Day 3 Daily Report from WorldSkills Calgary 2009

    CALGARY, Sept. 5 /CNW/ - As the third day of the WorldSkills Calgary 2009
Competition came to a close, Delegates were eager to find out how many of
their Competitors made it into the top five. For the first time in the history
of the WorldSkills Competition, the five leading Competitors in many skills
are being announced daily, in random order.
    At the end day three's Competition, Korea led the world with 13
Competitors listed in the top five in their Competition categories. The other
delegations with highly successful teams included Japan with 11 in the top
five placements, France with 10.
    Canadians enjoyed strong placement, with Marc-Olivier Bélanger in
Welding, Jonathan Arbour in Cabinetmaking, Scott Blair in Carpentry and Brian
Everts in Aircraft Maintenance all placing in the top five.
    More than 25,000 people visited the park on day three of Competition and
many were met by volunteers.
    "WorldSkills Calgary 2009 could not happen without the help and support
of our volunteers," said Richard Walker, President and CEO of WorldSkills
Calgary 2009. "As we go through our third day of competition it is amazing to
see all the people who have come out to donate their time."
    More than 3,500 volunteers from across Canada have participated in
WorldSkills Calgary 2009.
    For more information about the 40th WorldSkills Competition unfolding now
in Calgary, a full list of day two's top five by category, and links to a
variety of informative stories, visit the website at Broadcast quality video is also available at
CNW's Broadcast on Demand service, at For interview requests,
please call the Media Centre to be connected to the appropriate person for
each skill or country/region.
    /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available at Images are free to accredited members of the media/

For further information:

For further information: Karissa Boley, WorldSkills Media Centre, Phone:
(403) 988-2888; Laurie Stretch, WorldSkills Media Centre, Phone: (403)
617-4798; Karissa Boley, NATIONAL Public Relations, (403) 531-0331, (403)

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