Due to Manitoba’s recent move to Code Red in response to the critical increase in cases of COVID-19, the Open Provincial Championships will be cancelled.
We understand that this is frustrating for all of the lifters who have been working hard on their training and were looking forward to competing. We were all anticipating an exciting meet where we could continue to champion our community and witness new PRs! However, given the Manitoba government’s suspension of all sports and recreation programming and the reduction in capacity of fitness facilities, as well as the concerning strain on our already overwhelmed health system and uncertainty in the coming weeks and months, the MPA board has decided that we must forgo the Open Championships.
Competitions are designed to test your strength and have fun, but the risk to lifters, officials, and volunteers is simply too high at this point to meet in person. We are working on having an unsanctioned online meet instead so that our Open lifters will still have the opportunity to bring all of their hard work to the (virtual) platform and showcase their PRs.
Thank you to everyone for your continued understanding and patience. Our goal is to ensure that we can all continue to excel in our sport safely. We will post updates on the online meet as soon as we can. Refunds will be processed right away for those who were already registered.