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Release Date: April 12, 2017

Students from all across British Columbia competed in an “Olympic” style trades and technology competition in Abbotsford on Wednesday, April 5 and Camosun College was well represented on the podium, earning five out of ten medals in the South Island category.

South Island Medalists 1 Gold; 3 Silver; 6 Bronze

Car Painting SecondaryVictoria High School Julian WalshBronze
Carpentry Post-Secondary Camosun College Ben Maltby Silver
Carpentry Secondary Edward Milne Community School James Blakeborough Silver
Jr. Spaghetti Bridge Middle School Bayside Middle School Team Silver
Jr. Sumo Robot Middle School Bayside Middle School Aiden Wittman Bronze
Landscape Gardening Post-Secondary Camosun College Grace Yakubowich and Brenden Cable Bronze
Robotics Secondary Edward Milne Community School Team Bronze
Sheet Metal Work Post-Secondary Camosun College McKenzie Collins Bronze
Sprinkler Systems Post-Secondary Camosun College Samuel Kaiser Bronze
Steamfitting Post-Secondary Camosun College Kyle Horne Gold

Participants come from middle school, secondary school and post-secondary institutions across the province. Medalists earn a spot in the national skills competition scheduled from May 31 to June 3, 2017 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Congratulations to the Skills Canada BC Provincial Medalists and to all the students, teachers and instructors who contributed to their success and to all those that participated in the event!


Kelly Betts
South Island Partnership

Skills Canada carpentry students in action. For more information, please visit

Last updated: April 12, 2017 3:39 pm

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