They have their dresses for prom already.
While 2024 has still got its new year shine, Howe Sound Secondary Grade 12 students Chloe Young and Siena Steffensen have their sights set on the middle of June when they will graduate.
Both have already picked out their dresses, now they are part of organizing a way to help pay for the event.
To help fund their prom, the 2024 Grad Committee, including Young and Steffensen, is planning a "New Horizons" fashion show at the high school on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m.
Other members of the committee include: Kylie Bloom, Bella Askew, Sydney Vanzella, Annie Derrick, Daelyn Joseph, Riya Sandhu, Reese Winn, Kianna Heisterman, Nicole Mcleod and Julie Schaber.
The student-run event will include an array of clothes provided by the downtown business Wild & Heart, which students in grades 10 to 12 will model.
There will also be a mocktail bar, food provided by Peak Provisions Mountain Grocery & Goods, clothes and vendors on display, and a live auction with donated items valued at over $500 each.
The idea was inspired by a similar event done to raise money for grads in Whistler.
"We thought it was a good way to bring the community together and support local businesses," Young said.
The fashion show will take place in the Eagle Eye Theatre, while the other features will be in the multipurpose lobby of Howe Sound Secondary.
The funds will help pay for the prom at the Cheakamus Centre which is set for June 15, the day after commencement.
"We're just raising money for the Cheakamus Centre, which includes our catering and stuff. … And it is also for our entertainment and just kind of whatever we want to have at prom and our transportation as well," said Steffensen, adding that the forest scenery of the centre fits with their diamond and enchanted forest theme.
The grads hope to bring the community out to support the graduating class of 2024.
"We would love to bring the community together and also raise money for our events. Most of our revenue is going to come from ticket sales," Young said.
"Also, just coming to support students and the graduating class. It'll be super fun to bring everyone together."
Tickets are $30 and can be purchased through Eventbrite at New Horizons; a Howe Sound Secondary grad fundraiser.
*Please note this story was modified after it was originally published in order to include all the names of grad committee members. We also updated it again to include the live auction link once it went live.