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.

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

National Team Committee

The BCPA is seeking qualified candidates for the role of National Team Committee. Our goal with this committee is to show our community’s support of the members of Team BC and will handle all aspects of our National and Regional teams, from coordinating handlers for athletes to outfitting them in a team uniform.

The duties of the National Team Committee will include:

  • Coordinating BCPA team coaches at Regional and National events
  • Outfitting the BCPA team with team apparel
  • Obtaining team sponsors
  • Promoting all BCPA team athletes (canva experience a nice-to-have for designing social media posts)
  • Organizing Team BC training /social events prior to Nationals

If you are interested in taking on an active role within the BCPA please send an email to gabe.festing@bc-powerlifting.com telling us why you would be the right fit for this committee. Candidates must have previously competed at the national level to be eligible. All applications must be submitted by June 4, 2022.

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 vacant.

If you are interested in taking on an active role within the BCPA please send an email to president@bc-powerlifting.com telling us why you would be the right fit for this position.

The Club Development Director will act as a liaison between BCPA clubs and gyms 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
  • Work with the social media director to promote powerlifting clubs
  • Encourage open houses
  • Provide important information to clubs such as BCPA Bursary Award poster and deadline
  • Encourage clubs to volunteer at meets (for example, provide a full platform crew to wear club apparel)
  • Inform and guide clubs and gyms towards hosting sanctioned competitions
  • Develop a club award
  • Maintain the list of BC clubs and gyms on the BCPA website
  • Act as a liaison between clubs and BCPA Executives and provide progress reports to the Executive

You will be required to communicate with the committee and executive via Discord.

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 Committee

This position is currently vacant.

If you are interested in taking on an active role within the BCPA please send an email to president@bc-powerlifting.com telling us why you would be the right fit for this committee.

The BCPA heavily relies on volunteers to keep the organisation going and to host and run meets. We would like to make sure that volunteers are treated well and have a good experience when they volunteer within BC. The Awards and Volunteer Committee will be responsible for liaising with the BCPA board and meet directors and suggesting ways that the volunteer experience can be elevated and consistent across meets in BC.

  • Select bursary award candidates
  • Responsible for the Volunteer of the Year award
  • Develop awards for outstanding members and achievements
  • Receive nominations for current awards
  • Assist with the coordination of volunteers for BCPA run events
  • Collect feedback from volunteers on how the BCPA can increase volunteer retention (eg, rewards, prizes, food)
  • Create strategies to encourage new volunteers (this can include creating memes for social media!)
  • Liaise with the Club Development Director to encourage volunteerism from clubs in BC
  • Work with the Officiating Chair and Scorekeepers Chair to increase the number and engagement of Referees and Scorekeepers in BC
  • Maintain records of volunteer involvement in BC
  • Suggest or create educational content for the BCPA website and social media to inform members about the requirements of different volunteer positions
  • Liaise with the BCPA board and other committee members via Discord

Scorekeepers Chair

This position is currently held by Sara Youd.

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