Fleming College students create new Self-Care Colouring and Activity Book

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The book is filled with self-care tips and coping strategies to help support students’ mental health

Peterborough ON – (April 21, 2017) – Fleming College is pleased to announce a new mental health initiative created by Fleming students for Fleming students with the support of the college’s Student Services department.

The Self-Care Colouring and Activity Book is filled with self-care tips and strategies, resources on- and off-campus, as well as encouraging pictures just waiting for users to add a splash of colour.

“Originally, the book was imagined to be a Fleming version of the inspired We Believe You – A colouring book for survivors and supporters that was created by Farrah Khan and her team at Ryerson University. However, when speaking with students, it became evident that some of the messages that students wanted to see were universal messages around caring for one’s self, and journeying through adversity,” said Amie Kroes, Project Lead and Student Rights and Responsibilities Officer. “The project then turned into conversation about wellness and how to cope through difficulty.”

Student focus groups provided the information for the content, which includes affirmative statements and coping strategies. Clara Cummings, an artist and then student within the Haliburton School of Art + Design, brought the ideas from her fellow students to life on each page.

“Often times, when people struggle with their mental health, they feel isolated and alone. Mental health is a hard topic to discuss, but when we start breaking down stigma, and start talking, we create change,” said Kroes.

Limited copies of the colouring book can be made available by connecting with Amie Kroes at amie.kroes@flemingcollege.ca. Also, easy to print copies of both the colouring pages as well as the activity pages can be found online: https://department.flemingcollege.ca/living-well/

 “Whatever the reason, or experience that leads a person to struggle with their mental wellness, I want you to know that your community cares, and is here for you. I hope you find the pages in this book a reminder of your inner awesome.” – Excerpt from the book intro written by Amie Kroes, Project Lead.

 

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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Media inquiries, please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

 

Women take to the trees at annual Fleming College conference

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Women in Trees Conference and Awareness Day at Frost Campus to take place April 22

City of Kawartha Lakes ON – (April 13, 2017) – How long has it been since you climbed a tree? Come climb trees like a girl at Fleming College’s Women in Trees Conference and Awareness Day on Saturday, April 22.

The conference, which will take place at Frost Campus in Lindsay, Ont., is a free event to showcase the variety of roles and opportunities for women in the fields of Urban Forestry, Forestry and Arboriculture. A panel of female industry experts will speak about their experiences and pathways to fulfilling careers with trees.

The event will be filled with networking opportunities, story-telling, and will culminate with the ‘Women in Trees’ group climb. Participants will be climbing with a harness and ropes, with expert instruction and supervision with the goal to have 100 women in trees.

For more information, please contact Katrina Van Osch-Saxon at Katrina.van_osch-saxon@flemingcollege.ca or 866-353-6464 ext. 3274. To register, contact Adele Russell at adele.russell@flemingcollege.ca or 866-353-6464 ext. 3234.

Here is the full agenda:

  • 9 a.m. – Registration and refreshments
  • 10 a.m. – Hear from inspirational women who may change the way you think about opportunities for women and trees (Room 250).
    Introduction: Katrina Van Osch-Saxon, Professor
    Panelists: Adrina Bardekjian; Daniele Fleming; Jessica Kaknevicius
  • Noon – Lunch (provided)
  • 12:45 p.m. – Let the climbing commence!

 

Panelist Information

Adrina Bardekjian
Dr. Adrina Bardekjian is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the University of British Columbia and a Totten Fellow of the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station. She also works with Tree Canada as Manager of Urban Forestry Programs and Research Development, directing the Canadian Urban Forest Network and Strategy. Dr. Bardekjian holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from York University, and remains an active board member of the Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition. Her academic research focuses on bridging interdisciplinary perspectives in urban forestry, by exploring underrepresented narratives and transdisciplinary education. She has a number of publications and is one of the editors of the text, Urban Forests, Trees and Greenspace: A Political Ecology Perspective (2014). She is the recipient of several awards, including York University’s Graduate in Environmental Studies Community Excellence Prize (2012), the Canadian Dermatology Association Public Education Award for her film, Partners In Action: A Shade Policy for the City of Toronto (2014), and the International Society of Arboriculture’s Honourary Membership Award (2016) in recognition for her efforts to promote and advance the ideas of arboriculture and urban forestry. For more information: www.adrina.ca @AdrinaBard

