Canadian Masters Weightlifting Federation

2021 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

2021 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT

Jill miller

Jill Miller

2021 PRIX DE RÉALISATION DE DURÉE DE VIE 2021

2021 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT
2021 PRIX DE RÉALISATION DE DURÉE DE VIE 2021

If you are an Ontario Weightlifter and/or have competed Nationally, you will no doubt have had the pleasure of encountering Jill in one of the following endeavours: competing with Jill, being officiated by Jill, officiating with Jill, coached by Jill, coach-adjudicated by Jill, instructed by Jill in the NCCP coaching course, or enjoyed the company and hospitality of Jill and Ken.

 

Jill has been a member of the Canadian Masters Weightlifting Federation since 1990 and has served in the weightlifting community in various capacities; locally (President and coach -Blue Mountain Weightlifting Club), provincially (technical official, President of the OWA, host and organizer of several Canadian Masters Weightlifting Championships) or internationally (International Technical Official at numerous international masters championships, organizing committee member of the 1996 World Masters, a supervisor at the 2015 Toronto Pan American Weightlifting Championships in Oshawa, Ontario).

 

Jill’s competitive participation at thirteen World Masters (the first one was in 1993), eleven Canadian Masters and thirteen Pan American Masters has elevated her into the Canadian Masters Hall of Fame with 226 points and one of our top ten inductees. Jill has also been inducted into World Masters Hall of Fame, the Pan American Masters Hall of Fame, and her own community’s Collingwood Sports Hall of Fame.

 

Jill joins her husband Ken (also a Hall of Fame member of the CMWFHCM), in achieving the stature of our Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.  The Millers continue to spread the “gospel” of weightlifting, at all levels, in their new Province of New Brunswick.  Jill and Ken were recently appointed as ITO Advisors to the CMWFHCM and serve on its Board’s Advisory Committee.

 

Jill is an admirable example of a member whose voluntarism continues to build strong professional ties between the CWFHC and the CMWFHCM. She has always been, and continues to be, a well-respected member of the international masters weightlifting community.

 

We are proud to have Jill in our community of Canadian Masters weightlifters and with the honour and respect befitting a member of her status, award her our Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

Jill, on behalf of all the members of the Canadian Masters Weightlifting Federation, our heartfelt Congratulations to you for your stalwartly contribution to Masters Weightlifting in Canada.

 

Mark A Gomes

President and National Chair, CMWFHCM

President Honours All Past Hall of Fame Members

CMWFHCM logo refined

PRESIDENT HONOURS ALL PAST HALL OF FAME MEMBERS

LE PRÉSIDENT HONORE TOUS LES ANCIENS MEMBRES DU TEMPLE DE LA RENOMMÉE

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PRESIDENT HONOURS ALL PAST HALL OF FAME MEMBERS

Although there will not be any inductees into the Canadian Masters Hall of Fame for 2020, all past Hall of Fame recipients will receive a special acknowledgement this year. The Federation’s newly designed Hall of Fame pin acknowledges that this award is presented by the Canadian Masters Weightlifting Federation and respects its reception in both official languages of Canada.

“These pins may be new”, says Mark Gomes, “but the accomplishments of our Hall of Fame members cannot be dismissed.  Our Hall of Fame members are still most deserving and will all receive replacement pins.”

Check out who these members are at  Canadian Masters Hall of Fame - Oct 20 2019 (cdnmastersweightlifting.org)

Hall of Fame Pin

VIRTUAL UNOFFICIAL CANADIAN MASTERS WEIGHTLIFTING RECORDS/RECORDS D’HALTÉROPHILIE DES MAÎTRES CANADIENS NON OFFICIELS VIRTUELS

VIRTUAL UNOFFICIAL CANADIAN MASTERS WEIGHTLIFTING RECORDS

RECORDS D’HALTÉROPHILIE DES MAÎTRES CANADIENS NON OFFICIELS VIRTUELS

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(ACKNOWLEDGING MEMBERS EXCEEDING THE CANADIAN MASTERS WEIGHTLIFTING RECORDS AT ONLINE OR VIRTUAL NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS)

Seeing that the 2020 virtual Pan American Masters are not, and the 2021 Canadian Masters cannot, be subject to drug testing, Canadian Masters Records cannot be contested.  However, I will be acknowledging our members’ successful attempts that are higher than existing records or the established minimum by creating a special page at the end of record charts just for that purpose.  These admirable accomplishments (President’s Special MentionVirtual Unofficial Canadian Masters Weightlifting Records) will not replace any records currently held by our members.  These accomplishments will be removed when any lift is tied or exceeded by a member competing in a qualifying competition that was subject to drug testing.  Athletes being acknowledged for these accomplishments will not receive our Official Certificate.  Instead they will receive a Congratulatory Certificate (no glossy gold imprinted seal) from me. 

