DAG Information 2022

Attention all Grade 11 & 12 Parents

Welcome Parents! 

What is a Dry After Grad (DAG)?

A Dry After Grad is an all-night, parent supervised celebration, for graduating students only. The DAG is intended to reflect the graduates’ achievement and acknowledge their high school completion. The party will include entertainment, music, food, activities, games, etc. Attendance by the student is optional but students cannot attend the DAG if they do not attend the Dinner and Dance event immediately preceding the DAG.

DAG has been a McMath tradition since the 1990s and students look forward to this event as a highlight of their graduation festivities. This year we expect 230 students to attend.

Why is it important?

Graduation night has long been associated with risky and illegal behaviours that can harm students and their communities. The main goal is to provide a safe ALCOHOL, DRUG and TOBACCO FREE alternative on grad night and to send a message that drugs and alcohol are not essential to have FUN. This prohibition is strictly enforced.


In the McMath school rotunda and various wings.


Directly following the Grad Dinner and Dance event at the Fairmont Waterfront in Downtown Vancouver, starting After 11 pm. In 2022, the event will be held on June 23rd, 2022 to 5 am June 24th.

Who organizes the DAG?

At McMath, every year a newly formed Grade 12 Parent DAG Committee organizes and runs the event with the help of Grade 11 parent volunteers who act as “shadows” to learn the ropes for the following year. An event this size requires a large group of grade 12 parents, of whom approximately 12 Chair each of the committees below:

  • Chair/Co-Chair
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Bag Drop off
  • Decoration
  • Entertainment
  • Food
  • Fundraising (optional based on available budget)
  • Donations
  • Red Carpet
  • Security
  • Takedown
  • Transportation

How are the chairs determined?

Due to the Covid-19 constraints we had an in person meeting in February where volunteers selected a a committee of  parents that were in attendance.   Chairs were selected within each committee and now we need your support. 


In addition to the Grade 12 parent committee chairs and committee members, 60 to 80 volunteers are required to execute the DAG event. These volunteers are grade 11 and (if necessary) grade 10 parents. Parents set up the day before and the day of and, supervise on the night of and take down directly after the event. Parents who have skills in carpentry and lighting would be especially helpful.

How can you help?

Please reply to mcmathdag2022@gmail.com with your email and we will send you a Volunteer Sign- up Form where you can choose time, date and skill set that best appeals to you.


Thank you once again for your consideration, we look forward to bringing back this milestone event to McMath.



DAG committee