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Earlier this month 14 students from the Bowser School, along with their teacher Mr. Dinning and SD69 Career Education teacher Luc Ouellette,  attended the Skills Canada Competition at the Try A Trade Symposium held  in Vancouver. This province-wide event occupied the entire lower floor of the Vancouver Conference Centre.

In addition to having an opportunity to consider future career paths, these students competed in the spaghetti bridge building competition against 30 teams from around the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. The students were tasked with engineering and constructing a bridge, made out of dry spaghetti, to as light a weight as possible, yet able to sustain a 1 kg load.

Bowser students Dylan Lyons and Kobe Verbicki won the competition and garnered a $1,000 cheque for their school’s Material Tech Program.

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