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North Island Skills Canada Regional Event

Monday, March 8th to Friday, March 12th, 2021
(Remote/Virtual Events across the Region)

**** Content is still being added for events ****

It’s FREE to participate as a school!!

With protocols in place due to COVID, Skills Canada Regionals will not be held in one central location as in past years.  Instead the event will be hosted VIRTUALLY or REMOTELY at the home school of the competitor.  To allow for the most flexibility as possible, competitions will happen the week of March 8th – 12th with an awards ceremony happening Friday, March 12th (Jr Events @ 11:00am – Secondary Events @ 12:00pm)

NOTE:  Junior Skills events are encouraged to be held within a school as an entire class activity.   If this is the case, a classroom/school competition MUST be held and the top 3 students/teams from the school will move to the regionals.  This class event must be held by Friday, February 26th so the winning students can be registered for the regionals.  A LIVE ZOOM session on Thursday PM or Friday AM will  determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze medalists in the North Island Region for Junior Competitions.

Link to SkillsBC Student Registration

(Students MUST be registered by Sunday, February 28th @ Midnight)

It is best practice for equal opportunity of registrations from schools in the region.  There is NO SUCH THING as first come first serve and filling an event with competitors from one school.  When registering multiple students for a single event, please register students in the order of which you would want them accepted.  If additional space is available, competitors will be accepted based on this ranking/registration order.

Please contact Steve Claassen (steve.claassen@sd71.bc.ca) Regional Coordinator with any questions or inquiries.

 Agenda/Weeks Schedule

DateDescription
Monday – Wednesday
March 8th – March 10th
Some Competitions OPEN as per Tech Chairs Instructions
Information/links/documents are either posted on this site or Email to the registering teachers email address
Wednesday
March 10th
Some Competitions CLOSE at the end of the day
1) "Physical event products" may need to be shipped to judges
2) "Virtual event products" may need to be uploaded by a specified time to judges
Thursday (By 12:00pm)
March 11th
Judging/Final Competition Day
1) Projects that require in-person judging need to be delivered to the specified location to be judged.
2) Projects that require online judging need to by uploaded/emailed.
3) Junior Competitions (Wind Turbine, Potential Energy) that will be broadcast live through ZOOM will need to be delivered to Parksville/Qualicum.
Thursday (12:15pm to 1:30pm)
March 11th
Wind Turbine Testing
(Hosted by Nanoose Bay Elementary (Karen Mostad)
Zoom Session Link sent to classes that are participating
Friday AM (9:00am to 11:00am)
March 12th

9:00am Gravity Car Race (Hosted at Sandwick Technical School)
10:00am Spaghetti Bridge testing (Hosted at Sandwick Technical School)

Zoom Session Link sent to classes that are participating
Friday (11:00am - 12:30pm)
March 12th
AWARDS & Closing Ceremony

11:00am - Junior Awards (approx - to best align prior to lunch at participants schools)
12:00pm - Senior Awards (approx - to best align with lunch at participants schools)

The awards ceremony/presentation will be broadcast through Zoom for everyone to watch.

FRIDAY ZOOM LINK

Competitions & Registration Links

Date: Wednesday, March 10th
Time/Duration: 9am to 2pm (5-hour consecutive time slot)
Location: At the participants school
# Competitors/Teams: 2 competitor per school

Technical Chair: Charity Munro
Email Address: charity.munro@sd71.bc.ca

North Island Regional adapted Scope Documents to be released on Monday, March 1

SkillsBC Regional Scope Documents

LINK to Regional Registration

MORE Information to follow
OR
contact the Technical Chair 

Date: Wednesday, March 10th
Time/Duration: 9am to 2pm (5-hour consecutive time slot)
Location: At the participants school
# Competitors per School: 1 competitors per school
# Competitors total: 8

Technical Chair: Jordan Sanchez
Email Address:Jordan.Sanchez@sd71.bc.ca

North Island Regional adapted Scope Documents to be released on Monday, March 1

SkillsBC Regional Scope Documents

LINK to Regional Registration

MORE Information to follow
OR
contact the Technical Chair 

Date: Wednesday, March 10th (Or….)
Time/Duration: 9am to 2pm (5-hour consecutive time slot)
Location: At the participants school
# Competitors per School: 1 competitors per school
# Competitors total: 8

Technical Chair: Paul Klein
Email Address: Paul.Klein@sd72.bc.ca

Competitors/Schools will be required to have ALL equipment and tools to build a fine woodworking project for this competition.

