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Fleming College opens its doors to future students at fall Open House

Hundreds of prospective students will have the opportunity to explore Fleming College at its annual fall Open House.

The College will host its Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 17 at its campuses in Peterborough, Lindsay, Haliburton and Cobourg, and at the Eastern Ontario Emergency Training Academy (EOETA) in Norwood.

“Open House is a great opportunity for prospective students and their families to visit Fleming College and get all their questions answered,” said Carrie Truman, Manager of Student Recruitment. “Guests can tour the campuses, residences and athletic facilities, speak with faculty and current students, and learn more about college life.”

The College will host tours of the campuses and residences as well as offer information sessions on Financial Aid Options, On- and Off-Campus Housing, and Transitioning to College for Students with an IEP. Visitors can also learn more about the many student services and supports available on campus including Health Services, Counselling and Accessible Education Services, Career Services and Tutoring Services and Academic Skills.

To showcase the hands-on learning that takes place at Fleming, many of the programs will provide live demonstrations of learning activities including:

  • Sutherland Campus – freshly baked cookies in the Culinary Lab
  • Frost Campus – Blasting Techniques demonstration
  • Haliburton Campus – artists working in their labs
  • Cobourg Campus – Visitors can tour the Personal Support Worker lab
  • Eastern Ontario Emergency Training Academy (EOETA) – Students applying for the Pre-service Firefighter Education and Training program are invited to visit the training facility in Norwood (36 Industrial Dr.) where the program is located. The EOETA has several established training environments including a burn tower, roof and door props, search and rescue maze, confined space prop and new high-intensity propane training props. As part of Open House, faculty and current students will be at the EOETA to welcome visitors, provide tours of the facility and perform live demonstrations.

For campus-specific agendas, which include detailed information about what programs, presentations and activities are taking place at each location, or to register, please visit flemingcollege.ca/openhouse. Guests are encouraged to register online for a faster check-in and to be eligible for Fleming prizes.

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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For more information, please contact:
Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

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Women in Rocks comes to Frost Campus

The Earth Resources Technician and Co-op program and the School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences at Fleming College is pleased to present Women in Rocks, a conference and awareness day about women in earth sciences on Saturday, November 10, 2018.

The day will comprise of a keynote speaker, guest speakers representing different fields within earth resources, a panel discussion with the audience and lunch at Fleming’s Frost Campus. The day will culminate with a gold panning event in the afternoon, along with a tour of the College’s newly renovated GeoCentre, which opened this fall.

“Women are under-represented in all areas of earth sciences, partly because there is a lack of awareness among young people about the career paths available in the field,” said Joanna Hodge, Professor, School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences. “Women in Rocks is a great way to highlight the roles and opportunities available to women in earth science, and we hope to showcase some real life ‘women in rocks’ and geology in action.”

The purpose of the free event is to bring 100 women of all ages to Fleming’s Frost Campus to showcase the variety of roles and career opportunities for women in the field of earth resources. Women are under-represented in mining and mineral exploration, geotechnical engineering, environmental geology, drilling, blasting and other earth resource-related fields.

Participants will receive a “Women in Rocks” t-shirt and a hand lens. Door prizes will be available to win.

Agenda:

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.           Registration

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.          Keynote Speaker and Speaker Panel

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.            Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.             Gold Panning and GeoCentre Tour

For more information or to register for this free event, visit: https://flemingcollege.ca/women-in-rocks

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:
Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

 

 

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Fleming Fire Combat Team takes FireFit Nationals by storm

Peterborough ON – (October 29, 2018) – The Fleming Fire Combat Team took the Canadian National FireFit Championships by storm, bringing home a National bronze medal in the co-ed relay and a silver medal in the co-ed X3 division at the 2018 FireFit National Championships in Calgary, Alberta. The team has gained momentum since its inception in 2014, and over the last three years brought home National medals, competing against the fastest and fittest firefighters across Canada.

Seven national qualifying students and two coaches travelled to Calgary, Alberta to compete against the best at the Canadian National FireFit Championships, televised by TSN. This year, the team upped their game by not only competing against other schools, but competed in the Open category as a way to be considered equals in the sport.

The 2018 Fleming Fire Combat Team was comprised of two volunteer coaches, full-time firefighter Shawna Coulter and 2015 team Alumni, Trevor Russell and the team included Kendal Freshwater, Gaelen Palleske, Drew Goble, Kaylea Brunatti, Eric Fregonas, Mak Hope and Logan Cornelius. Team member Janell Stonehouse was unable to attend this year’s competition.

