Team Sudbury’s skills among the best in Ontario Local students bring home gold, silver, and bronze

Posted on Thursday May 9, 2019

SUDBURY – Members of Team Sudbury are returning home from Skills Ontario with lots of hardware and heads held high.

They won medals in nine categories at this week’s Skills Ontario competition, including two gold, three silver, and four bronze. Skills Ontario is the largest event of its kind in Canada.

Team Sudbury is comprised of more than 50 students from Cambrian College, Rainbow District School Board, and Sudbury Catholic District School Board.

This is the second year in a row the three institutions have joined together to create Team Sudbury. Team Sudbury’s debut last year produced four gold medals, two silver medals, and four bronze medals.

There were even repeat winners among Team Sudbury this week. Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School students Anton Niemi Fielding and Colin Therrien repeated as silver medalists in the category of silver medal in Horticulture and Landscape.

“This is a great result for our students,” says Renee Scott, Cambrian College’s Director of Student Success and Recruitment and the college’s lead organizer for Team Ontario. “We have proved again this year that Sudbury produces highly skilled students who can compete with the best in the province.”

“We are so proud of our students for their outstanding achievement at the provincial level. They captured top honours among the best in Ontario," says Rainbow District School Board Director of Education, Norm Blaseg. "Congratulations to Team Sudbury and to everyone who supported them on their journey to success."

“We are very proud of the students who participated in this year’s Skills Ontario Competition,” says Joanne Bénard, Director of Education of the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. “At Sudbury Catholic we promote innovation as a system and make it a priority to offer hands-on learning opportunities such as this one for students at each of our 4 secondary schools. Our students work year-round improving their skills and strengthening their abilities. We would like to thank their dedicated and inspiring educators for supporting them throughout the learning process! Congratulations to all participants on Team Sudbury.”

Winners of a gold medal at Skills Ontario have qualified for the Skills Canada championships May 28-29 in Halifax.

Team Sudbury would also like to thank its supporters for this year’s Skills Ontario competition: Infrastructure Health and Safety Association, and Schneider Electric.

Here are the medals won by members of Team Sudbury at this year’s Skills Ontario competition:

Pierre Leduc (Cambrian College) - Automation and Control
Trenton Luxton and Dylan Larkin (Cambrian College) - Powerline

Keaton Rich (Cambrian College) - Industrial Mechanic Millwright
David Tuerk (Cambrian College) - IT Network Systems Administration
Anton Niemi Fielding and Colin Therrien (RDSB/Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School) - Horticulture and Landscape

Lara El-Darazi (Confederation Secondary School) - Prepared Speech
Rhys Kenwell (Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School) – Coding
Stephane Bisaillon (Cambrian College) - Heavy Equipment Service
Jeremy Woodard (Cambrian College) - Metal Fabricator/Fitter

Photo caption:
Members of Team Sudbury at this year’s Skills Ontario competition, held May 6-8 in Mississauga. Team Sudbury won medals in nine categories (two gold, three silver, four bronze). Team Sudbury is made up of students from Cambrian College, Rainbow District School Board, and Sudbury Catholic District School Board.

Media Contacts

Dan Lessard
Cambrian College
705-566-8101, x6302

Nicole Charette
Rainbow District School Board
705-674-3171, x7217

Carlee Vendramin
Sudbury Catholic District School Board
705-673-5620, x725


Bill Best Appointed to Second Term as Cambrian College President

Posted on Wednesday May 1, 2019

SUDBURY – The Cambrian College Board of Governors has renewed President Bill Best for a second term leading the College, effective immediately.

“We are very pleased to have Bill continue his tremendous leadership of Cambrian College,” …

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