Nominations are now open for our “Lifetime Achievement Award” Le process de nominations est maintenant ouvert pour notre “Le Prix de Réalisation de Durée de Vie”

Nominations are now open for our “Lifetime Achievement Award” The CMWFHC Board is now accepting nominations for this prestigious award. “The Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is a CMWFHC member who has been exceptionally supportive of the Canadian Masters Weightlifting Federation. This member has gone above and beyond in her/his involvement with masters weightlifting, demonstrating and sharing a passion for the sport.” If you wish to nominate an individual, please send your nomination letter, including the name of your seconder, to the President before December 1, 2018. Please include the candidate’s name and the reasons for nominating this candidate. The President will forward all Nominations to the Selection Committee who will unanimously recommend an award winner to the Board before January 31, 2019. Nominators are encouraged to include the following information for the selection committee: length of time as a CMWFHC member; volunteer positions in CMWFHC; service as a technical official where Masters are recognized; competitive experience as a Canadian Masters Weightlifter; hosting a masters weightlifting competition or a competition with Masters categories; assisting at International Masters meet outside of competing. The Lifetime Achievement Award recipient will receive an official letter from the President of CMWFHC, a Lifetime Achievement Award Plaque, a Lifetime Membership in CMWFHC, a Lifetime Membership Award Certificate, public acknowledgement on the CMWFHC website and a presentation at the Canadian Masters Weightlifting Championships.

Le process de nominations est maintenant ouvert pour notre “Le Prix de Réalisation de Durée de Vie” Le Conseil Administratif de la CMWFHC accepte maintenant les nominations pour ce prix prestigieux. “Le bénéficiaire du Prix de Réalisation de Durée de Vie est un membre de la CMWFHC, qui a été exceptionnellement favorable de la Fédération d’haltérophilie des Maîtres Canadiens. Ce membre (il/elle) est allé au-delà dans son implication avec les Maîtres Haltérophiles, démontrant et partageant une passion pour le sport.” Si vous souhaitez désigner une personne, veuillez envoyer votre lettre de nomination, y compris le nom de votre Appuyeur, au Président avant le 1er Décembre 2018. Veuillez indiquer le nom du candidat et les raisons de ce candidat. Le Président transmettra toutes les Nominations au Comité de sélection qui recommandera à l’unanimité un lauréat au Conseil avant le 31 janvier 2019. Ceux qui desire nominé un candidat sont encouragés d’inclure les informations suivantes pour le Comité de sélection: longueur de temps en tant qu’un membre de la CMWFHC; les postes de bénévoles tenus avec la CMWFHC; servit a role d’officiel technique où les maîtres sont reconnus; expérience de compétition comme maître haltérophile Canadien; organisé une compétition d’haltérophilie pour les Maîtres ou une compétition avec les catégories de poids corporel des maîtres; aidé à des compétitions de Maîtres aux niveau International sans compétitionner. Le bénéficiaire du Prix de Réalisation de Durée de Vie recevra une lettre officielle du Président de la CMWFHC, une Plaque du Prix de Réalisation de Durée de Vie, une adhésion à vie à la CMWFHC, un certificat de mérite de l’adhésion à vie, une reconnaissance publique sur le site de la CMWFHC et une présentation lors du Championnat Canadien des Maîtres Haltérophile.


A large number of Canadian Weightlifters converged in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain for the World Masters Weightlifting Competition held between August 17 and 25 of 2018. This Event marks the pinnacle of many of these athlete’s training and preparation.  Athletes not only have to commit to securing time off to travel, but also have to meet Qualifying Totals and the approval of the Canadian National Chair in order to compete.

Our older athletes led the charge with Canadas illustrious and multiple grand champion, Marcel Perron, taking no time to capture the Gold in the M85yr/77kg Category and the Best Lifter in that age group. Judy Quinn, being no stranger to World Championship Competitions, not only took the Gold in the W70yr/75kg Category, but broke Canadian and World Records in the process.  Yves Carignan, another noteworthy athlete from Canada’s past as an Olympian, followed quickly to secure a Silver in the M65yr/62 kg Category. Ken Miller, another frequent World Masters participant took Bronze in the M70yr/62 kg Category, as did his wife, Jill Miller in the W65yr/63 kg Category.

