Forum on Healthy Aging

The Institute for Healthy Aging at Fleming College presents Innovations in Aging Well: Building Community in Long Term Care.

This one-day forum will take place on April 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Joseph’s at Fleming, 659 Brealey Dr. in Peterborough.

Registration for the Forum is now open. The registration form is available here:

http://www.flemingc.on.ca/Schools/InstituteForHealthAgingSeminar2011_1.pdf

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Alumni Appreciation Week wrap-up; students, alumni and employers working in partnership

Fleming College Alumni Appreciation Week wraps up for another year tonight at the annual Fleming Night at the Petes event. Each year more than 600 Fleming students, staff and alumni join the crowd at the game.

Several events have taken place throughout the week in Peterborough and the City of Kawartha Lakes to raise awareness about the amazing work Fleming graduates are doing in our community and the wonderful partnerships between students, alumni and employers.

Approximately 15,000 Fleming College Alumni are living and working in Peterborough and the City of Kawartha Lakes. Many employers consider Fleming College to be their first choice in hiring – employers such as Canterbury Gardens.

“The Gardens of Peterborough are industry leaders in the provision of quality accommodations and lifestyle choices for today’s next generation of retirees. To be successful we rely on the skills and expertise of educated and well prepared graduates and Fleming College is our first choice. Because Fleming College holds their students to the same high standard as ours, we have confidence in their programs and are proud to be an employer of choice of their graduates,” says Executive Director and Fleming Alumna, Kerri Davies.

Over half of Canterbury Gardens’ staff are Fleming College alumni, including Dan Leal. Dan was named the Director of Dining Services in 2007. He graduated from the Chef Apprentice program in 1999. Dan enjoys working with Fleming students and currently has a Culinary Management/Co-op Apprentice program student working with him.

Robynne Hubert moved from Niagara Falls to study in the Culinary Management/Co-op Apprentice program because she felt it was the best choice for her and is enjoying the placement opportunities the program offers.

Kerri is thrilled to have students doing their placements at Canterbury Gardens. As Event Chair for the college’s signature event, Dream: Fleming International Culinary Festival, “I am proud to be able to support the Fleming Culinary Festival and their fine students,” states Kerri.

Dream: Fleming International Culinary Festival takes place Wednesday Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Sutherland Campus of Fleming College. The event is an opportunity for Fleming culinary students to showcase their talents and raise funds for student financial assistance. Tickets are available by calling 705-749-5509.

The Fleming College Alumni Association would like to thank the community for their enthusiasm for Fleming College Alumni Appreciation Week including the many employers who have been a part of this week’s festivities. Also a special thanks to Hicks-Morley, event sponsor for their generous support.

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 90 full-time programs in Business and Technology, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Visual Arts, Education, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has more than 6,000 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 58,000 alumni.

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For more information:
Nicole Grady, Alumni Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1390 or ngrady@flemingc.on.ca

Celebrating the life of Ernest Thompson Seton

It may be Lindsay’s best-kept secret: renowned Canadian naturalist and artist Ernest Thompson Seton spent a formative part of his childhood in Lindsay between 1866 and 1870.

And now, plans are underway to celebrate the life of Seton and his connection to the area.

Two Fleming College students at the Frost Campus – Julie Crawley and Gilbert Gaboury – are partnering with the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail Association to host a community lecture on Seton as well as rededicate a plaque in his honour. The Ontario Historical Plaque will eventually be located on the section of the Trans Canada Trail that passes through the Frost Campus.

The rededication ceremony and free community lecture will feature guest speaker John Wadland, a Trent University professor who completed his Ph.D. on Seton. It will take place on March 29 at 6:30 p.m. in room 250 of the Frost Campus, 200 Albert St. S. in Lindsay.

Seton, who was born in England in 1860, moved with his family to Canada in 1866, settling near Lindsay. It was his first introduction to rural life and his childhood experiences here led to the beginnings of his love of nature.

