Cobourg High School graduates have always celebrated their PROM with a parade where they arrive at their destination in style or in many cases, showing their creativity (see link below for photos from 2011). But in recent years, the permitted vehicles have been limited, supposedly in the interest of safety. But one thing has continued, the parade and welcoming of individuals as they arrive. The Cobourg Institute Collegiate event was on Friday evening in glorious sunshine – most of the time. Led by a Police car and the Cobourg Legions Pipes and Drums, the first couple were in a horse drawn carriage. Some of the many vehicles were vintage cars but many were pickup trucks – old and new. Several hundred people lined King Street and were at the school entrance.
Most of the students were in couples – although not all – with some coming individually or in groups. After they got out of their vehicles, they walked up a red carpet where they provided a card with their name(s). They were then announced, photographed and greeted by the Principal before going into the school.
The video below captures the event although there was no good location to take videos – all the parents and other family members also wanted to take photos.