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Blaze the Phoenix Introduced to Fleming Community


Peterborough, ON (Nov. 20, 2023) – Fleming College is proud to introduce Blaze, the Fleming Phoenix, to its students, staff, and campus communities.

Blaze was named following two rounds of voting-students, staff, faculty, and community members were encouraged to make suggestions during a naming contest in early November.

After receiving more than 130 suggestions, the names were pared down to four-Blaze, Fuego, Nimkii and Ash. Those names went through a round of polling, with Blaze coming out as the clear winner by more than 100 votes.

Fleming College first introduced its new varsity mascot and branding in early September.

Blaze the Phoenix replaces the Fleming Knight, which served the Fleming College community for more than 50 years.

Fleming College would like to thank everyone who helped choose a new name for our mascot.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. 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 80,000 alumni.

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Sarah Deeth
Communications Officer
705-749-5530 ext. 1161

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