The National Skills Canada competition wrapped up yesterday in Edmonton and Team NWT is bringing home some medals. Skills Canada Nationals see over 500 competitors from all across Canada, from every province and territory.
Skills Canada is a competition of different trades, with everything from electrical to plumbing and graphic design to TV production. Participants from around the NWT compete on a territorial level, normally here in Yellowknife, for a chance to go to the nationals.
Bringing home medals are:
- Antonio Lewis, Welding (secondary level): GOLD
- Sébastien Rémillard, Cooking (secondary level): SILVER
- John Spoelder, Auto Service (post-secondary level): SILVER
Also with strong finishes were:
- Colin Miller, Plumbing (post-secondary level): 4th
- Richard Neary, Electrical Installations (post-secondary level): 4th
- Katherine Thomas, Graphic Design (secondary level): 5th
- Tony Liske, Industrial Mechanic/Millwright (post-secondary level): 5th
- Jeanne Yurris & Nick Walker, TV/Video Production (secondary level): 4th
Congratulations to everyone who participated, I know it is no easy task. Not only does each trade have its own complications but adding a time restraint only makes it more difficult.
Next year the national competition will be going to Vancouver, BC.