Lord Byng Secondary School

Lord Byng Secondary School is a public secondary school located in the affluent West Point Grey neighbourhood on the west side of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The school opened in 1925 and was named in honour of The Lord Byng of Vimy, a hero of Vimy Ridge as well as the Gallipoli Campaign, and was largely responsible for the incorporation of tanks on a large scale at the Battle of Cambrai in 1917. At the time the school opened, Lord Byng was the Governor General of Canada. The school is widely renowned in the Greater Vancouver region for its selective Byng Arts mini-school program, as well as for its varsity sports programs and wide assortment of Advanced Placement and Enriched courses. The school was expanded and upgraded in 2003 with a library and gymnasium, as well as studios and classrooms. In the 2005-2006 school year, Byng Art's Theatre Company and the school gained national attention and respect for staging the play The Laramie Project after the Surrey School Board banned the play. More details on Wikipedia