Maggie Friesen took home a gold at SkillsOntario and a bronze at SkillsCanada.

Fix Auto London North West painter/prepper Maggie Friesen could soon be headed to Russia, where she will compete for the chance to represent Canada at WorldSkills 2019.

“It was really exciting to compete at the national level,” said Friesen. “I’m really looking forward to seeing if I can make it on to Team Canada.”

Winning gold at this year's Ontario skills competition, she earned a spot on the national podium, taking a bronze in Alberta this spring.

For her bosses, co-owners of Fix Auto London North West Darren Hewitt and Patrick Schaffner, feel that Friesen's successes are a source of pride for them as well.

“Maggie has been with us for a short time and she’s already fitting right in with the rest of the team,” says Hewitt. “We’re very proud that she’s going to have a chance to win a spot on Team Canada next year.”

Every two years WorldSkills hosts the world championships of skills which attracts more than 1,300 Competitors from more than 70 countries. At this event, young people from all corners of the globe gather together for the chance to win a prestigious medal in their chosen skill. There are competitions in over fifty skills across a wide range of industries. The Competitors represent the best of their peers and are selected from skills competitions that are held in WorldSkills Member countries and regions.


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