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Seton historical plaque unveiled at Frost Campus


An Ontario Historical Plaque honouring renowned naturalist and author Ernest Thompson Seton was officially rededicated at an event at Fleming College’s Frost Campus on March 29.

Seton spent part of his childhood in Lindsay, a period in his life that greatly influenced his later works.

Close to 100 people attended the evening event that also included a guest lecture on Seton by Trent University Professor Emeritus John Wadland.

Dr. Wadland showed slides of Seton’s work and told many stories about Seton’s life. In his view: “Seton was a central figure in the Canadian and American environmental movement and a leading advocate for the rights of First Nations peoples.”

The plaque will be installed at the Frost Campus (200 Albert St. S.) near the log cabin, along the section of the Trans Canada Trail that runs through the campus.

The event was organized by Fleming College, the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail Association, the Lindsay Gallery, the City of Kawartha Lakes, and the Victoria County Historical Society.

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 more than 58,000 alumni.

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