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Special BCWA Calendar Meeting

Adding Competitions Changing dates of competitions Qualifying Standards for identified events Officials development to support Events Registration deadlines Guidelines for awarding competitions CWFHC Requests for changes Any other issues that wish to be addressed We have been going through a growth period in our sport, a fantastic one that I have not seen for a while. When I started, the sport was all Juniors, not so many Senior lifters. Now we have mostly Senior lifters and a handful of Junior lifters. ... Read more

2017 Junior World Championships

The following information was provided to BCWA from the CWFHC The CWFHC memo containing the information for the 2017 International Competitions Program is in preparation. However, we will send you the preliminary information for the 2017 Junior World Championship project as the first qualifying event will be the Canadian Junior Championships to be held on January 14, 2017. The CWFHC will pay 80% of the basic expenses (transportation, registration, room & board) for the top 2 men, top 2 women with highest ... Read more


Attention CIS Pacific registered athletes. A CSI Pacific will be accepting applications to the $500 Travel Grant as well as the $500 Rising Star Grant (for athletes based in Victoria) shortly. The application period is from Oct 1st until mid-November. One of the requirements for applying for the grants is that you must have attended at least two "Sport Performance Speaker Series." There are still six such Speaker Series still being offered until the grant deadline. Also, CanFund is accepting applications for ... Read more

New Standards for Canadian Championships

All athletes and coaches! Please be advised that the Canadian Weightlifting Federation has increased the qualifying standards for the Canadian Senior Championships. The new totals can be found HERE. These standards will be for 2017 and 2018, at which time the CWFHC will re-evaluate. Also, it is anticipated that the International Weightlifting Federation will announce a 8th weight category for women in January of 2017. The new qualification standards for the Canadian Championships will be adjusted to reflect any change that ... Read more

2016 AGM

The 2016 AGM will be held at the end of the first day of competition at the annual Sea Festival Open in Surrey, B.C. The AGM is open to all current BCWA members, and we urge you to come out. This year we will see the (re)election of the Vice President. If you wish to run or elect someone, you must be present to vote. Read more

CWFHC Memo – Int’l Competitions

Are you hoping to make a national team this year or in the near future? Make sure to familiarize yourself with the process and send in your declarations before the deadline. If you're not quite there yet, but want to know how the process works, take a read through the memo. Read more

Updated Costume Rules

Coaches, Technical Officials and Athletes Please take a minute to review the below link from the IWF. The Slide Show style documents goes over some updated costume rules. Some new rules of note: Knee sleeves are no longer restricted to 30cm Plasters, bandages (including neoprene sleeves) and Kinesio tape are all permitted. Basically, everywhere on your body EXCEPT the elbows Clarification of the one/two piece unitard Read more

Increase in Qualifying Standards – Canadian Senior Championships

***Important announcement regarding the qualifying standards for the 2016 Canadian Senior Championships*** On August 29th, 2015 the Canadian Weightlifting Federation increased the qualifying standards for the 2016 Canadian Senior Championships. Our website has been updated to reflect the new standards. Please familiarize yourself with these new standards HERE. Happy Lifting   Read more

Increased Qualification Standards for BCWA Provincial Championships

Membership within the BCWA and participation at BCWA events has been steadily increasing over the past few years, which is excellent news. This is a testament to all the hard work put in by the coaches and volunteers with all of our clubs, and within the BCWA. One of the effects of increased membership, is the number of athletes who qualify for the BCWA Provincial Championships. Participation has gone up from 37 athletes in 2012 to 72 athletes in 2014, and at ... Read more

New Markers (2015-2016)

The markers have been updated for 2015. The new markers are slightly different from the current markers, and do not pose a significant change in the qualifications. The classification levels have adjusted by either 1kg or not at all. To view the new markers you may visit our webpage (LINK) or to the document the CWFHC released that states the new markers (LINK) Read more
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