Non-Voting Roles


Are you wanting to become more involved within the BCPA? We are looking for members to assist us in a number of areas to help with the development of our organization. Take a look at some of the non-voting position which may suit your talents.  These non-voting roles can be filled by any member as decided by the executive board. Please contact the BCPA President if you are interested in any of these roles at president@bc-powerlifting.com.

Media Director
Webmaster
Championships Committee
Club Development Director
Apparel Director
Special Olympics Liaison
Records Chair
Awards and Volunteer Coordinator
Scorekeepers Chair
Officiating Chair

Media Director

The BCPA Social Media Director(s) will use the BCPA platforms to help connect, share and give information to the public. The social media director is also responsible for analyzing and adopting new social media outlets and trends. It is key that the BCPA stay on top of other sporting organizations to see what they are doing in social media circles. We feel the importance of social media cannot be ignored since it plays a very crucial role in the promotion and development of our sport. As many as three individuals may share this role.

Duties include:

  • Newsletter
  • Maintain IG & Facebook accounts
  • BCPA, event, clubs and member promotion
  • Develop new media outlets
  • Livestreaming planning and deployment
  • Provide progress reports to the Executive

Webmaster

Role of the BCPA Webmaster is to maintain our website. They handle the technical aspects of overseeing website. They will ensure that the web servers, software are operating correctly, designing the website, generating and revising web pages and examining traffic through the site.

Duties include:

  • General website information updates (rules, pics, policies and calendar)
  • Maintain web hosting accounts
  • Website improvements
  • Provide progress reports to the Executive

Championships Committee

The Championships Committee are experienced meet directors who are responsible for assisting in the organization and coordination of club competitions with the BCPA. They will work with Meet Directors to ensure that competitions are run to a high standard. As many as four individuals may share this role.

Duties include:

  • Coordinate with all meet directors to ensure high standard of competition
  • Ensure all meet directors follow the meet director’s guide
  • Provide a competition post-mortem to the Executive
  • Recommend any changes to BCPA contest policies and to the MD’s guide
  • Provide event post-mortems to the Executive

Club Development Director

This position is currently held by Chandler McCutchan.

The Club Development Director will act as a liaison between BCPA clubs and the Executive. This position is important to help the BCPA develop powerlifting clubs throughout the province.

Duties include:

  • Be familiar with clubs and BCPA policies
  • Plan and oversee development of powerlifting clubs in BC
  • Promote powerlifting clubs
  • Encourage Open Houses
  • Provide important information to clubs such as BCPA Bursary Award poster and deadline
  • Act as a liaison between clubs and BCPA Executives
  • Develop and facilitate club pairing for volunteer exchange during competitions
  • Inform and guide clubs towards hosting sanctioned competitions
  • Develop a club award
  • Provide progress reports to the Executive

Apparel Director

The Apparel Director is responsible for the design, production and sales of BCPA apparel. They ensure that clothes are supplied on time and within cost constraints set out by the Executive.

Duties include:

  • As many as two individuals may share this role
  • Develop team apparel for Nationals
  • Develop general BCPA apparel
  • Coordinate bi-annual apparel sales
  • Provide progress reports to the Executive

Special Olympics Liaison

Special Olympics liaison will work with the BCSO to help develop Special Olympic powerlifting within BC.

Duties include:

  • Act as a liaison between the BCPA and BCSO
  • Coordinate events with the BCSO
  • Host annual powerlifting clinic with the BCSO
  • Provide progress reports to the Executive

Records Chair

The Records Chair is responsible for maintaining the past and current Provincial Records for all male and female age and weight categories within the BCPA.

Duties include:

  • Have thorough knowledge of BCPA records bylaws and policies
  • Maintain BCPA records
  • Coordinate records submissions requests
  • Maintain quarterly athletes standings
  • Provide progress reports to the Executive

Awards and Volunteer Coordinator

The Awards and Volunteer Coordinator is a vital role within the BCPA that combines the organization of our volunteers and show appreciation to our members by way of special awards.

Duties include:

  • As many as two individuals may share this role
  • Select bursary award candidates
  • Select Volunteer of the year award candidates
  • Develop awards for outstanding members and achievements 
  • Receive nominations for current awards
  • Coordination of volunteers for BCPA run events
  • Provide feedback for volunteer retention 
  • Provide progress reports to the Executive

Scorekeepers Chair

The Scorekeepers Chair will knowledge of the IPF Rules and be very familiar with the PLMeet score program.

Duties include:

  • Schedule Scorekeepers (SK) and Scorekeeper’s Assistants for all events
  • Maintain high standard of SK’s
  • Coordinate SK’s clinics as needed
  • Update SK’s of any rules or policy changes
  • Provide monthly report to the Executive

Officiating Chair

This position is currently held by Bette Festing.

The Officiating Chair will have thorough knowledge of the IPF Rules, BCPA and CPU Bylaws.  They will also be available to answer any questions relating to the rules and procedures.

Duties include:

  • Schedule Referees for all events
  • Maintain high standard of referees within BC
  • Coordinate Referee clinics as needed
  • Update Referees of any rules or policy changes
  • Administer and grade Referee’s exams
  • Provide monthly report to the Executive