In conjunction with the 43rd annual convention of the Canadian Council of Sheet Metal Workers and Roofers the Canadian Sheet Metal Contest brought 11 competitors from across Canada to the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort in Victoria BC. This 2-day contest tested veteran trades workers of tomorrow in layout, theory and fabrication skills. A binnacle, the housing for a ship’s compass, made from copper and brass was the shop project fabricated in a public space near the shoreline at Ship Point where curious tourists and other passersby were provided a rare public demonstration of these hand skills. Congratulations to Kyle Wellman of Ames Metal Fabricators winner of the 2017 Level SMWTC Contest as he was the SMART Local 280 and SMACNA-BC’s representative. Coming up in the next newsletter will be coverage of the Alex Donaldson Award being presented to Kyle at the SMACNA Christmas Party.