SOS believes that all of our local graduates should have the opportunity to look and feel their best during this memorable occasion. Graduates and their dates can choose from a large selection of new and gently used gowns, date dresses, shoes, purses and more. There are formal suits, jackets, ties, shoes and shirts. Find your dream dress or dapper tux for your big day. For only $5.00, grads choose:

  • formal clothing
  • shoes
  • accessories

It’s all yours to keep! 

In 2021, due to the pandemic, the program will offer grads and their dates the opportunity to come view and try on outfits during two, week-long events at the SOS Community Services Centre in Parksville.
Students can book one-hour time slots. Cleaning will be done between appointments. 

Spring Break: March 22-27 

  • Monday to Saturday: 9 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 4 pm

May 17-22 

  • Monday to Friday: 9 am – 12 pm, 1 pm – 6 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 4 pm

To book an appointment, please call Alice Tulia at 250-248-2093 ext. 242, or text 250-954-9035, or email 

If graduates do not find what they are looking for at the event, we can provide a voucher for the SOS Thrift Shop to help complete their Gradwear outfit. There, students can select what they need, whether it’s a themed outfit such as retro-style, or accessories like jewelry, hairpieces and makeup, all for $5.

SOS is always gratefully accepting gently used, or new, formal clothing for this program.

Are you a local business interested in supporting local youth? If you can offer discounts on up-dos, hair styling, make-up applications, nail treatments, tailoring, etc. please contact us! #unityincommunity 

Click here to visit the SOS Grad Wear Facebook Page.

The program takes place at 245 West Hirst Ave, Parksville.


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