Fleming College launches 50th anniversary celebrations in Peterborough



Peterborough ON – (August 22, 2017) – Fleming College is inviting students, employees and alumni as well as the Peterborough community to help celebrate its 50th anniversary.

“Over the next month, Fleming will co-host a series of fun events, both in the community and at the college,” said Drew Van Parys, Executive Director of Advancement and Marketing. “It’s a way for us to not only celebrate this significant milestone but also give our thanks to the community for its unwavering and ongoing support of the college. All community members are welcome and encouraged to join in the celebrations.”

  • The college will kick-off 50th celebrations with a Fleming night at Peterborough Musicfest on Saturday, Aug. 26. Country music star Jason McCoy will perform a free concert at Del Crary Park, starting at 8 p.m.
  • The Peterborough Petes and Fleming have teamed up to help celebrate the college’s golden anniversary at the Petes’ home opener on Thursday, Sept. 21. As part of the evening, representatives from Fleming will take part in the puck drop as well as activities during the game.
  • Celebrations in Peterborough will culminate with a 50th anniversary party at Sutherland Campus on Friday, Sept. 22. From 3-7:30 p.m., the College will host live entertainment, special guests, soccer games (Fleming versus St. Lawrence College), and more. Those who would like to attend can RSVP for this event on Eventbrite here.

Fleming College first opened its doors in September 1967, part of Ontario’s ground-breaking network of community colleges that were established in Canada’s centennial year.

Starting with fewer than 200 students, Fleming has now grown to almost 6,000 full-time students. Its impact within the community and beyond is substantial with more than 74,000 alumni having graduated from the college over the last 50 years.

Fleming will also host a 50th anniversary celebration at Frost Campus on Friday, Sept. 29. To learn more about these and other upcoming events at our campuses, visit our Facebook page: facebook.com/flemingcollege or visit us on Twitter and Instagram @FlemingCollege.

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 74,000 alumni.



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