Daniele Fleming
Daniele is a graduate of the Forestry Technician program at Fleming College. She started her career with Ontario Hydro in 1989, as the first female Mechanical Heavy Equipment Operator with Forestry Services. In 1991, Daniele became one of the first of five females hired by Ontario Hydro as an Electrical Forestry Apprentice, working in Parry Sound. Due to cut backs, Daniele left Ontario Hydro and took a position with Vaughan Hydro Forestry as a Utility Arborist. Eventually, she worked her way into a management role as the City Forester for the City of Vaughan, supervising Arborists and various contractors. In 2001, Daniele returned to Hydro One as a Utility Arborist Foreperson. She also took on the role as a Union Chief Steward, representing 800 Hydro One members province-wide. Two years later, Daniele was offered a full-time position with the Power Workers’ Union as a Staff Officer, where she currently represents over 2800 members with Hydro One. The most exciting part of her current role is being able to give new young graduates the same opportunities that she had when she started with Ontario Hydro.

 Jessica Kaknevicius
Jessica holds a Master of Forest Conservation and an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto. She has been with Forests Ontario (previously the Ontario Forestry Association) since 2009, heavily focused on building the education and awareness programs. Her current work aims to dispel myths and broaden the understanding of sustainable forest management in Ontario. Jessica worked previously in community tree planting and restoration, chain of custody auditing, and research. Above all, Jessica is passionate about engaging directly with youth and the public to talk about our forest resources, as well as driving Women in Wood – a networking group focused on bringing together women from across the forestry and wood related sectors.

 

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

Awards to honour Fleming College alumni of influence

 

Call for nominations: Premier’s Awards celebrate college graduate success

Peterborough ON – (April 11, 2017) – The Advancement & Alumni Relations Office at Fleming College is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Premier’s Awards for outstanding college graduates.

The awards provide Fleming College with an opportunity to recognize graduates who demonstrate excellence in their chosen career, influence advancement in their field and inspire others in their community.

Presented annually by Colleges Ontario, the Premier’s Awards honour six outstanding graduates in the following categories:

  • Business
  • Community Services
  • Creative Arts and Design
  • Health Sciences
  • Technology
  • Recent Graduate (Class of 2013 – 2017)

The awards celebrate graduate career success and honour the social and economic contribution that college graduates make to Ontario and around the world. Nominees must demonstrate remarkable career achievements that include making a significant contribution to their industry, profession and community. Humanitarian achievements are an asset but not a requirement. A Fleming College graduate from any program may be nominated.

Fleming College award finalists will be invited to attend the Premier’s Awards Gala on Monday, November 27, 2017 in Toronto where Colleges Ontario will announce the Premier’s Award winners from nominations submitted by 24 Ontario Colleges.

The deadline to submit a Premier’s Award nomination package is Sunday, April 30, 2017. Nominations submitted after the deadline will be considered for next year’s awards.

To nominate a deserving Fleming graduate, please contact Fleming College Alumni Officer Paula Walton at 705-749-5530 ext. 1390 or e-mail paula.walton@flemingcollege.ca.

Last year, Fleming College honoured a graduate in each of the six categories. To learn more about all of the 2016 Premier’s Award nominees, please visit www.flemingcollege.ca/alumni-relations. 

About Colleges Ontario
Colleges Ontario is the advocacy organization for the province’s 24 colleges of applied arts and technology. Colleges Ontario is committed to the future strength of the province and the country and to an Ontario where everyone has the opportunity to succeed.They advance policies and awareness campaigns to ensure Ontario produces the highly skilled workforce that is essential to our province’s prosperity. www.co-awards.org

About Fleming College Alumni Relations
Fleming College Alumni Relations Office is proud to serve more than 71,000 graduates of over 100 full-time academic programs. Alumni services include mentorship support, career counselling, special events, locator services, awards and recognition, online bulletins and print publications.

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

 

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Media, for more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

 

Future green leaders compete in regional Envirothon at Fleming College

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MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE COUNTY OF PETERBOROUGH:

Join in the excitement as teams of high school students from the Greater Peterborough Area compete for the title of the Peterborough/Kawarthas/Northumberland Envirothon Champions at Sutherland Campus on Thursday, April 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Participating students will face a series of challenging hands-on, environmental science tests focused on forestry, wildlife, soils and aquatics. In addition to raising awareness of the needs of Ontario’s forests, Envirothon encourages critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and communication skills among participants.

The Peterborough/Kawarthas/Northumberland Envirothon is part of a larger program that reaches over 5,000 students and educators annually across the province. From May 28-31, the top placing teams from across Ontario will compete for the opportunity to become the Ontario Envirothon Champions at Fleming’s Frost Campus.