The Canadian contingent was honoured to have one of its athletes being inducted into the World Masters Hall of Fame.  Manon Poulin entered the Masters in 1999 at the Canadian and Pan-American Masters Championship in Ontario, Canada and followed the events to the end of the year with her gold, silver and Bronze medals as well as various national and world titles, national and international records.  Manon Poulin has certainly become a weightlifting legend. At this year’s World Masters, Manon succeeded in winning a Silver in the W55yr/63kg Category.

A number of the Canadian Women were awarded Best Lifter in their age categories: Isabelle Gauthier, Gold in the W45yr/58kg with Canadian Snatch (67 kg) and Total (154 kg) Records and Abigail Guerrero-Gonzales, Gold in the W40yr/58kg with Canadian Snatch (71 kg), Clean and Jerk (80 kg) and Total (151 kg) Records. In the W40yr/+90kg Category, Karine Brouillard took the Bronze, Manon Croteau in the W50yr/58 kg Category took the Gold and Best Lifter as well as the Canadian Snatch (54 kg), Clean and Jerk (68 kg) and Total (122 kg) Records. 

Though the Men represented 11 of the Canadian group of 29 athletes, their accomplishments were quite notable. In the Male 45yr Category the 77 kg Claude Caouette took a Bronze and Eric Chevrier in the 94 kg Category secured a Silver.  Andre Dionne in the M60yr/85 kg Category also was awarded a Silver medal.

The youngest of our Canadian athletes, our Women and Men in the 35-age group, wrapped up the competition on its last day. The sessions were off to a good start with Caroline Mundell’s Bronze finish in the W35yr/58 kg Category. The Womens 35yr/75 kg Category saw Beth Kostur achieving fourth position and breaking the Canadian Snatch (73 kg) and Total (157 kg) Records.  Justin Ott in the M35yr/94 kg Category captured the Bronze Medal. In the Mens 35yr/105 kg Category, it was so close for Rafal Korkowski as he was only one kilogram short of breaking the Snatch record and indeed tied the Clean and Jerk Record to take home the Silver Medal.

Our other athletes, who may not have medalled, fared very well personally in their results: Heather Cameron, Chris Crotty, Raghbir Dhaliwal (4th), Heather Emslie, Sylvie Guenette (4th), Greg Haspect, Melanie Johnson, Paaras Kaur, Eva Martens, Tanna Payne, and Kirsten Riewe. Due to family circumstances, we were sad that Heather Admundred could not participate. We wish her all the best.

Canadians won 17 Medals:5 Gold, 6 Silver and 6 Bronze placing Canada in 8th position. Canadian Marcel Perron captured the overall best lifter, also referred to as Grand Master, with 488.48 SMM points, 75 points ahead of the next competitor. Isabelle Gauthier missed Best Womens Lifter by just 2 SMM points. Bravo Canada!! The Women’s Team of Isabelle Gauthier, Abigail Guerrero Gonzalez. Karine Brouillard, Caroline Mundell, Beth Kostur, Manon Croteau, Manon Poulin and Judy Quinn took First Place over the Americans and especially the Australians who traditionally always win these Team challenges. Our Men’s Team did a fine showing placing 6th overall, just two places behind the Americans.

On behalf of our Board of Directors of the Canadian Masters Weightlifting Federation Haltérophilie Canadienne and our members, I extend our heartfelt congratulations to all of our determined and dedicated athletes.  We hope to see them all at next years World Masters in Montréal.