In 1870 the family moved to Toronto. Later in life, Seton settled in Carberry, Manitoba. In his lifetime he authored 40 books and completed many landscape paintings. He died in 1946.

Seton is well-known throughout the world, from England to Japan. Local residents can view some of Seton’s paintings at the Lindsay Art Gallery, which holds a collection of his works.

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 90 full-time programs in Business and Technology, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Visual Arts, Education, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has 6,000 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 58,000 alumni.

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For more information:
Laura Copeland, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or copeland@flemingc.on.ca

Gods & Heroes: New performing arts camp for kids

Channeling the heroes and gods of ancient Greece, children taking an upcoming March Break performing arts camp will use mime, dance and masks to create an authentic Greek theatre piece.

Gods & Heroes is a new week-long drama course for children ages eight to 12 that concludes on Friday, March 18 with a half-hour public performance based on Greek mythology.

The course is offered through Fleming College’s Cobourg Campus and will be taught by entertainment professionals Daniel Matmor and Heidi von Palleske.

“The children will use the same principles of theatre as they did in ancient Greece – using music, dancing, mime and mask work,” said Mr. Matmor. “There will be no sets, the performance will be done completely through voice and movement.”

Camp participants will learn about Greek mythology at the same time as gaining skills in vocal work, basic choreography and mime. The camp requires some teamwork and teaches improvisational skills as the students will have a hand in writing the script for the course-ending performance.

“We let the kids improvise then through that improvisation we will write the scenes,” said Mr. Matmor.

While the camp offers training in the discipline of acting, students will further develop their talents through a variety of exciting games, invigorating exercises, spirited song, and interactive classes, culminating with the creation and production of their public performance.

Having directed adults performing Greek theatre for children, Mr. Matmor wanted to try a different approach.

“I thought it would be so much more joyful and rich if the kids did it themselves,” he said. “Children will surprise and delight you. They are much more honest. As we get older we lose our ability to be in the moment.”

Mr. Matmor is no stranger to children’s theatre as he is a children’s playwright and the founder and artistic director of the Hampstead Stage Company – the largest touring children’s theatre company in North America. An actor, writer, director and producer of theatre and film, Mr. Matmor has worked with many Hollywood greats including Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman, and Tobe Hooper.

Ms. von Palleske is one of the most respected actors in the film and television industry. She has starred in more than 40 films and TV programs, working opposite Antonio Banderas, Jeremy Irons, Goldie Hawn, and Michelle Williams.

No theatre experience is necessary for interested camp participants. The camp will take place from Mar. 14 to 18 at the IDEAHUB in Port Hope. It runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day, and costs $266.25 per child. The public performance will take place the night of March 18 at the Victoria Hall in Cobourg. The camp is expected to be offered again in the summer, from July 11 to 15.

For more information or to register for either camp, visit www.flemingcollege.ca/cobourg or call 1-888-269-6929.

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Gods & Heroes: New performing arts camp for kids

Channeling the heroes and gods of ancient Greece, children taking an upcoming March Break performing arts camp will use mime, dance and masks to create an authentic Greek theatre piece.

Gods & Heroes is a new week-long drama course for children ages eight to 12 that concludes on Friday, March 18 with a half-hour public performance based on Greek mythology.

The course is offered through Fleming College’s Cobourg Campus and will be taught by entertainment professionals Daniel Matmor and Heidi von Palleske.

“The children will use the same principles of theatre as they did in ancient Greece – using music, dancing, mime and mask work,” said Mr. Matmor. “There will be no sets, the performance will be done completely through voice and movement.”

Camp participants will learn about Greek mythology at the same time as gaining skills in vocal work, basic choreography and mime. The camp requires some teamwork and teaches improvisational skills as the students will have a hand in writing the script for the course-ending performance.

“We let the kids improvise then through that improvisation we will write the scenes,” said Mr. Matmor.

