Nova Scotia Shines Bright: Province Celebrates 16 Medals at the 2023 Skills Canada National Competition.

On the morning of May 23rd, a team of 39 students and apprentices from across the province, with their coaches, and delegates from Skills Canada – Nova Scotia boarded a plane bound for Winnipeg to represent Nova Scotia at the 2023 Skills Canada National Competition.

From May 24th to 27th, the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg played host to the 2023 Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC), where Canada’s best in skilled trades and technologies competed to become the national champion in their respective discipline. More than 550 competitors representing all regions of Canada participated in over 45 skilled trade and technology competitions.

Competitors from Nova Scotia unleashed their skill, talent, and drive in a what was a challenging two-days of contests. Team Nova Scotia’s inspirational effort undoubtedly raised the bar for all of the provinces and territories with many competitions decided by decimal points in their final scorings.

When the medalists were announced during the closing ceremonies, it was evident that the hard work and effort paid off for many members of Team Nova Scotia. The team earned 16 medals in total; three gold, eight silver, and five bronze.

Medalists from across the province include:

Jesse Johnson – Car Painting – FixAuto Truro
Luc Dupuis – Job Skill Demonstration – École secondaire du Sommet
Bailey Williams – Hairstyling – NSCC Burridge Campus
Grace Westenberger – Sprinkler Fitter – Viking Fire Protection Ltd.
Luc Nguyen – Photography (PS) – NSCC Ivany Campus

Isaac Winchester & Isaiah Crawley – 2D Character Computer Animation – Sackville High School
Clark Barrie – Aesthetics – CBBC Regency Salon
Talita Caballero Wang – Graphic Design Technology – NSCC Ivany Campus
Nathan Higgins – Mechanical Engineering CAD – NSCC Ivany Campus
Justin Hudson – Plumbing – UA Local 56
Derek Lewis – Refrigeration & Air Conditioning – Valley Refrigeration Ltd.
Ronan Doherty – Workplace Safety – Sackville High School

Olivia Sewell – Cooking (PS) – NSCC Akerley Campus *
Curtis Pettipas – Electrical Installations (PS) – Expert Electric & Alarm Ltd.
Josh Purcell – Steamfitter / Pipefitter – UA Local 56

*Olivia Sewell was also awarded with the RBC Best of Region Award which is given to the best-weighted score from each competitor from each province and territory. She is also now eligible to represent Team Canada at the upcoming WorldSkills competition in Lyon, France.

A massive congratulations to all of the Team Nova Scotia competitors! Thank you all for your hard work and efforts. Medal or not, we are proud of each and every one of you.

Thank you to all our partners, sponsors, volunteers, coaches, and NTC members that helped Team Nova Scotia along the way. We can’t give enough praise to the amazing people and organizations that help to support Team Nova Scotia’s journey to the Skills Canada National Competition each year.