“I am very proud of the team’s outstanding effort and dedication, it is a huge commitment for these young people and often a juggling act between academic, work and training schedules,” said Shawna Coulter, volunteer head coach. “The team took on the challenge with enthusiasm. Their drive and genuine love for the sport is demonstrated at every practice and at every competition.”

Following the team’s success in the 2016 and 2017 seasons, achieving back-to-back medals in the category of Top Canadian School, team members Eric Fregonas and Kaylea Brunatti, along with coaches Shawna Coulter, Trevor Russell and Danny Grant moved on to compete at the World Firefighter Combat Challenge in Sacramento, California, October 21 to 27, 2018. Teams competed from across North America, Europe, Middle East, New Zealand and South America.

“The competition extends beyond extreme physical fitness, the FireFit sport community embodies team work and incredible sportsmanship,” continued Coulter. “To not only see the increase in physical fitness levels, but to also see how these students change their views of what they are capable of achieving and overcoming ranks higher than any medal we have ever received.”

The Canadian National FireFit Championship is a competition based on firefighting tasks commonly performed in emergencies. A course is comprised of six grueling physical tasks that test the strength, endurance and overall fitness levels of firefighters. Competition categories are available for men and women.  All competitors are required to complete the course requirements wearing 50 pounds of firefighting gear. The intense individual division requires each competitor to also complete the entire course while on self-contained breathing apparatus, simulating the demands of working in a structure fire.

During the challenge, each competitor must wear a full set of gear and complete six specific tasks while breathing through a mask self-contained breathing apparatus:

Task 1: Stair Climb with High Rise Pack.
Carry a high-rise hose pack, (weighing 42-pounds) to the sixth floor, equivalent to a five-storey building.

Task 2: Hose Hoist
From the top of the tower, pull a 5/8 inch rope to hoist a donut roll of fire hose weighing 45-pounds. With firefighting gloves on and the effect on grip, the weight is equivalent to 90-pounds.

Task 3: Forcible Entry
After descending the tower, competitors must use a 9-pound sledge hammer on a hydraulic beam using 500-pounds of force to move it one and a half feet.                        

Task 4: Run
Run 140 feet around the hydrants as fast as possible.

Task 5: Hose Advance
Shoulder a fully charged hoseline and drag it 75-feet, equivalent to over 350-pounds of drag force.

Task 6: Victim Rescue
A 175-pound mannequin must be picked up and dragged backwards, a distance of 100-feet.

Follow the team’s adventures on Instagram @flemingfirecombatteam and ‘Like’ them on Facebook at Fleming Fire Combat Team.

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:

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

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Fleming College applauds provincial government actions to improve skills training

(LINDSAY, Oct. 26, 2018) – Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP Laurie Scott and Fleming College president Maureen Adamson met at Fleming’s Frost Campus in Lindsay to discuss the measures announced by the government earlier this week to improve skills training in the province.

“The new measures will go a tremendous way towards producing a more highly qualified workforce,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “The response that we have received from employers in our region thus far has been very positive. We’re very pleased the government is taking serious action to streamline and improve skills training.”

“If passed, the Making Ontario Open For Business Act will modernize the apprenticeship system by initiating an orderly wind-down of the Ontario College of Trades, which remains a source of unnecessary and burdensome complexity for skilled trades employment in the province,” said MPP Laurie Scott.  “Creating more high-paying jobs and making it easier for apprentices to join the workforce is something I have supported for many years, and is vital to economic growth particularly in smaller communities.”

The government announced that it is terminating the Ontario College of Trades – an important step to help close the skills gap that is hurting businesses and industries throughout the province.

The modernization of skills training is long overdue as growing numbers of employers throughout the province are struggling to find qualified people. The Ontario Skilled Trades Alliance reported last year that up to 41 per cent of the employers it surveyed would hire more people if they had the right skills.

Part of the effort to strengthen the workforce includes reforming apprenticeship training.

“Fleming College can produce more apprentices with the qualifications and expertise to close the skills gap in the Kawartha region and beyond,” Adamson said. “We believe the measures announced this week are a great step forward in recognizing the importance of the skilled trades and present the opportunity to attract a greater number of students to careers in the trades. We are particularly looking forward to offer more opportunities for non-traditional trades students including women, Indigenous students and other diverse groups. This will go a long way to produce jobs for Ontarians.”