While the camp offers training in the discipline of acting, students will further develop their talents through a variety of exciting games, invigorating exercises, spirited song, and interactive classes, culminating with the creation and production of their public performance.

Having directed adults performing Greek theatre for children, Mr. Matmor wanted to try a different approach.

“I thought it would be so much more joyful and rich if the kids did it themselves,” he said. “Children will surprise and delight you. They are much more honest. As we get older we lose our ability to be in the moment.”

Mr. Matmor is no stranger to children’s theatre as he is a children’s playwright and the founder and artistic director of the Hampstead Stage Company – the largest touring children’s theatre company in North America. An actor, writer, director and producer of theatre and film, Mr. Matmor has worked with many Hollywood greats including Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman, and Tobe Hooper.

Ms. von Palleske is one of the most respected actors in the film and television industry. She has starred in more than 40 films and TV programs, working opposite Antonio Banderas, Jeremy Irons, Goldie Hawn, and Michelle Williams.

No theatre experience is necessary for interested camp participants. The camp will take place from Mar. 14 to 18 at the IDEAHUB in Port Hope. It runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day, and costs $266.25 per child. The public performance will take place the night of March 18 at the Victoria Hall in Cobourg. The camp is expected to be offered again in the summer, from July 11 to 15.

For more information or to register for either camp, visit www.flemingcollege.ca/cobourg or call 1-888-269-6929.

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Fleming College presents 'A Man of His Time'; the life of Sir Sandford Fleming

Heritage Pavilion Stage, in partnership with Fleming College, will stage a costumed reading of their play A Man of His Time at Fleming College on Tuesday, Feb. 22 to honour the college’s namesake Sir Sandford Fleming.

The play, written by Peterborough playwright Ryan Kerr, and staged for receptive school and public audiences in the fall of 2010, focuses on Sir Fleming’s remarkable achievements after emigrating to Canada in 1845.

The reading closely follows the grand opening celebration of the college’s renovations, and the unveiling of the specially commissioned bust of Sir Fleming in the main foyer.

Fleming was a cousin of Dr. John Hutchison, Peterborough’s first resident doctor. After arriving from Scotland at age 18, he lived with the Hutchisons for two years and traveled extensively throughout central Ontario trying to establish himself as a surveyor and engineer. Among his early accomplishments, he surveyed and produced detailed maps of Peterborough, Cobourg and the Colborne District, which he reproduced and sold door-to-door to earn income.

“Fleming’s achievements were incredible – his maps, his surveys for the Canadian Pacific Railway, the first Canadian postage stamp, invention of international standard time –the man had amazing energy,” said director Phil Oakley. “We try to convey that sense of energy in the play.”

A Man of His Time was commissioned and produced by Peterborough’s Heritage Pavilion Stage (HPS) in partnership with the Peterborough Historical Society, with generous donations from the Peterborough Foundation, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the City of Peterborough, and local chapters of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

This event will take place at the Sutherland Campus on Brealey Drive, in the Whetung Theatre, Room 519 at 3:30 p.m. It will be followed by a question and answer with the cast, director and playwright, and light refreshments will be provided afterward.

The reading is being promoted to Fleming staff and students and will also be open to the public.

“We are extremely pleased to be offering this play to the Fleming community,” says Greg Conchelos, co-producer. “It represents part of their history and seemed a perfect fit.”

The date was also chosen to coincide with Heritage Week. Heritage Pavilion Stage will have a booth at Heritage Expo, which launches the event, at Trent University on Feb. 18.

Heritage Pavilion Stage is a Peterborough-based theatre company that puts on originally commissioned Canadian history plays for schools, local performances and community groups.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Greg Conchelos or Mary Conchelos, Co-Producers, (705) 876-9065 or hpstage@gmail.com

www.heritagepavilionstage.ca

Fleming College presents ‘A Man of His Time’; the life of Sir Sandford Fleming

Heritage Pavilion Stage, in partnership with Fleming College, will stage a costumed reading of their play A Man of His Time at Fleming College on Tuesday, Feb. 22 to honour the college’s namesake Sir Sandford Fleming.

