Whitby residents and visitors can now look forward to seeing hundreds of newly planted trees throughout Intrepid Park in Whitby. More than 300 trees were planted on Friday, November 2, as part of the Highway of Heroes Living Tribute to honour the Canadian men and women who have served their country so honourably.
The Highway of Heroes Living Tribute is a multi-year tree campaign taking place in communities along the Highway of Heroes. The campaign aims to plant 117,000 trees, along this designated stretch of highway (from Toronto to Trenton) – one for every fallen Canadian soldier since Confederation. In addition, approximately two million trees will be planted throughout these communities.
Intrepid Park is located on the grounds of Camp X, secret Special Training School No. 103, a Second World War British training centre for covert agents. It is located on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario, in east Whitby, and named after the code name for Sir William Stephenson, Director of British Security Co-ordination (BSC), who established the program to create the training facility. Established December 6, 1941, the training facility closed before the end of 1944; the buildings were removed in 1969 and a monument was erected at the site