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Hundreds witness elaborate Mount Boucherie prom proposal

For many high school students, asking someone to prom—or waiting to get asked—is a big deal.

But few "Will you go to prom with me?" enquiries are as complex as what Cameron Waller managed to pull off at Mount Boucherie Senior Secondary Tuesday.

Waller's best friend, Sydney Renning, was in the school cafeteria when a flash mob of about 30 people—including her friends, family and teachers—began a choreographed dance. She was handed flowers by several dancers, then escorted to an awaiting Waller, who asked her to prom in front of a crowd of hundreds of students and staff.

"I was shocked," said Renning.

"I was just so astounded that I have all these incredible people in my life."

Although the hundreds of spectators weren't part of the original plan, Waller said they made the experience better.

"The bell rang to go to class and everybody stayed in the cafeteria area to watch," said Waller.

"It was really incredible."

The elaborate prom proposal took about three months of planning, according to Waller. He also made a secondary video, which shows interviews with Renning's friends explaining what they love about her.

"She's just such a lovely person and I think it's time that she got told how much she's loved by everyone in the school."

Waller said he and Renning mutually decided they would go to prom together three years ago; however, he still wanted to officially ask her.

Getting the assistance of friends, family and teachers wasn't as hard as one might assume, he added.

"Everyone was taken with it immediately.

"I think when you're a teenager, a lot of ideas don't get past the idea stage; they don't get put into action. I think everyone wanted to see this happen."

Renning said she never imagined her best friend would go to such great lengths to ask her to prom.

"I expected him to step up his game, but not that big…I did not see it coming," said Renning.

"Everybody's talking about it."

Less than 24 hours after the prom proposal video was posted on Youtube it had nearly 3,000 views.

wpaterson@kelownacapnews.com

Twitter: @PatersonWade

 

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