The Skills Canada BC event takes place today (Wednesday) at Tradex in Abbotsford, featuring 600 students competing in 58 categories. (Abbotsford News file photo)

More than 600 students compete at Skills Canada BC

Several local students involved in event Wednesday at Tradex in Abbotsford

Several local students will be among those competing today (Wednesday) during the Skills Canada BC event at Tradex in Abbotsford.

More than 600 students in Grades 6 to 12 will compete in 58 fields such as aerospace, automotive, 3D animation, baking, welding, robotics and more.

The participants are all gold-medal winners from regional competitions held earlier this year, including the Fraser Valley event that took place March 1 at University of the Fraser Valley in Chilliwack.

Gold-medal winners at today’s provincial competition will advance to the Skills Canada National Competition, running June 4 and 5 in Edmonton.

Abbotsford students competing today at Tradex are:

– Casielle Mar and Brendan Kinney from Abbotsford School of the Integrated Arts (ASIA) in 2D animation;

– Arianna Guenette from ASIA in architectural CAD;

– Noah Janz from ASIA in automotive;

– Joe Fiscus from Robert Bateman Secondary in carpentry;

– Kurtis Stevenson from W. J. Mouat Secondary (WJMS) in architectural CAD;

– Isaac Moorhouse from WJMS in carpentry;

– Mat Le Clair from WJMS in electrical wiring;

– Rheis Setter and Kobe Lightfoot from WJMS in TV and film; and

– Sonia Khurana and Jaskiran Chauhan from Abbotsford Senior Secondary in TV and film.

The competition gets underway at 8 a.m., and the public is invited to drop by to watch. Admission and parking are free.Visit skillscanada.bc.ca for more information.

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