Canadian Masters Weightlifting Federation

2021 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

2021 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT

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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

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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)

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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.

Hall of Fame 2020

Hall of Fame Inductions 2020

We are proud to induct three worthy members of our Federation into the Hall of Fame.  Achieving this status takes a lot of commitment and participation in Weightlifting Competitions.  Candidates must have acquired 100 points total from competing in the Canadian Masters Weightlifting Championships, the World level Championships, and Pan American Masters.  Based on the information provided to me from our Hall of Fame Secretary, Ken Miller, who we also extend our appreciation, we have three inductee candidates.

Jocelyn Normand accumulated 110 points in total.  72 points from competing at Canadian Masters Weightlifting Championships, 12 points from World level Championships and 17 points from Pan American Weightlifting Championships.

Stepan Hroupa accumulated 108 points in total.  77 points from competing at Canadian Masters Weightlifting Championships, 3 points from World level Championships and 28 points from Pan American Weightlifting Championships.

Michel Pietracupa accumulated 108 points in total.  71 points from competing at Canadian Masters Weightlifting Championships, 5 points from World level Championships and 32 points from Pan American Weightlifting Championships.

Please join me in welcoming Jocelyn, Stepan and Michel to the Canadian Masters Weightlifting Federation’s Hall of Fame.

Temple de la Renommée 2020

Je suis fier d’introniser trois membres dignes de notre Fédération au Temple de la Renommée.  Cela prend beaucoup d’engagement et de participation aux compétitions d’haltérophilie pour atteindre ce niveau.  Les candidats doivent avoir accumulé un total de 100 points pour avoir compétitionné aux Championnats canadiens Maîtres d’haltérophilie, Championnats de niveau mondial, et Championnats panaméricains d’haltérophilie Maîtres.  Basé sur l’information que m’a fourni notre Secrétaire du Temple de la Renommée, Ken Miller, à qui nous exprimons aussi notre appréciation, nous avons trois candidats qui sont intronisés.

Jocelyn Normand a accumulé 110 points au total.  72 points pour avoir compétitionné aux Championnats canadiens Maîtres d’haltérophilie, 12 points pour avoir compétitionné aux Championnats de niveau mondial et 17 points des Championnats panaméricains d’haltérophilie.

Stepan Hroupa a accumulé 108 points au total.  77 points pour avoir compétitionné aux Championnats canadiens Maîtres d’haltérophilie, 3 points pour avoir compétitionné aux Championnats de niveau mondial et 28 points des Championnats panaméricains d’haltérophilie.

Michel Pietracupa a accumulé 108 points au total.  71 points pour avoir compétitionné aux Championnats canadiens Maîtres d’haltérophilie, 5 points pour avoir compétitionné aux Championnats de niveau mondial et 32 points des Championnats panaméricains d’haltérophilie.

SVP joignez-vous à moi pour souhaiter la bienvenue à Jocelyn, Stepan et Michel au Temple de la Renommée de la Fédération d’Haltérophilie Canadienne Maîtres.

2020 Hall of Fame Plaques

Lifetime Achievement Award 2020

KEN MILLER, THE 2020 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT

During the 1980s, Ken Miller, Gary Bennett and their fellow masters weightlifters conceived an idea of organizing Masters weightlifting competitions in Ontario and in Alberta.  Did they ever envision that the seed planted at that time would grow into an independent Federation of Canadian Masters Weightlifters?  Probably not!

Ken authored the first constitution of the then called “Canadian Masters Weightlifting Association,” set up the first accounting system for this fledgling group, and served in many capacities; Vice-President, President, Past President, and Hall of Fame Secretary which he steps back from this year.

A group led by Ken designed two different masters track suits.  Ken also designed the first masters weightlifting singlets, many which continue to be proudly worn.

Ken’s participation in both Canadian Weightlifting Federations continues to be very impressive. He is a Level I International Technical Official and officiates at least half a dozen competitions each year.  Not being content as an ITO, Ken has also organized over 25 Blue Mountain Open Meets, a Canadian Senior Championship and a World Masters Weightlifting Championship. 

