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by DCN News Services

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. Apprentices from across Canada recently put their skills to the test at the 2017 United Brotherhood of Carpenters National Apprenticeship Competition in Charlottetown, P.E.I.
This year’s title for top flooring apprentice in Canada went to Mike McLaughlin of Ontario’s Carpenters’ Union Local 27 during the 2017 Carpenters’ National Apprentice Contest awards dinner held recently in Charlottetown, P.E.I.
This year’s title for top flooring apprentice in Canada went to Mike McLaughlin of Ontario’s Carpenters’ Union Local 27 during the 2017 Carpenters’ National Apprentice Contest awards dinner held recently in Charlottetown, P.E.I. - Photo: MIKE YORKE

This year marked the 25th anniversary of the competition. The best apprentices in the country competed in a diverse range of disciplines, including carpentry, drywall, millwright, floor covering and scaffolding. The event was hosted by the Atlantic Canada Regional Council of Carpenters, Millwrights and Allied Workers as well as the Carpenter Millwright Colleges and Trust Funds of Atlantic Canada.

The following is a list of winners from each category in the competition in order from first to third place.

Carpenters

• Aaraon Elsas, Local 1598, British Columbia

• Eric Peicheff, Local 785, Ontario

• Martin Galus, Local 1325, Alberta

Millwrights

• Aaron Toderash, Local 1021, Saskatchewan

• Colton Kotowich, Local 1443, Manitoba

• Katrina McClary, Local 2262, New Brunswick

Drywall

• Kelsey Morissette, Local 675, Ontario

• Jeremy Graham, Local 83, Nova Scotia

• Pierre Myre, Local 2486, Ontario

Floor Covering

• Mike McLaughlin, Local 27, Ontario

• Jeremy Welch, Local 1541, British Columbia

• Andrew Moore, Local 1669, Ontario

Scaffolders

• Morgan Bull, Local 1907, British Columbia

• Artur Karlov, Local 1325, Alberta

• Mike Paul, Local 1985, Saskatchewan

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