2021 Provincials Announcement – October 1st – 3rd, 2021

With the current Saskatchewan Re-open plan moving forward, we are excited to be able to announce a date for the 2021 Provincial Championship, which will be hosted in Moose Jaw, October 1st-3rd, 2021. More information to follow at a later date.

The SPA would like to remind members of the updated 2021 Provincials qualifier:

Any athlete wishing to lift at their first SPA provincial championship, being in the year 2021, must qualify for that championship. The qualification standard shall be recording a total in a lower level SPA sanctioned in person competition, or participating in an SPA organized virtual competition. Recording a three lift total in person, or participating in three lift virtually, shall qualify the athlete for three lift and bench only, while recording a bench only total in person, or participating in bench only virtually, shall qualify the athlete for bench only.

Any new lifter wishing to lift in Provincials, the next (and possibly last) virtual meet will be held on July 17th. New lifters are considered those who have never participated in a meet before. 

For additional information on the virtual meet consult our previous web post and visit the following link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1YE_0rSWqoSTZ7Coj0rM2xFxIgRqRWbAX?usp=sharing 

Any questions can be directed to Ryan Fowler, SPA President at president@saskpowerlifting.ca

SPA July Virtual Meet – Saturday, July 17, 2021

We are excited to announce another (and likely the final) virtual meet hosted by the SPA on Saturday, July 17th. Live streaming will begin at 10 am. Video submission will be open July 9th – July 15th.

Cost of registration is a current CPU membership. CPU memberships will be checked on the morning of the “competition” by the SPA Registration Chair through Esportsdesk.

To submit your videos and for meet rules, visit the link:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1YE_0rSWqoSTZ7Coj0rM2xFxIgRqRWbAX?usp=sharing

Please ensure you read all meet rules prior to submitting your attempts. We are also asking all lifters complete a lifter profile, you will find this in the “Meet Rules” folder,

The SPA would like to remind you of the Provincials 2021 Qualifying Standards:

Any athlete wishing to lift at their first SPA provincial championship, being in the year 2021, must qualify for that championship. The qualification standard shall be recording a total in a lower level SPA sanctioned in person competition, or participating in an SPA organized virtual competition. Recording a three lift total in person, or participating in three lift virtually, shall qualify the athlete for three lift and bench only, while recording a bench only total in person, or participating in bench only virtually, shall qualify the athlete for bench only. 

Provincials is currently being planned for October 1st – 3rd, 2021; further communication to follow.

Any questions can be directed to Ryan Fowler, SPA President at president@saskpowerlifting.ca

SPA June & July Virtual Meets

We are excited to announce two more virtual meets for this summer:

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Video submission: Friday May 28th – Thursday June 3rd

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Video submission: Friday July 9th – Thursday, July 15th

Live streaming will begin at 10 am on the day of the meet.

Cost of registration is a current CPU membership. CPU memberships will be checked on the morning of the “competition” by the SPA Registration Chair through Esportsdesk.

To submit your videos and for meet rules, visit the link:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1YE_0rSWqoSTZ7Coj0rM2xFxIgRqRWbAX?usp=sharing

Please ensure you read all meet rules prior to submitting your attempts. We are also asking all lifters complete a lifter profile, you will find this in the “Meet Rules” folder,

The SPA would like to remind you of the Provincials 2021 Qualifying Standards:

Any athlete wishing to lift at their first SPA provincial championship, being in the year 2021, must qualify for that championship. The qualification standard shall be recording a total in a lower level SPA sanctioned in person competition, or participating in an SPA organized virtual competition. Recording a three lift total in person, or participating in three lift virtually, shall qualify the athlete for three lift and bench only, while recording a bench only total in person, or participating in bench only virtually, shall qualify the athlete for bench only. 

At this time, Provincials is still being planned for fall 2021; further communication will follow at a later date.

Any questions can be directed to Ryan Fowler, SPA President at president@saskpowerlifting.ca

Update to Provincials 2021 Qualifying Standards:

With all of the changes and uncertainty over this past year, as well as all of the uncertainty that remains for this year, the SPA Executive has updated the Qualifying Standards for the 2021 Provincials. The qualifying standards for 2021 ONLY are the following: Any athlete wishing to lift at their first SPA provincial championship, being in the year 2021, must qualify for that championship. The qualification standard shall be recording a total in a lower level SPA sanctioned in person competition, or participating in an SPA organized virtual competition. Recording a three lift total in person, or participating in three lift virtually, shall qualify the athlete for three lift and bench only, while recording a bench only total in person, or participating in bench only virtually, shall qualify the athlete for bench only. 

If you have any questions about this change, please email them to president@saskpowerlifting.ca

SPA April Virtual Meet

We are excited to announce another virtual meet hosted by the SPA on Saturday, April 10th. Videos submission will be open April 2nd – April 8th. Cost of registration is a current CPU membership. CPU memberships will be checked on the morning of the “competition” by the SPA Registration Chair through Esportsdesk.

