Six Abbotsford students advance to Skills Canada Competition

Earned gold medals during provincial event on Wednesday at Tradex in Abbotsford

  • Apr. 14, 2016 10:00 a.m.
Kyle Jansen (right) of Yale Secondary is among the Abbotsford students who competed at the Skills BC competition on Wednesday at Tradex. He won a silver medal.

Kyle Jansen (right) of Yale Secondary is among the Abbotsford students who competed at the Skills BC competition on Wednesday at Tradex. He won a silver medal.

Six students from the Abbotsford school district will be travelling to the National Skills Canada Competition from June 5 to 8 in Moncton, New Brunswick.

The students qualified for the nationals after winning gold medals at the Skills BC competition held Wednesday at Tradex in Abbotsford.

In all, more than 560 competitors registered for the competition from across the province, in both high school and post-secondary competitions.

The local gold medalists are:

* Ashley Lewko and Ryan White of  Robert Bateman Secondary in 2D computer animation;

* Brendan McDougall and Kurtis Mar of Yale Secondary in 3D computer animation;

* Teagan Lansell of Yale Secondary in architectural CAD; and

* Pvitter Brar of Abbotsford Traditional Secondary in welding.

Silver medalists are:

* Christian Penaranda of W.J. Mouat Secondary in auto services; and

* Kyle Jansen of Yale Secondary in electrical wiring.

Also, junior skills medals were handed out for a spaghetti bridge building competition, with a gold going to the team from Chief Dan George Middle (Ryan Naldrett, David Neufeld, Brendan Rauch and Caleb Martyn).

Silver went to Nick Wiens and Rylen Barnum of Abbotsford Middle.

Results are still to be announced for the TV and video competitions.

Complete results are available at skillsbc.ca.