Weightlifting enthusiasts rejoice, the Canadian Powerlifting Union’s (CPU) Western Canada Championships will be coming to Moose Jaw in March! 

Over 400 of Canada’s strongest athletes will come to Moose Jaw for a four-day event where they will battle for medals, the championships and spots on the national team.  

“It’s going to be really good. This will be one of the largest regional championships that has been held, if not the largest. We are excited to host, and we’re excited to put on a great meet for all the athletes.” says Ryan Fowler, one of the event organizers. 

Some big names will be appearing at the championship, including Saskatchewan born Bryce Krawczyk, Nick Manders who placed 1st in the Canadian Nationals in the open division, and Amelie Picher-Plante from Quebec who will go head-to-head against Marie Oakland to maintain her spot on the national team. 

“The cost of entry is by donation,” says Ryan Fowler, “We typically make a donation to a charity either in Moose Jaw or Saskatchewan. So whatever people feel like donating would be fantastic for us to be able to give back to our community.” 

The event runs from March 7 through 10 and is a great opportunity to see some of Canada’s finest athletes compete in person, all while supporting a local charity group. 

For more information about the championships or to see event times visit the Canadian Powerlifting Championship’s website