August 1, 2017
Record landscape participation at Skills Canada ’17
The Landscape Gardening category had a record number of competitors at the 2017 Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) held in Winnipeg, Man. in May. Eight teams represented British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Team Canada. This forum is the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in Canada. The competition saw over 10,000 visitors gather at the RBC Convention Centre in downtown Winnipeg. Winning Landscape Gardening teams were, Gold: Adrian Sinke and Raymond de Kok of Alberta; Silver: Marie-Ève Brodeur and Vincent Pelchat of Quebec; and Bronze: Diana Davidson, Calum MacRae and Zachary Walsh of Nova Scotia. Sponsors Dynascape Software, Hank Deenen Landscaping and The Investment Guild contributed financial support that allowed awards to be given to all medalists, as well as a free certification exam. Over $4,000 was awarded to participants, including a $1500 sponsorship to Team Canada to support their training for World Skills 2017.