North Island Regional adapted Scope Documents to be released on Monday, March 1

SkillsBC Regional Scope Documents

LINK to Regional Registration

MORE Information to follow
OR
contact the Technical Chair 

Date: Wednesday, March 10th
Time/Duration: 9am to 2pm (5-hour consecutive time slot)
Location: At the participants school
# Competitors per School: 1 competitor per school
# Competitors total: 8

Technical Chair: Troy Dakiniewich
Email Address:troy.dakiniewich@sd71.bc.ca

Competitors/Schools will be required to have all tools and equipment to build a small wooden structure using 2x4s, plywood, etc.

North Island Regional adapted Scope Documents to be released on Monday, March 1

SkillsBC Regional Scope Documents

LINK to Regional Registration

MORE Information to follow
OR
contact the Technical Chair 

Date: Wednesday, March 10th
Time/Duration: 9am to 2pm (5-hour consecutive time slot)
Location: At the participants school
# Competitors/Teams: 1 competitor per school

Technical Chair: Tammy Williamson
Email Address: Tammy.Williamson@sd71.bc.ca

North Island Regional adapted Scope Documents to be released on Monday, March 1

SkillsBC Regional Scope Documents

LINK to Regional Registration

MORE Information to follow
OR
contact the Technical Chair 

Date: Wednesday, March 10th
Time/Duration: 9am to 2pm (5-hour consecutive time slot)
Location: At the participants school
# Competitors per School: 1 competitors per school
# Competitors total: 6

Technical Chair: Des Hart
Email Address: des.hart@telus.net

Competitors/Schools will be required to have all necessary tools and equipment to solder circuit boards, breadboard a circuit and reverse engineer a circuit board.  The parts will sent/delivered to the school prior to the competition.

North Island Regional adapted Scope Documents to be released on Monday, March 1

SkillsBC Regional Scope Documents

LINK to Regional Registration

MORE Information to follow
OR
contact the Technical Chair 

Date: Wednesday, March 10th
Time/Duration: 9am to 2pm (5-hour consecutive time slot)
Location: At the participants school
# Competitors per School: 1 competitors per school
# Competitors total: 8

Technical Chair: Charity Munro
Email Address: charity.munro@sd71.bc.ca

North Island Regional adapted Scope Documents to be released on Monday, March 1

SkillsBC Regional Scope Documents

LINK to Regional Registration

MORE Information to follow
OR
contact the Technical Chair 

Date: Wednesday, March 10th
Time/Duration: 9am to 2pm (5-hour consecutive time slot)
Location: At the participants school
# Competitors per School: 1 competitors per school
# Competitors total: 8

Technical Chair: Dave Ingram
Email Address: dave.ingram@sd71.bc.ca

North Island Regional adapted Scope Documents to be released on Monday, March 1

SkillsBC Regional Scope Documents

LINK to Regional Registration

MORE Information to follow
OR
contact the Technical Chair 

Date: Tuesday, March 9th
Time/Duration: 9am to 2pm (5-hour consecutive time slot)
Location: At the participants school
# Competitors/Teams: 12 teams (24 competitors)

Technical Chair: Shannon Hagen
Email Address: shannon.hagen@sd72.bc.ca

• Scope document to be released on THIS website ASAP
• Competitor document (with the actual theme and video details)
to be released at 9 am on Tuesday, March 9th via THIS website
• Videos to be uploaded to FilmFreeway site created specifically for Skills Canada uploads.
(instructions to be included with competitor document)

SkillsBC Regional Scope Documents

LINK to Regional Registration

MORE Information to follow
OR
contact the Technical Chair 

Date: Wednesday, March 10th
Time/Duration: 9am to 2pm (5-hour consecutive time slot)
Location: At the participants school
# Competitors per School: 1 competitors per school
# Competitors total: 8

Technical Chair: Chris Armstrong
Email Address:chris.armstrong@sd71.bc.ca

North Island Regional adapted Scope Documents to be released on Monday, March 1

SkillsBC Regional Scope Documents

LINK to Regional Registration

MORE Information to follow
OR
contact the Technical Chair 

Junior Skills events may be held an an entire class event as long as the winners will be participating in the Skills Canada Regional.  Please contact to following people if you wish to have your class participate in one of the events.  The TOP 3 winners from the class/school will compete in the “Regional Final” on either Thursday, March 11th OR Friday, March 12th (See each event for details).

