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Clothing drive keeps international students warm

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(Left to right) CWO Delarge, CD, CFLTC RSM; Sid Taneja, International Engagement Coordinator, Georgian College; Sgt Farnell, CD; Leanne Power, Deans Assistant, Georgian College; Gareth Jones, Chief Strategy, CFLTC; and LCol Courty, CD, CFLTC Commander. (Photo: OCdt Usman Ahmad)

International students at Georgian College will be warmer this winter thanks to another successful clothing drive organized by the Canadian Forces Logistics and Training Centre (CFLTC).

This was the third time Base Borden’s CFLTC has done so, with collection beginning in late November and wrapping up on 10 January. Roughly 4,500 international students are enrolled at Georgian College this year, and many of them have never experienced the kind of cold that Canadians are used to. Donations this year included jackets, snow pants, tuques, gloves, and more to help supplement their wardrobes during the coldest months.

Sgt Mike Farnell, School Chief Warrant Officer Assistant with CFLTC said the donations are usually delievered in an armoured vehicle to the school to give students a chance to interact with Canadian Forces members and get the experience of seeing a military vehicle up close and personal. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, it was a smaller affair this year and the donation was picked up at Base Borden.

By: Emily Nakeff, Editor