The Conseil d’Administration de la IWF à approuver dix (10) Nouvelles catégories de poids corporel pour les hommes et les femmes dans les catégories Seniors, Juniors et pour les jeunes. Ces catégories seront soumisent au congress de la IWF pour ratification. Comme maîtres haltérophiles nous sommes beaucoup plus concernés avec les nouvelles catégories de poids corporel des séniors, lesqu’elles auront également besoins d’être approuver par le Conseil d’Ad
ministration des Maîtres de la IWF. Ne voyant pas de problèmes à l’horizon, attendez-vous que ces nouvelles catégories de poids corporel seront adopter à notre prochain Championnats Canadien des Maîtres Haltérophiles de 2019. Pour nos membres compétitionnant au Championnat Provincial des Maîtres de 2019, nous nous attendons que chaque Association Provinciale d’Haltérophilie utilisera déjà ces nouvelles catégories de poids corporel .
Présentement, notre Conseil d’Administration étudit différentes approches pour intégrer les standards de records minimum pour tout les groups d’âge pour les nouvelles catégories de poids corporel et nous vous en tiendrons au courant sur notre site internet. Les vieux records demeureront dans nos archives sur nôtre site internet et, bien sur, ne pourront pas être contestés.


Nous souhaitons la meilleure des chances aux athlètes suivant qui vont représenter le Canada aux Championnat du Monde des Maîtres:
Heather Amundrud, France Brouillard, Karine Brouillard, Heather Cameron, Manon Croteau, Heather Emslie, Paaras Kaur, Beth Kostur, Eva Martens, Jill Miller, Caroline Mundell, Tanna Payne, Manon Poulin, Judy Quinn, Kristen Riewe. ET,
Jason Cain, Claude Caouette, Yves Carignan, Chris Crotty, Raghbir Dhaliwal, Andre Dionne, Rafal Korkowsky, Greg Haspect, Ken Miller, Justin Ott, Marcel Perron.
S’il-vous-plait, si vous les connaissez, essayez de leurs souhaiter bonne chance en personne!


We wish the best of luck as the following athletes represent Canada at the World Masters:
Heather Amundred, France Brouillard, Karine Brouillard, Heather Cameron, Manon Croteau, Heather Emslie, Paaras Kaur, Beth Kostur, Eva Martens, Jill Miller, Caroline Mundell, Tanna Payne, Manon Poulin, Judy Quinn, Kirsten Riewe. AND,Jason Cain, Claude Caouette, Yves Carignan, Chris Crotty, Raghbir Dhaliwal, Andre Dionne, Rafal Korkowski, Greg Haspect, Ken Miller, Justin Ott, Marcel Perron.
If you know them, please try to personally wish them well!!


July 20, 2018

The IWF Board has approved 10 new categories for both men and women in the Senior, Junior and Youth age categories. These categories will be submitted to the IWF Congress for ratification. As masters we are of course primarily concerned with the Senior category, which will still need ratification by the IWF-Masters. Seeing no issues on the horizon, you can expect that those new bodyweight categories to be implemented at our next, 2019, Canadian Masters Weightlifting Championships. For our members competing in Provincial Masters in 2019, we expect that each Provincial Weightlifting Association will already be using the new bodyweight categories.
Our Board is currently studying various approaches to setting minimum records standards in all age and new bodyweight categories and will keep you updated on this website. Old records will still be archived on our website but cannot, of course, be contested.


ATTENTION – 2018 World Masters – Schedule Changes

Dear All,

The IWF Masters Committee has taken into consideration the provisional time table and its notification. Together with the organizer Francisco Rodriguez Garcia, who is in the position to provide 2 competition platforms next to each other, we are in the position to move all sessions in the way that it matches with the notification in yellow highlighted under the published provisional time table. Please find attached the rebuild 2018 competition schedule.

You will see that it leaves us no room for any changes and that we are working nonstop to have a successful and memorable championship in the beautiful city of Barcelona. However we will have to conduct our annual Congress of Nations at Wednesday 22 August 19 hours (usual day/time) at the venue.

The accreditation hours are now published on under ‘championship’.
The training facility will be open from Thursday 16 August midday at the venue. For more information please contact the organizer directly.
Best wishes,
Denise Offermann

2018 Asia Pacific Masters Games

Only 2 weeks left to register for Olympic Weightlifting competition at the 2018 Asia Pacific Masters Games. Registration closes July 7, and the games are held from 7-15 September 2018.

This also marks the first edition of the Asian Masters Women's Championships. (Held in conjunction with the 2018 Penang Asia Pacific Masters Games) Here's your chance to become an Asian Master's record holder at an event recognized by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).

Further information can be found at the games website:

To see/download the brochure click here

To see schedule click here