A new public school under construction in the South West neighbourhood of Springbank Hill is well on its way to meet a target opening date of September 2017. So it was high time that the Calgary Board of Education gave it a name – Griffith Woods School.
This will also be a designed school for the nearby Calgary neighbourhood of Discovery Ridge, so the school name will be familiar to students in this neighbourhood which is where Griffith Woods Park is located.
Origins of the name
Wilbur and Betty Griffith were residents of Springbank, a large semi-rural community on the west side of Calgary in the MD of Rocky View. The eastern portion of Springbank was expropriated to the City, creating the present day neighbourhoods of Springbank Hill and…