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Fleming College Students Helped Convert Former GO Transit Bus Into Tour Bus For Country Band

Fleming College students embarked on an awesome project recently, transforming a former GO Transit bus into a tour bus for the James Barker Band, a up-and-coming Canadian country band who will take it across Canada on their upcoming tour—their first official tour bus.

March 13th: photo of Carpentry professor Sue Brown with two of her students

March 13th: photo of Carpentry professor Sue Brown with two of her students

March 20th: Paul Jordan, Coordinator, Trades Fundamentals program; band member Taylor Abraham; Maxine Mann, Dean, School of Trades and Technology; School of Trades and Technology Academic Chair Rod McLeod; band member Connor Stephen; band member Bobby Martin; and Band Manager.

March 20th: Paul Jordan, Coordinator, Trades Fundamentals program; band member Taylor Abraham; Maxine Mann, Dean, School of Trades and Technology; School of Trades and Technology Academic Chair Rod McLeod; band member Connor Stephen; band member Bobby Martin; and Band Manager.

March 30th

March 30th

April 13th: Fleming students & faculty at work on the bus

April 13th: Fleming students & faculty at work on the bus

With the assistance of faculty from Fleming's School of Trades and Technology, students in a number of trades programs—Carpentry, Plumbing, Welding and Electrical—collaborated to complete the project over the past seven weeks before their semester ended on April 21st.

April 13th: Bunk beds coming along

April 13th: Bunk beds coming along

The bus includes a kitchenette, bathroom, eight bunks, a closet, and lounge and seating areas.

April 21st: Seating area

April 21st: Seating area

April 21st

April 21st

April 21st

April 21st

The students finished their portion of the project on time, including wood work, plumbing, welding and wiring, and the only thing left to do is some trim work and paint.

The band (pictured below at Fleming's recent Open House) will soon be ready to take it on tour...
 

James Barker Band at Fleming

James Barker Band at Fleming

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