Presidents Message

June 25, 2020
Hello CPU Membership, 

The Canadian Powerlifting Union’s Executive Board has deliberated, voted and decided to officially withhold the following National Teams from attending the following 2020 International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) events:

Bench Press Worlds (Russia), Oct 11-13
Classic Worlds (Belarus), Sept 23- Oct 3
Masters Worlds (South Africa), Nov 13-22
NAPF Championships (Cayman Islands), Nov 18-24

The priority of the CPU is to ensure the safety and health of its athletes, coaches and officials. With the ongoing travel advisories, outbreaks, and quarantine protocols, the CPU made this decision with the utmost seriousness. The Executive Board understands the importance and disruption this will cause to our world athletes, and we must look to be a role model in the global community and show actionable support in doing our part to prevent any undue health risks to our athletes, officials, coaches, and their communities. 

With Respect,


CPU President