Learn more about Envirothon here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kzxds5nQ9OQ#action=share

 

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New STEM and Technical Skilled Trades Job Creation program

 

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE NMA:

The Northumberland Manufacturers’ Association (NMA) will benefit from an investment announced today by Northumberland CFDC and Kim Rudd, Member of Parliament for Northumberland—Peterborough South.

The Northumberland CFDC is pleased to provide support for Eastern Ontario Youth STEM and Technical Skilled Trades Job Creation Pilot Program with an investment of $488,000 under the Eastern Ontario Development Program’s Collaborative Economic Development Projects stream with a total project cost of up to $1.4 million.

The funding will invest in the next generation of young STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and technical skilled trades graduates in rural Eastern Ontario’s advanced manufacturing sector, resulting in 23 new full-time positions which will benefit Eastern Ontario.

The Technical Skilled Trades Job Creation Pilot Program will support qualified industry to hire graduates or recent graduates from STEM related programs by providing up to a maximum of $20K incentive towards their salary, with SME providing two-thirds of the salary per position.

This program will assist regional rural SME’s in attracting and retaining a skilled workforce with Science, Engineering, Technology and Math related skills. This new program will concentrate on sectors that span across advanced manufacturing, cleantech, and high growth, industrial small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

The pilot program will operate as an employer job creation contribution that will help ensure competitive access to and retention of young talent in rural Eastern Ontario. All recent STEM graduates are eligible with particular emphasis on attracting women STEM graduates.

This is a tri-county collaboration, being led by the NMA, in partnership with the Quinte Manufacturers Association (QMA) and the Kawartha Manufacturers Association (KMA). The NMA is reaching out to all post-secondary institutions within Eastern Ontario to market the project and to assist in connecting graduates with industry. In addition, The NMA will be working with Fleming College Business and Marketing students on the outreach and marketing of the project.

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario)’s Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) advances economic development in rural Eastern Ontario. Through EODP, FedDev Ontario is collaborating with Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) in Eastern Ontario to promote the growth of new and existing businesses in rural communities.


Quick Facts
~The Northumberland Manufacturers’ Association (NMA) incorporated in 2004 as a not-for- profit membership organization that provides services including networking, business development, and training to assist local and regional manufacturers to remain innovative and competitive in a global marketplace. The NMA actively represents over 200 manufacturers in Northumberland County, and works through strategic partnerships with Quinte and Kawartha manufacturers, industry associations, government, and stakeholders such as the Northumberland Community Futures Development Corporation, and local economic development offices, universities, colleges, and training centers.

~Northumberland CFDC is one of the 15 Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) in Eastern Ontario funded by the Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). CFDCs deliver a wide variety of programs and services to support community economic development and small business growth. They employ local staff and are each governed by a volunteer board of directors, made up of local residents representing the community.


Quotes
“By providing more leverage within the manufacturing sector for local businesses to encourage and retain skilled talent through EODP funding, we are providing for a stronger, sustainable, and more diversified Eastern Ontario economy.” -Kim Rudd, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Northumberland−Peterborough South

“In my experience, giving a bright young mind a chance to shine and contribute is a wise business decision. This project helps our rural areas to be competitive with urban centres, while involving the next generation of young people into the next generation business growth.” -Wendy Curtis, Executive Director, Northumberland CFDC

“Today’s global competitive market, paired with amplified investments in innovation technology, increases the need to attract and retain a skilled workforce. We are confident that this new program will attract youth graduates or recent graduates from the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) sector to Eastern Ontario manufacturing organizations.” -Dan Ross, President, Northumberland Manufacturing Association

Nature Explorer Summer Camp at Frost Campus and Kawartha Conservation

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City of Kawartha Lakes ON – (April 11, 2017) – Children ages 6 to 10 will have the opportunity to learn more about the environment around them at the Nature Explorer Summer Camp hosted by Kawartha Conservation and Fleming College’s Frost Campus Sustainability Initiative.

The camp, which will take place at both Frost Campus and Ken Reid Conservation Area, will feature four week-long sessions in July and August.

The camp is focused on fun, hands-on activities that will teach campers about the environment. Participants will learn about wildlife, habitat, aquatics, nature art and wilderness skills (Week A) and birds, minerals/rocks/soil, wetlands, weather and climate change, and orienteering (Week B).