Adding to his involvement as an ITO and competition organizer, Ken has also competed in all of the Canadian Masters Weightlifting Championships.  In our archived records, Ken retains the M70/62 kg Category Snatch (52 kg), Clean and Jerk (72 kg) and Total (124 kg) Records.  In the new bodyweight categories, Ken currently holds he M70/67 kg Category Snatch (48 kg), Clean and Jerk (65 kg) and Total (113 kg) Records.  Ken has been awarded twelve Gold Medals at Canadian Masters Weightlifting Championships, ten Gold Medals at Pan American Weightlifting Championships and three Gold Medals at World Masters Weightlifting Championships.

As a result of these accomplishments, Ken has deservedly been inducted into three Hall of Fames: Canadian Masters Weightlifting, Pan American Masters Weightlifting, and the Collingwood Sports.  He is also well on his way to adding the World Masters Hall of Fame.

With this incredible involvement and contribution to Masters Weightlifting in Canada, it is an honour to present to Ken Miller, of Collingwood Ontario, the Canadian Masters 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award. 

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KEN MILLER,  LE RÉCIPIENDAIRE DU PRIX DE RÉALISATION DE DURÉE DE VIE 2020

Durant les années 80, Ken Miller, Gary Bennett et leurs camarades haltérophiles Maîtres ont conçu une idée d’organiser des compétitions d’haltérophilie Maîtres en Ontario et en Alberta.  Auraient-ils jamais imaginé que la graine plantée à ce temps-là grandirait pour devenir une Fédération indépendante pour les haltérophiles canadiens Maîtres?  Probablement pas!

Ken a autorisé la première constitution de ce qui était appelé dans le temps “l’Association Canadienne Maîtres d’Haltérophilie,” a instauré le premier système de comptabilité pour ce jeune groupe, et a servi dans plusieurs rôles: Vice-Président, Président, Président Sortant, et Secrétaire du Temple de la Renommée duquel il se retire cette année.

Un groupe mené par Ken a conçu deux différents survêtements Maîtres.  Ken a aussi conçu le premier uniforme d’haltérophilie Maîtres, qui continue à être fièrement porté.

La participation de Ken dans les deux Fédérations canadiennes d’haltérophilie continue à être très impressionnante. Il est un Officiel Technique International de Niveau 1 et agit en tant qu’officiel à au moins une douzaine de compétitions chaque année.  N’étant pas satisfait de son implication en tant qu’officiel technique, Ken a aussi organisé plus de 25 Compétitions Blue Mountain Open, un Championnat Canadien Senior et un Championnat du Monde d’Haltérophilie Maîtres. 

En plus de son implication en tant qu’Officiel Technique International et en tant qu’organisateur de compétition, Ken a aussi compétitionné à tous les Championnats Canadiens d’Haltérophilie Maîtres.  Dans nos archives, Ken détient les records pour la catégorie M70/62 kg à l’arraché (52 kg), l’épaulé-jeté (72 kg) et au total (124 kg).  Dans les nouvelles catégories de poids, Ken détient actuellement les records dans la catégorie M70/67 kg à l’arraché (48 kg), l’épaulé-jeté (65 kg) et au total (113 kg).  Ken a reçu douze médailles d’or aux Championnats Canadiens d’Haltérophilie Maîtres, dix médailles d’or aux Championnats Panaméricains d’Haltérophilie Maîtres et trois médailles d’or aux Championnats du Monde D’Haltérophilie Maîtres.

À cause de ces accomplissements, Ken a à juste titre mérité d’être intronisé à trois Temples de la Renommée: Haltérophilie Canadienne Maîtres, Haltérophilie Panaméricaine Maîtres, et les Sports de Collingwood.  Il est aussi bien en route pour ajouter le Temple de la Renommée du Monde Maîtres.

Avec cette incroyable implication et contribution à l’haltérophilie Canadienne Maîtres au Canada, c’est un honneur de présenter à Ken Miller, de Collingwood en Ontario, le Prix de Réalisation de Durée de Vie 2020.