National apprentice winners named
September 12, 2017
Aaron Elsas of Victoria, B.C. was named the top apprentice carpenter in Canada at the NAC competition in PEI.
Winners have been chosen from among the “best apprentices in the country” who competed this August at a national competition held in Charlottetown, P.E.I.
The top carpenter is Aaron Elsas of British Columbia, while the top apprentice drywaller is Aaron Toderash of Saskatchewan. The top three contenders in five categories were named during the 25th annual National Apprenticeship Competition (NAC) mounted by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC).
The Atlantic Canada Regional Council of Carpenters, Millwrights and Allied Workers (ACRC), as well as the Carpenter Millwright Colleges and Trust Funds of Atlantic Canada hosted the event.
The apprentices, who had won regional competitions, competed in carpentry, drywall, millwright, floor covering, and scaffolding skills.
The ACRC is part of one of North America’s largest building-trade unions, with nearly half a million members in the construction and wood-products industries.
The next NAC competition will be held in summer 2018 in Richmond, B.C.
Here is a complete list of Canada’s top construction trade NAC apprentices for 2017, with congratulations from Home BUILDER magazine.
1st – Aaron Elsas, British Columbia
2nd – Eric Peicheff, Ontario
3rd – Martin Galus, Alberta
1st – Aaron Toderash, Saskatchewan
2nd – Colton Kotowich, Manitoba
3rd – Katrina McClary, New Brunswick
1st – Kelsey Morissette, Ontario
2nd – Jeremy Graham, Nova Scotia
3rd – Pierre Myre, Ontario
1st – Mike McLaughlin, Ontario
2nd – Jeremy Welch, British Columbia
3rd – Andrew Moore, Ontario
1st – Morgan Bull, British Columbia
2nd – Artur Karlov, Alberta
3rd – Mike Paul, Saskatchewan