Ontario’s colleges continue to champion measures to allow more people to enrol in apprenticeship training and to successfully complete their programs. In particular, colleges are encouraging the government to create a one-window application service to apprenticeship training by expanding the provincial application service for college students to include apprentices.

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:
Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer, Fleming College

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

Christine Bujold

Senior Communications Advisor and Press Secretary

Office of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Minister of Labour

christine.bujold@ontario.ca

416-325-6955

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Fleming College gives back to community and cleans up local park

Peterborough ON – (October 26, 2018) Fleming College teamed up with World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF) to host the second annual Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up in Del Crary Park in downtown Peterborough on Saturday, October 13. Together, with over 50 volunteers including Fleming students, staff and members of the community, the initiative made the following impact:

  • Cleaned up over 108 kg of trash, an increase of 194% from 2017
  • Picked up 3,502 cigarette butts
  • Picked up 376 pieces of small plastic
  • Cleaned up 1.2 km of shoreline

The Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up is a national conservation program that provides Canadians the opportunity to take action in their communities wherever water meets land, one bit of trash at a time.

Since 1994, there have been over 21,300 clean ups that have collected more than 1.3 million kilograms of trash across Canada’s shorelines. The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup became a national conservation initiative in 2002 and cleanups started appearing in every province and territory. By 2003, more than 20,000 volunteers were taking part. Public support grew as Canadians became more aware of the harmful effects of shoreline litter on ecosystems, wildlife and people.

The Shoreline Cleanup is now recognized as one of the largest direct action conservation programs in Canada.

Pollution is a growing concern, especially when it collects in our local parks where it can directly affect wildlife populations. According to WWF – Canada’s Living Planet Report, pollution including plastic waste and micro plastics are one of six leading causes to wildlife decline.

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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.

About World Wildlife Fund Canada

WWF-Canada creates solutions to the environmental challenges that matter most for Canadians. We work in places that are unique and ecologically important, so that nature, wildlife and people thrive together. Because we are all wildlife. campus.wwf.ca.

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For more information, please contact:
Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

Emily Vandermeer

WWF-Canada

evandermeer@wwfcanada.org]

o: 416-489-4567 ext. 7298 | c: 519-616-1556

Rob Monico

Office of Sustainability

robert.monico@flemingcollege.ca

705-749-5530 x 1253

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Fleming College to Host Annual Loggersports Competition

indsay, ON (October 26, 2018) – Fleming College will host its annual Canadian Intercollegiate Lumberjacking Association (CILA) Loggersports Competition on November 3 at the Fleming Loggersports Site, located at the Frost Campus in Lindsay.

The Fleming Knights look forward to hosting its 36th Annual Loggersports Competition which showcases 23 teams competing from seven different college and university institutions from across the country, including four teams competing from Fleming College. The competition is comprised of four team events; three paired events, six single events, and one individual pool event. These unique and exciting events include axe throwing, chain sawing, log decking, pole climbing, water boiling and more.

The Competition kicks off at 8 a.m. with its opening ceremonies and a ceremonial cookie cut, with morning events taking place at 8:30 a.m. Afternoon corral events commence with a start time of 2 p.m., the award ceremony to follow at 5:30 p.m. in the Auks’ Lodge within the College. Spectators welcome.

Fleming’s Loggersports competition is one of only four competitions that CILA members compete in annually. Fleming’s Loggersports competition is the second competition of four in the CILA season with points being earned by each team in each event. These points are based on ranking in each event and contribute to the total tally of points for each team, providing the opportunity to become the CILA Champions for the year.

“We are looking forward to hosting 23 teams from seven different Colleges and Universities from across Canada. This year we are pleased to have Maureen Adamson, President of Fleming College, join us in the opening ceremonies and ceremonial cookie cut,” said Michlynne Short, Campus Recreation Coordinator for Fleming College Athletics and Recreation, Frost Campus. “The Loggersports Competition brings a wide range of talent and skills that are unique to any other sport. It truly is an exciting one of a kind event.”

Fleming College welcomes the public to come and enjoy this event with free admission. Further information is available at www.flemingknights.ca or email sportsinfo@flemingcollege.ca.

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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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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For more information, please contact:
Jonathan Taylor

Sports Information & Special Events Coordinator

Jonathan.taylor@flemingcollege.ca

705-742-0050 x 2215

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

Turku University of Applied Sciences signs student exchange agreement with Fleming College

Peterborough ON – (October 25, 2018) – Students from Fleming College’s School of Business have the opportunity to study in Finland under a new exchange agreement recently signed with Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS).

