Peterborough ON – (August 15, 2019) – Fleming College and Trent University congratulate the City of Peterborough, the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) and the organizing committee on successfully hosting the 2019 Women’s Lacrosse U19 World Championships. The two institutions co-hosted the Championships from Aug. 1 – 10, 2019 in partnership with the City.
“It was an honour to co-host the 2019 Women’s Lacrosse U19 World Championships with Trent University and celebrate a game so rich in our country’s history,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “It was tremendous to have the Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, join us for closing ceremonies and have strong support from our MP Hon. Maryam Monsef, MPP Dave Smith and Mayor Diane Therrien encouraging the athletes at the opening ceremonies and throughout the tournament. The championships brought excitement to our city, and we would like to thank and congratulate all tournament organizers, athletes and coaches on a successful tournament.”
The 2019 World Lacrosse U19 Women’s Lacrosse Championships brought 22 teams from around the world to Peterborough, showcasing the city’s picturesque, vibrant and dynamic amenities to an international audience. The Championships profiled the city of Peterborough and the Kawarthas, while contributing economically to the City.
“We believe that sport has the ability to bring the world together – and we saw the power in that diversity throughout as a proud co-host of the World Championships,” said Dr. Leo Groarke, President and Vice-Chancellor of Trent University. “We thank the Premier of Ontario, our MP, MPP and Mayor for their presence and support as we took this opportunity to shine a light on all our institutions and Peterborough and the Kawarthas have to offer.”
The two institutions are key partners with municipal and regional governments, First Nations communities and regional businesses, together contributing $1 billion in economic benefits to the community. Fleming College understands the instrumental role it plays in regional prosperity and the well-being of the communities where it is present. The College contributes an estimated economic impact in the region of $497M annually. Trent University has an estimated economic impact of nearly $500M on the regional economies in which it operates.
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 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.
About Trent University
One of Canada’s top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that’s personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent’s unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent’s students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent’s Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.
Media, for more information
Communications Officer, Fleming College
705.749.5530 x 1366
Communications & Media Relations Officer, Trent University,
705-748-1011 x 6240