Winterfest 2020

 Virtually join Skills Ontario through our #SkillsWinterfest2020 to celebrate the winter season with activities and live workshops! 

Challenges

Presentations and Workshops

 


Winterfest Challenges

Show us your skills through some fun social media challenges! To enter a challenge, post your submission to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or TikTok with the correct hashtags and follow and tag @skillsontario. Each challenge has three categories – the winner from each category will be awarded a $25 gift card from giftcards.ca – you’ll be able to choose a gift card from a great variety of popular brands!

We are also hosting a ‘People’s Choice’ challenge for the #SkillsWinterfest2020 social media post with the most interactions  The winner of the ‘People’s Choice’ award will also be able to choose a $50 eGift Card if they receive 50 or more interactions on social media, $75 if they receive 75 or more, or $100 if they receive 100 or more, from giftcards.ca! Skills Ontario will also match the 'People's Choice' prize amount to a donation to the food bank where the winner lives! Submission deadline for all challenges is January 31, 2021.

 

Challenges Prizes  Details
Festive Sweater Design One $25 eGift Card per category  Submission Rules
Ornament Decorating One $25 eGift Card per category  Submission Rules
Gingerbread Bridge Building One $25 eGift Card per category  Submission Rules
People's Choice

$50 eGift Card if you receive ≤50 interactions
on social media, $75 if you receive ≤75,
or $100 if you receive ≤100! Skills Ontario
will also be matching the 'People's Choice' prize
amount with a donation to the food bank where the winner lives!

 Enter any of the challenges
above and get as many
interactions on your post
as you can! The post with the
most interactions will win 'People's
Choice.'

 

Virtual presentations and live workshops

We're excited to host virtual presentations and live workshops for the whole family to enjoy! Please note that there are no materials needed to view a presentation. For workshops, however, some sessions (Gingerbread Workshop, Building Blocks Fireplace Workshop, and Winter Lights Circuit Workshop) come with a free materials kit that will be mailed to you after you register. Although we encourage you to participate live with us so we can provide guidance, kits will have full instructions and can be done independently. If you would like a kit but are choosing not to join the live workshop, no registration is required; instead, please contact campmanager@skillsontario.com with your contact information, including your mailing address.

Kits and workshop spaces are limited. Please note that while some workshops come with kits, you may need additional materials to complete the activity - check the registration page (linked under Details) to ensure you are prepared.

 

Date Time (EST) Activity  Details
December 3 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Atelier
de création d’ongles (French)

Dans le cadre de cet atelier, vous apprendrez chacune
des étapes pour créer des motifs d’aquarelle sur ongles à
l’aide de quelques articles.
Compétence : Esthétique

Deadline to register: December 3 at 12:00 pm

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December 4 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Nail Design Workshop (English)

Learn how to create a variety of water colour
designs, while discussing basic technique of

nail care and aesthetics.
Related skill: Aesthetics

Deadline to register: December 4 at 6:00 pm

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December 9 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Live Presentation for Kindergarten - grade 3 students

Learn about the amazing opportunities in the
skilled trades and technologies through this
fun and informative virtual presentation.

Deadline to register: December 8 at 4:00 pm

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December 9 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Live Presentation for grade 4-6 students

Learn about the amazing opportunities in the
skilled trades and technologies through this
fun and informative virtual presentation.

Deadline to register: December 8 at 4:00 pm

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December 11 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Live Presentation for 9-12 students
featuring Conestoga College trade students

Learn about the amazing opportunities in the
skilled trades and technologies and hear from
Conestoga College trades students as they start their
journey in the skilled trades and answer some questions.

Deadline to register: December 10 at 12:00 pm

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December 14 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Gingerbread Workshop
Be guided through a gingerbread and royal icing recipe.
Related skill: Pastry Arts


Deadline to register/request kit: December 6 at 10:00 pm


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December 15 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Building Blocks Fireplace 
Workshop
Build a miniature fireplace out of building
blocks, and use blocks and a sealant to simulate how
brick and mortar are used in the skilled trades
to build structures.
Related skills: Masonry and Construction

Deadline to register/request kit: December 7 at 10:00 pm

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December 16

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Winter Lights Circuit
Workshop
Learn to create an electrical circuit

to light up a winter-themed craft.
Related skill: Electrical Installation

Deadline to register/request kit: December 8 at 10:00 pm

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