logoThe MWA would like to wish the best of luck to all the athletes who will be competing in the 2019 World Masters Weightlifting Championship, from August 16 to 24, in Montréal, Quebec.

The event will be live-streamed on YouTube. Visit montrealmasters2019.com for more information and to view the full competition schedule.

The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame class of 2019 (photo: @Jeff_Hnatiuk)

We would like to congratulate former MWA President, Susanne Dandenault, on on being part of the induction class of 2019 with the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame!

Sue joined the national team in 1998 and competed in five World Championships, two Pan Am Games, a Commonwealth Games, was an alternate at the 2004 Olympics and is a nine-time national champion (1997-2005). She still holds the Canadian records for snatch (105kg), clean & jerk (136kg) and total (237kg) in the +87kg category.

She will be inducted along with six other individuals and one team dynasty on November 2, 2019.

2019 Canadian Senior Championships

Posted: May 16, 2019 in MWA


Riley Boyd (Dakota Weightlifting Club) and Kira Putnam (Hercules Weightlifting Club) will be representing Manitoba at the 2019 Canadian Senior Weightlifting Championships on May 18 and 19 in La Prairie, Québec.

The event will be livestreamed on the Fédération d’Haltérophilie du Québec’s Youtube and Facebook pages.


Annual General Meeting

Posted: April 22, 2019 in MWA


Our AGM will be on Wednesday, September 18 @ 7 pm

Canada Games Sport for Life Centre
(Conference Room B)
145 Pacific Ave

The following executive positions are up for election:

VP Technical
VP Administration

If you are interested in any of these positions, please submit nominations to info@mbweightlifting.net

Upcoming NCCP coaching workshops

Posted: April 5, 2019 in MWA

NCCPCoaching Manitoba has released it’s NCCP course schedule for April to June 2019.

  • Coaching and Leading Effectively – April 5 & 6
  • Making Ethical Decisions – April 7
  • Manage a Sport Program – April 14
  • Performance Planning – April 26 & 27
  • *Making Ethical Decisions – April 28 ONLINE CLASSROOM
  • Prevention and Recovery – May 1 & 2
  • Making Ethical Decisions – May 22
  • Psychology of Performance – May 28 & 29
  • Leading Drug-Free Sport – June 2

All courses will be held in Winnipeg. For more information or to register, visit the Coaching Association of Canada’s website or contact Hailey Unger at 204-925-5913 or hailey.unger@sportmanitoba.ca


The Hercules Weightlifting Club will be hosting a Competition Development (formerly NCCP 2) workshop on the weekend of June 1-2, 2019. All MWA members are welcome to attend.

For more information or to sign up, please contact sean.mazur@me.com


On March 30th, 35 athletes competed in the 2019 CrossFit Winnipeg Open and Manitoba Masters Championships, hosted by the Dakota Weightlifting Club.

Congratulations to the best Masters lifters of the competition, Cat Horbatiuk and Doug Sinclair.

Download Full Results


Best of luck to all the athletes who will be representing Manitoba at the Western Canadian Weightlifting Championships on Saturday, March 30, in Lake Country (BC).

Event organizers are planning to livestream the event on Facebook (all times in Pacific Daylight Time)

Session 1 @9am:

  • Samantha Ang
  • Bree Vanhove

Session 3 @1pm:

  • Rienna Skelton
  • Kira Putnam

Session 4 @3pm:

  • Braulio Leiva


The Dakota Weightlifting Club will be hosting the 2019 CrossFit Winnipeg Open and Manitoba Masters Championships on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at CrossFit Winnipeg (739 Lagimodière Blvd).

Session 1 (Youth/Junior/Senior Men and Women)
Weigh-in @ 7am
Lifting starts @ 9am

Session 2 (Masters Women)
Weigh-in @ 9am
Lifting starts @ 11am

Session 3 (Masters Men)
Weigh-in @ 11am
Lifting starts @ 1pm

Download Start List

Team Spartacus Spring Open

Posted: March 4, 2019 in MWA


Spartacus Weightlifting and CrossFit Mendota will be hosting the 2019 Team Spartacus Spring Open on May 4, 2019, in Mendota Heights (Minnesota).

Download Registration Form


The Dakota Weightlifting Club will be hosting the 2019 CrossFit Winnipeg Open and Manitoba Masters Championships on Saturday, March 30, 2019.

Download the Registration Form

Entry deadline is March 22 at 5pm.