Thank You

This message is coming later than I'd intended, as I've been rather busy lately!

I'm pleased to say that I placed 9th for Canada at WorldSkills Calgary 2009, and my high score earned me a Medallion of Excellence. What an amazing experience it was! Thanks so much to everyone who has helped me along the way, particularly the fantastic people at Skills/Compétences Canada, Susan Gwin, and Paul Drye from 1-on-1, who helped me prepare for competition.

The opportunities I've had along the way have been incredible. Over the past year, I've received letters and e-mails of support from numerous organizations, software and equipment from sponsors, speaking engagements at various events, and a bit of media attention (which has been pretty neat!).

Last, but certainly not least, I'd like to thank my friends and family who put up with my stressed out self for the past year - I couldn't have done this without their constant support.

Congratulations to Team Canada for bringing back 8 medals and 12 medallions of excellence! To anyone out there who's considering a career in a skilled trade or technology - go for it! It's amazing how far a pile of hard work will get you.



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