brooke, editor, West Shore Voice News
Mary P Brooke, Editor and Publisher, Island Social Trends.

Island Social Trends has been publishing on the west shore since 2008, covering the news of many SD62 grad ceremonies over the years.

Prior to Island Social Trends, this publication was issued under the banner of MapleLine Magazine (2008-2010), Sooke Voice News (2011-2013), and West Shore Voice News (2014-2020).

Island Social Trends Editor Mary P Brooke, B.Sc., Cert PR, is a mother of four now-adult children who attended schools in SD61, SD62 and SD72.