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Welcome to our new students! Anderson Bi-Weekly Connect

By September 29, 2020December 2nd, 2022No Comments
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This week we will be sharing a welcome message to our new students, celebrating the success of our Anderson Community, some COVID-19 updates as well as two short stories. We hope you enjoy them!

Welcome to our new students!

Free Cloth Masks

For those who are new to the Anderson College family, welcome! It is truly wonderful to have you with us, we’re so excited to be part of your learning journey.

For those of you who are not aware, you can request two free cloth masks to keep you and your loved ones safe.

To claim your free masks, please visit this link and fill in the form, we will then send you the masks within 2 weeks from receiving your request. Please remember to wash the masks before using them.

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We want to hear your stories!

We are so proud of the achievements by members of Anderson College community, so we wanted to dedicate a space in the Anderson Connect to celebrate these achievements.

This week we would like to share two Anderson stories with you.

Firstly, you can read the wonderful story Abeer and her journey in becoming a Medical Laboratory Technician. You can read Abeer’s story here.

Secondly, Elizabeth’s ability to help those around her is known to so many people among the Anderson College team. You can read Elizabeth’s story here.

If you or anyone you know within the Anderson Community would like to share your story to inspire someone else, please send us an email at We would love to hear from you!

COVID-19 Updates

With religious holidays and Thanksgiving approaching, it is important to take every measure possible to keep yourselves and your loves ones as safe as possible.

Helpful reminders

  1. Wash your hands often and stay home when you are sick.
  2. Keep two metres away from others who are not part of your household.
  3. Wear a mask or face covering in indoor public places.
  4. Wear a mask or face covering when physical distancing is difficult with others that are not part of your household.
  5. Avoid touching your face and cover your face with your inner elbow or a tissue if you sneeze or cough.
  6. Regularly clean and disinfect high touch surfaces.
  7. Download the COVID Alert app – The app can let people know of possible exposures before any symptoms appear.

For more information, please visit the COVID-19 page on the City of Toronto’s COVID-19 website.

Short Story 1 – The Perfect Portrait

Once there lived a brave King. He fought many battles and won many of them. Unfortunately, in one of the most important battles for his country, he was badly wounded. The King lived to relish the victory of the battle but lost an eye and a leg.

One day the King saw the paintings of some brave Kings from the past. “I should have one for myself too, then I will be remembered for my bravery for years to come,” thought the King. He called for all the great painters in the country and asked them to paint a beautiful portrait of him.

“Who will paint my portrait?”, asked the King, but none of the painters dared to accept the task of painting the king’s portrait. They couldn’t think of any way they could make the King look beautiful. A bad painting would make the King angry and none of them wanted to suffer his wrath.

But one courageous painter agreed to take the challenge of drawing the King’s portrait. He drew a beautiful classic picture of the King. It was a fantastic piece of art. Everyone was surprised how beautifully he presented the King in the portrait.

He painted the King aiming for a hunt with an eye closed and a leg bent.

How beautiful the world will look if we could ignore others people’s weakness and celebrate their strengths.

Short Story 2 – The Ant and the Dove

One day an ant came to the bank of a river to drink water. The river current was higher than usual that afternoon and the ant suddenly slipped and fell into the water. The ant feared for its life as was being swept away by the stream.

Thankfully, a kind dove saw the struggling ant from up above. The dove dropped a leaf into the water so that the ant could climb into it. The dove then carefully pulled the leaf from the stream and placed it onto the shore. The ant’s life was saved by the kind dove.

A few days later, a fierce hunter came to the forest. The hunter saw the beautiful dove sitting on a tree branch and began to take aim to shoot the dove with his arrow. The ant, which had been saved by the kindness of the dove just days earlier, saw the hunter aiming at the kind dove. Before the hunter could release his arrow, the ant bit the hunter on the foot. The hunter shouted due to the pain from the ant’s bite. The dove was alerted to the danger he was in by the noise created by the hunter and quickly flew to a safe place.

The moral of the story, every good deed we do for others will come back to us in some way.

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