The play, written by Peterborough playwright Ryan Kerr, and staged for receptive school and public audiences in the fall of 2010, focuses on Sir Fleming’s remarkable achievements after emigrating to Canada in 1845.

The reading closely follows the grand opening celebration of the college’s renovations, and the unveiling of the specially commissioned bust of Sir Fleming in the main foyer.

Fleming was a cousin of Dr. John Hutchison, Peterborough’s first resident doctor. After arriving from Scotland at age 18, he lived with the Hutchisons for two years and traveled extensively throughout central Ontario trying to establish himself as a surveyor and engineer. Among his early accomplishments, he surveyed and produced detailed maps of Peterborough, Cobourg and the Colborne District, which he reproduced and sold door-to-door to earn income.

“Fleming’s achievements were incredible – his maps, his surveys for the Canadian Pacific Railway, the first Canadian postage stamp, invention of international standard time –the man had amazing energy,” said director Phil Oakley. “We try to convey that sense of energy in the play.”

A Man of His Time was commissioned and produced by Peterborough’s Heritage Pavilion Stage (HPS) in partnership with the Peterborough Historical Society, with generous donations from the Peterborough Foundation, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the City of Peterborough, and local chapters of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

This event will take place at the Sutherland Campus on Brealey Drive, in the Whetung Theatre, Room 519 at 3:30 p.m. It will be followed by a question and answer with the cast, director and playwright, and light refreshments will be provided afterward.

The reading is being promoted to Fleming staff and students and will also be open to the public.

“We are extremely pleased to be offering this play to the Fleming community,” says Greg Conchelos, co-producer. “It represents part of their history and seemed a perfect fit.”

The date was also chosen to coincide with Heritage Week. Heritage Pavilion Stage will have a booth at Heritage Expo, which launches the event, at Trent University on Feb. 18.

Heritage Pavilion Stage is a Peterborough-based theatre company that puts on originally commissioned Canadian history plays for schools, local performances and community groups.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Greg Conchelos or Mary Conchelos, Co-Producers, (705) 876-9065 or hpstage@gmail.com

www.heritagepavilionstage.ca

Sustainable Building workshop with Chris Magwood

Fleming College’s Chris Magwood will host an upcoming workshop that explores the field of sustainable building.

Magwood is the program coordinator for both the Sustainable Building Design and Construction and Sustainable Renovation programs at Fleming.

The free workshop, Does this Sustainability Stuff Really Work? will take place on Thursday, Feb. 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Camp Kawartha Environment Centre, 2505 Pioneer Rd. in Peterborough. (The Centre was built by Magwood and students in the Sustainable Building Design and Construction program in 2009.)

Magwood will encourage workshop participants to consider building design in a new way.

Magwood has written three books on straw bale building and is the author of the forthcoming Skeptic’s Guide to Sustainable Building.

Does this Sustainability Stuff Really Work? is part of a workshop series hosted by Camp Kawartha with support from the RBC Foundation.

The Sustainable Living in the Greater Peterborough Area workshop series matches experts with community members interested in specific topics on living sustainably. It focuses on practical steps community members and businesses can take to reduce carbon emissions, retrofit homes with green alternatives, and adopt sustainable living practices. As well, it will highlight the economic advantages of adopting green approaches to business.

Additional workshops at the Camp Kawartha Environment Centre include:

• Financing the Green Economy
with Chris Ouellette
Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.

• Solar Energy and the MicroFIT program
with Simon Boone and J.P. Pawliw
March 2 at 7 p.m.

• Responsible Lending
with Chris Ouellette
March 23 at 7 p.m

• Sustainability Begins in the Garden
with Cathy Dueck
March 31 at 7 p.m.