The session dates are:

  • July 17-21 (Week A)
  • July 24-28 (Week B)
  • Aug. 14-18 (Week B)
  • Aug. 21-25 (Week A)

The cost for the camp is $190 (camp fees for additional children are $150 each). For more information or to register, visit http://frostcampus.wixsite.com/naturecamp.

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

Third Annual Fleming College Outstanding Police Officer Service Awards

 

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Peterborough ON – (April 10, 2017) – The Third Annual Outstanding Police Officer Service Award ceremony was held at Fleming College’s Sutherland Campus today

In addition to the award winners and their invited guests, the event was attended by many senior police leaders as well as faculty, staff and students from the Police Foundations program.

Six local police services were invited to nominate a police officer from their service. The nominees must have demonstrated one or several qualities consistent with superior policing and service to their community. These qualities included, but were not limited to, professionalism and integrity, commitment to community, leadership, valour, sacrifice and determination in the face of adversity.

This year, seven police officers were chosen to receive the Outstanding Police Officer Service Award:

  • Police Constable Cam Kenny – Peterborough Police Service
    Officer Kenny received the award for outstanding contributions in the field of traffic enforcement and Special Olympics.
  • Detective Constable Jason Clarke – Peterborough County OPP
    Detective Constable Clarke was acknowledged for his many successes in investigating and preventing property crimes and his involvement and commitment to Pedal for Hope.
  • Provincial Constable Jennifer Quigley – City of Kawartha Lakes OPP
    Officer Quigley was recognized for her care and compassion for those in the vulnerable sector.
  • Police Constable Morgan Stout and Dana Barr – Port Hope Police
    Officers Stout and Barr received the award for successfully de-escalating a situation that involved a suicidal subject with a knife.
  • Sergeant Michael Richardson – Cobourg Police Service
    Sergeant Richardson received the award for his demonstrated leadership in coordinating community events and his distinguished military service.
  • Provincial Constable Tim Negus from Haliburton Highlands OPP
    Officer Negus was acknowledged for his leadership in organizing “Push for Change” and assisting a Syrian family adjust to a new life in Haliburton Highlands.

Fourth-semester students from the Police Foundations program described each officer’s contributions and handed each a plaque acknowledging their outstanding service.

  • Detective Constable Jason Clarke – Abigail Ferguson
  • Police Constable Cam Kenny – Kevin MacColm
  • Provincial Constable Jennifer Quigley – Shania Young
  • Provincial Constable Tim Negus – Ashely Mann
  • Sergeant Michael Richardson – Cam Blair
  • Police Constable Dana Barr and Police Constable Morgan Stout – Adam Veleke

Lastly, Kyle VanBorhorst, a fourth-semester Police Foundations student, received the Greg Riddle Award at the end of the ceremony. This award is voted on by the recipients’ peers and acknowledges their volunteerism, dedication to a career in policing and willingness to help and encourage their fellow students.

About the Outstanding Police Officer Service Award
In June, 2014, three Moncton RCMP officers were tragically killed in the line of duty. Following this incident, students and faculty of the Police Foundations program met to share their thoughts and feelings. Students not only expressed their sadness over the loss of life, but dismay related to negative comments being made about police and the policing profession through various social media. To counter the negativity and recognize the contributions and sacrifices of our local police officers, the annual Fleming College, Police Foundations, Outstanding Police Officer Service Award was created.

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Joseph Hays, Coordinator
Police Foundations
joseph.hays@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1076

 

Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

Ontario marks 50th anniversary of college system

 

(l-r) Peterborough Mayor Daryl Bennett, MPP Jeff Leal, Peterborough County Warden Joe Taylor and President Tony Tilly.
(l-r) Peterborough Mayor Daryl Bennett, MPP Jeff Leal, Peterborough County Warden Joe Taylor and President Tony Tilly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF MPP JEFF LEAL, MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS AND MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR SMALL BUSINESS:

Province Making Commemorative Investment to Improve the Student Experience at Fleming College

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Ontario’s College System, the province declared April 3 to 9, 2017 as Colleges Week and is making a new investment in each of Ontario’s 24 publicly assisted colleges to enhance the student experience.

Ontario is providing $1,777,000 to help Fleming College deliver high-quality education that will give students the skills they need for the jobs of tomorrow.

The funding will be used by Fleming College to invest in new technology, equipment and learning spaces that will enhance the student experience.

Investing in postsecondary infrastructure is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.

 

QUOTE
“This investment will provide college students at Fleming with state-of-the-art materials including specialized software for teaching, new lab and shop equipment and technology to modernize existing classrooms and labs, that will ensure they have the right skills for a knowledge and technology-driven economy.”

