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

Saskatchewan Powerlifting Association 2020 AGM

The SPA 2020 AGM will move forward on Friday September 25th at 7pm via Zoom. Please find the agenda here as well as the proposed changes for the Constitution here. The link for the meeting is: https://uregina-ca.zoom.us/j/92408654381

As a reminder, 3 executive positions are up for election: Vice President, Registrar and Treasurer. Interested individuals should express their interest in running to Ryan Fowler at saskpowerlifting@gmail.com by the end of the day ‪on Friday, September 11th⁣.

See you soon!

PROVINCIALS UPDATE

After numerous discussions and deliberation, the SPA Executive has decided the Saskatchewan Powerlifting Provincial Championships will not be held in the 2020 calendar year out of the best interests of its members. The Executive is working hard to develop a comprehensive return to a safe level of play plan for future meets to ensure the health and well-being of everyone involved.⁣

As reminder, recommendations and requirements of the Saskatchewan Government COVID 19 regulations do not permit Saskatchewan athletes to participate in sporting competition outside of the province. We will aim to update our membership if this changes: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/re-open-saskatchewan-plan/guidelines/outdoor-sports-and-activities-guidelines⁣

The AGM will still be held on Friday September 25th at 7pm via Zoom and the agenda will be sent closer to the date. The link for the meeting is: https://uregina-ca.zoom.us/j/92408654381 ⁣

3 executive positions are up for election: Vice President, Registrar and Treasurer. Interested individuals should express their interest in running to Ryan Fowler at saskpowerlifting@gmail.com by the end of the day ‪on Friday, September 11th⁣

Yours in Strength,⁣
Saskatchewan Powerlifting Association

Registration for the 2020 Foundation Powerlifting Open Now Live!

The entry form for the 2020 Foundation Powerlifting Open on May 16th, 2020 is now open!

Entries are capped to 42 lifters (3-lift) and 14 bench only and are being accepted until April 11th, 2020. Please note: entries will be confirmed once payment is received.

You can register for this meet: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf5Yoxc3HB0WjEM2HmGcfSyfi_g-u7A8zz_7bj7VjM95dbMEA/viewform

Any questions can be directed to meet director Jaime Otitoju at jaime@foundationfitness.ca

2020 Provincial Team Sponsors for the Canadian Powerlifting Union National Championship

A huge thank you goes out to these sponsors for supporting our Provincial Team headed to 2020 Canadian Powerlifting Union National Championships in Winnipeg, Manitoba on March 3rd-7th.

Thanks to these sponsors, we are able to outfit our Provincial Team with attire for this championship.


Gold Sponsor

1 Stop Vacuum Centres

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Silver Sponsors

Virtus Group

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RAR Farms


Bronze Sponsors

Inner Strength Products

Foundation Fitness

  

Mountain & Mountain Law Office

Olympia In Depth

Saskatchewan Powerlifting Association

The 2020 Synergy Powerlifting Open is now live for Registration!

The entry form for the 2020 Synergy Powerlifting Open on April 25th, 2020 is now open!

Entries are capped to 28 lifters (3 lift and bench only inclusively) and are being accepted until March 27th, 2020. Please note: bench only lifters will not be permitted to register in 3 lift.

You can register for this meet here.

Any questions can be directed to meet directors Carolyn Tran at carolyn.d.tran@gmail.com or Jon Gough at Jon.gough@usask.ca.

2019 Provincial Annual General Meeting

The 2019 SPA AGM will be held on October 25, 2019 in Weyburn prior to the SPA Provincial Championship. The meeting will begin at 8:30pm and will be held at the venue, Knox Hall, located at 136 2nd St NE.  

Proposed Changes to the Constitution:

Proposals for constitutional changes must be submitted to Amy Morris at amydee.smith306@gmail.com by the end of the day on Monday, September 30.  Resolutions must be submitted using the following format:
Current Wording
Proposed Wording
Rationale

The SPA Executive will review all submitted items and the agenda will be sent to all members in mid October.  

Executive Elections:

There are also 3 executive positions up for election this year.  The positions which will be up for election this year are Secretary, Records and Social Media.  Interested individuals should express their interest in running to Ryan Fowler at saskpowerlifting@gmail.ca by the end of the day on Monday, September 30.  Nominations will also be accepted from the floor.

Nominations will also be accepted from the floor.     Finally, nominations are being accepted for the SPA Hall of Fame Athlete and Builder Inductees for 2018.  Information on these awards is available at http://www.saskpowerlifting.ca/index.php/hall-of-fame/ Nominations are to be submitted to Ryan Fowler at saskpowerlifting@gmail.com by September 15, 2018.     If you have any questions, email Ryan Fowler at saskpowerlifting@gmail.com

Applications for Hosting a Meet:

The deadline for application for hosting a meet in 2020 is October 15.

Please submit the bid to host form to Ryan Fowler at saskpowerlifting@gmail.com by October 15 if you are interested in hosting a competition in 2020. Bids are also being accepted for the 2020 Provincial Championship at this same time.

The application form can be found here.

Nominations:

Nominations will also be accepted from the floor.    

Nominations are being accepted for the SPA Hall of Fame Athlete and Builder Inductees for 2019.  Information on these awards is available at http://www.saskpowerlifting.ca/index.php/hall-of-fame/ Nominations are to be submitted to Ryan Fowler at saskpowerlifting@gmail.com by October 15, 2019.    

If you have any questions, email Ryan Fowler at saskpowerlifting@gmail.com