Recently, World War II veteran Garth Webb was presented a framed picture of the artist rendering depicting the Oakville high school bearing his name, ready to open in September. Principal Larry O’Malley presented Webb with the picture.
Garth Webb Secondary School is located at 2820 Westoak Trails Blvd.
Designed by architectural firm Peter Hossack and Associates Inc. of Mississauga, the three-storey school will feature barrier-free accessibility for approximately 1,200 students and staff, a triple gym, studio/theatre, specialty classrooms and an all-weather running track.
This new high school will help address growth occurring in the Westoak Trails community.
Webb is a Burlington resident and World War II veteran of the D-Day Normandy campaign. He spearheaded the establishment of a non-profit organization, called the Juno Beach Association, and began raising the $10 million necessary to build an interpretation centre as a lasting memorial to sacrifices and contributions of Canadian soldiers.
The Juno Beach Centre and Museum opened on June 6, 2003 at Courseulles-sur-Mer, France with more than one thousand Canadian veterans in attendance.
Since its opening, more than 660 school groups and hundreds of teachers and educators have visited the Juno Beach Centre.