— Jeff Leal, MPP

“Our government commemorates the growth and evolution of Ontario’s college system, launched by Bill Davis, 50 years ago and the tremendous contribution they have made to our province’s economic growth and vitality. This $50 million investment will provide our students with access to leading-edge equipment and labs that will ensure they have the right skills for a knowledge and technology-driven economy.”

— Deb Matthews, Deputy Premier, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development and Minister Responsible for Digital Government


“In celebration of our 50
th anniversary, Fleming College is grateful to receive this investment from the provincial government. It will support Fleming in undertaking major initiatives that enhance student learning. We currently have two major renovation projects underway at our campuses in Peterborough and Lindsay. Both projects will benefit from this investment, and it will help us provide our students with equipment and learning environments in which they can continue to thrive and succeed.”
– Tony Tilly, President, Fleming College

 

QUICK FACTS

  • Ontario is investing $48 million in capital funding for new equipment and learning resources and $2 million in the Northern Colleges Collaboration – a total of $50 million to mark the 50th
  • In September 2016, Colleges Ontario launched the Start of Something Amazing, a 15-month celebration of the college system’s 50th
  • In 2015-16, about 84 per cent of Ontario college graduates found work within six months of graduating.
  • About 220,000 students are enrolled full time at Ontario’s 24 publicly assisted colleges.

 

LEARN MORE

 

CONTACT
Jeff Leal’s Office
705-742-3777
jleal.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

 

 

 

Annual Fleming Tree Climbing Competition set for April 11


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City of Kawartha Lakes ON – (April 5, 2017) – Every April, Fleming College Arboriculture students compete against each other in five time-based events as part of the Fleming Tree Climbing Competition.

This year’s competition will take place on Tuesday, April 11 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Frost Campus at the Outdoor Education Center, west of the Heavy Equipment building.

The students will compete in Tree Rescue, Throw Line, Belayed Speed Climb, Secured Footlock and Work Climb events.

Many of the students will go on to compete at the provincial and national level with the International Society of Arboriculture’s Tree Climbing Championships.

Thanks to community support as well as support through the arboriculture industry, prizes are awarded to competitors with grand prizes for the men’s and women’s division champions. Many of the judges at the event are past Fleming tree climbing competitors and current industry leaders.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come out and watch the events. Prize contributions are always welcome.

Here is additional information on the five competitive events:

Tree Rescue: A climber must ascend a tree and rescue a 200-pound ‘dummy’ in distress. The student rescuer must adhere to a set protocol based on a specified emergency. This is a time-based event, points are awarded or deducted according to the protocol and emergency.

Throw Line Event: This event is timed and tests the contestant’s ability to accurately place a throw line and climbing line into the tree at heights between 12 and 20 metres.

Belayed Speed Climb Event: Each contestant is timed climbing up a tree from the ground to a height of approximately 15 metres where they will ring a finishing bell.

Secured Footlock Event: The contestant must vertically ascend 13 metres in a tree by using the footlock technique. This is a timed event.

Work Climb Event: This event tests the contestant’s ability to quickly and efficiently move about in tree to perform various tasks. At each station the contestant rings a bell. Bonus and penalty points are awarded based on safety, performance and competence.

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

 

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Media, for inquiries or more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

 

 

 

New course – Horizontal Direction Drilling: Design to Construction

Fleming College’s Frost Campus is hosting a new four-day course, Horizontal Direction Drilling: Design to Construction, from June 26-29.

Organized jointly through the Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies (CATT) and Fleming, the course combines classroom study with field practice. Lectures will provide details on surface and subsurface investigations, drilling fluids, project planning, design, construction and QA/QC, The field training component will include subsurface investigations, drill fluid testing, and installation of underground pipe using state-of-the-art HDD equipment.

During the 4-day course, participants will learn how to take into account the surface and subsurface information for project planning, design, drill fluids and tool selection, as well as how to operate the HDD equipment and monitor critical parameters (alignment, fluid pressures, pull loads) during pipe installation.

This joint course by the CATT and Fleming College combines both organizations’ expertise, encompassing HDD design along with construction, and takes advantage of Fleming’s unique training program in drilling.

Is this course for you?

Engineers, Technologists, Construction Inspectors and Drill Rig Operators with an interest in learning more about horizontal directional drilling protocols.

Register here: https://flemingcollege.ca/PDF/HDD-Registration.pdf