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Future Dates

Hello, MPA! An update on Future Dates:

Sep 6-8 – CPU Western Championships (Saskatoon, SK)
October 5 – Shake The Interlake (Iron Image, Selkirk) [Powerlifting Only]
Nov 2 – 2019 Bench Press Championships (Acceleration Performance, Winnipeg) [Bench Press Only
October 19 – 2019 MPA Annual General Meeting (location TBA, Winnipeg)
Dec 7, 2019 – Name TBD (Fort Rouge Leisure Centre, Winnipeg)
Feb 1, 2020 – Brickhouse Power Challenge
March 3-7 – 2020 CPU National Championships

See you there!

Mathew Bowen
MPA President

Shake The Interlake Registration


Event: Shake The Interlake
Date: October 5th 2019
Address: 511 Robinson Ave, Selkirk
Tentative Schedule:
Weigh-In: 8AM
Lifting: 10AM

*There will be a 42-lifter cap for this event*

Sanctioned by: Manitoba Powerlifting Association as representatives of the Canadian Powerlifting Union and IPF.

Rules: Subject to IPF rules, WADA/CCES drug testing compliance
Technical rule book
CCES announcement
Approved equipment

Entry Fees:
$85 Powerlifting (3 lift)

Meet fees can be submitted by e transfers.
E-Transfers will be sent to and set the password as “deadlift”

Entry Deadline: 2019 Sept 22 @ 2359hrs CST.

Meet Director:

Tom Pachal

Other important information
All entries are non-refundable & non-transferable
Bring printed CCES completion certificate, CPU card (printed or very easily accessed on your phone), and photo ID to present at weigh in / equipment check.
Coaching – limited to 1 coach/lifter in warm up areas
Drug Testing – this is a drug tested contest. Registration with the CPU requires accepting the drug testing policy in full during their membership. Competitors must remain in attendance for the duration of their session to comply with possible testing selection even if they cannot complete their lifts.


Westerns Team Manitoba Head Coach Applications Due July 20th

MPA is now accepting applications to be Team Manitoba Head Coach at the 2019 Western Canadians, September 6 to 8.

The Head Coach will be responsible for:

• Ensuring each team member is prepared for their competition(s) e.g. confirming game plans and supplies are sufficient; aiding in preparation for athletes in need.
• Overseeing meet day assignments of coaches / handlers prior to the contest to ensure all athletes have coaches on day of their competition(s).
• Providing coaching services on meet day or assigning delegate assistant coaches to handle athletes on meet day when personal handlers are not available for Manitoba athletes.
• Liaising with Manitoba athletes regarding information on the event, team activities, competition updates, etc.
• Representing Manitoba as team leader and manager on the national stage.

The Head Coach will be reimbursed with a stipend at a value relative to their availability and attendance, for their time and efforts, and to help cover costs of travel.

Please submit a cover letter and coaching resume to Applications will be accepted until July 20, 2019.

2019 MPA Provincial Championships Meet Report

Mathew Bowen, MPA President and Meet Director, reporting for duty.  What a whirlwind weekend we had! 

Provincials now being prerequisite to higher level competitions, in combination with the ever deepening pool of athletes we have, made this year’s installment of Provincials much more spectacular than ever before.  These Championships felt prestigious, eventful and special.  Our Best Club battle was tighter than last year with a newly renovated rubric.  There were some pretty significant battles for medals, and the lifters vying for best lifter awards (and rewards) added another level of prestige. 

Continue reading 2019 MPA Provincial Championships Meet Report

Important Future Dates

  1. June 22 & 23, 2019 – 2019 MPA Provincial Championships – Winnipeg, MB (Airport Holiday Inn)
  2. August 9 – 2019 MPA Referee Clinic, Brandon, MB
  3. August 10 – WHEAT MEET IV – Brandon, MB (North End Community Centre)
  4. September 6-8 – CPU Western Championships – Saskatoon, SK
  5. October 5 – Shake the Interlake – Selkirk, MB (Iron Image)
  6. October 19 – 2019 MPA AGM – location TBD
  7. Nov 2 – 2019 Bench Press Only Provincials – Winnipeg, MB (Acceleration Performance)
  8. Dec 14 – PL Event TBD
  9. Feb 1 – 2020 Brickhouse Power Challenge
  10. March 2-7, 2020 – CPU Nationals 2020

2019 MPA Provincials Schedule

In order to participate at CPU Nationals, athletes must compete or referee at an MPA Provincials within two years of the event.  For further details on qualifying standards, see:
Provincials Media Packages (professional photos, videos of all your lifts!) For sale, courtesy of Chris Ngo of Apex Elite.  Order today!

Sponsorship Options:
Volunteering for Provincials:

2020 Nationals:CPU Nationals 2020 runs March 3rd to 7th, 2020 in Winnipeg!  Be sure to mark your calendars!  We will be looking for all the help we can get!  We hope to see you there competing, coaching, volunteering and spectating.  

On Sale: Photo/Video Media Packages For 2019 MPA Provincials Athletes

Dear competitors of 2019 MPA Provincial Powerifting and Bench Press Championships,

MPA, in association with Chris Ngo of CB Studios and @EverythingWinnipeg, are offering professional photo and video media package coverage for athletes competing at 2019 MPA Provincials.

Please click on the link above to view some of Chris Ngo’s work, and to find information on media packages and pricing.


Mathew Bowen

MPA President

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE: 2019 MPA Provincial Championships

Google Docs version:

To whom it may concern,

Attached is the sponsorship package for the 2019 MPA Provincial Championships. Please review and consider partnering with Manitoba Powerlifting Association for the biggest Manitoba powerlifting of the year.

For all sponsorship inquiries, please contact MPA President Mathew Bowen at

Thank you very much,

Mathew Bowen
MPA President

Movement Powerlifting Classic 2.0 Meet Report

The Movement Powerlifting Classic 2.0 kicked off in high spirits as the first spring event of the year!

After weigh-ins we had 39 Lifters in three flights, including 2 equipped lifters and 1 bench only competitor. We focused flight one on bringing light to the amazing lifters in our sub-junior and masters division, and our third and final flight consisted of our strong female lifters.

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