Up to five eligible students from each institution can take part in an exchange annually, and the students can spend up to one academic year at the partner institution.

The agreement applies to the Business Administration and Business Administration – Marketing programs at Fleming. At TUAS, the agreement applies to the Industrial Management and Engineering Bachelor of Engineering, and four Business Administration Bachelors of Business Administration – Professional Sales, Business Logistics, International Business, and Business.

“Opportunities to study abroad are enriching for our students, allowing them to experience different cultures and business practices and gain an international outlook, which is imperative in today’s connected, global economy,” said Maxine Mann, Dean of Fleming College’s School of Business and School of Trades and Technology. “We also look forward to receiving students from Turku University of Applied Sciences here at Fleming College. While they will be here to learn from us, we believe there is also much to learn from their perspective as they will further contribute to the diversity of voices in our classrooms.”

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 6,200 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 74,000 alumni.

About Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS)

Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS) is an inspiring community of 10,000 members – an innovative and multidisciplinary higher education institution, which creates international competitiveness and well-being for Southwest Finland. TUAS offers bachelor and master level degrees in e.g. Business Administration, Engineering, Health Care, and Culture and Arts. Studies at TUAS are working life oriented, combining theoretical studies with professional skills. At the core of the teaching is Innovation Pedagogy, a new approach to learning developed at TUAS. Innovation Pedagogy emphasizes the viewpoints of RDI and working life, making graduates independently minded professionals with excellent international and communication skills. For further information, please visit www.tuas.fi

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Media, for more information please contact:
Sara O’Halloran
Communications Officer
sara.ohallloran@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1366

CICE students at Fleming College sell pumpkins for a good cause

Fleming College’s Community Integration Through Cooperative Education (CICE) students will be selling gutted and carved pumpkins at Sutherland Campus on Tuesday, October 30 as part of their CICE community project. Members of the media and public are invited to Sutherland Campus’ main foyer from 5-6 p.m. to view and purchase these decorated pumpkin.

All proceeds will go towards the Alternatives Braidwood Neighbourhood Project. Pumpkin prices will vary.

The CICE program is designed to strengthen essential skills for work, life and learning. This two-year certificate program is open to adults with Learning Exceptionalities (Communication, Intellectual, Physical and/or Multiple). Learn more about this program:  https://flemingcollege.ca/programs/community-integration-through-cooperative-education?fbclid=IwAR1BdEs96ACsR-_y3u24sXlRpLF7NzE0iXW8hJKTdpM_3ZDgDoP-SJ13KrU

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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For more information, please contact:
Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

Fleming College Board of Governors meeting

The Fleming College Board of Governors will meet on Wednesday, October  24, 2018 at 1 p.m. in Room 252 at the Frost Campus of Fleming College, 200 Albert St. S. Lindsay.

Packages available here:

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.

Frost Campus to open Arboretum with Tree Canada

Lindsay ON – (October 23, 2018) – Fleming College will host the grand opening of its Arboretum, in collaboration with Tree Canada, at Frost Campus on Friday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Members of the media and public are invited to attend this free tree tour and opportunity to plant Ontario native trees.

The Fleming College Arboretum is a living lab stewarding several species of trees which are rare, at risk and native to Ontario. It is located on the Frost Campus School of the Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences through a series of trails connected to the Trans Canada Trail, running south along the campus property. The Arboretum provides rich learning opportunities for students while growing an environmental and educational legacy for the future.

Schedule:

10:00 a.m. – Opening Remarks, The Fleming College Arboretum – A Living Laboratory and Legacy for Frost Campus by Tree Canada and Fleming College School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences.

10:30 a.m. – Tour of Arboretum

Faculty from the School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences will discuss the species planted in the Arboretum, with a focus on Ontario tree species at risk, and improving biodiversity.

11:00 a.m. – Fall tree planting demo

Learn how to plant the right tree in the right place with Fleming College and Tree Canada forestry experts.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Ontario tree planting in marked areas through the Arboretum trail.

Come join us at Frost Campus (200 Albert Street S. Lindsay, in the log building north from the Heavy Equipment building) for a tree tour and opportunity to plant Ontario native trees.

For event details, please contact:

Jason Kerr

jason.kerr@flemingcollege.ca

 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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For more information, please contact:
Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366