Cornwall Ontario — General Rick Hillier was the guest speaker at the Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce new Lunch and Learn event on Wednesday, March 27th, speaking about leadership. He is seen here with Carolyn Coleman who presented him with her new invention, “TXTRS Texting Mittens”.
At a family dinner Carolyns sons, Kristopher and Shaun Van Koppen, asked her to make them mittens that they could text with when out in Afghanistan, to keep their hands warm.
Her first try looked like pot holders which they were not impressed with but with some more work the TXTRS Mittens were born and in 2 years about 5,000 pairs have been sold. These mittens are produced in Cornwall and have kept peoples minds occupied while their loved ones are fighting wars far away from them.
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