Referees


The BCPA is always looking for interested members who have the potential to become excellent referees and who will be committed for the long term.  As a referee, your role is essential in the running of a competition by providing expertise and unbiased judgment of our athletes both on and off the platform.

Interested in becoming a BCPA referee?  Here are few things to consider before taking the referee exam:

  1. Have you ever competed at a BCPA/CPU or IPF competition?
  2. Have you ever volunteered at a BCPA/CPU or IPF competition?
  3. Have you been involved with the BCPA for over a year?
  4. Do you think you would be able to make unbiased judgment calls of a friend or family member that was competing?
  5. Are you able to volunteer your time to officiate at more than one competition a year?

If you answered yes to the questions above, then becoming a referee can be a valuable way for you to contribute to our organization and to the sport.

The BCPA uses a two-tiered referee system.  Becoming a Category II referee is the first stage after passing a written exam.  They are only permitted to referee as a side referee to gain the necessary experience. Being a Category I referee is the next stage and may act as either a head referee or as a side referee.

For more information about becoming a referee, please contact our Officiating Chair Bette Festing (officiating@bc-powerlifting.com) or speak with one of our referees the next time you are at a competition.

International

Chris Robb (Category I)
Bill You (Category II)

National

Bette Festing
Pat Kowal
Brian Rock

Provincial Category I

Justin Gray
Kim Dennis
Ian Diack
Bob Hindley
Joe Oliveira
Ryun Laniec
Becky Lauridsen
Mehar Bhogal
Zack Currie
Gabe Festing
David Vo

Provincial Category II

Noorita Biring
Cody Weeks
Phong Bui
Sean Hayes
Graham Aarsen
Bryan Wong
Wesley Chu
Albert Yamaguchi
Douglas Bjorkman
Lawrence Berceanu
Josh Simpson
Jenna Sabino
Sarah Weijand
Christina Gee