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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The link to the SPA Competition Registration document is https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfBYD4uEEzHDWbedR6nJXBBxIc7yN4_OHAErxrJmP5ufGQXhw/viewform
Yours in lifting,