Recent Awards

A massive congratulations are in order for these amazing SPA members:

Ryan Fowler – Bill Jamison Award

Jessica Buettner – Athlete of the Year

Rhaea Stinn – CPU Hall of Fame Inductee

2022 CPU Nationals: Sponsorship Opportunities & Nationals Qualifying Standards

Dear Saskatchewan Powerlifting Association Members,

The 2022 Canadian Powerlifting Union (CPU) National Championships in St. John’s, Newfoundland is coming soon, and the Saskatchewan Powerlifting Association (SPA) is presently seeking sponsors for the 2022 Provincial Team. Currently, the SPA receives no funding for its operations, and athletes are responsible for paying their own way to local, Provincial, National, and World Championships. Sponsorships help the team cover the cost of team apparel at CPU Nationals, and we are looking for gold, silver and bronze sponsorships to support the team.

If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring our Provincial Team, please go to https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lVcU0bRqQkkWVx-xKKl1a8P6_DRGeSWN/view?usp=sharing   for more information regarding the sponsorship levels. Bids for sponsorships can be placed by completing the form at https://forms.gle/hZ4ZC6M1Zw9AnSy59. All sponsorship bids must be in place by January 17th, 2022. Any further questions regarding sponsorship can be sent to Carolyn Tran, Saskatchewan Powerlifting Association President, at saskpowerlifting@gmail.com.

This is also a reminder for athletes who wish to participate in the 2022 CPU National Championships must meet all of the qualifying requirements. These can be found at www.saskpowerlifting.ca under “Qualifying Standards.”

Stronger Together,
Saskatchewan Powerlifting Executive

2022 SPA Calendar of Important Events

To all Members,
 
The SPA is happy to release the 2022 Competition Calendar. Please be aware that information will be added as details arise and that the calendar may be subject to change. For the duration of COVID-19, all sanctioned SPA meets will follow the IPF COVID Guidelines and should follow all current provincial and national health guidelines for COVID-19 regulations.
 
The calendar will also be available on the SPA website: Calendar of Events – Saskatchewan Powerlifting Association (saskpowerlifting.ca)
 
Please note that there is room to hold a competition in June/July and October/November. If anyone is interested in directing and hosting a meet, please contact saskpowerlifting@gmail.com.
 
Stronger together,
SPA Executive

CPU AGM: Proposed Changes to the constitution

To all SPA members,

The 2022 CPU AGM will be held on February 19th, 2022. Any member who wishes to submit proposed changes to the CPU Constitution must do so by end of day Thursday, November 25th, 2021. Submissions can be emailed to Franki Nault at secretary@saskpowerlifting.ca 

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 proposals and submit approved proposals to the CPU by December 18th, 2021.

If you have any questions or concerns, please send them to Carolyn Tran at president@saskpowerlifting.ca.

Sincerely,

SPA Executive

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