Skip to main content

Team Sudbury Reaches Podium at 2023 Skills Ontario Competition

May 4, 2023

Photo: Students from Cambrian College, Rainbow District School Board and the Sudbury Catholic District School Board won a total of nine medals this week at the Skills Ontario competition in Toronto. A total of 75 students were part of Team Sudbury at the competition.

SUDBURY – It was another show of force for the north as Team Sudbury hit the podium multiple times at the 2023 Skills Ontario competition this week in Toronto.

Team Sudbury is comprised of 75 students plus their coaches from Cambrian College, the Rainbow District School Board, and the Sudbury Catholic District School Board.

It is the fourth time the three organizations have come together as one team and this year was the best showing ever, with a total of nine medals being earned: one gold, one silver, and seven bronze, with students from each organization placing in the top three.

The medal winners from the 2023 Team Sudbury are:


  • Keaton Garvie, Colin Smith, Cambrian College, Powerline Technician


  • Jillian Leaman, Cambrian College, Metal Fabricator-Fitter


  • Ethan Clancy, Liam Fowler, Cambrian College, Powerline Technician
  • Ian Clipperton, Cambrian College, Automotive Service Technology
  • Anny Garcia Alvarado, Cambrian College, Graphic Design-Studio Production
  • Hunter Perigo, Cambrian College, Heating Systems Technician
  • Boston Renaud, Rainbow District School Board, Heavy Equipment Service
  • Blake Rushton, Kaiden Filiatrault, Sudbury Catholic District School Board, Carpentry
  • Parker Tilbury, Sudbury Catholic District School Board, Carpentry

The 2023 results bring the all-time tally of Team Sudbury to a resounding 31 medals since 2018: 7 gold, 8 silver and 16 bronze.

“I am so impressed by the results from this year’s Skills Ontario Competition,” says Shawn Poland, Interim President of Cambrian College. “This is a competition that brings together hundreds of students for Canada’s largest skilled trades and technologies competition and every year we emerge stronger and more successful. We’re making a mark and Sudbury’s skills are getting noticed across all of Ontario.”

“I would like to commend all members of Team Sudbury for making us so proud at the Skills Ontario Competition,” says Rainbow District School Board Director of Education Bruce Bourget. “This is a wonderful opportunity for students from Rainbow Schools to join their counterparts and shine on the provincial stage. This bodes well for the future as we continue to work together to address the need for skilled workers in the trades.”

“Congratulations to all our participating students and especially to our bronze medal winners – Parker Tilbury, Blake Rushton, Kaiden Filiatrault!” says Peter Prochilo, Superintendent of School Effectiveness for the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. “These achievements are a testament to the hours of hard work and determination from our students and their mentors. Our students continue to prove that they are leaders and innovators within their chosen industries, and we are very proud of their efforts. We would like to acknowledge all our teacher mentors for passionately supporting our students as they explore and ultimately pursue careers in the skilled trades. We especially thank teachers Kirk McKee and Chris Kohut for mentoring and coaching our medal winners.”

Media Contacts

Dan Lessard
Cambrian College
705-566-8101, ext.6302

Nicole Charette
Rainbow District School Board
705-674-3171, ext.7217

Carlee Leishman
Sudbury Catholic District School Board
705-673-5620, ext. 375

Back to News

Cambrian College is Northern Ontario’s largest college, with more than 100 programs. Cambrian’s main campus is in Greater Sudbury, with satellite centres in Espanola and Little Current. For more information about Cambrian College, click here.

Are you an individual, business, organization, or donor who wants to see how Cambrian College can work with you? Visit our Partner + website here

All media releases can be found here

We acknowledge and respect that we are gathered on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe People of Turtle Island and proudly recognize our local host Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. We also recognize the contributions of Wahnapitae First Nation and the Metis Nation of Ontario.

Media Contact

Dan Lessard

Communications Manager

Send email
705-566-8101 ext.6302