SPA 2021 AGM

The SPA AGM will be held Saturday, October 2nd beginning 30 minutes after the last session finishes (approx. 8:00pm).  The location will be Moose Jaw Exhibition Grounds Convention Centre, 250 Thatcher Dr East.  Please consider attending and being involved in the discussions.  Click here for the agenda.

If you would like to attend the AGM virtually, email secretary@saskpowerlifting.ca to register no later than September 20th, 2021. You will receive an email with a link on Saturday, October 2nd prior to the meeting.

As well, here is the link to sign up to volunteer for the 2021 Provincial Championships. Anyone who wishes to compete at the 2022 National Championships and who is not lifting at the 2021 Provincial Championships MUST volunteer to be eligible for the 2022 National Championships. 

Any athletes who wish to qualify to compete at the 2022 Nationals but are unable to lift or volunteer at 2021 provincials must apply for an exemption. An application email must be submitted to president@saskpowerlifting.ca no later than midnight on September 29th. 

2021 SPA AGM – Deadline for Proposed Constitution Changes August 27th

To all SPA members,

The 2021 SPA AGM will be held on October 2nd, 2021 in Moose Jaw during the SPA Provincial Championship. The meeting will begin 30 minutes following the last lifter of the day.  An approximate time will be communicated once the schedule for the championship has been set.  The AGM will be held at the venue, Moose Jaw Exhibition Grounds Convention Centre, 250 Thatcher Drive East, Moose Jaw, SK.  

Proposed Changes to the Constitution:

Proposals for constitutional changes must be submitted to Franki Nault at secretary@saskpowerlifting.ca by the end of the day on Friday, August 27, 2021.  Resolutions must be submitted using the following format. Any resolutions not submitted with the correct format will not be considered for the AGM agenda.

Format Required for AGM constitutional change proposals:
Current Wording:
Proposed Wording:
Rationale:

The SPA Executive will review all submitted items and the agenda will be sent to all members by September 12.

Executive Elections:

There are also five executive positions up for election this year.  These positions include:

  • President (3 year term)
  • Secretary (1 year term)
  • Records (1 year term)
  • Technical (3 year term)
  • Social Media (1 year term)

Interested individuals shall express their interest in running to Ryan Fowler at president@saskpowerlifting.ca by the end of the day Friday, August 27, 2021. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor for any position.

Yours in lifting,
SPA Executive 

2021 Provincial Championship: Registration now open!

We are excited to announce that entry for the 2021 Provincial Championship is now open! Registration form can be accessed here: 

https://ryanstinn.typeform.com/to/Vdb1ImHw.

Deadline to register is Monday, August 23rd. 

Reminder: 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.

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