June 15, 2011
Skills Canada - Ontario took place on May 2 and 3, in Waterloo, with over 1,800 student participants competing at elementary to post-secondary levels. More than 30,000 spectators watched, at over 60 skilled trades contest areas.

Landscape Ontario was pleased to see the introduction of the Landscape Design demonstration. Sally Harvey CLT, CLP, manager of education, labour development and membership services, says the significant participation in the landscape gardening competition is truly a sign that the Ministry of Education and Skills Canada - Ontario recognize that youth have the potential for a successful career in the landscape industry.

Landscape Design Secondary

The following students are in the order of placement at the end of the design competition:
  • Brittany Martin, Elmira District Secondary School
  • Thomas Saleh, E. C. Drury High School
  • Ben Warner, Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School
  • Kostas Paliulis, Notre Dame Roman Catholic Secondary School
  • Dylan Page, Cobourg District Collegiate Institute East
  • Michael Achmatowicz-otok, Grey Highlands Secondary School
  • Brandon Mckenna, Monsignor John Pereyma Catholic Secondary School

Landscape Gardening

Teams of two students represented their school in the landscape gardening competition. The following list is in order of placement at the end of the competition.
  • Grant Fisher and Evan Ryckman, Grey Highlands Secondary School
  • Nick Olshewski and Mike Palermo, Notre Dame Roman Catholic Secondary School
  • Josh Berger and Amanda Beatson, College Heights Secondary  School
  • Candice Lapointe and Jessica Barrett, Glenview Park Secondary School
  • Sean Daley and Ryan Daley, Bendale Business and Technological Institute
  • Guyllaume Duval and Carl Gigoux, École secondaire publique Le Sommet
  • Jake Hambleton and Kory Clute, Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School
  • Dylan Burden and Daniel Creek, Hill Park Secondary School
  • Steven Zeppieri and Andrew Martino, St. Marguerite d’Youville Secondary School
  • Dylan Booth and Colin Mayer, St. Michael High School
  • Josiah Schade and Collin Dunn, Stratford Northwestern Secondary School
  • Ryan Moore and Cody Russell, Resurrection Catholic Secondary School
  • Shawn Keizer and Matt Anderson, E. C. Drury High School
  • Dallas Potter and Marshall Leblanc, Monsignor John Pereyma Catholic Secondary School
  • Juwaan Mcclean and Michael Chalaturnyk, North Peel Secondary School

The national competition is from June 1 to 4 in Quebec City.