For the third consecutive year, PRP produced the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Skills/Compétences Canada National Competition. An Olympic-style, multi-trade and technology competition, the Skills/Compétences Canada National competition provides students and apprentices the chance to showcase their talents and compete in their field. Held in the grandstands of Prairieland Park in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, the Ceremonies celebrated the prairies and embraced the industrious agricultural lifestyle that influences so much of the region. The Opening Ceremony encouraged all to “Harvest the Gold”. Featured performers included Saskatchewan’s-own Donny Parenteau performing an original song, as well as Patrick Mitsuing, who performed a traditional First Nations dance. Saskatchewan Express wowed the crowed with their rendition of O Canada and a performance of the ever-popular Don’t Stop Believing. The Official Skills Canada flag was escorted into the venue by an Equestrian Honour Guard, accepted on behalf of the competitors by Sherry Holmes, daughter of Skills Canada spokesman Mike Holmes. The Closing Ceremony focused almost entirely on the achievements of the competitors as medals were awarded in over 65 categories. For more information on Skills/Compétences Canada, click here.