Three Abbotsford students win gold at Skills Canada event

The trio were among seven local high schoolers who had advanced to the competition in Vancouver from the provincials held in April.

Patty Chomseng and Conor Nolan

Patty Chomseng and Conor Nolan

Three Abbotsford students won gold medals at the Skills Canada competition in Vancouver over the weekend.

Patty Chomseng and Conor Nolan from Abbotsford Virtual School took top place in 3D character computer animation, while Amie Peters (photo below) from Abbotsford Senior Secondary placed first in culinary arts.

The three were among seven Abbotsford students who competed against 500 participants in 40 trade and technology areas at BC Place from June 5-8.

All competitors had advanced to the national level by winning gold at provincial competitions.

The B.C. event was held at Tradex in Abbotsford on April 17.

The other Abbotsford students who advanced to the Skills Canada event were:

– Elijah Baluyan and Karmyn Chretien from Robert Bateman Secondary in 2D animation;

– Davejot Sidhu from Robert Bateman Secondary in architectural drafting; and

–  Casey Lenning from Rick Hansen Secondary in electrical wiring.

For the complete list of winners, visit