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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of the day on Friday, September 11th.
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 email@example.com by the end of the day on Friday, September 11th Yours in Strength, Saskatchewan Powerlifting Association
The entry form for the Rise Strength Lap Powerlifting Open on January 18th, 2020 is now open. Entries are capped to 14 lifters for bench only and 56 lifters for 3 lift powerlifting and are being accepted until December 29th, 2019.