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Carpentry Class Helps Build Outdoor Rink

Selkirk College Students Get Assist on Blewett Project

 

Students in Selkirk College’s Carpentry Foundation Program are earning an assist with an outdoor rink project that will bring a fittingly Canadian recreational outlet to residents in the Blewett region.

Supported by the Blewett Conservation Society (BCS) and Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), a pair of outdoor skating rinks will be constructed at the Morning Mountain Recreational Area just west of Nelson in December. To help make it a reality, students in the Carpentry Foundation Program have been busy over the last few weeks putting together the pieces in the shops at Nelson’s Silver King Campus.

Carpentry and Outdoor Rink

Students in Selkirk College’s Carpentry Foundation Program have been busy putting together the pieces of a pair of ice rinks for the Blewett Conservation Society which will be assembled at the Morning Mountain Recreational Area just west of Nelson in December. Students working on the project include: (L-R) Mackenzie Waugh, instructor Dan Brazeau, Tam Anderson, Hue Anderson, Jack Mills, Derek McPhail, Gordon Campbell and Darwin Thompson.

“This project fit in with our curriculum really well, so we stepped forward to help,” says Selkirk College carpentry instructor Dan Brazeau. “It’s relevant and somewhat simple to construct, so it’s perfect for a beginner carpenter.”

The 24-week Carpentry Foundation Program prepares learners for entry level position as apprentice carpenters with home builders or contracting companies. Students earn credit for the Level One technical training component of the carpentry apprenticeship, plus advance credit for 450 work-based hours.

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