The SPA would like to offer its sincerest thank you to Ryan Fowler for his contribution to the sport over the past 16 years as SPA president:
In 2005 at Provincials in North Battleford I was voted in as the SPA President, and I have spent the last 16 years in that role, serving the membership of the province and working to grow this sport. I have seen our association go from a membership of 19 in 2005, to a membership of 264 in 2019 prior to Covid. I have watched Classic lifting come into full force while equipped lifting has seen a resurgence of interest. In that time, I have seen 53 local competitions, 16 Provincial Championships, 3 Western Canadian Championships, 2 National Championships, 1 North American Championship and 2 World Championships all hosted incredibly well by members of the SPA! I have watched as our lifters have achieved high levels of success at the International stage, being ready to lift on those platforms because of the work the SPA has done to provide the highest quality competitions for our athletes here at home.
I believe that the SPA is the leader in the country for powerlifting at multiple levels, and I know that every SPA executive member who I have had the opportunity to serve alongside has helped to shape what the SPA is and the leading association that we are. It is time to pass the torch, and allow the new executive to move the association forward in new and exciting ways. I want to sincerely thank everyone for the opportunity to serve in this capacity. I am so excited for the future of the SPA, continuing to grow and be a national leader for the sport!
Yours in Lifting,