Graduating Students Get Their Pick of Gowns

By Sarah Klein

Three Women Standing Dressed for a High School Prom Wearing Corsages

Soon-to-be graduating Winnipeg high school students will have their choice of grad dresses on Wednesday, as the second annual “Gown Boutique” opens at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.

Over 2,000 grad dresses were donated from across Canada this year to the “Gowns for Grads” program, created by St. John’s High School in 2009.

The gently-used and recently dry cleaned dresses will be available to students from all high schools across the city between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on both April 28 and 29.

For drop off locations and to make a gown request, visit