Comox Valley (SD71)
Steve Claassen (Steve.Claassen@sd71.bc.ca)
Dawn Anderson (Dawn.Anderson@sd71.bc.ca)

Qualicum (SD69)
Amber Van Der Mark (avandermark@sd69.bc.ca

Date: Wednesday, March 10th
Time/Duration: 9am to 2pm (5-hour consecutive time slot)
Location: At the participants school
# Competitors per School: 3 competitors per school
# Competitors total: 36

Technical Chair: Jordan Freed
Email Address: jfreed@sd69.bc.ca

The Gravity Car Regional Final will be held at Sandwick Technical School (Comox Valley) on Friday, March 12th in the AM and will be broadcast live through ZOOM.   Teachers will need to have the winning vehicles from their class/school delivered to Sandwick no later than 3pm Thursday, March 11th.

Gravity Car Specifications (Maximum)
Width 1011mm (4> inches)
Height: 152 mm (6 inches)
Length: 304mm (12 inches)
Weight: 600 grams

SkillsBC Regional Scope Documents

LINK to Regional Registration

MORE Information to follow
OR
contact the Technical Chair 

Date: Wednesday, March 10th
Time/Duration: 9am to 2pm (5-hour consecutive time slot)
Location: At the participants school
# Competitors per School: 1 team per school
# Competitors total: 12 teams of 2

Technical Chair: Jordan Freed
Email Address: jfreed@sd69.bc.ca

North Island Regional adapted Scope Documents to be released on Monday, March 1

SkillsBC Regional Scope Documents

LINK to Regional Registration

MORE Information to follow
OR
contact the Technical Chair 

Date: Friday, March 12th
Time/Duration: 8:30am to 9:45am
Location: Sandwick Technical
# Competitors/Teams: 3 teams from each school (This is subject to change if we have too many registrants)

Technical Chair: Dawn Anderson
Email Address: dawn.anderson@sd71.bc.ca

• Scope documents: https://skillscanada.bc.ca/regional-competition-documents/
• Competitors will compete in their classroom with teacher. The top 3 students from each school will be allowed to rebuild and register for the Skills competition.
• Registered competitors will need to have their bridges rebuilt and submitted to Sandwick by March 11th.

MORE Information to follow
OR
contact the Technical Chair 

Date: Wednesday, March 10th
Time/Duration: 9am to 2pm (5-hour consecutive time slot)
Location: At the participants school
# Competitors per School: 1 competitors per school
# Competitors total: 24

Technical Chair: Ryan Buchanon
Email Address: ryan.buchanan@sd71.bc.ca

North Island Regional adapted Scope Documents to be released on Monday, March 1

SkillsBC Regional Scope Documents

LINK to Regional Registration

MORE Information to follow
OR
contact the Technical Chair 

Date: Wednesday, March 10th
Time/Duration: 9am to 2pm (5-hour consecutive time slot)
Location: At the participants school
# Competitors per School:  1 team per school
# Competitors total: 12 teams of 2

Technical Chair: Karen Mostad
Email Address: kmostad@sd69.bc.ca

All equipment and supplies required to build and test the Turbines will be delivered to the school.  The top 3 turbines (fans only) will need to be carefully packaged up and delivered to the judge for testing by Thursday, March 11th @ 12pm

Build materials alteration from scope

4 pieces of 101mm (4 inch) x 300mm (12 inch) heavy card stock (replaces balsa wood) – to be provided

SkillsBC Regional Scope Documents

LINK to Regional Registration

MORE Information to follow
OR
contact the Technical Chair