President Announces Hosts for 2021-23 Canadian Masters Championships / Le président annonce les hôtes des Championnats canadiens des maîtres 2021-2023

Hosts for 2021, 2022, and 2023 Canadian Nationals Announced

Annonce des hôtes pour les championnats nationaux canadiens 2021, 2022 et 2023

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PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES HOSTS FOR UPCOMING CANADIAN MASTERS WEIGHTLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

I am delighted to announce that the Board and its Advisory Committee have approved the hosts for the 2021, 2022 and 2023 Canadian Masters Weightlifting Championships. We have decided to honour the bid from the Dakota Weightlifting Club and the Manitoba Weightlifting Association as the host for 2021, seeing that the pandemic resulted in the cancellation of the 2020 Championships in Winnipeg.

 

Masters Weightlifting continues to grow in the Atlantic Region, with the valued work of our Atlantic Representative, Greg Doucette, and the NBWA. In support of that growth, our Board and its Advisory Committee have approved The Colosseo Weightlifting Performance Association, in collaboration with the New Brunswick Weightlifting Association as the host for the 2022 Canadian Masters Weightlifting Championships.

 

We have also approved the North Bay Norsemen and Valkyries to host the 2023 Canadian Masters Weightlifting Championships. Masters Weightlifting is also seeing an expansion in Northern Ontario. We are excited to see Coach Larry Sheppard and the Ontario Weightlifting Association step forward to support Masters Weightlifting.

 

We are very fortunate to have all three championships situated in beautiful and accessible Canadian cities (Winnipeg, Moncton and North Bay) and organized by three very respected members of their Provincial Weightlifting Associations (Craig Gilbert, Greg Doucette and Larry Sheppard).

 

The Canadian Masters Weightlifting Federation is very pleased to be working with the CWFHC Affiliates, the Manitoba Weightlifting Association, the New Brunswick Weightlifting Association, the Ontario Weightlifting Association and their registered clubs, in providing the opportunity for Masters Weightlifters throughout this country to showcase their Weightlifting accomplishments.

 

Details of these competitions will be provided on this website at the appropriate times. https://cdnmastersweightlifting.org/upcoming-events/

 

2019 Attollo Award Winners Announced

Attollo Award Winners Announced

PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES ATTOLLO AWARD RECIPIENTS
LE PRESIDENT ANNONCE LES RECIPIENTS DU PRIX ATTOLLO

The Attollo Award is achieved when a member of our Federation either gets a Gold at least three required competitions (Gold Award) or has participated in at least three of the same required competitions (Participation Award). The required competitions are the athletes Provincial Masters, Canadian Masters, Pan American Masters or World Masters Championships. Members are required to contact the President to ensure that they are included.

 

Accomplishing this achievement in our sport of Masters Weightlifting does not come easy. It requires great fitness, determination, dedication, and of course, considerable personal expenses.

 

Congratulations to Gold Award Recipients, Yves Carignan, John Florento, Isabelle Gauthier, Jill Miller, Manon Poulin, Tim Sanderson, Doug Sinclair, and Christine Walt.

 

Congratulations to Participation Award Recipients: Sacha Amédé, Steven Bishop, John Case, Chris Crotty, Iain Douglas, Craig Gilbert, Doris Hellenbart, Michael Jackson, Ken Miller, Madeleine Waterfield and Amanda Whiting.  The members of our Federation and I are very proud of you.

2020 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

Rapport annuel 2020

Dear Members,

I hope this message finds you in good spirits and good health as our weightlifting communities throughout Canada slowly return to opening their clubs.  These openings vary with each Province and perhaps even with each city. Remember to strictly follow the new rules and regulations being established by each weightlifting club.  The healthier we can remain, the better our return to the competitions in which we love to gather.

 

You will find attached to this email the 2020 Annual Report of the Canadian Masters and the Agenda for the meeting we could not conduct. I have appointed, and I welcome, two new Board members, Greg Doucette from New Brunswick, and David Rosati from Ontario. My thanks to Heidi Schraft and Mario Robitaille for their past service as Board Members.  The full 2020/2021 list of our Secretaries and Representatives is also attached.

 

At our next Annual General Meeting in 2021, we will ratify my Board member appointments and approve our post-incorporation bylaws. I will keep you posted on any specific updates to the World Masters Games, but please keep tuned to our Federation website, our Federation Facebook page and my Facebook page.

 

Keep well and we’ll chat soon.

 

Regards,

Mark