In Search of Competition Lifting Related Photos and Videos

Hello SPA Members,

The CPU is in the process of revamping the CPU website and are in need of competition lifting related photos and some videos of our members to visually represent who we are. This media would also potentially be used for social media posts.  This can be anything from local to international competitions and vintage to present events.

The CPU has created a form where you can upload media to here:

https://forms.gle/8tBejgxh2bCEAhjH8 (requires a gmail account)

If you do not have a gmail account you can email webmaster@powerlifting.ca with photos or links to shared photos/drives. 

Thank you,

SPA Executive, on behalf of the CPU

SPA Virtual Competitions

We hope you are all well and you have been able to train as much as possible in this strange year!  We have some exciting news for the membership regarding the SPA executive’s work to provide competitions for the members.

As you know, the SPA has been forced to postpone all in person competitions due to Covid-19.  While the SPA executive has endeavoured to find numerous ways to run sanctioned competitions in the province, the rise in Covid-19 numbers as well as the current Government of Saskatchewan guidelines have led to the decisions made by the SPA Executive to ensure that our athletes are not put in positions that could lead to potential spread of Covid-19.  

Until guidelines allow for the hosting of competitions and the SPA executive believes that an in-person competition can be held in a safe manner, SPA sanctioned competitions will be on pause. 

The SPA executive understands the importance of maintaining connection with its members and allowing the membership to continue training and finding a way to “compete.” That being said, the SPA will be hosting virtual “competitions” until we are once again able to sanction in-person competitions.  

The SPA executive would like to encourage all members to consider taking part in the virtual competition(s) as a fun way to continue to be involved in the association and to participate in a competitive aspect of the sport. We hope the membership enjoys this opportunity.

If you have any questions, please email them to president@saskpowerlifting.ca or vicepresident@saskpowerlifting.ca 

Equipment for Sale

The Saskatchewan Powerlifting Association is putting up for sale a homemade squat/bench combo rack.  The SPA will be selling this rack AS IS and will sell it to the highest submitted offer.  

The SPA has set a reserve amount on the rack. The highest offer above the reserve amount will purchase the rack.

Offers are to be emailed to Ryan Fowler at president@saskpowerlifting.ca.

Offers will be accepted until Friday, December 11, 2020 at 5:00pm SK time.

The rack is currently located in Saskatoon and the purchaser is responsible for any costs associated with moving or shipping the rack.

Full payment must be made to the Saskatchewan Powerlifting Association by December 18, 2020.


The rack must be picked up and removed from its current location by Dec. 23, 2020.

All offers will be accepted but only the highest offer will be contacted at the conclusion of the sale.  If the reserve is not met, the individual making the highest offer below the reserve will be offered to purchase the combo rack at the reserve price.

If you have any questions or to see more pictures, please contact president@saskpowerlifting.ca 

Update – Future Meets

Update – the SPA Executive would like to thank all its members for your interest in future meets and your patience as we explore options moving forward. At this time, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Last Chance meet and to halt moving forward with mini meets for the foreseeable future. With the number of COVID-19 cases increasing across the province and continued restrictive measures regarding our number of personal contacts, we do not feel it is responsible and in the best interest of athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers to proceed with meets in any format at this time. 

While we do not have a timeframe in mind, we continue to monitor the situation closely and will work hard to get lifters back on the platform as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.

Thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions, please email Ryan Fowler at president@saskpowerlifting.ca

Return to Sport

To all SPA members,
The SPA executive has been working on a Return to Sport plan that will hopefully see a return to powerlifting competitions.  To start this process, the SPA Executive is asking for anyone interested in competing in a competition to register using the below link.

Registering is only stating you are interested in being considered to lift in a competition in November or December 2020 or January 2021.  Once the SPA executive has a grasp on the number of lifters who are interested in competing, competition dates will be set with lifters being assigned to a competition should they be able to make the date and location work.

We will be returning to the platform very slowly with all health and safety standards being considered and met in order to return to our sport while doing so in a safe and controlled environment.  Athletes will receive more information and will receive the opportunity to opt in or out of specific competitions once a schedule is set based on the interest determined by signing up through the link.

Signing up as interested does not guarantee a spot at a certain competition, but will allow the executive to make decisions based on the actual interest to return to competition.  The SPA Executive is committed to finding opportunities for interested lifters to compete again and will make every effort to make it work. The size of competitions will start very small, allowing for physical distancing and limited cohort mixing.

We thank you for your patience as we built a return to sport plan and look forward to once again having competitions hosted in our province.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ryan Fowler at president@saskpowerlifting.ca.

The link to the SPA Competition Registration document is https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfBYD4uEEzHDWbedR6nJXBBxIc7yN4_OHAErxrJmP5ufGQXhw/viewform

Yours in lifting,
SPA Executive