“Olympics of Trades” Brought the Best to Winnipeg
WINNIPEG, MB. – The 2017 Skills Canada National Competition took over the RBC Convention Centre for three days of competitions, networking, and educational workshops earlier this month.
Approximately 550 youth from across Canada competed in more than 40 skilled trade and technology competitions, including robotics, cabinetmaking, landscape gardening, cooking, graphic design, welding, autobody repair, hairstyling, fashion technology, mechanical CADD, and a variety of others.
The two-day event garnered the best of the best to compete against one another in Canada’s only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices.
In addition to the competition, there were many try-a-trade booths set up where people could try their hands at different skills and trades.
The host team from Manitoba had a very successful competition, finishing with 22 medals in total. 6 Gold, 6 Silver, and 10 Bronze.
MB Kelvin Michaud Electronics GOLD
MB Jose Inoc Electrical Installations GOLD
MB Dallas Duncombe CNC Machining GOLD
MB Elissa Polkowski Cooking GOLD
MB Alain Lanouette Sheet Metal Work GOLD
MB Margaret Gehman Photography GOLD
MB Geric Raval Mechanical CADD SILVER
MB Martin Krutsch Autobody Repair SILVER
MB Daniel Riege Aerospace Technology SILVER
MB Colin Breckman Brick Masonry SILVER
MB Raven Tiroy IT/Network Systems Administration SILVER
MB Emily Villanueva Job Skill Demonstration SILVER
MB Bryce Parnetta Robotics BRONZE
MB Mohit Patel Robotics BRONZE
MB Brad Hooper Refrigeration and Air Conditioning BRONZE
MB Bernal Delos Santos Graphic Design BRONZE
MB Nikki Furlong Steamfitter-Pipefitter BRONZE
MB Chase Munsters Outdoor Power and Rec Equipment BRONZE
MB Madlen Bowen 3D Character Computer Animation BRONZE
MB Travis Schreibmaier 3D Character Computer Animation BRONZE
MB Vitina Shannacappo 2D Character Computer Animation BRONZE
MB Denice Villenueva 2D Character Computer Animation BRONZE
Staff, MyToba News