• Eating Local – How Can it Be Done?
with Paula Anderson and By the Bushel
April 14 at 7 p.m.

• Green Building Materials and Health Impacts
with Chris Phillips
April 27 at 7 p.m.

• Stepping into Green
with Jacob Rodenburg
May 28 at 2 p.m.

• Greening Your Business
with Scott Mancini
June 9 at 7 p.m.
For more information on the workshop series, visit: www.campkawartha.ca/environmentcentre/publicworkshops.php

Drop-ins are welcome but if possible, please RSVP to 705-652-3860 or email info@campkawartha.ca

For more information on Fleming College’s Sustainable Building Design and Construction program, please visit:
http://www.flemingc.on.ca/index.cfm/go/programs/sub/display/code/SBD/style/d.cfm

For more information on Fleming College’s Sustainable Renovation program, please visit:
http://www.flemingc.on.ca/index.cfm/go/programs/sub/display/code/SBR/style/d.cfm
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Call for Presentations: forum on building community in long term care

Fleming College’s Institute for Healthy Aging (IHA), in partnership with St. Joseph’s at Fleming, will host a one-day forum on Monday, April 4.

Innovations in Aging Well: Building Community in Long Term Care will explore best practices and successes for moving long term care from an institutional model of care to a holistic one.

The IHA is currently putting out a Call for Presentations for the forum:
http://www.stjosephsatfleming.com/Call%20for%20Presentations.pdf

The deadline for presentation proposals is Feb. 21 at noon.

The forum will also feature keynote speaker Karl Samuelson, who is a senior policy analyst with the Canadian Healthcare Association and author of New Directions for Facility-Based Long Term Care (2009).

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Muskellunge hatchery receives funding for digital imaging project

A Fleming College project to research the use of digital imaging to identify individual muskellunge, has received $10,000 in funding from the Colleges Ontario Network for Industry Innovation (CONII).

Fleming College’s Muskellunge Fish Hatchery, working in partnership with aquaculture firm C&M Aquatics, applied for the funding to find a way to mark and identify muskellunge in our lakes and rivers without using invasive physical tags. Application of the tags is stressful to the fish, potentially painful, and can cause injuries and fatalities.

According to Fleming Hatchery Technologist Mark Newell, a method using digital imaging and image recognition software is less expensive and could be more reliable than the traditional tags currently used.

“A non-invasive method will result in fewer inadvertent injuries and mortalities,” said Newell. “This would represent a giant step forward in the ethical practice of fisheries assessment and would also be of economic benefit to an aquaculture company by reducing loss of valuable broodstock fish.”

The project has the potential for commercialization activities around the use of digital image recognition software for aquaculture facilities, and there may be other market potential for such software.

Newell and Fleming Scientist Gord Balch will work with C&M Aquatics’ Josh Clark on the project, which will be carried out in three phases over the next few months at the college’s Frost Campus.

Three hundred winter fingerling muskellunge will be tagged and kept at Fleming’s muskellunge fish hatchery for nine weeks. The hatchery will create a database of photographs of the muskellunge, cross-referenced with the information from the physical tags. Data will be collected at three-week intervals for two months to provide a comprehensive database showing growth changes. Once the database is established, it will be provided to software developers during the second phase of the project with the aim of creating a program to be used in field trials in the third phase.

The Lake Simcoe Muskellunge Restoration Project is in its fourth year at Fleming College. The aim of the project is to restore a healthy breeding population of muskellunge to Lake Simcoe. The restoration project currently uses tags to identify the fish and assess the success of the reintroduction program.

The Fleming College Fish Hatchery is also providing muskellunge for a live display at the Royal Ontario Museum. Water: The Exhibition opens on March 5 at the ROM.

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 90 full-time programs in Business and Technology, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Visual Arts, Education, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has more than 6,000 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 58,000 alumni.

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For more information:
Laura Copeland, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or copeland@flemingc.on.ca