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NWT sending 18 competitors to Skills Canada nationals

A competitor at the 2018 Skills Canada NWT territorial skills competition
A competitor at the 2018 Skills Canada NWT territorial skills competition. Photo: Skills Canada NWT

Eighteen competitors from across the Northwest Territories will take part in Skills Canada’s national competition in Edmonton on June 4 and 5.

They’ll be part of a total field of some 550 contenders, taking part in more than 40 skilled trade and technology competitions.

To be selected, Team NWT members had to advance from Skills Canada NWT’s own territorial skills competition held in late April.

Here’s the NWT team:



Fort Resolution
Kolt Fabien (Dominion Diamond Mines) – Plumbing

Hay River
Savanna Moore (Diamond Jenness Secondary School) – Job Skill Demonstration – Traditional Sewing

Jovian Pokiak (East Three Secondary School) – Outdoor Power & Recreation Equipment
Karis Dekwant (East Three Secondary School) – Baking
Kaylin Harder (East Three Secondary School) – Fashion Technology
Jasmine Keogak (East Three Secondary School) – Hairstyling

Reece Head (St Patrick High School) – Welding
Robert Heron (Dominion Diamond Mines) – Electrical Wiring
Reece Pineo (Sir John Franklin High School) – Automobile Technology
Ryan Snyder (Polar Tech) – Outdoor Power & Recreation Equipment
Torin Dowe (Aurora Welding) – Welding (PS)
Dylan Harker (Sir John Franklin High School) – Graphic Design
Aafreen Khan (Sir John Franklin High School) – Public Speaking
Pyper Legge (Sir John Franklin High School) – Cooking
Lodina Martin-Ferron (St Patrick High School) – Photography
Robert Warren (Ideal Woodworking) – Cabinetmaking
Lisa Weaver (Sir John Franklin High School) – Video Production
Braeden Cordero (Sir John Franklin High School) – Video Production

Competitors are judged on their skills in completing a project in their particular trade or technology. Winners will be announced at a closing ceremony on Wednesday, June 6, at the Edmonton Expo Centre.