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Skills Canada Nationals a win for NWT Team

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.


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Kyle Thomas

Kyle grew up in Yellowknife and is a local entrepreneur, writer, baker, and Yellowknife Advocate who is addicted to learning as much as he can about the community and sharing it with anyone who'll listen. In 2009 he developed YkOnline.ca. A website all about living, working and thriving in Yellowknife for residents, newcomers, and visitors.

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