Media Advisory - 2009 BCAA, BCIT and BC Ford Dealers' Student Auto Skills Competition

    BURNABY, BC, May 7 /CNW/ - A horn will sound this Saturday, May 9 to
signal the start of this year's BCAA, BCIT and BC Ford Dealers' Student Auto
Skills Competition. Taking part will be 20 anxious high school automotive
students from across B.C. - representing schools from Abbotsford, Coquitlam,
Delta, Duncan, Langley, Maple Ridge, North Vancouver, Salmon Arm, Surrey and

    What:     The competition consists of ten two-student teams racing
              against a clock to diagnose and repair identically "bugged"
              malfunctions deliberately installed in vehicles. The first team
              to successfully start their vehicle with the least demerits for
              workmanship is declared the winner. Over $18,000 of prizes and
              scholarships will be up for grabs.

    Why:      The Student Auto Skills Competition serves as a spring board
              for those who wish to pursue an automotive career. The
              competition is especially relevant during a time when more
              motorists are fixing their older vehicles instead of buying new
              ones; in hopes their used automobiles will survive the

    When:     Saturday, 9 May, 2009
              9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Where:    BCIT, Building NE16, 3700 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby.
              If heading east on Canada Way make a right turn onto Carey
              Avenue/Beta Avenue. Continue down Carey Avenue until you reach
              a three-way intersection. NE16 is located on the west side of
              Parking Lot A.

For further information:

For further information: Jennifer Timm, BCAA Media Relations Advisor,
Tel: (604) 268-5342, Cell: (778) 228-8859, E-mail:;
Kelly Angelo, BCIT Media Relations Manager, Tel: (604) 432-8773, Cell: (604)
836-6700, E-mail:

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