Day 2 Daily Report from WorldSkills Calgary 2009

    CALGARY, Sept. 4 /CNW/ - More than 20,000 students attended the second
day of competition at WorldSkills Calgary 2009.
    "The student spectators at WorldSkills Calgary 2009 are learning so much
from their presence here. It is evident they are inspired," said Richard
Walker, President and CEO of WorldSkills Calgary 2009. "You can hear the
excitement in the crowd as they watch the unique hairstyles showcased by our
talented ladies/men's hairdressing competitors, or they see Canadian flags
made solely from plumbing materials being mounted on the wall."
    In day two's Competition, Japan led the way with 16 Competitors in the
top five. The other delegations with highly successful Competitors today
included Switzerland with nine in the top five placements and Sweden with
eight competitors placing top five in their fields.
    Four Canadian competitors placed in the top five in their skills.
    Total attendance during the second day of competition totaled more than
30,000 and included members of the general public in addition to the students,
volunteers and competitors.

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