44th Annual Canadian Apprentice Contest

Published: August 26, 2019

On May 9th and 10th the Canadian Council of Sheet Metal Workers and Roofers sponsored its 44th Annual Sheet Metal Apprentice Contest in conjunction with their Annual Convention.  This year’s contest attracted some of the top 4th year Sheet Metal Apprentices from across Canada who competed in the 2-day event held in Toronto Ontario. On day one of the contest, competitors did a four-hour written exam followed by a four-hour and drafting exam, each exam made up 1/3rd of their total marks for the contest, with the practical portion making up the remaining 3rd. Day two of the contest saw the competitors working on the practical portion of the contest which was held outside under tents in front of Toronto City. This year’s project, designed by Scott Wood, Training Coordinator for the Ontario Conference, was a challenging copper and brass project, fittingly designed to mimic Toronto City hall itself. The competitors had eight hours to complete the project which included double seams, riveting, soldering, pocket locks, a wired edge, some turning and a little bit of electrical. The venue allowed members of the public to wander by and see the skills of our future generation of sheet metal workers and to learn a little about apprenticeships and our union.

On Saturday evening the Canadian Council hosted the Apprentice banquet to honour all the apprentices who competed and to recognize those who stood above the rest with awards and cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place along with a special presentation for congeniality for the apprentice found to be most friendly and helpful by his/her fellow competitors. The Canadian Council of Sheet Metal Workers and Roofers wishes to congratulate all the competitors and thanks those help to contribute to making this year one of the best apprentice contest held.

1st Place – John Hannigan award & $750.00 – Greg Holland, Local 30, Toronto, Ontario

2nd place –Ron S Taylor Award & $500.00 –  Danielle Fleming, Local 30, Toronto Ontario

3rd place – James Fletcher Award & $250.00 – Dale Mitchell- Local 296, Regina Saskatchewan

4th Place –  Bob Brown Award & $250.00 Johnathon Duchesne – Local 397, Thunder Bay Ontario

Congeniality Award – Matthew Squires – Local 512, St John’s Newfoundland